68th Emmy Awards: Tracee Ellis Ross Lead Actress In A Comedy Series For ‘Black-ish’ – Facts You Need To Know

68th Emmy Awards: Tracee Ellis Ross Lead Actress In A Comedy Series For ‘Black-ish’ – Facts You Need To Know
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Tracee Ellis Ross has been nominated for lead actress in a comedy for her role in “Black-ish.” The 43-year-old actress bagged the nomination for outstanding performance for the 68th Emmy Award.


For Tracee this is her first Emmy nomination for the ABC series. She is jostling for the award along with Laurie Metcalf (Getting On), Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Julie Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer) and Lily Tomlin (Grace and Frankie).

Tracee plays the role of Rainbow Johnson in the ABC comedy series Black-ish. She is mixed-race anesthesiologist from a hippie family married to Dre Johnson (Anthony Anderson).

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Her husband is a successful ad executive in the series. Tracee Ellis Ross was born on Oct. 29, 1972 in Los Angeles, California.

She is the daughter of African-American singer and actress Diana Ross and Robert Ellis Silberstein, a music business manager. Actor and musician Evan Ross is her brother.

The American actress attended The Dalton School in Manhattan and the Institute Le Rosey in Switzerland. Tracee graduated from Brown University with a degree in theater in 1994.

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In her teens she dabbled in modeling, worked in the fashion industry, as contributing fashion editor to Mirabella and New York magazine, Wikipedia reports.

Tracee Ellis Ross made her big screen debut in an independent film titled “Far Habor.” Her most important career achievement is the role of Joan Carol Clayton in “Girlfriends.” The hit UPN/CW series got her the NAACP Image Award for outstanding actress in a comedy series in 2007. She also won her second Image Award for the role in 2009.

The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will be held on Sunday, Sep.18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. It will be broadcast live in the U.S. by ABC.

The Emmy Awards will be preceded by the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony, which airs on September 17.

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