Tracee Ellis Ross
Actress & Youth Volunteer. Star of "Black-ish"
Tracee Ellis Ross, actress, motivational speaker and performance artist, is the star of the new hit ABC comedy series Black-ish. For her role, Ross won the 2015 NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. Ross is best known for her starring role on the hit sitcom Girlfriends which ran…
Tracee Ellis Ross, actress, motivational speaker and performance artist, is the star of the new hit ABC comedy series Black-ish. For her role, Ross won the 2015 NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series.
Ross is best known for her starring role on the hit sitcom Girlfriends which ran for eight seasons on the UPN/CW network. Her role earned her eight NAACP Image Award nominations including two wins, one in 2007 and another in 2009, in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. She also starred in and produced the BET series Reed Between the Lines, which won her a third NAACP Image Award.
Ross was also seen in the short film series FIVE, a collection of 5 short films which aired on Lifetime in October 2011. She appeared in Lili, directed by Alicia Keys and produced by Jennifer Aniston and Paula Wagner, among others. Other credits include turns in Love, Loss, and What I Wore on stage in New York and Los Angeles; guest starring roles on ABC’s Private Practice, CBS’ hit crime drama CSI, and HBO’s LIFE Support with Queen Latifah; and feature films Hanging Up with Jennifer Connelly and Marcia Gay Harden, and Tyler Perry’s Daddy’s Little Girls.
In the March 2015, Ross returned as co-host of the fourth televised installment of the popular BET Network award show, Black Girls Rock, along with Regina King.
Most recently, Ross is delving into the crevices of her imagination unearthing bold, eccentric and deeply-flawed characters. In crafting these captivating “fictional” women, she allows them to live in the “real” world. For example, Ross has attended New York Fashion Week as two of her characters: Madame Hiver, an extravagant, lovable, alcoholic life coach to the stars, and Caliope Champignon, an opinionated French fashion blogger who claims to have “created” Barneys New York. More recently, her grill-wearing skeptical rapper character, who was dubbed TMURDA by bloggers, has become an Internet sensation and even made her recent television debut on BET’s Black Girls Rock.
Additionally, Ross is a dedicated and passionate motivational speaker. She created and teaches “Taping Into Your Creative Well,” a workshop that encourages participants to discover and utilize their inner joy to keep their lives on course. She is also works closely with teenage girls, volunteering with Aviva Family and Children Services in Los Angeles and the Big Brother Big Sister Program where she has held self-esteem workshops nationwide. Ross was honored by the Los Angeles Urban League as “Volunteer of the Year” in 2004, and was the 2009 recipient of the Impact Award from the Aviva Organization.
In 2012, the fashion influencer expanded her vast digital influence by launching her official website Traceeellisross.com. The lifestyle site utilizes Ross’ unique cross-cultural and joyful point of view to inspire the soul, body and mind of her followers.
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LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
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SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
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GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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The daughter of legendary superstar Diana Ross, Tracee Ellis Ross shares with audiences a unique cross-cultural set of life experiences and a creative approach to living your life.
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