Tracee Ellis Ross

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Tracee Joy Silberstein
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 10/29/1972, Libra
  • Profession: Actor
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Tracee Ellis Ross Fast Facts:
  • One of her college friends was singer-musician Duncan Sheik.
  • Worked as a fashion editor for Mirabella and New York magazines.
  • Big TV break came in 1997 when she won the hosting gig for The Dish, a weekly pop-culture magazine on Lifetime.
  • Appeared in two Kanye West videos: "The New Workout Plan" (2004) and "Touch the Sky" (2006).
  • Cites Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball as her idols.
  • Has received eight NAACP Image Award nominations in the Outstanding Actress in a Comedy category for her role on Girlfriends; she won twice.
  • Is passionately involved with a number of non-profits dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk teens, including Big Brothers Big Sisters and Aviva Family and Children's Services in Los Angeles.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross Relationships:
  • Robert Ellis Silberstein - Father
  • Chudney Lane Silberstein - Sister
  • Evan Naess - Half Brother
  • Diana Ross - Mother
  • Rhonda Ross Kendrick - Half Sister
  • Ross Arne Naess - Half Brother
  • College:
  • Brown University, Providence, RI (BA in Theatre Arts, 1994)

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