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Tracee Ellis Ross is not nearly as beautiful as her mother

There, I said it.

Sorry, but Diana Ross has much more feminine and beautiful features than her daughter.

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by Anonymousreply 17618 hours ago

Side by side.

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by Anonymousreply 1Last Friday at 11:35 AM

Oh, CHRISTINA!

by Anonymousreply 2Last Friday at 11:35 AM

Tracee reminds me of a Gorgon.

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by Anonymousreply 3Last Friday at 11:36 AM

She did get her mother's diva gene though. She's a hell raising bitch on her show blackish, to the point where lowlings can't look at her. Very disappointed knowing this.

by Anonymousreply 4Last Friday at 11:36 AM

She’s a beneficiary of nepotism. There’s no way she’s be this successful without Mommy.

by Anonymousreply 5Last Friday at 11:36 AM

No nearly as beautiful? She's as homely as can be, but she does not bend to it. And good for her.

Tracee Ellis Ross is a perfect example of a woman not needing to be beautiful to be successful.

by Anonymousreply 6Last Friday at 11:38 AM

Whoever said she was???

by Anonymousreply 7Last Friday at 11:38 AM

Does she do all her own makeup?

She always looks HORRIBLE.

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by Anonymousreply 8Last Friday at 11:38 AM

The actress who portrays Rainbow as a child ind Mixed-ish is prettier than she is. .

by Anonymousreply 9Last Friday at 11:38 AM

Truth be said, she is a pretty decent actress.

by Anonymousreply 10Last Friday at 11:38 AM

Yikes!

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by Anonymousreply 11Last Friday at 11:39 AM

I agree, she is a good actress but she's a bitch. Needlessly so.

by Anonymousreply 12Last Friday at 11:39 AM

More horrible self-makeup.

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by Anonymousreply 13Last Friday at 11:39 AM

Her colors never match.

Maybe she's color blind?

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by Anonymousreply 14Last Friday at 11:40 AM

I actually quite like her, but the first time I saw a picture of her, knowing that her mother was Diana Ross, I knew immediately that her father must have been Jewish. That's the only way someone with 50% Diana's genes could have gotten that long nose.

Kudos to her for not having a nose job.

by Anonymousreply 15Last Friday at 11:41 AM

You bitches. She looks fine. She studied make-up with the best.

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by Anonymousreply 16Last Friday at 11:41 AM

Is she a lesbian? Never linked to a man, no kids and she's in her 40s

by Anonymousreply 17Last Friday at 11:41 AM

Tracee made it despite being Diana's daughter. No one has checked for Diana Ross in 25 years. And if being Diana's child was the stepping stone people think it is Evan and whatever Berry Gordy's daughter name is, would have as successful career as Tracee.

by Anonymousreply 18Last Friday at 11:43 AM

Talk about privilege

by Anonymousreply 19Last Friday at 11:52 AM

I'm sure she is painfully aware of your sentiments OP but has accepted it and is not let it define her self worth. However, away from the camera and alone with her thoughts I bet she still cries herself to sleep.

by Anonymousreply 20Last Friday at 11:57 AM

Some of you are harsh. I think she's attractive. More than attractive enough to play the spouse of Anthony Anderson. Is she really a diva on Blackish? If so, that's disappointing.

by Anonymousreply 21Last Friday at 12:00 PM

[quote] Never linked to a man, no kids and she's in her 40s

That could explain why she's such a mean bitch.

Or her bitchiness could explain why she has no man or kids.

It could go either way.

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by Anonymousreply 22Last Friday at 12:00 PM

Yes, I do my own makeup!

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by Anonymousreply 23Last Friday at 12:01 PM

I'm gorgeous, dammit!

Stop comparing me to my mother!!!

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by Anonymousreply 24Last Friday at 12:03 PM

[quote] And if being Diana's child was the stepping stone people think it is Evan and whatever Berry Gordy's daughter name is, would have as successful career as Tracee.

That's not true. Michael Douglas clearly benefited from being Kirk Douglas's son, even though his brothers did not have his success. Same with Mia Farrow being for being the daughter of Maureen Sullivan and John Farrow, even though that did not help Tisa as much.

Nepotism will get you in the door, but then you have to have talent or ability of your own to be a true success. Even so, it DOES initially get your name in front of other people.

by Anonymousreply 25Last Friday at 12:05 PM

R4 where did you get that idea?

