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Also Known As: Tracee Ross, Tracee Joy Silberstein Died:
Born: October 29, 1972 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actor, model, TV host, producer, writer, magazine editor

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A tall, wide-eyed, curly-haired versatile performer comfortable working in many different capacities, Tracee Ellis Ross 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 despite the legendary status of her mother, singer-actress Diana Ross.

A tall, wide-eyed, curly-haired versatile performer comfortable working in many different capacities, Tracee Ellis Ross 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 despite the legendary status of her mother, singer-actress Diana Ross.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Life Support (2007)
3.
 Hanging Up (2000) Kim
5.
 Sue (1997) Linda
6.
 Far Harbor (1996) Kiki
8.
 7th Annual Prism Awards (2003) Featuring
10.
 Intimate Portrait: Famous Families (2003) Interviewee
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Milestones close milestones

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Worked as a model and posed for fashion spreads photographed by Herb Ritts and Francesco Scavullo, among others
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Was a contributing fashion editor to <i>Mirabella</i> and <i>New York</i> magazines
1996:
Made feature acting debut in the independent drama "Far Harbor", co-starring Jennifer Connelly and Marcia Gay Harden
1997:
Hosted the Lifetime magazine series "The Dish", reviewing current pop culture offerings in film, television and print
1998:
Had a supporting role in the NBC TV-movie "Race Against Fear: A Moment of Truth Movie"
1998:
Appeared in the odd independent drama "Sue"
2000:
Cast as Meg Ryan's incompetent assistant in Diane Keaton's comedy feature "Hanging Up"
2000:
Was a regular on MTV's hip-hop variety series "The Lyricist Lounge Show"
2000:
Acted in the festival-screened independent "In the Weeds"
2000:
Starred as a high-powered attorney on the UPN series "Girlfriends"
2007:
Starred in Tyler Perry's "Daddy's Little Girls"
2011:
Played a psychologist who balances her busy workload with home life on the BET series "Reed Between the Lines"; co-starred with Malcolm-Jamal Warner
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Education

Brown University: Providence , Rhode Island -
William Esper Studio: New York , New York -
Riverdale Country School: Bronx , New York -

Notes

Not to be confused with actress Tracey Ross.

Ross on her first film, "Far Harbor": "When I saw the film, I realized that--unlike what you usually hear from actors--I rather enjoyed seeing myself on screen. I don't pretend my acting was perfect, but I'm proud of my work" --quoted to New York's Daily News, November 17, 1996.

"I sincerely hope that before too long there will be a lot more to say about me than 'Tracee Ellis Ross, the daughter of Diana Ross'. Look at Liza Minnelli. There must have been a time in her career when she was only referred to as Judy Garland's daughter. Now she's Liza Minnelli, a huge star in her own right." --quoted in New York's Daily News, November 17, 1996.

Ross on having a famous mother: "You know how people say it unlocks the door? Well, it doesn't. People just sit on the other side of the door, cross their arms and say, 'OK, let's see how she's going to walk in.'" --quoted in Buzz, February 1997.

Ross, who has tried her hand at modeling, TV hosting, writing and producing, on acting: "I am in this for the long haul. This is a career choice. If that takes me to a series, that would be great. I love comedy. The ideal place for me might be in a sitcom. Whatever, I'm going with the flow." --quoted in New York's Daily News, September 7, 1998.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Robert Ellis Silberstein. Rock promoter.
mother:
Diana Ross. Singer, actor.
half-sister:
Rhonda Suzanne Silberstein. Actor, singer. Born on August 14, 1971; father, Berry Gordy Jr.
sister:
Chudney Lane Silberstein. Born on November 4, 1975.
half-brother:
Ross Arne Naess. Born on October 7, 1987.
half-brother:
Evan Naess. Born c. 1988.
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