Tracee Ellis Ross

Actor Model-turned-actress Tracee Ellis Ross (the daughter of music legend Diana Ross) first plunged into print and fashion modeling work, posing for such legendary photographers as Herb Ritts and Francesco Scavullo and working as a contributing fashion editor for magazines like Mirabella and New York. Ross segued into acting in the mid- to late ’90s, making her cinematic debut in the 1996 psychological drama Far Harbor. She hosted a talk show called The Dish on the Lifetime network before making her biggest splash as the thirty-something attorney-turned-restaurateur Joan Clayton on the blockbuster UPN sitcom Girlfriends. In 2007, Ross teamed up with writer/director Tyler Perry for the big-screen romantic comedy Daddy’s Little Girls. Tracee will be starring as Carla Reed alongside Malcolm-Jamal Warner in BET's Reed Between the Lines, premiering this Fall.

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B* Real: Black Girls Rock! 2015 Where Fashion, Beauty & Culture Meet

Our host Amanda Seales chats a textured life with the stars. (3/29/2015)

B* Real: Best Hair Moments at Black Girls Rock! 2015

Kat Graham, Ciara and other stars talk textured tresses. (3/29/2015)

Raven-Symoné to Guest Star on Black-ish

Actress will play Anthony Anderson's lesbian sister.

Rocking With the Best: The Return of Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King

Browse through Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King's career highlights leading up to becoming this year's Black Girls Rock hosts.

Tracee Ellis Ross Chats About Growing Up With Diana Ross as Her Mom

The actress says her mom was glamorous, but “also really real.”

Tracee Ellis Ross Explains Importance of Natural Hair on Network TV

"You hire me, you hire my hair and you hire my a**," she says.
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