Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross, actress, performance artist and motivational speaker, is the star of the new ABC comedy series Black-ish, which airs Wednesday nights after Modern Family. Ross is best known as the star of the hit sitcom Girlfriends which ran for eight seasons on The UPN/CW network. Her role earned her eight NAACP Image Award nominations including two wins, one in 2007 and another in 2009, in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. She also starred in and produced the BET series Reed Between the Lines, opposite Malcolm-Jamal Warner, which won her a third NAACP Image Award.