Evan Ross
Actor
Evan Ross
Evan Olav Næss is an American actor and musician. He is the son of entertainer Diana Ross. He is the brother of actresses Rhonda Ross Kendrick and Tracee Ellis Ross, and of singer Leona Naess. He began acting in the late 2000s, appearing in the films ATL and Pride. Evan released his first single in February 2011, called "Yes Me".
Biography
Evan Ross's personal information overview.
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Unbuttoned: Fashion’s Latest Obsession: Chips Off the Celebrity Block
NYTimes - 26 days
From Iris Law (daughter of Jude) to Evan Ross (son of Diana), why is the industry so fascinated by the children of celebrities?
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Jessica Simpson's Daughter Is Her Adorable Mini-Me In Selfie
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Jessica Simpson's daughter Maxwell is well-documented as adorable. And In a recent selfie posted to Simpson's Instagram, she looks straight up like her mother's doppelganger. "Be cool and kiss the camera mom" - Maxwell Drew A photo posted by Jessica Simpson (@jessicasimpson) on Jan 31, 2016 at 8:15pm PST What's cuter: the picture or the caption? The past couple weeks have apparently been chock-full of adorable goings-on for the Simpson-Johnsons.  Catch up on America's most picturesque family below. Fashionista Maxwell: 3 going on 13 #MAXIDREW A photo posted by Jessica Simpson (@jessicasimpson) on Feb 6, 2016 at 6:49pm PST Ace in hiding: "Mom and Dad will never know" #WHENABEAUTIFULSONHIDES #ACEKNUTE A photo posted by Jessica Simpson (@jessicasimpson) on Jan 31, 2016 at 11:38pm PST Ace and his cousin Jagger, Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross's daughter. Ace and Jagger #COUSINS A pho ...
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Jessica Simpson's Husband And Mom Do The Splits In Interesting Instagram Photo
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Relationships with mother-in-laws are always interesting. Especially when your mother-in-law is Tina Simpson.  Jessica Simpson's husband, Eric Johnson, cozied up to Tina in a recent Instagram pic that some are calling a little too close for comfort. In the photo, the two are both doing splits, while Johnson is resting his head between Tina's legs. Apparently, the whole Simpson clan was gathered in Mexico to celebrate Tina's birthday.  Son in law A photo posted by Tina Simpson (@tinersimpson) on Jan 18, 2016 at 4:37pm PST "Well that's weird!" wrote a fan on Tina's Instagram, while another called the photo "Slightly inappropriate."  Tina, who recently got engaged herself, uploaded a much more "normal" photo with her other son-in-law, Evan Ross, who is married to her daughter Ashlee. Blessed by the 2 best son in laws!!! A photo posted by Tina Simpson (@tinersimpson) on Jan 18, 2016 at 4:59pm PST Just a few days a ...
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Jessica Simpson's Husband And Mom Do The Splits In Interesting Instagram Photo
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Relationships with mother-in-laws are always interesting. Especially when your mother-in-law is Tina Simpson.  Jessica Simpson's husband, Eric Johnson, cozied up to Tina in a recent Instagram pic that some are calling a little too close for comfort. In the photo, the two are both doing splits, while Johnson is resting his head between Tina's legs. Apparently, the whole Simpson clan was gathered in Mexico to celebrate Tina's birthday.  Son in law A photo posted by Tina Simpson (@tinersimpson) on Jan 18, 2016 at 4:37pm PST "Well that's weird!" wrote a fan on Tina's Instagram, while another called the photo "Slightly inappropriate."  Tina, who recently got engaged herself, uploaded a much more "normal" photo with her other son-in-law, Evan Ross, who is married to her daughter Ashlee. Blessed by the 2 best son in laws!!! A photo posted by Tina Simpson (@tinersimpson) on Jan 18, 2016 at 4:59pm PST Just a few days ago, Jessic ...