I worked 'under' her and she was lovely and gracious to all of us.

by Anonymousreply 26Last Friday at 12:06 PM

Maybe, not, but with the huge eyes, she has a definite look. She makes a great model for print.

by Anonymousreply 27Last Friday at 12:07 PM

She’s not hideous but she ain’t model material at all. That was definitely nepotism.

by Anonymousreply 28Last Friday at 12:07 PM

Her father wasn't bad looking.

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by Anonymousreply 29Last Friday at 12:08 PM

Tracee definitely blows the theory that biracial kids are good looking.

by Anonymousreply 30Last Friday at 12:10 PM

Here she is with her famous mother. Of course, she's much younger here. She was pretty when she was young, but women with really strong features don't usually age well. Plus, she's half white and that probably doesn't help.

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by Anonymousreply 31Last Friday at 12:11 PM

"Tracee definitely blows the theory that biracial kids are good looking. "

As a biracial kid, that's only half the theory - the other half is that we're ugly or "weird" looking and no in between (which is absurd - Tracee herself IMO).

I have heard that many times - "biracial people are either super hot/beautiful/gorgeous or hideous."

by Anonymousreply 32Last Friday at 12:16 PM

She does not have her mother's looks. But she seems rather decent, right?

by Anonymousreply 33Last Friday at 12:17 PM

"She’s not hideous but she ain’t model material at all."

If the Hadids are model material, Tracee can be model material.

I think people forget that the history of modeling isn't just the supermodel era with, arguably, actually beautiful women.

by Anonymousreply 34Last Friday at 12:17 PM

She looks fine

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by Anonymousreply 35Last Friday at 12:24 PM

R32, my childhood best friend is black. She married a white guy. Great dude. When she got pregnant, she'd call me and worry about that. I had no advice. Other than, who cares? We grew up in a weird town where a black girl and a gay become best friends. Eh, no big deal. She now has two amazing kids.

by Anonymousreply 36Last Friday at 12:26 PM
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by Anonymousreply 38Last Friday at 12:27 PM

I'd never seen her dad before. He really was good-looking, so I guess she got unlucky, like all three of the Willis-Moore girls.

by Anonymousreply 39Last Friday at 12:33 PM

Tracee, Diana, Rhonda and Chudney.

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by Anonymousreply 40Last Friday at 12:36 PM

She earned her stardom through her work on Girlfriends. I don't think that she or anyone else has ever declared her to be a great beauty, though.

by Anonymousreply 41Last Friday at 12:39 PM

Colouring aside (and dedication to big hair), she takes after her father.

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by Anonymousreply 42Last Friday at 12:41 PM

Don't know much about Tracee, but my sister dealt with Rhonda as a customer years ago, when she was on Another World, and said she was a top of the heap bitch.

by Anonymousreply 43Last Friday at 12:41 PM

I always thought Diana Ross was stylish (I haven't seen Mahogany) but she had some terrible looks over the years.

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by Anonymousreply 44Last Friday at 12:42 PM

big noses love to be passed down wooo

by Anonymousreply 45Last Friday at 12:44 PM

She got one eye from her mom and the other eye from her dad.

by Anonymousreply 46Last Friday at 12:49 PM

Most women are not nearly as beautiful as Tracee's mother.

by Anonymousreply 47Last Friday at 12:50 PM

How much surgery has Diana Ross had to look that good? She’s never been a beauty herself, just glamorous

by Anonymousreply 48Last Friday at 12:54 PM

Ross was arguably one of those women who willed herself to beauty. She served Little Richard in the early days.

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by Anonymousreply 49Last Friday at 12:55 PM

(sigh...) They all want to be Diana Ross...

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by Anonymousreply 50Last Friday at 1:01 PM

I always thought that Chudney sounded like a condiment.

by Anonymousreply 51Last Friday at 1:19 PM

Tracee's dad is hot.

WHET him?

by Anonymousreply 52Last Friday at 1:37 PM

Tracee with her father in November.

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by Anonymousreply 53Last Friday at 1:44 PM

"I always thought that Chudney sounded like a condiment. "

Because it's one letter off from chutney. But, you knew that.

by Anonymousreply 54Last Friday at 1:57 PM

Tracee's dad is handsome and unfortunately for her she takes after him. I say unfortunately because what makes a man handsome does not necessarily make a woman pretty and vice versa

by Anonymousreply 55Last Friday at 2:02 PM

Miss Ross represents the epitome of style, class, elegance, and grace. There aren't many who can pull all of that off.

