Tracee Ellis Ross is the American actress famous for portraying Joa Clayton on an American sitcom TV-series Girlfriends (2000-2008). She is also known for her roles in Labor Pains, Reed Between the Lines, and Black-ish.
Similarly, Ross is also the co-creator and executive producer of an American single-camera sitcom TV series, Mixed-ish (2019-present). Besides that, she is also a singer and TV host.
Tracee Ellis Ross was born Tracee Joy Silberstein on October 29, 1972, in Los Angeles, California, the United States. Her father, Robert Ellis Silberstein is a music business manager while the mother, Diana Ross is a Motown singer and actress.
Tracee has two siblings, sisters, Chudney Lane Silberstein and Rhonda Ross Kendrick (singer/actress). She is the half-sister of Evan Ross (actor/musician), Evan Olav, and Ross Arne. Moreover, she has three step-siblings: Katinka, Christoffer, and Leona Naess (singer).
47 years old actress attended The Dalton School and Institut Le Rosey. Later, in 1994, she graduated from Brown University holding a theatre degree.
Tracee Ellis made her debut playing Kiki in the movie Far Harbor in 1996. After that, she appeared in films and series: Sue Lost in Manhattan, A Fare To Remember, Hanging Up, In the Weeds, and The Lyricist Lounge Show.
Finally, Ross rose to fame for her role Joan Clayton in an American sitcom Girlfriends (2000-2008) starring Golden Brooks, Persia White, and Reggie Hayes. After that, she featured in movies and TV shows such as I-See-You.Com, Daddy's Little Girls, Labor Pains, The High Note, Life Support, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Reed Between the Lines.
Since 2014, Girlfriends' actress is playing Dr. Rainbow "Bow" Johnson in the American sitcom TV-series Black-ish with Anthony Anderson, Yara Shahidi, Jenifer Lewis, and Peter Mackenzie. Also, she produced 54 episodes and directed 2 episodes of the show.
Ross also acted and narrated the single-camera sitcom, Mixed-ish (2019-present). She is also an executive producer and the co-creator of the series.
Besides that, the versatile personality has also appeared in music videos titled The New Workout Plan and Touch the Sky (Kanye West), and Nice for What (Drake).
Moreover, Tracee is also a singer. Some of her songs credits include Love Myself (single), Bad Girl, Stop For A Minute, and Like I Do (with Kelvin Harrison Jr.).
Is She Dating Anyone?
As per reliable online sites, Love Myself singer Ross was once dating the music executive Abou 'Bu' Thiam (Akon's brother). However, the couple is now separated.
Back in 2012, once in an interview with Uptown Magazine, she told she had no interest in discussing their relationship their saying:
“When you do that, you invite other people and their opinions and issues in. You can’t discover the person on your own.”
As of 2020, Tracee Ellis is rumored dating Kenya Barris. Her new rumored boyfriend is also famous as the creator of TV series Black-ish.
5 feet 7 inches tall Tracee Ellis Ross has an estimated net worth of $16 million as of September 2020.
During the first season of the TV series Black-ish, her salary was $60,000 and in 2014, her salary became $80,000 per episode. Later, Ross' salary again increased to $200,000 per year.
The multi-talented Tracee always supports causes: AIDS & HIV, Cancer, Civil Rights, Creative Arts, Education, and Health.
She donates foundations like Elton John AIDS Foundation, Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation, NAACP, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and United Negro College Fund.
Social Media Profiles
Ross is active on Facebook with 2,952,403 followers and with 1.3 million followers on Twitter.
As of September 2020, Tracee Ellis has 9.4 million followers on Instagram. As per the Influencer Marketing Hub, she gains around $18,837 to $31,395 per sponsor post with an engagement rate of 0.57%.