Tracee Ellis Ross

Actress Tracee Ellis Ross

For the soap opera actress and Star Search winner, see Tracey Ross. Tracee Ellis Ross File:Tracee Ellis Ross.
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Tracee Ellis Ross On 'Black-ish' Pay Disparity: I Want Compensation That Matches My Contribution
Huffington Post - about 1 month
The actress said a report that she threatened to appear in fewer episodes was wrong.
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Tracee Ellis Ross Ruthlessly Mocks Clueless Men With 'Children's' Book
Huffington Post - 3 months
"No, I won't sit on your lap. I shouldn't have to say this crap!"
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What to expect from the 2017 American Music Awards
ABC News - 3 months
Tracee Ellis Ross hosts the awards show.
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Tracee Ellis Ross to host the 2017 American Music Awards
ABC News - 3 months
The actresses' mother will receive this year's Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Tracee Ellis Ross Just Waxed A Body Part Experts Say Is A No-No
Huffington Post - 4 months
This looked PAINFUL.
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Tracee Ellis Ross sings her Emmy prep song: How celebs are readying for tonight (including Oprah!)
LATimes - 5 months
How Oprah gets ready for the Emmys
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Dear Internet, Tracee Ellis Ross Heard Your 'Magic School Bus' Prayers
Huffington Post - 7 months
The actress responded to fans on Twitter, and of course they flipped out.
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'Black-ish' Star Tracee Ellis Ross Opens Up About the "Contentious Relationship" She's Had With Her Body
Yahoo News - 8 months
"Beauty is an arbitrary standard that is defined by false ideas."
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Diana Ross Wore White To A Wedding And It Was Totally Stunning
Huffington Post - 8 months
Stop! In the name of impeccable wedding style. Wearing white to a wedding is typically frowned upon. But we should have figured such rules don’t apply to the one and only Diana Ross. Or that this wedding ― a Saturday affair celebrating her son Ross Naess and wife Kimberly Ryan ― would be anything but typical. A post shared by Tracee Ellis Ross (@traceeellisross) on Jun 12, 2017 at 12:57pm PDT The rustic, outdoorsy affair, which looked plucked from our wildest dreams, involved a hefty number of flower crowns, a larger than life top hat and the bride in a beautifully patterned bohemian-style gown.  It also included Ross, her daughter Tracee Ellis Ross and what appears to be the entire bridal party wearing all white, too. Anyone else having flashbacks to Solange Knowles’ chic all-white wedding photos? A post shared by Tracee Ellis Ross (@traceeellisross) on Jun 12, 2017 at 1:45pm PDT While many fashion and wedding magazine...
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This Initiative Aims To Give Aspiring Female Filmmakers The Chance To Work
Huffington Post - 9 months
Even though the lauded and lucrative “Wonder Woman” just gave us our first female-directed superhero movie, the damning statistics about Hollywood’s gender gap behind the camera are hardly improving. Women made a mere 7 percent of 2016’s highest-grossing movies.  In an effort to help bridge that gap, Glamour magazine has partnered with Girlgaze, a multimedia initiative supporting young female artists, for the #NewView competition. HuffPost is premiering a short montage, featuring Gia Coppola, that outlines the project, which will give winners the chance to helm a short film for one of several brands.  Submissions for #NewView are open until June 30. The competition’s jury includes Coppola, Geena Davis, Rashida Jones, “Fifty Shades of Grey” director Sam Taylor-Johnson, Shonda Rhimes, Tracee Ellis Ross, Zendaya, “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway, Chloë Grace Moretz, “Pariah” director Dee Rees and Netflix executive Bela Bajaria. -- This feed and its contents are...
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'SNL' Star Leslie Jones Will Bring The Laughs To 2017 BET Awards
Huffington Post - 9 months
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MTV Movie and Television Awards Red Carpet
NYTimes - 10 months
See what Taraji P. Henson, Zendaya, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi and more wore.
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23 Brilliant Lines From Netflix's 'Dear White People'
Huffington Post - 10 months
“Dear White People,” the new Netflix series based on the film of the same name, has become one of the most talked about new shows this year. The series, created by Justin Simien, takes a humorous and unflinching look at racial politics by following the lives of several black students at a fictional and predominantly white Ivy League school.  The show has sparked some interesting conversations about issues like blackface, interracial dating, colorism, and police brutality, to name a few. All of these issues are brought forth through amazingly witty, sharp, and perceptive writing, making for some of the best one-liners on any screen in years. Below, we’ve compiled some of the funniest, most poignant and downright brilliant lines from the show’s first season. Check it out (spoiler alert): 1. SAM: Dear white people, here’s a little tip: When you ask someone who looks ethnically different ‘what are you?’ the answer is usually a person about to slap the s...
