Tracee Ellis Ross Bio, Age, Family, Siblings, Children, Career, Net Worth

Tracee Ellis Ross born Tracee Joy Silberstein, is an American actress, model, comedian, and TV host from Los Angeles, California. She is best known for appearing as Dr. Rainbow Johnson in the ABC comedy series Black-ish since 2014.

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Tracee Ellis Ross Biography

Tracee Ellis Ross born Tracee Joy Silberstein, is an American actress, model, comedian, and TV host from Los Angeles, California. She is best known for appearing as Dr. Rainbow Johnson in the ABC comedy series Black-ish since 2014.

Tracee Ellis Ross Age

The Blackish star was born on October 29, 1972, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She is 46 years old as of 2018.

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Tracee Ellis Ross (born Tracee Joy Silberstein) was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the eldest daughter of Robert Ellis Silberstein, an American music executive, and legendary Motown recording artist Diana Ross. Her father is Jewish-American while her mother is African-American. She also has four siblings: elder half-sister Rhonda Ross-Kendrick, younger sister Chudney Lane Silberstein and younger half-brothers: Ross Arne Naess and Evan Ross who is an actor and musician.

Tracee Ellis Ross Education

Ross attended Riverdale Country School in the Bronx and the Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland. She also went to Brown University, where she appeared in plays and graduated in 1994 with a theatre degree. She is now Dr. Tracee Ellis Ross, thanks to an honorary doctorate from the University.

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She is not married and regarded as one of the talented and good looking actresses. Tracee usually doesn’t talk about her private life in the media and public. She prefers people focusing on her work. During Glamour’s Women of the Year Summit in 2017, Tracee spoke and denounced the cultural pressure on women to couple up and trot out some tots. She said, “It’s really interesting to be a woman and to get to 45 and not be married and not have kids”.

Tracee Ellis Ross Children | Tracee Ellis Ross Kids

She has no children. Her character, Dr. Rainbow “Bow” Johnson on the ABC Sitcom “Black-ish” is a mother of five kids.

Tracee Ellis Ross Career

Tracee Ellis is a star on the ABC comedy series “black-ish,”. For her role, Ross won the 2015 and 2016 NAACP Image Award for “Best Actress in a Comedy Series”. In 2016, Ross was nominated for an Emmy for Best Actress, Comedy, for her work on “black-ish“, making her the first black woman in 30 years to garner a nomination in the category and only 1 in 5 all-time.

She is also known as the star of the hit sitcom “Girlfriends” that ran for eight seasons on The UPN/CW network. Her role on the series earned her eight NAACP Image Award nominations including two wins, one in 2007 and another in 2009, in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. She also starred in and produced the BET series “Reed Between the Lines,” opposite Malcolm-Jamal Warner, which won her a third NAACP Image Award.

Ross was also seen in the short film series “FIVE,” a collection of 5 short films which aired on Lifetime in October 2011. She appeared in “Lili,” directed by Alicia Keys and produced by Jennifer Aniston, Kristin Hahn, Paula Wagner, Marta Kaufman, Francesca Silvestri, and Kevin Chinoy.

Other credits include turns in “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” on stage in New York and LA; guest starring roles on ABC’s “Private Practice,” CBS’ hit crime drama “CSI” opposite Laurence Fishburne, and HBO’s “Life Support” with Queen Latifah and feature films “Hanging Up” with Jennifer Connelly and Marcia Gay Harden, and Tyler Perry’s “Daddy’s Little Girls” with Gabrielle Union.

In Spring 2016, Ross returned to the BET Network to host the popular award show, Black Girls Rock, for the fifth televised installment, and also co-hosted the BET Awards with her “black-ish” co-star Anthony Anderson for the second time.

As a motivational speaker, Tracee teaches “Tapping Into Your Creative Well”, a workshop she created that encourages participants to discover and utilize their inner joy to keep their lives on course. She is also a volunteer intent on making a difference in the lives of teenage girls. She works closely with Aviva Family and Children Services in Los Angeles and The Big Brother Big Sister Program, where she has held self-esteem workshops nationwide.

In 2004,  Ross was honored by The Los Angeles Urban League as “Volunteer of the Year” and was the 2009 recipient of the Impact Award from the Aviva Organization.

Tracee Ellis Ross Girlfriends TV Show

Ross caught her big break and got a real taste of success, snagging the part of Joan Clayton on the TV series Girlfriends. The sitcom was a success, and the weekly exposure helped Tracee get more movie roles. But TV would become her focus, and Girlfriends kept her busy for nearly the entire decade across more than 170 episodes.

Besides being a ratings hit and launch pad for Ross’s career, Girlfriends brought a slew of critical attention to the actress’s doorstep in the form of seven NAACP Image Award nominations and two wins (2007 and 2009, both for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series) and a BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (2005).

In the midst of Girlfriends’ long run, Ross managed to squeeze in some film work as well, including Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls (2007), with Idris Elba and Gabrielle Union, and Labor Pains, featuring Lindsay Lohan (2011)

Tracee Ellis Ross Awards

Tracee Ellis Ross won the NAACP Award twice for her performance in ‘Girlfriends’ in the category Outstanding Actress in Comedy Series for the years 2007 and 2009. In 2005, she won the BET Award in the category Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Joan Clayton in the popular series ‘Girlfriends’.

In 2012, she won an NAACP Award in the category of Outstanding Actress in Comedy Series’ for her role as Dr. Carla Reed in the series ‘Reed Between the Lines’. In 2015 and 2016, she won the NAACP Award in the category Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in ‘Black-ish’.

In 2017, she won the Golden Globe Award for the category Best Actress-Television Series Musical or Comedy for her performance as Dr. Rainbow Johnson in the hit series ‘Black-ish.’

Tracee Ellis Ross Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars.

Tracee Ellis Ross Quotes

  • I think, for me, my goal is to continue to be teachable. I can’t see around corners, but I want to be able to walk enough in my life where I go around more corners than I ever thought I could go around.
  • We should all do what we can in our daily lives to remember that we are glorious and powerful.
  • I feel like our culture is so good at pulling other people down and being so judgmental, but there’s space for all of us to be who we are. There’s space for us to celebrate each other and root for each other and not take each other down.
  • For so many years, I was trying to beat my hair into submission, trying to get it to look like someone else’s hair, and I didn’t know how. I remember going through a phase where I even put beer in my hair because I was told that would make it smooth and curly.
  • I’m trying to find a little joy and happiness, a lot of giggles – and maybe some pretty shoes.


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