Tracee Ellis Ross Net Worth

Net Worth

What is the net worth and salary of Tracee Ellis Ross ?

Tracee Ellis Ross is an American actress, comedian, model, director, and TV host who has a net worth of $16 million. She is known for her starring roles in the television sitcoms ‘Girlfriends’ and ‘Black-ish’. She has also appeared in films such as “Hanging Up”, “Daddy’s Little Girls” and “The High Note”. Beyond television and film, Ross owns the hair care line Pattern Beauty. Tracee’s mother is singer Diana Ross and her father is music manager Robert Ellis Silberstein.

The black salary

During the first season, Tracee’s salary per episode was $60,000. Her co-star Anthony Anderson, who also serves as a producer, earned $100,000 per episode in the first season. After the union was locked out, Tracee’s salary was increased to $200,000 a year. That works out to about $4.4 million per season.

The first start of life and the beginning of the career

Tracee Ellis Ross was born Tracee Joy Silberstein in 1972 in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of Motown singer and actress Diana Ross and music business manager Robert Ellis Silberstein, and is of Jewish descent on her father’s side. Ross has two sisters named Rhonda and Chudney, as well as two half-brothers named Evan and Ross. In addition, she has three half-siblings from her mother’s remarriage to Arne Naess Jr.: Katinka, Christoffer and Leona. As a youth, Ross attended Dalton School in Manhattan and Riverdale Country School in the Bronx. He later attended a boarding school at the Institut Le Rosey in Rolle, Switzerland. For higher education, Ross went to Brown University, graduating with a degree in theater in 1994.

Television career

Ross made his television debut in 1998, starring in the NBC television film “Race Against Fear: A Moment of Truth.” In the film, she plays a former high school track star who is afraid to talk about the abuse she suffered from her coach. Ross followed that up in 2000 with a comedic performance on MTV’s “The Lyricist Lounge Show,” a hip-hop variety program that combined music with various skits and sketches. That same year, Ross landed her breakout role on the UPN/CW sitcom “Girlfriends,” playing the lead character Joan Carol Clayton, Esq., an accomplished and neurotic attorney. Focusing on the lives of a group of African-American women, the series ran for eight seasons and 172 episodes until 2008, earning Ross two NAACP Image Awards for her performance. During this period,

In 2011, after appearances on “Private Practice” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” Ross landed his next big role on the BET family sitcom “Reed Between the Lines.” She starred in the first season of the program as Dr. Carla Reed, a successful psychologist who balances career and family life. For her performance, Ross received her third NAACP Image Award. An even more acclaimed part came in 2014 when the actress was cast as Dr. Rainbow Johnson on the ABC sitcom “Black-ish” with Anthony Anderson. Ross has won awards for his work, including several NAACP Image Awards, as well as Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. In 2019, she co-created the “Black-ish” spinoff “Mixed-ish” with Kenya Barris. Ross also serves as narrator on the show.

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Film career

Ross made his big screen debut in the 1996 independent film Far Harbor. The following year, she starred in another independent film called Sue Lost in Manhattan. Ross had her first role in a major studio film in 2000, appearing in the Diane Keaton drama Hanging Up. The film also stars Keaton, as well as Meg Ryan, Lisa Kudrow and Walter Matthau in his last film role. After this, Ross starred in “In the Weeds,” “I-See-You.Com,” and Tyler Perry’s “Daddy’s Little Girls,” starring Gabrielle Union and Idris Elba. She later appeared in “Labor Pains” starring Lindsay Lohan and Luke Kirby. Ross had her biggest film role so far in 2020, playing the lead role of superstar singer Grace Davis in ‘The High Note’. The film featured Dakota Johnson, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Bill Pullman, Ice Cube and Eddie Izzard. In addition to her acting, Ross made her debut singing on the film’s soundtrack. Tracks include lead single ‘Love Myself’ as well as ‘Stop for a Minute’, ‘New to Me’, ‘Bad Girl’ and ‘Like I Do’.

Music videos

Ross has appeared in a handful of music videos during his career. In 2004, he was in Kanye West’s “The New Workout Plan” video. The following year, she was in another Kanye West video, “Touch the Sky.” After a long hiatus, Ross returned to music videos in 2018 with Drake’s “Nice for What.” She was later in the video for Tyler, the Creator’s “Earfquake” in 2019.

Personal life and business interests

Due to Ross’ extreme privacy surrounding her personal life, not much is known about her relationship history. However, she is known to have had a previous relationship with Def Jam executive Abou Thiam. There has also been speculation that she is romantically involved with “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris.

On the business front, Ross is an entrepreneur who created the hair care brand Pattern Beauty. Designed for black hair, it strives to provide hair styling products, treatments and accessories for every curly hair type.


For about a decade, Tracee lived in a house in Los Angeles that she wanted for $910,000. She listed this home for sale in March 2022 for $2.3 million.

In 2007, she paid $780,000 for a studio apartment in New York’s Tribeca neighborhood. She sold this unit in 2020 for $675,000.

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