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It Ain't Just White People: 5 Times Netflix's 'Dear White People' Came For Their Own And Why
Huffington Post - 10 months
  It Ain’t Just Wypipo: Five times the Netflix Series Dear White People Came for Their Own That You Should Look Out For By Pamela Lewis Dear white people, You are not alone. I know many of you are in your bag right now, and all in your feels about Netflix’s decision to actually allow a series with a title addressed directly to you and designed to tackle, head-on, some of the caucasities committed by many of your kinfolk. And I get it, the hit “Dear White People,” according to a popular internet meme, is sort of the equivalent to a bunch of cassette tapes in a shoe box addressed to all of you, only instead of thirteen reasons why, they’ve narrowed it down to just ten episodes. But fear not, because black millennials are clearly equal-opportunity wig snatchers! That’s right, I know the title may not imply it, but trust when I tell you that y’all ain’t the only ones being shaded. Grab your tea. 1. Rashida Jones My first thought? Damn, what Rashida do to y’all? My seco...
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DVF Calls Tucker Carlson A 'White Man With A Small Penis'
Huffington Post - 11 months
NEW YORK ― On the last day of Tina Brown’s Women in the World Summit, fashion designer and activist Diane von Furstenberg did not hold back when giving her opinion about Fox News pundit Tucker Carlson.  During the event’s “Designing Disruption” panel, which also featured “Black-ish” actress Tracee Ellis Ross and Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth, Von Furstenberg responded to the February news clip that featured Teen Vogue writer Lauren Duca defending her piece, “Donald Trump is Gaslighting America,” to Carlson.  As Duca defended writing a political op-ed for a magazine with a teenage girl audience, Carlson snapped at the time: “You should stick to thigh-high boots. You’re better at that.” Von Furstenberg’s response?  “It’s only the vengeance of the white man with a small penis.”  Carlson’s tone-deaf comments to Duca must have struck a nerve for von Furstenberg, a certified badass whose parents survived the Holocaust, and who has spent her entire adu...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tracee Ellis Ross
  • 2016
    Age 43
    Ross's 2016 nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series was the first for an African-American woman in that category in 30 years.
  • 2015
    Age 42
    In 2015 Ross was awarded an honorary doctorate of fine art (honoris causa) by Brown University.
  • 2014
    Age 41
    In 2014, Ross was cast in the ABC comedy series, Black-ish, opposite Anthony Anderson.
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  • 2012
    Age 39
    In 2012, Ross starred in the NBC drama pilot Bad Girls.
    In August 2012, it was announced that Ross would not return for Season Two.
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    She won a third NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series in 2012 for her performance in the series.
  • 2011
    Age 38
    Ross starred in the sitcom, Reed Between the Lines, with Malcolm-Jamal Warner airing on BET starting in October 2011.
    In 2011, Ross appeared in four episodes of CSI as the estranged wife of Laurence Fishburne's character.
  • 2010
    Age 37
    In 2010, she appeared in an episode of Private Practice as a pregnant doctor.
  • 2009
    Age 36
    She appeared in the 2009 film Labor Pains.
  • 2007
    Age 34
    In 2007, Ross starred with her brother Evan Ross and Queen Latifah in the HBO movie Life Support, That same year, she appeared in the Tyler Perry theatrical movie, Daddy's Little Girls.
    In 2007, Ross won an NAACP Image Award in the category, Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on the series.
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  • 2000
    Age 27
    In 2000, she landed her first major studio role in Diane Keaton's Hanging Up.
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  • 1998
    Age 25
    In 1998, she starred as a former high school track star who remained silent about having been abused at the hands of a coach, in the NBC made-for-TV movie Race Against Fear: A Moment of Truth.
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  • 1996
    Age 23
    Ross made her big screen debut in 1996, playing a Jewish/African-American woman in the independent feature film Far Harbor.
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  • 1994
    Age 21
    She attended Brown University, where she appeared in plays, and graduated in 1994 with a theatre degree.
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  • 1972
    Born on October 29, 1972.
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