Tracee Ellis Ross (born Tracee Joy Silberstein; October 29, 1972) is an American actress, model, comedian, director and television host, best known for her lead role as Joan Clayton in the comedy series Girlfriends (2000–2008) and Dr.Rainbow Johnson in the comedy series Black-ish (2014–present).Friends of the house arriving at the #Valentino Haute Couture #Fall Winter1819 Fashion Show in #Paris.
In August 2012, it was announced that Ross would not return for Season Two.
The performance in film earned her nominations for a NAACP Image Award and Black Reel Awards for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie or Mini-Series.
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 two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Since 2014, Ross has played the starring role of Dr.
Rainbow Johnson in the ABC comedy series Black-ish.Com (2006), and Daddy's Little Girls (2007), before returning to television playing Dr.Carla Reed on the BET sitcom Reed Between the Lines (2011), for which she received her third NAACP Image Award.At the height of the resurgence of Afro-centricity and the now very social fight for upward mobility for all minorities in all walks of life, the awards show created as a means of celebrating African-Americans and other minorities in all fields of entertainment has evolved into something of a conclusive ritual, and it couldn’t have found itself in better company than the forenamed Anderson-Ross duo. Their roles on-screen don’t stray too much from the truth as they’ve often spoken up and spoken out about issues we all face daily.While they each have very well planted their own individual stakes in Black culture and pop culture worldwide as the perfectly-crafted archetypal comedic relief and the accomplished girl-next-door respectively, the pairing has produced a match made in small-screen heaven and—and we’ve got about 10 reasons as to why they’re so great together. They come with a worry-free laughter guarantee: This pair has something of a comedic chemistry, and have never really backed down from a challenge of the hilarious sorts, and there is just no avoiding the fact that they’ll manage to crack you a few times before the night is through. They certainly aren’t new to this: before they were dishing out life lessons and non-stops laughs as sitcom parents and seemingly seasoned hosts, Tracee Ellis Ross was already doing it for single women everywhere as Joan Carol Clayton, Esq. LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 28: Co-hosts Anthony Anderson (L) and Tracee Ellis Ross speak onstage during the 2015 BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. “I hated him,” admitted Ross at the fourth annual Paleyfest. …Anthony has a heart of gold but it’s covered in shards of glass. They might be the modern day Huxtables: On their show, the two play successful African-American professionals, tackling the daily antics and challenges of family life. The beauty of , however, is its unapologetic means of speaking on issues all too well. They’re just as talented as everyone else in the room: Along with being masters of the evening’s ceremonies, the two are nominated for a few awards themselves.