Tracee Ellis Ross Is on a 'Juicy and Joyful' Journey to Celebrate Authentic Beauty

The Black-ish star and daughter of Motown royalty has forged her own path

In 2022, actor and entrepreneur Tracee Ellis Ross will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The accolade comes 40 years after her mother, music legend Diana Ross, received the same honor, and it’s not something Ross ever envisioned for herself. Then again, neither was being a CEO, and yet, she’s accomplished both.

Ross’ first major television role came in 2000 on the sitcom Girlfriends, and it was during the show’s eight-year run that she realized she wasn’t alone in having a complicated relationship with her hair, and that there was a huge gap in the market for curly, coily and tight-textured hair.



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