Also, it helped that she was rail thin and anything that you threw on her would look good.

Tracee has WIDE hips and a BIG butt!

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by Anonymousreply 56Last Friday at 2:06 PM

Flawless.

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by Anonymousreply 57Last Friday at 2:14 PM

Even in sketches the Diana Ross mystique is there.

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by Anonymousreply 58Last Friday at 2:16 PM

Diana used to wear butt pads in the 1960s.

by Anonymousreply 59Last Friday at 2:38 PM

She does a lot of ads for United Airlines. Her technique of shimming her shoulders is a bit much. But she does a nice job of conveying happiness and thrill to travel. Oh, how I wish travel returns.

by Anonymousreply 60Last Friday at 2:51 PM

Diana, Lucy, and Dinah, 1969

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by Anonymousreply 61Last Friday at 3:16 PM

Early 1990s

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by Anonymousreply 62Last Friday at 3:22 PM

Tracee is a spokesperson in several United Airlines ads. You may have seen the ads on TV or if you ever have flown United.

In the commercials, she does shimming of her shoulders, that appears a little overdone. However, she has a pleasant bubbling screen presence that does her well in ads.

by Anonymousreply 63Last Friday at 3:41 PM

Tracee has a long face, but not that bad.

by Anonymousreply 64Last Friday at 3:44 PM

Look... she's done well for herself. In fact, all of the Ross kids have. They are all independent and making their own money while not leeching off of their mom who is an international superstar. How many celebrity kids can claim this? This definitely a credit to their mother.

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by Anonymousreply 65Last Friday at 4:05 PM

There are now younger people who have no idea that she is the daughter of Diana Ross. So, Tracee has been successful in creating her own identity and niche.

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by Anonymousreply 66Last Friday at 4:08 PM

I have never heard any gossip about Tracee being a bitch at work. She got along really well with the cast of Girlfriends for all those years and they all seem to still love each other.

Jenifer Lewis reportedly was a diva on Blackish, but she will tell you herself she is crazy as fuck.

And saying Tracee built her career off her mom is nonsense. Tracee got her break on Girlfriends 20 years ago, and that show wasn't even mainstream. She has worked for years building up her career.

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by Anonymousreply 67Last Friday at 4:21 PM

Did Tracee have a meltdown when she was told her movie The High Note wouldn't be getting a theatrical release?

by Anonymousreply 68Last Friday at 4:24 PM

She’s so much better looking than her mother.

by Anonymousreply 69Last Friday at 5:25 PM

I always wondered two things about Diana's kids:

Why does Tracee go by Ellis Ross? Her father's name was Silberstein, middle name Ellis.

WTF is "Chudney"? What was Miss Ross thinking? It sounds like a combination of "chutney" and the noise a heavy shoe makes hitting the floor.

by Anonymousreply 70Last Friday at 5:39 PM

[Quote] Why does Tracee go by Ellis Ross?

Why does Bernadette Lazzara go by "Bernadette Peters"?

by Anonymousreply 71Last Friday at 5:44 PM

OP: Are those called "High School Graduation" earrings?

by Anonymousreply 72Last Friday at 5:48 PM

@R70; She gave her kids the last name of Ross to use because "Ross" carries much more clout and influence than "Silberstein" and "Naess." Diana Ross wanted whoever were dealing with her kids to know where they were coming from and the power that was behind them.

The story goes that she wanted to name her daughter after the spice chutney but spelled it incorrectly and thus Chudney became and remained as her name.

by Anonymousreply 73Last Friday at 5:51 PM

OH! Tracee wanted to maintain identification with her father whose professional was Bob Ellis (Silberstein) and therefore Tracee Ellis Ross

by Anonymousreply 74Last Friday at 5:53 PM

Ross Naess doesn't go by Ross Ross, for obvious reasons.

by Anonymousreply 75Last Friday at 5:53 PM

Barbara Walters asks "If you could be a condiment, then what kind of condiment would you be?"

" I'd be a spicy Indian condiment! " answers ChuDney Ross

by Anonymousreply 76Last Friday at 6:03 PM

True, she isn't, yet Tracee Ellis Ross is exceptionally appealing.

by Anonymousreply 77Last Friday at 7:17 PM

I kind of like her look. She's a "handsome" woman.

by Anonymousreply 78Last Friday at 7:19 PM

Does Tracee have an eye disorder?

by Anonymousreply 79Last Friday at 7:20 PM

Lazy eye.

by Anonymousreply 80Last Friday at 7:21 PM

Sometimes risky looks don’t always work out...

