“Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross, the daughter of a legendary Supreme, has transcended her family name to forge a path all her own.
ABC's “Black-ish” is a sitcom that took the comedy world by storm. “Black-ish” has an all-star cast, including Tracee Ellis Ross, Anthony Anderson, Yara Shahidi, Jenifer Lewis, Marcus Scriber, and Laurence Fishburne. And although Anderson, Shahidi, and the other “Black-ish” actors are incredible, Ellis Ross steals the show.
Tracee Ellis Ross is the daughter of the legendary Diana Ross, a member of the Supremes, and Robert Ellis Silberstein. She got her inspiration from other women in comedy and shows like “I Love Lucy” and “The Carol Burnett Show.” Before playing Dr. Rainbow Johnson on “Black-ish,” Ellis Ross starred in “Girlfriends,” but she didn't start getting the critical acclaim she deserved until her hit ABC show.
“Black-ish” uses comedy to address issues like racism. The show and its actors have won both Emmy awards and Golden Globes — puls who could forget Ellis Ross' AMA performance?
Tracee Ellis Ross has completely redefined comedy and changed how women in comedy are perceived through “Girlfriends” and “Black-ish” — but she's only just getting started.