Rhonda Ross Biography
Rhonda Ross (born: Rhonda Suzanne Silberstein) is an American singer-songwriter, public speaker and actress. She well known for her role in “Another World” (1964) and “Personals” (1999). She is also a hardworking personality and has made herself a recognizable position in the American acting field.
Rhonda Ross Kendrick Age
Rhonda was born on August 14, 1971 in Los Angeles, California, United States. She is 47 years old as of 2018.
Rhonda Ross Father
Rhonda is a daughter of Berry Gordy, Motown Records founder though she was raised by Robert Ellis Silberstein, her mother’s first husband. Through an interview, she discussed how she came to discover that her dad was not Robert Ellis but Berry Gordy.
The identity of her biological father was kept a secret, although its not clear why. May be it was because the public didn’t know about Berry’s and Diana’s relationship and maybe they thought it would have tainted Diana’s reputation, though many people in the music industry knew.
Diana and Berry didn’t completely hide their relationship, but they didn’t publicize it to the world either. This is how she said: The bottom line was, I looked just like [Gordy], and my sisters looked just like their father, a 6-foot-tall Jewish American man,” [Rhonda] says.
Even so, she’s still close to the man who raised her as his daughter, “though he knew I wasn’t his when my mother was pregnant.” She says she was nearly 13 when she learnt about the truth. To her, it was a great relief when she discovered who she really is. Her father was so close to the family that she and her sisters called him “uncle.”
Diana Ross Daughter Rhonda
Rhoda is known best as the eldest daughter of a singer, actress and record producer Diana Ross. Rhonda’s mother became romantically involved with Motown CEO Berry Gordy. The relationship lasted several years and resulted to the birth of Rhoda her eldest child.
Rhonda Ross Kendrick Siblings
She is the eldest of her four maternal siblings and has other seven paternal half-siblings. Rhonda’s maternal siblings are: Tracee Ellis Ross , an actress, model, comedian, director and TV host, Chudney Ross, Ross Naess and Evan Ross. Rhonda’s siblings through her father, Berry Gordy include: Redfoo (Stefan Kendal Gordy), Hazel Gordy, Rockwell (Kennedy William Gordy), Kerry Ashby Gordy, Berry Gordy IV, Sherry Gordy and Terry James Gordy.
Rhonda Ross Kendrick Husband
Rhoda is married to Rodney Kendrick, a Jazz musician. The couple tied the knot on September 13, 1996. They have a son together and his name is Raif-Henok Emmanuel Kendrick born on August 7, 2009.
Rhoda Ross Work
Rhonda Kendrick’s most famous acting credit is Toni Burrell on Another World. She acted as Toni Burell from 1997 to 1999 and in 1998, she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award. Rhonda also appeared in the movie ‘The Personals’ in 1999 with Malik Yoba as well as ‘The Temptations’ miniseries with her relative Bianca Lawson.
In 2004, she released her debut live album titled Rhonda Ross Live featuring Rodney Kendrick. For two years, Rhonda worked as an agent with the firm Citi Habitats before she found Ross Reality International, a real estate brokerage firm in New York City in 2008.
She joined her mother, Diana Ross, in 2013 on In the Name of Love Tour as the opening act for her concerts. She then released her first studio album In Case You Didn’t Know, in July 2016. This album spawned the singles “Summer Day” and “In Case You Didn’t Know”.
Rhonda Ross Kendrick Net Worth
Rhoda Kendrick’s net worth is estimated to be $20 million.