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by Anonymousreply 81Last Friday at 8:08 PM

Maybe Diana was a fan of the movie C.H.U.D. and decided to name the kid Chudney...

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by Anonymousreply 82Last Friday at 8:11 PM

She's actually beautiful...

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by Anonymousreply 83Last Friday at 8:32 PM

r79 no, but thanks to her busted mug, I do.

by Anonymousreply 84Last Friday at 8:33 PM

I have never figured out how Carla was a successful model.

by Anonymousreply 85Last Friday at 8:39 PM

Tracee is a big ol Mo

by Anonymousreply 86Last Friday at 8:45 PM

She’s fine looking but no great beauty. Good actress. Considering she’s a show biz kid, surprisingly good.

by Anonymousreply 87Last Friday at 8:56 PM

[quote] Tracee has WIDE hips and a BIG butt!

Rofl!

[quote] She's actually beautiful... —compared to Carla "The Beast" Hall

Haha. Funny you mention Carla, because they look so much alike!

Tracee is like Carla's ugly younger sister.

[quote] Does Tracee have an eye disorder?

She and Ryan Seacrest have the same plastic surgeon.

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by Anonymousreply 88Last Friday at 9:32 PM

[quote] Tracee has WIDE hips and a BIG butt!

The HELL I do!

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by Anonymousreply 89Last Friday at 9:33 PM

I don't get why some of you think that Tracee is a lesbian.

There haven't even been rumors about her.

by Anonymousreply 90Last Saturday at 2:34 AM

she a comedian so maybe bein fug works for her.

how is she so big now tho? even has a movie ,,, pass

by Anonymousreply 91Last Saturday at 2:38 AM

Did someone claim she was?? What a stupid thread.

by Anonymousreply 92Last Saturday at 2:49 AM

Wasn't there a story either in "Call Her Miss Ross" or in some article where it was claimed that Diana thought Chudney sounded cute, modern and interesting and that she had a hissy fit later because no one told her that chutney was an Indian condiment.

by Anonymousreply 93Last Saturday at 3:03 AM

Evan definitely got his mother's good looks.

He looks so much like her.

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by Anonymousreply 94Last Saturday at 3:04 AM

Whoever said that Diana's kids got where they were "on their own," was wrong.

For example, Evan Ross is his "professional" name.

His birth name is Evan Olaf Naess.

He obviously wouldn't have worked as an actor, if he had gone by his birth name, rather than his professional name.

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by Anonymousreply 95Last Saturday at 3:11 AM

Years ago she was on that WB show and I thought she was very odd looking with that wonky eye. I saw her in person at Dulles airport during that era and she was attractive in real life, but still a bit unusual looking.

Since the chef Carla Hall came along on Top Chef and then other shows, I’ve often seen one and confused her with the other—is it Carla Hall or Tracee Ellis-Ross?

I had no idea until a couple of years ago who her mother is. But I have watched Blackish since it debuted and I love the show—it’s the only contemporary sitcom that makes me laugh—and she is a big reason for that. I think she’s really funny.

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by Anonymousreply 96Last Saturday at 3:29 AM

Is Diana's oldest, Rhonda, still in touch with Bob Ellis Silberstein, whom she assumed to be her father when she was a kid?

I've known lots of people in her situation who have a great relationship with the parent who raised them but drop them like a hot potato when they discover their biological parent. It makes me wonder how they manage to switch their love and affection that easily and also what effect this has on the parent who raised them. I remember Rhonda saying once that Ellis Silberstein was a good father to her, so I hope they still have a good relationship with each other.

by Anonymousreply 97Last Saturday at 3:38 AM

Which of Diana's children has Barry Gordy as their biological father? That was covered up pretty well.

by Anonymousreply 98Last Saturday at 4:48 AM

Do you see a resemblance?

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by Anonymousreply 99Last Saturday at 5:26 AM

Chudney is such a lovely name. Do her friends call her Chud?

by Anonymousreply 100Last Saturday at 5:49 AM

[quote]I've known lots of people in her situation who have a great relationship with the parent who raised them but drop them like a hot potato when they discover their biological parent. It makes me wonder how they manage to switch their love and affection that easily and also what effect this has on the parent who raised them. I remember Rhonda saying once that Ellis Silberstein was a good father to her, so I hope they still have a good relationship with each other.

