Tracee Ellis Ross Biography

Tracee Ellis Ross born Tracee Joy Silberstein, is an American actress, model, comedian, and television host. She was born on October 29, 1972 in Los Angeles, California.

Ross attended Riverdale Country School in the Bronx and the Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland. She attended Brown University, where she appeared in plays, and graduated in 1994 with a theatre degree.

Tracee Ellis Ross is the star of the ABC comedy series “black-ish,” which airs Wednesday nights after “Modern Family”. 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.

Ross is best 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.

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

Tracee Ellis Ross Age

She was born on October 29, 1972.

Tracee Ellis Ross Parents – Tracee Ellis Ross Father – Tracee Ellis Ross Dad

The daughter of actress and legendary Motown recording artist Diana Ross and her ex-husband Robert Ellis Silberstein. Her father is Jewish-American and her mother is African-American.

Tracee Ellis Ross Siblings

Actor and musician Evan Ross is her half-brother.

Tracee Ellis Ross Children – Tracee Ellis Ross Kids

She has no children.

Tracee Ellis Ross Net Worth

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

Tracee Ellis Ross Husband – Tracee Ellis Ross Married – Tracee Ellis Ross Boyfriend

Trace Ellis Ross who is regarded as one of the talented and good looking actresses. She was previously in relation with Nas. She usually doesn’t talk about her private life in media and public. She prefers people focusing on her work rather than her personal life.

There is no any record of her marriage and divorce till now. She has not clarified about her married life, affair, and husband till the present time. She is currently focusing on her work and it seems like she doesn’t have time for love affairs. Her current relationship status is single.

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 Ross get more movie parts. 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’s 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 Movies and TV Shows


  • Far Harbor
  • Sue Lost in Manhattan
  • A Fare to Remember
  • Hanging Up
  • In the Weeds
  • I-See-You.Com
  • Daddy’s Little Girls
  • Labor Pains

TV Shows

  • Race Against Fear
  • The Lyricist Lounge Show
  • Girlfriends
  • Second Time Around
  • Life Support
  • Private Practice
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
  • Reed Between the Lines
  • Five
  • Bad Girls
  • Black-ish
  • Broad City
  • The Gong Show

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. She won the BET Award in the category Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (2005) for her role as Joan Clayton in the popular series ‘Girlfriends’.

In 2012, she won NAACP Award in the category 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.’

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