Tracee Ellis Ross
Birth Date: October 29, 1972
Born Tracee Silberstein, Tracee began modeling when she was just a teenager. After graduating from Brown University with a theater degree, she continued working in the fashion industry as a contributing fashion editor to Mirabella and New York magazine.
As an actress, Tracee is best known for her role as lawyer Joan Carol Clayton in the hit sitcom Girlfriends. She earned eight NAACP Image Award nominations for the role and won twice—in 2007 and 2009—for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Tracee has also appeared in several films, including Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls, HBO's Life Support with Queen Latifah, Diane Keaton's Hanging Up and Labor Pains with Lindsay Lohan.
Most recently, Tracee had two pivotal guest starring roles: one on ABC's Private Practice and one on CBS' crime drama CSI. For her next project, she will star in and produce the upcoming BET series Reed Between the Lines, opposite Malcolm-Jamal Warner.