Tracee Ellis Ross is an American actress, model, comedian, producer and television host.
Ross began her career acting in independent films and variety series.
From 2000 to 2008, she played the leading role as Joan Clayton on the UPN/CW comedy series Girlfriends, for which she received two NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series.
Her other television appearances include roles in Private Practice, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Portlandia, and several made-for-TV movies.
In 2014, Ross began starring as Dr. Rainbow Johnson in the ABC comedy series Black-ish, for which she has received three Primetime Emmy Award nominations.