I've known of two situations where people found out the fathers who raised them weren't their biological fathers. One of them was my cousin's daughter. When the daughter was 14 when she found out my cousin wasn't her biological father. My cousin and his wife divorced shortly after. His daughter didn't meet her biological father until she was 20. She doesn't view the bio dad as a father figure and they have a friend type relationship. He didn't attend her wedding and her kids don't call the bio dad "grandpa".

The other situation was with a friend whose situation was to similar to that of my cousin's and he was 12 when he found out the truth about his paternity. But, in his case he met his biological father right away and they became very close which caused a lot of issues with the dad who raised him and there are still issues going on today because the legal father is dying of ALS and has cut my friend out of his will.

by Anonymousreply 101Last Saturday at 7:31 AM

"But I have watched Blackish since it debuted and I love the show—it’s the only contemporary sitcom that makes me laugh—and she is a big reason for that. I think she’s really funny."

Um, no. The only laughs from that show are from Jennifer Lewis and Laurence Fishburne, aka Ruby and Pops.

by Anonymousreply 102Last Saturday at 7:42 AM

R102 They’re both great, but so is the show overall, at least to me. It’s more like older sitcoms I grew up with, a family sitcom that balances situational humor and some ‘lessons,’ and I like that. I had my fill of comedy like The Office that’s based on making people uncomfortable and mugging at the camera a long time ago but that seems to be all the Millennial generation wants. Either that or Tina Fey style preposterous, nonsensical non sequiturs that I find amusing in small doses but don’t compel me to keep watching.

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by Anonymousreply 103Last Saturday at 7:48 AM

I used to be a regular "black-ish" viewer, but I haven't watched a single episode since they had the execrable Chris Brown on as a guest star.

by Anonymousreply 104Last Saturday at 8:08 AM

[quote]But I have watched Blackish since it debuted and I love the show—it’s the only contemporary sitcom that makes me laugh—and she is a big reason for that. I think she’s really funny.

I agree and just said in another thread the other day that I think she's great on the show and that it's too bad she's never won an Emmy for it. I do think she won the Golden Globe once, though, so that's something.

by Anonymousreply 105Last Saturday at 8:31 AM

"Is Diana's oldest, Rhonda, still in touch with Bob Ellis Silberstein, whom she assumed to be her father when she was a kid? "

Rhonda is completely in touch with him; actually very close to him. - still sees him as a father figure. She's said it was a relief to find out that Berry Gordy was her father, but that didn't detract from the fact that Silbersten helped raise her. It basically all worked out in the end.

by Anonymousreply 106Last Saturday at 8:36 AM

Nor as talented.

by Anonymousreply 107Last Saturday at 8:37 AM

Her body is nice imo. She may not be as petite or delicate as her mother but she has a nice shape. It's that FACE!

by Anonymousreply 108Last Saturday at 8:48 AM

The poster who wrote that Diana Ross willed herself to be beautiful is right. She's not a classic beauty and both Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard were more conventionally attractive than she was. But Ross had star quality that makes it impossible to take your eyes off her when she's onstage or on the screen.

Tracee Ellis Ross is not an unattractive woman. I wonder if what everyone finds missing in her isn't beauty or good looks per se but the glamor and star quality that her mother has. Miss Ross is an old school star and they don't make 'em like her anymore.

by Anonymousreply 109Last Saturday at 10:27 AM

The poster who wrote that Diana Ross willed herself to be beautiful is right. She's not a classic beauty and both Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard were more conventionally attractive than she was. But Ross had star quality that makes it impossible to take your eyes off her when she's onstage or on the screen.

Tracee Ellis Ross is not an unattractive woman. I wonder if what everyone finds missing in her isn't beauty or good looks per se but the glamor and star quality that her mother has. Miss Ross is an old school star and they don't make 'em like her anymore.

by Anonymousreply 110Last Saturday at 10:27 AM

Florence Ballard was the original "Reese Witherspoon chin." She wasn't more attractive than Ross. Mary was certainly the best looking of the original trio.

