Tracee Ellis Ross has made such a name for herself in Hollywood that you almost forget she is related to Diana Ross. While Tracee is the daughter of one of the most legendary singers, Tracee is her own woman. With her portrayal of intelligent women in hilarious sitcoms, her unforgettable guest star roles, and her infectious personality off-screen, she’s created a successful two-decades-long career.
She began her career in independent films and hosted The Dish on Lifetime. Her big break was when she scored the role of Joan Clayton on UPN/CW’s Girlfriends. Throughout her acting career, she has mainly played in comedic roles with a small variety of more serious parts.
What is Tracee Ellis Ross Up To Now?
In addition to being on television and in films, the Golden Globe-winning performer is also a household name in the beauty industry. She launched her hair care line, Pattern Beauty, in 2019. Ellis Ross is known for her curls, and Pattern Beauty puts textured hair at the forefront. The line sells shampoos, conditioners, oil treatments, and more. Earlier this year, it launched its first styling tool with attachments curated to curly hair. The products are sold in stores at Ulta Beauty, Sephora, and Target and at www.patternbeauty.com.
As for acting projects, according to the actress’ IMDB profile, she has just completed a project called Candy Cane Lane, where she will play the role of Carol Carver. This project is set to be out sometime this year. She also has a voice-acting role in a production called Jodie, where she plays the character Jodie. There is no release date for this project at this time. So far this year, she has played in Cold Copy, a thriller film about a journalism student who is trying to impress a hard news reporter. She also starred in a dramedy called American Fiction about writer Cord Jefferson.
Take a look at seven of her best roles ranked: