Inspirational celebrity speaker for hire Tracee Ellis Ross is a former fashion industry model and editor who has become one of the most beloved actresses on TV today. She currently stars in the ABC award-winning comedy series Black-ish alongside co-star Anthony Anderson. In January of 2017, Tracee received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy for her leading role in the series. She has also received 5 NAACP Image Award for various acting roles since she first broke onto the set in the late 90’s.
Tracee is the daughter of the late Motown singer and actress Diana Ross. She was a model in her teens and attended Brown University where she graduated with a theater degree in 1994. Tracee continued to model after college and also worked as a fashion editor for Mirabella and New York Magazines. The year 2000 marked a turning point in her career as an actress and entertainer. She had appeared in several small and made-for-TV films and hosted her own pop culture TV series on Lifetime before landing her first major movie role acting opposite Diane Keaton in the film Hanging Up. Also in 2000, Tracee began appearing on MTV’s comedy series The Lyracist Lounge Show where her unique style of humor was a huge hit with audiences. Tracee finished out the year by earning the lead role in a new series on UPN/The CW called Girlfriends which aired from 2000-2008.
Before appearing as Dr. Rainbow Johnson on Black-ish, Tracee also held roles in other hit TV series including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Read Between the Lines as well as the made-for-TV film Five. Tracee is an empowering female figure in Hollywood and a role model for women all over the world.
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