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by Anonymousreply 111Last Saturday at 10:31 AM

She looks like jewish, tanned mixed raced version of her mother, which is what she is lol. I think Tracee Ellis Ross is beautiful in a unique way. She has beautiful hair and eyes that suggest intellect and sensuality. She's also one of those rare people where a big nose doesn't make her ugly, it gives her more character.

by Anonymousreply 112Last Saturday at 10:41 AM

She's never been linked to a single man; she's been linked to plenty of married men.

by Anonymousreply 113Last Saturday at 10:44 AM

[quote]I say unfortunately because what makes a man handsome does not necessarily make a woman pretty and vice versa

The Willis-Moore daughters are the ultimate example of this. Bruce was a handsome guy when he was younger, but his features on female faces look alarming.

by Anonymousreply 114Last Saturday at 10:51 AM

Ellis-Ross has a net worth between $16-20MM

Her TV salary is $200K/episode

She is CEO of Pattern Beauty LLC -a hair care company

She is a EP of a new show called "Mixish" that is based on her life

Many other paid projects.

And, her parents and siblings thinks that she is beautiful

That's all that matters...

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by Anonymousreply 115Last Saturday at 10:55 AM

Good heavens, I thought she was a tranny!!

by Anonymousreply 116Last Saturday at 10:57 AM

[quote]She's never been linked to a single man; she's been linked to plenty of married men.

Tracee Ellis Ross is reportedly dating 'Black-ish' creator Kenya Barris. The 47-year-old actress has never been married, and she's been candid in the past about wanting to keep her personal life private.May 7, 2020

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by Anonymousreply 117Last Saturday at 10:59 AM

What in the hell does that mean, r117?

It makes her sound closeted, even more!

by Anonymousreply 118Last Saturday at 12:45 PM

I think she sings well enough for a project like "The High Note"

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by Anonymousreply 119Last Saturday at 12:56 PM

I actually like this song and it's quite appropriate for this thread

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by Anonymousreply 120Last Saturday at 12:59 PM

She looked good on Girlfriends. If SJP cab be considered a leading lad, them so can Tracee.

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by Anonymousreply 121Last Saturday at 1:01 PM

Kenya Barris withdrew his petition for divorce. I believe his wife filed about five years ago. I would be suprised if a veteran like Tracee were stupid enough to get romantically involved with him. His youngest child is 3 years old.

by Anonymousreply 122Last Saturday at 1:04 PM

OP is the reason they hate us.

by Anonymousreply 123Last Saturday at 1:04 PM

I think she's very pretty. Some people seem to be upset that she didn't get a "welcome-to-hollywood" nose job. She doesn't need it.

However, the true star of Blackish is the kid who plays subversive Diane.

by Anonymousreply 124Last Saturday at 5:36 PM

[quote]She is a EP of a new show called "Mixish" that is based on her life

Oh, dear.

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by Anonymousreply 125Last Saturday at 5:57 PM

Kenya Barris has a new Netflix show in which he plays a character based on himself. And that character is married.

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by Anonymousreply 126Last Saturday at 5:59 PM
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by Anonymousreply 127Last Saturday at 6:56 PM

lady don't feel hurt at these remarks, u have a unique look and ur a star!!! go with it bb

by Anonymousreply 128Last Saturday at 10:30 PM

Kenya Barris is kind of hot, but all those kids....no.

by Anonymousreply 129Last Saturday at 10:51 PM

She's not pretty at all. But her face is appealing and pleasant, and works great for comic effect.

by Anonymousreply 130Last Sunday at 8:51 AM

Why are gay men so obsessed with tearing down a woman's looks? Straight men do that enough.

by Anonymousreply 131Last Sunday at 8:54 AM

Her face is like Alice the Goon's from "Popeye."

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by Anonymousreply 132Last Sunday at 8:56 AM

[Quote] Why are gay men so obsessed with tearing down a woman's looks? Straight men do that enough.

You forgot straight women.

by Anonymousreply 133Last Sunday at 8:57 AM

I think she’s beautiful and sophisticated.

by Anonymousreply 134Last Sunday at 9:02 AM

R133, you're right. Straight women tear down other women's looks too. It's a weird phenomenon to me, since looks are the result of the genetics lottery.

by Anonymousreply 135Last Sunday at 9:07 AM

If you'd ever seen the film LIFE SUPPORT Tracee has this confrontation with Queen Latifah's character how her parents were drug addicts and that she had to raise her younger brother (Played by Evan Ross) and steal diapers and formula.

Thought it was funny that Diana's daughter had to steal. She just didn't ring true as urban working class.

The film is excellent. It's about AIDS and how it affects the female African American community in New York. The ending made me cry. The woman that Queen latifah plays is hiv-positive and is still alive educating people about safe sex.

