Tracee Ellis Ross: How Old Is She, and How Is She Related to Singer Diana Ross?

Dianna Ross and Tracee Ellis Ross stand next to each other.

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When you think of powerhouse women, Tracee Ellis Ross is one who always comes to mind. Her journey throughout Hollywood has landed her on the top as one of the most successful television stars of this generation.

With her comedic background, show-stopping fashion, advocacy, and many other talents, Ross has showcased that she has and still is making history one day at a time.  With her continued success in the entertainment industry, many might wonder how Tracee Ellis Ross has gotten to where she is today?

How old is Tracee Ellis Ross?

Ross was born on October 29, 1972. The 46-year-old actress has brought up her age when asked about dating. According to Ross, she is always asked why she’s isn’t married or has kids and is already in her mid-40s. Ross revealed that she sees no problem in being single at her age and is enjoying life to its fullest.

Ross was born into a very talented family

Tracee Ellis Ross is a woman of many talents. An actress, model, fashion designer, director, etc. Not many people know that she’s the child of two incredibly talented parents.

Ross is the second oldest child of soulful songstress and Motown Records legend, Diana Ross. According to Tracee, Diana Ross is a big inspiration and always pursued her children to make names for themselves in Hollywood and not into the shadows of her fame. Ross has mentioned that Diana Ross was strict when it came to raising her children.

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Ross’ father is an American music executive, Robert Ellis Silberstein, who has managed many musicians, including his ex-wife Diana Ross.

The actress always raids her mother’s closet

Even though Tracee Ellis Ross had mentioned her mother’s strict upbringing of Ross and her siblings, the actress has discussed how close she is to her mother. The 46-year-old actress told InStyle magazine that she likes going through her mother’s storage unit and it is “like going through a museum”.

Ross has even credited her mother for her love of fashion. She stated, “As a kid I saw my mom as the lady in the sparkly dress on the stage who sang, but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve found the language to articulate that what I was seeing was a woman in her full glory being in connection with this gift she was given, being glamorous and sexy but not in a way that’s ‘Look at me.’”

Of course with your mother being the one and only Diana Ross, there is no question that you wouldn’t fall in love with all things fashion!

Tracee isn’t the only actor in her family

Since Ross comes from a very talented family, it does not come as a shock that her siblings have some acting chops as well. Ross’ maternal half-sister, Rhonda Ross Kendrick, has played a role on the daytime soap opera Another World and was even nominated for a Daytime Emmy.

Ross’ maternal half-brother, Evan Ross, is a musician and an actor who is best known for his roles in films such as ATL, According To Greta, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2.

Age is but a number when it comes to Tracee Ellis Ross

The 46-year-old actress is nowhere near slowing down now after becoming one of the most sought-after television actors. Ross is seen to be living her best life doing what she loves to do and has no reason stop anytime soon!