Is Tracee Ellis Ross married? No, she isn’t. Her bio shows to be single regarding her relationship status. This doesn’t mean that she isn’t interested in dating men as she has an interesting past relationship stories. She has dated Bu Thiam (Akon’s brother) who is a music producer by profession from 2011 to 2013.
The couple mutually agreed to end their love life which continued for two years. Further, Ross was also linked with Chris Webber who is a renowned NBA star. However, both of them have never confirmed their relationship and possibly, it can be just a rumor. Ross has also been romantically linked with Henry Simmons, DeRay Davis and Nas. Let’s explore in detail more about Tracee Ellis Ross’s biography and facts below:
Who is Tracee Ellis Ross?
Tracee is an American actress, comedian, television personality, host, director and model. She is most popular for appearing in the lead role in the comedy series Girlfriends (2000–2008) as Joan Clayton. She is also noted for being the part of the ABC comedy series Black-ish which is being aired since 2014.
Her outstanding role as Dr. Rainbow Johnson made her receive a “Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy” and three “NAACP Image Awards.” Further, her achievements include being nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards in the category for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Early Life and Education
The American actress was born as Tracee Joy Silberstein on October 29, 1972, which makes her age be 48 years old as of 2020. Her place of birth is in Los Angeles, California, the United States and is the daughter of Diana Ross (mother) and Robert Ellis Silberstein (father). Talking about Tracee Ellis Ross’s parents’ profession, her father Robert is a popular music business manager whereas her mother Diana is a celebrated Motown singer and actress.
Tracee’s mother Diana Ernestine Earle Ross was born on March 26, 1944, which makes her age be 74 years old now. She is a renowned singer, record producer and actress. She is in the industry since 1959 and currently resides in Los Angeles.
Tracee’s father Robert Ellis Silberstein AKA Bob Ellis was born January 5, 1946, which makes him 72 years old now. He is a renowned American music business manager who is known for managing numerous musicians in his career including Status Quo, Billy Preston Rufus, Meat Loaf and his former wife Diana Ross.
From her parents, Tracee is blessed with a sister named Chudney Ross who was born on November 4, 1975. She also has an elder sister named Rhonda Suzanne Silberstein born to her mother during her relationship with Motown CEO Berry Gordy. Robert and Diana ended their wedded life through a divorce in 1977. After that, Diana married Arne Næss, Jr. in 1986 and divorced him in 2000. Tracee has a half-brother named Evan Ross (born on August 26, 1988) who is an actor and musician by profession.
Tracee’s biological father Robert is Jewish whereas her mother Diana belongs to the African-American ethnicity background. Regarding her education and academic achievements, she attended The Dalton School in Manhattan and later joined Riverdale Country Day School in the Bronx. She also moved to Switzerland to attend the Institut Le Rosey. During her teenage period, she was contributing as a model and has always been supported by her family. She completed her graduation with a theatre degree from Brown University in 1994. She continued her career and a model working in the fashion industry and has served to New York magazines.
Career and Professional Life
In 1996, Ross made a big breakthrough in her career by making a big screen debut in the independent feature film Far Harbor where she portrayed the role of a Jewish/African-American woman as Kiki. She was seen serving the Lifetime TV magazine series named The Dish as a host. She appeared in the role of Linda in 1997’s movie Sue. She appeared in the role of Kaycee King in the television film Broken Silence in 1998. In 1999, she was seen in the film A Fare To Remember as Jane. Her first major studio role was in 2000’s American comedy-drama film named Hanging Up.
Tracee became the regular performer in the MTV series The Lyricist Lounge Show in 2000 appearing in various roles. She was the center of attraction after being appreciated for her incredible leading role in the hit UPN/CW series Girlfriends where she portrayed the role of Joan Clayton, the show’s main protagonist. She is also popular for being one of the cast members of the ABC comedy series, Black-ish where she was starred opposite to Anthony Anderson. She was the leading female cast appearing in the role of Dr. Rainbow Johnson. Besides that, the American actress has appeared into numerous television series like Portlandia, Grown-ish, Broad City, The Gong Show, Reed Between the Lines, Private Practice, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and so on.
Tracee Ellis Ross is not married and has no children in her life. She is open about her personal life and has some interesting past relationship affairs. There are rumors about her sexuality but we suggest not to follow blindly on such rumors as Tracee’s sexual orientation is straight which is proven from her past relationship records. Her love life with Bu Thiam was the talk of the town but before getting engaged or wedded, the couple split. Besides him, she has been linked with NBA star Chris Webber, Nas, Henry Simmons and DeRay Davis.
Actress Tracee Ellis Ross has an average height of 5 feet 7 inch and weighs around 55 kilograms which makes her perfectly balanced. Her body measure approximately 34-24-38 inches. The American actress looks much younger in her age than actually, she is.
Salary and Net worth
Ross has amassed a huge amount of earnings from her professional acting career as she has been in the industry for more than two decades. As per some wiki sites, she has an estimated net worth of 10 million USD and is receiving a salary amounting to 60,000 USD per episode. Apart from such a jaw-dropping amount of fortune, she has earned numerous awards and nominations. She earned NAACP Image Award in 2007, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 for the category “Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series.”
Wiki and Facts
Tracee has her biography mentioned in Wikipedia and IMDb. She is available on Instagram @traceeellisross and on Twitter @traceeellisross where she has garnered more than 5 millions and 1.05 millions followers. She operates her own website www.traceeellisross.com.