Diana Ross and her five children
Photo: George Burns/Harpo Studios
Most people know Diana Ross as a superstar singer and living legend, but to her five children, she's simply "Mom."

Learn more about Diana's children:

Rhonda Ross Kendrick
Rhonda Ross Kendrick

Birth Date: August 14, 1971

Rhonda is Diana's eldest and the only child she had with Motown founder Berry Gordy.

After graduating from Brown University, Rhonda found success as an actress, best known for her soap opera role as Toni Burrell on Another World, for which she was nominated for an Emmy® in 1998. She also performed her "Song-Telling" concerts—a blend of poetry and music—all around the world.

Later in life, Rhonda ventured into real estate and launched Ross Realty International, which connects sellers of prime New York real estate with buyers around the world.

Rhonda married jazz pianist Rodney Kendrick in 1996 and gave birth to their son Raif in 2009. Rhonda and Rodney have exposed Raif to several languages and early reading, reporting that their 18-month-old understands French, Spanish and English and reads more than 200 words across the three languages.

Currently, Rhonda is creating a one-woman show, writing a memoir and, based on her success with Raif, has plans to launch a new education program that teaches multilingual, early reading to babies.

Tracee Ellis Ross
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.

Chudney Ross
Chudney Ross

Birth Date: November 4, 1975

Chudney is Diana's youngest daughter and has grown up in front of the cameras. In addition to appearing on multiple TV outlets such as Inside Edition and in ad campaigns for products such as Keds, Chudney has also dabbled in modeling.

Though drawn to the showbiz industry, Chudney also has a passion for working with children. After graduating from Georgetown University, she became a teacher in inner-city Washington, D.C., with AmeriCorp's Teach for America. Over the years, she's worked as a preschool teacher, elementary school teacher, children's ski instructor, mentor and more.

Recently, Chudney completed a new children's book series called Bean's Books (planned for publication in the summer of 2012) and launched her first business called Books and Cookies, a children's bookstore, bakery and enrichment center scheduled to open this year in Santa Monica, California.

Ross Naess
Ross Arne Naess

Birth Date: October 7, 1987

Ross is the oldest son of Diana Ross and Norwegian shipping tycoon and adventurist Arne Naess. Instead of joining his famous family members in show business, Ross has led a life of adventure, like his father.

As a small boy, Ross aspired to climb high peaks and has since climbed mountains across the globe, including an ascent to the high base camp of Mount Everest. During his adventures, Ross discovered his passion for photography. His portfolio includes everything from wildlife and nature to exotic landscapes and different cultures.

Whether he is producing music, investing in businesses, organizing adventures or simply relaxing with his dog Bully, Ross enjoys all aspects of life.

Evan Ross
Evan Ross

Birth Date: August 26, 1988

Born Evan Olav Naess, Evan is Diana and Arne's second son and her youngest child.

Evan began his career in 2006 with a role in the movie ATL starring rappers T.I. and Big Boi. The following year, Evan had two projects that premiered within weeks of one another: HBO's Life Support opposite his sister Tracee and Queen Latifah, and Pride, also starring Terrence Howard and Bernie Mac. Since then, Evan has graced the sets of many feature films, including 96 Minutes with Brittany Snow, Jeff Who Lives at Home with Jason Segal, Linewatch with Cuba Gooding, Jr. and more.

Recently, Evan guest starred in the HBO pilot Luck with Dustin Hoffman and has been working diligently on his music. Evan's debut album will be released later this year.

Currently, he's also shooting a recurring arc on the CW's television series 90210.



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