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by Anonymousreply 136Last Sunday at 9:36 AM

OP, Tracee has personality and that can make you attractive if you aren't a classic beauty. The opposite can be true, too. A pretty person without charm can easily become unappealing after she opens her mouth. Example: Anna Nicole Smith.

by Anonymousreply 137Last Sunday at 9:39 AM

Apparently, Tracee used to follow the Ross staff around with a clipboard. She was The Boss, Jr.

by Anonymousreply 138Last Sunday at 9:45 AM

Wasn’t she supposed to voice Jodie Landon in the Daria spin-off a few years ago

by Anonymousreply 139Last Sunday at 10:49 AM

The DAD looks like a GAY boy to me.

by Anonymousreply 140Last Sunday at 12:58 PM

Well, as the phrase goes: Gay or Jewish?

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by Anonymousreply 141Last Sunday at 1:02 PM

Bob Ellis was a successful music manger in the 70's. His clients included Rufus and Chaka Khan and Ron Wood.

by Anonymousreply 142Last Sunday at 1:09 PM

So he had the best drugs hook up.

by Anonymousreply 143Last Sunday at 1:12 PM

She’s jolie-laide. Not a classic beauty, but her face is interesting and even compelling.

by Anonymousreply 144Last Sunday at 5:54 PM

Did Tracee do her own singing in "The High Note?"

by Anonymousreply 145Last Sunday at 7:30 PM

Tracee Ellis Ross Says It Was 'Terrifying' to Sing as Diana's Daughter: 'I Could Be Taken Down' The actress — whose new movie The High Note is available on-demand May 29 — says the idea of being compared to her mother Diana Ross was "terrifying"

"The best place to listen to music is in the car, of course."

Tracee Ellis Ross is telling the story of when her mother heard her sing for the first time — which was only earlier this year and for the new movie The High Note. Her mother, of course, is Diana Ross, so that would make anyone a little nervous.

"There’s a reason I waited 47 years to let my voice out publicly!" the black-ish star tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "It was my childhood dream to sing — but terrifying when your mother is who my mother is. The idea of comparison; that’s in a child’s mind or an adult’s mind. I could be taken down and obliterated."

But it was time. So, Tracee drove over to Diana’s house. "We sat in my car in her driveway." Tracee played the song "Love Myself."

"It felt like bringing her my heart," Tracee remembers. Diana, 76, asked Tracee to play the song again. "And then my mother said, 'Finally. Finally.'" Tracee felt the same way. "I have wanted to sing for so long. My mom teared up and we just kept looking at each other. We were both so excited. My mom has always known I could sing. There have been gentle nudges over the years, so this was a big moment."

Tracee has had a longer career than most people realize. While she found major stardom on black-ish in 2014, she has been working since she was 17. (She’s technically a model-turned-TV-host-turned-actress-turned beauty mogul; she launched Pattern Beauty last year, offering products for "curly, coily, tightly textured hair.") Now, well, she’s been given an opportunity to take stock.

Since sheltering at home — "I’m on the good side of this, I know I’m fortunate"— Tracee has had a moment to reflect on the opportunity this film has given her.

"Singing was terrifying and invigorating and the most fun I’ve ever had with my clothes on," she says. "You tell yourself you want to do something and then you dive in and are, like, 'What the hell have I done!!?'" Tracee laughs. "This movie was just the perfect thing to allow me to face the fear of singing. And to realize that me singing has nothing to do with my mom. It’s my voice. This was me telling my own truth."

And if you’re wondering, yes Tracee wants to sing with her mom, Diana. "Wouldn’t that be fun? It would also be fun to do a duet with my brother Evan Ross, my sister Rhonda Ross, and my step-sister Leona Naess. They are all singers too. For God’s sake, while we are at it, I could also do a duet with Rihanna, John Legend, Childish Gambino… Shall I go on? Looks like I want a future in this singing thing."

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by Anonymousreply 146Last Monday at 4:12 AM

She was so cute when she shyly sang with her mother a few years ago. Diana looked so proud of her.

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by Anonymousreply 147Last Monday at 5:24 AM

I smell bullshit when kids of movie stars or famous singers claim that their famou parent never knew how well they could sing or act. Jason Gould pulled the same BS when he recorded the duet with Babs. They both claimed that Babs never knew he could sing. Yeah, right.

by Anonymousreply 148Last Monday at 5:27 AM

Enough already. I was the pretty one, dammit.

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by Anonymousreply 149Last Monday at 5:34 AM

R149, didn’t you mean to sign your name as "Mary! W"?