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These Were The Best And Worst Celebrity Baby Names Of 2015
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The star-studded results are in! BabyCenter has released its annual list of the "best and worst celebrity baby names" of the past year. Based on survey results from 1,100 users, BabyCenter found that parents preferred celebrity baby name choices like the royal Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, Carrie Underwood's Isaiah Michael and Chanel Nicole, the daughter of Ice-T and Coco Austin. Their least favorites included Saint West and Ashlee Simpson's son Jagger Snow.  "Celebrities provide more access to their lives than ever before," BabyCenter Global Editor-in-Chief Linda Murray said in a press release. "As a result, moms feel more connected to them and free to pass judgment on their choices.” “This year’s survey shows moms prefer conventional names," she continued. "A little quirkiness is OK but when celebs choose truly unique names that break new ground, moms give them the thumbs down.” Without further ado, here are BabyCenter parents' choices favorite and least favorite baby names ...
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Disney Star Tiffany Thornton's Husband, Christopher Carney, Dies In Car Accident
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Chris Carney, husband of "Sonny with a Chance" actress Tiffany Thornton, died Friday morning, according to TMZ. The 35-year-old was killed in a car accident in Arkansas along with another victim, Ezekiel Blanton. Carney, formerly of the band Prom Kings, married Disney star Thornton in 2011. The couple had two children together, Kenneth James Carney and Bentley Cash Carney. The Arkansas Times said that Thornton is a morning radio show host in Hot Springs while Carney worked as a probation officer.  E! News said that Demi Lovato, who also starred on "Sonny with a Chance" and is friends with Thornton, attended the couple's 2011 wedding with her boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama. Valderamma is apparently the godfather of Thornton and Carney's son, Kenneth James.  Lovato tweeted out "This isn't real" earlier Friday, but has yet to comment on Carney's death.  This isn't real — Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) December 4, 2015 Actor Evan Ross, son of Diana Ross, Instagrammed a p ...
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Ashlee Simpson And Evan Ross Share Adorable Photo Of Daughter Jagger
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross made one adorable baby.  The couple shared a photo of their daughter, Jagger Snow Ross, on each of their Instagram accounts over the weekend, giving their followers a little glimpse at their bundle of joy.  "#jaggersnowross i cant even explain the way she makes me feel!! Beyond words. LOVE. We did this baby @ashleesimpsonross," Ross wrote of his little girl. Simpson added the caption, "Yessssss!!! Baby we did this. Look at our lovely daughter.!! #jaggersnowross She is LOVE pure love!! @realevanross."  #jaggersnowross❤️ i cant even explain the way she makes me feel!! Beyond words. LOVE. We did this baby @ashleesimpsonross A photo posted by Evan Ross (@realevanross) on Oct 18, 2015 at 7:20pm PDT Cuteness overload.    Also on HuffPost:    Like |    Follow |   Contact -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Evan Ross
    TWENTIES
  • 2016
    Age 27
    In 2016, he will appear alongside Columbus Short and Vivica A. Fox in the romantic drama film True to the Game, based on the novel of the same name by Teri Woods.
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  • 2015
    Age 26
    In July 2015, he joined the cast of ABC's crime drama series Wicked City, portraying crime scene paparazzo Diver Hawkes, replacing Darrell Britt-Gibson in the role.
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    He reprised the role in Mockingjay – Part 2, which was released on November 20, 2015.
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    Their daughter, Jagger Snow Ross, was born on July 30, 2015.
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    On May 14, 2015, Ross released the song as a single, featuring rapper T.I.
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  • 2014
    Age 25
    Ross released a sneak preview of another song, "How To Live Alone", on his Instagram on December 5, 2014.
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    Also in 2014, Ross portrayed the role of Messalla in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, released on November 21.
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    In December 2014, Ross and his wife both filed requests to change their surname to Ross-Næss.
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    In December 2014, Ross and Simpson announced that they are expecting their first child together, a girl.
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    Ross and Simpson became engaged in January 2014, and married on August 30, 2014 at Ross' mother's estate in Connecticut.
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  • 2013
    Age 24
    In July 2013, it was reported that Ross had begun dating singer Ashlee Simpson.
