Tracee Ellis Ross was born in Los Angeles, CA on October 29, 1972. She is the daughter of legendary singer/actress Diana Ross and her father is Robert Ellis Silberstein. Tracee is a graduate of Brown University and the William Asper Acting Studio.

Tracee has succeeded as a TV host, model, writer and producer, but had a greater drive to pursue acting, building a career as most up and comers do, taking roles in small scale independents. Tracee’s worked in the fashion industry, working as a model appearing in such magazines as Harper’s Bazaar, Essence, Mirabella, Life, US, O and InStyle and she's appeared in advertising campaigns for The Gap, Donna Karan Collection, DKNY and Paul Mitchell. Tracee's been a contributing editor to such publications as Mirabella and New York.

Tracee made her big screen debut in "Far Harbor," an independent feature that cast her as a Jewish/African-American mixed race woman. While the character's background was similar to her own, she did, of course, actually have to act in the film and embraced the opportunity to immerse herself in this fictional character, receiving positive reviews for her transformation.

The following year she debuted as host of "The Dish," a Lifetime TV magazine series keeping tabs on popular culture. Hosting segments and reviewing various offerings in print, film and television, Ross proved a capable and highly watchable presenter. She was used to greater effect in the MTV series "The Lyricist Lounge Show," a hip-hop variety series mixing music, dramatic sketches and comedic skits.

Tracee's next small screen appearance was in the NBC movie drama "Race Again Fear: A Moment of Truth Movie," playing a former high school track star who remained silent about her abuse at the hands of a coach. Tracee currently stars in the UPN series "Girlfriends" as Joan Clayton, an intelligent and fun-loving attorney who looks to her three girlfriends for support, advice and love.

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