After all a 'Dreamgirl' needs all the exclamation points life throws her way.

by Anonymousreply 150Last Monday at 5:36 AM

R148, Ross has always said that Tracee could sing.

by Anonymousreply 151Last Monday at 5:59 AM

Diana Ross was not a great beauty either.

by Anonymousreply 152Last Monday at 6:13 AM

-And if you’re wondering, yes Tracee wants to sing with her mom, Diana. "Wouldn’t that be fun? It would also be fun to do a duet with my brother Evan Ross, my sister Rhonda Ross, and my step-sister Leona Naess. They are all singers too. For God’s sake, while we are at it, I could also do a duet with Rihanna, John Legend, Childish Gambino… Shall I go on? Looks like I want a future in this singing thing."-

But no desire to sing with sister-in-law and vocalist extraordinaire Ashlee Simpson? The shade...

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by Anonymousreply 153Last Monday at 6:22 AM

I'd like to hear her non-autotuned vocals, please.

by Anonymousreply 154Last Monday at 6:27 AM

[quote]Did Tracee do her own singing in "The High Note?"

She was dubbed by the Andantes.

by Anonymousreply 155Last Monday at 6:36 AM

R153 I thought I was the only one who caught that. Especially since Evan and Ashlee recorded an EP last year.

Rhonda can sing. She's been doing jazz shows for about twenty five years now.

by Anonymousreply 156Last Monday at 6:47 AM

Supreme Mamas - Ernestine Ross, Lurlee Ballard, and Johnnie Mae Wilson

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by Anonymousreply 157Last Monday at 8:33 AM

Does Tracee insist on being addressed as "Miss Ross," too?

by Anonymousreply 158Last Monday at 12:19 PM

Miss Ross4Less.

by Anonymousreply 159Last Monday at 12:22 PM

She dresses funny.

by Anonymousreply 160Last Monday at 12:55 PM

But she wears drapery tassels much better than her mother ever did.

by Anonymousreply 161Last Monday at 1:05 PM

Whoever said she has an SJP quality nailed it, and in all actuality I think she can attribute her career to equal parts nepotism and filling a "black SJP" role.

by Anonymousreply 162Last Monday at 1:46 PM

It's no nepotism. She's only become truly famous in her 40s. And Diana Ross has not been relevant in pop culture since the early 1980s.

by Anonymousreply 163Last Monday at 1:48 PM

[quote] But she wears drapery tassels much better than her mother ever did.

And feathers!

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by Anonymousreply 164Last Monday at 3:54 PM

Besides horrible make-up, she also has horrible fashion taste.

Who dresses her? Helen Keller?

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by Anonymousreply 165Last Monday at 3:55 PM

She's a real fashion "Don't!"

Looks like Tracee is trying to be stylish like her mother, but it really doesn't work for her.

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by Anonymousreply 166Last Monday at 3:57 PM

Les here - I think she is very attractive. I am very attractive to those strong sorts of faces - Lisa Edelstein is another one. I remember a story she told about being mistaken for a tranny in Thailand, lol.

I tend to find those women more attractive as they get older too. 45-50 they hit their stride.

I even find older Joan Crawford attractive.

by Anonymousreply 167Last Monday at 10:46 PM

[quote]Looks like Tracee is trying to be stylish like her mother, but it really doesn't work for her.

[quote]And feathers!

This is how you do feathers!

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by Anonymousreply 168Last Monday at 11:32 PM

To be fair to TER which actress of her generation or the ones after have the glamor of Diana Ross or other stars of that era? Diana is a star in the old school sense of the term. Almost no one has that kind of appeal or glamor anymore.

by Anonymousreply 169Yesterday at 2:43 AM

Beautiful, naturally

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by Anonymousreply 170Yesterday at 2:58 AM

a nosejob, etc could make her pretty.

by Anonymousreply 171Yesterday at 3:08 AM

She has saggy pancake tits. Should be a warning to those girls who refuse to keeps those eggs in a basket.

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by Anonymousreply 17219 hours ago

Her tits look fine. Breasts shouldn't sit under a woman's chin.

by Anonymousreply 17319 hours ago

I dont think she is beautiful at all...rather ugly in fact

by Anonymousreply 17419 hours ago

Crazy wonky eye.

by Anonymousreply 17519 hours ago

Her eyes are close together and it's accentuated by the red outlines in the inner corners of her eyes (OP's photo). She could micro blade some "hair" on her forehead to round out her face, which is long.

She has a nice, tall, slim figure and nice style as well.

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