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  • 2012
    Age 23
    In 2012, Ross had a supporting role in the Jay and Mark Duplass-directed comedy-drama Jeff, Who Lives at Home.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, he portrayed music producer Dallas Austin in the VH1 biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, about the 1990s Atlanta girl group TLC (the film was named after their second album CrazySexyCool). He then appeared in the drama film All the Wilderness (2014), which premiered at SXSW; the Courteney Cox-directed comedy-drama Just Before I Go (2014), which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival; and the drama film Supremacy (2014), which premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
    He then starred in the comedy-drama The Family Tree (2011), and co-starred alongside Brittany Snow in the thriller 96 Minutes, which was released April 28, 2012 in select theaters.
    More Details Hide Details Ross won the Breakout Acting Award at SXSW for his performance in the film.
  • 2010
    Age 21
    In 2010, Ross joined the cast of The CW's teen drama series 90210 in its third season, portraying Liam Court's (Matt Lanter) half-brother and the love interest to Annie Wilson, played by Shenae Grimes.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, he appeared in Case 219, and the critically acclaimed film festival winner Mooz-lum, also starring Danny Glover and Nia Long.
  • 2009
    Age 20
    He then starred as Julie, the love interest of Hilary Duff's character, in the 2009 comedy-drama film According to Greta.
    More Details Hide Details Ross has also appeared in The Notorious B.I.G. music video for the song "Nasty Girl" (2005), and the Lionel Richie music video for the song "Just Go" (2009).
  • TEENAGE
  • 2007
    Age 18
    In 2007, Ross began recording his debut album, which will encompass R&B and pop.
    More Details Hide Details After four years in the studio, Ross released his single "Yes Me" on February 25, 2011, which was produced by Tony DeNiro and written by DeNiro and Ross.
  • 2006
    Age 17
    Ross began his career as an actor while a student at Greenwich High School. His first major role was in the film, ATL, released in March 2006, in which he co-starred with rappers T.I. and Big Boi.
    More Details Hide Details Ross received rave reviews for his role as troubled teenager Amare McCarter in the HBO television film Life Support, starring alongside Queen Latifah and his real-life half-sister Tracee Ellis Ross, who portrayed his elder sister in the film. Ross later co-starred in the biographical film Pride, in which he portrayed a good-natured teen with a speech impediment. He also appeared (uncredited) in an episode of Girlfriends. The episode, titled "What's Black-A-Lackin'?", also guest starred Chrisette Michele, and was directed by his half-sister Tracee. Ross has appeared in several other films, including the thriller Linewatch with Cuba Gooding, Jr. (2008), the drama Gardens of the Night (2008), and the crime drama film Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009).
    He made his acting debut in the 2006 drama film ATL, and has since starred in the films Pride (2007), According to Greta (2009), Mooz-lum (2010), 96 Minutes (2011), Supremacy (2014), and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014) and Part 2 (2015).
    More Details Hide Details On television, Ross had a recurring role as Charlie Selby on The CW's teen drama series 90210, and starred on ABC's crime drama series Wicked City as Diver Hawkes. As a musician, Ross released his first single, "Yes Me", in February 2011, and his second single, "How To Live Alone", in May 2015. Ross is the son of the late mountaineer Arne Næss, Jr. and the Supremes lead singer Diana Ross. He has been married to singer-songwriter Ashlee Simpson since August 30, 2014, with whom he has one daughter.
  • 2004
    Age 15
    In January 2004, Ross' father was killed at age 66 in a climbing accident near Cape Town.
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  • 2000
    Age 11
    Ross has one older full brother, Ross Næss. His parents divorced in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details Ross has three older maternal half-sisters from his mother's first marriage. His sister Rhonda's dad is the legendary Berry Gordy the former owner of Motown Records (Rhonda, Tracee, and Chudney), three older paternal half-siblings from his father's first marriage (Christoffer, Katinka, and Leona), and two younger paternal half-brothers from his father's third marriage (Nicklas and Louis).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1988
    Born
    Ross was born Evan Olav Næss on August 26, 1988, in Greenwich, Connecticut, to entertainer Diana Ross and businessman and mountaineer Arne Næss, Jr. His father was of German and Norwegian descent and his mother is African-American.
    More Details Hide Details His paternal great-uncle was Norwegian philosopher Arne Næss.
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