Tracee Ellis Ross is an American actress, model, comedian, director and television host, best known for her lead role as Joan Clayton in the comedy series Girlfriends and Dr. Rainbow Johnson in the comedy series Black-ish. Since 2014, Ross has played the starring role of Dr. Rainbow Johnson in the ABC comedy series Black-ish. Her work on the series has earned her three NAACP Image Awards and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, Television Series Musical or Comedy. She has also received nominations for two Critics’ Choice Television Awards and three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

Birth Name

Tracee Joy Silberstein

Nickname

Tracee

Profession

Actress, Model, Comedian, Producer, Television Host

Nationality

American

Manager

Tracee is represented by PMK*BNC.

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Tracee Ellis Ross was born on October 29, 1972, in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Age

Sh’s currently 46 years old.

Sun Sign

Pisces

Ethnicity

Multiracial

Tracee is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent on father’s side, whereas, has African-American ancestry on mother’s side.

Religion

Judaism

Education

Tracee went to Riverdale Country School and The Dalton School in New York. She was also enrolled at the Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland. For higher education, she went to the Brown University in Rhode Island from where she graduated in 1994 with a degree in theater. She also took classes at the famed William Esper Acting Studio to hone her performance skills.

Family Details

  • Father – Robert Ellis Silberstein (Music Business Manager)
  • Mother – Diana Ross (Motown Singer, Actress)
  • Siblings – Evan Ross (Younger Half-Brother) (Actor and Musician), Rhonda Ross Kendrick (Half-Sister) (Actress), Ross Naess (Half-Brother) (Producer), Chudney Ross (Younger Sister) (Producer)
  • Others – Arthur ‘T-Boy’ Ross (Uncle) (Singer), Fred Ross Sr. (Maternal Grandfather), Ernestine Lillian Moten (Maternal Grandmother), George Silberstein (Paternal Grandfather), Charlotte Lasky (Paternal Grandmother)

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Tracee Ellis Ross has dated –

  • Henry Simmons (2005) – Tracee was reported to be going out with actor Henry Simmons in 2005. They made a couple of public appearances including attending Hewlett-Packard sponsored fashion show for rape foundation.
  • Chris Webber (2007) – Tracee Ellis was reported to be in a relationship with former basketball star Chris Webber in 2007. They went out for a couple of months before going separate ways.
  • DeRay Davis (2014) – Tracee had a brief relationship with the actor and comedian DeRay Davis in 2014.
  • Nas – Tracee had RUMORed to be hooked up with the rapper Nas for a brief period.
  • Kanye West – The rapper Kanye West hooked up with Tracee before he started dating model Amber Rose. They had grown close while working on the music video for The New Workout Plan. They reportedly even had a threesome intercourse which also involved actress Nia Long. This had happened after they had got together for the shooting of song Touch the Sky.

  • Bu Thiam (2011-2013) – Tracee Ellis started going out with Akon’s brother and Def Jam executive Bu Thiam in 2011. They dated for around two years before ending their relationship in an acrimonious way in 2013. It was reported that he was jealous of her still being hung up on Kanye West and he had even assaulted her in the fit of rage.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
  • In centimeters – 170 cm
  • In meters – 1.70 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 53 kg
  • In Pounds – 117 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-27-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 27 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 33B

Body Build

Average

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 6 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Being cast in the leading role of Joan Clayton in the comedy series, Girlfriends and as Dr. Rainbow Johnson in the comedy drama series, Black-ish.

Film Debut

In 1996, she first appeared in the role of Kiki in Far Harbor.

Television Debut

In 2000, Tracee was first seen in MTV sketch comedy series The Lyricist Lounge Show in the various roles.

Brand Endorsements

She hasn’t done endorsement work for any brand.

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2002 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Girlfriends Nominated
2003 Prism Award Best Performance in a Comedy Series Nominated
2003 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2004 BET Comedy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2005 BET Comedy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Won
NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2006 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2007 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Won
2008 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2009 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series Nominated
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Won
2012 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Five Nominated
Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Reed Between the Lines Won
Black Reel Awards Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie or Mini-Series Five Nominated
NAMIC Vision Award Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Reed Between the Lines Nominated
2015 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Black-ish Won
BET Awards Best Actress Nominated
EWwy Awards Best Actress, Comedy Nominated
2016 Critics’ Choice Television Award Best Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Won
Online Film & Television Association Award Best Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
Satellite Award Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Nominated
BET Awards Best Actress Nominated
2017 Critics’ Choice Television Award Best Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
Golden Globe Award Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy Won
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Nominated
NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Won
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2018 Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Nominated
NAACP Image Award Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Won
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated

Tracee Ellis Ross Favorites

  • Favorite Hair Products – Kerastase mask conditioner, Moroccan oil, Avocado Oil
  • Favorite Co-Stars – Marcia Gay Harden, Anthony Anderson, Natasha Lyonne
  • Favorite Dessert – Strawberry Mochi Ice Cream
  • Favorite Acting Medium – Theater
  • Favorite Animal – Giraffe
  • Favorite Colors – Red, Jewel Tone, Pink
  • Favorite Lunch Meat – Salami
  • Favorite Books – In Cold Blood (By Truman Capote), Secret History (By Donna Tartt)
  • Favorite Writer – Dave Eggers
  • Favorite Food – Cheese Pizza

Tracee Ellis Ross Net worth

Tracee Ellis Ross has a estimated net worth of $18 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Tracee Ellis Ross

  • After graduating from college, she worked as an editor and fashion contributor for the leading magazine such as Mirabella and New Yorker.
  • She has tried her hand at the motivational speaking circuit and has hosted a workshop called Tapping Into Your Creative Well.
  • She has been an active supporter of the social service programs such as Aviva Family and Children Services in Los Angeles.
  • For her social and volunteer work, she was declared the “Volunteer of the Year” by the Los Angeles Urban League.
  • Tracee has worked as an activist with the Big Brother Big Sister program, which provides support and advice to the youth to reach their full potential.
  • Tracee hosted the 2018 American Music Awards (AMAs).
  • Visit her official website @ traceeellisross.com.
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