Quote: "I got up and I ran and danced weirdly around my dining room. Then I opened my front door and I don't know where I thought I was trying to go, so I closed the door and I called my mum. She was really cute and we screamed for a little bit." Tracee Ellis Ross celebrated her first Emmy nomination with her superstar mother, Diana Ross. She is shortlisted for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for black-ish, which was also named among the contenders for Outstanding Comedy Series and garnered a nod for her co-star Anthony Anderson.
Fact: Actress Tracee Ellis Ross has recreated her mum Diana Ross' 1981 music video for Work That Body as part of a YouTube tribute to the soul diva. The 42 year old lifts weights and works out in scenes spliced intermittently with footage form the original. She isn't the only daughter reworking mum's original 80s hit - Olivia Newton John's kid Chloe has recently recorded a new dance music rendition of her mother's chart-topper Magic.
Quote: "My mum was an amazing mum. Who everyone knows as 'Diana Ross', doesn't hold a candle. The iconicness of my mother, the national treasureness of my mother, is really nothing compared to the kind of mother she is." Actress Tracee Ellis Ross sings the praises of her music legend mum Diana Ross.
Quote: "I remember my mum saying one day, 'My God, I divorced the man and here he is sitting right next to me', because I act so much like him!" Actress Tracee Ellis Ross admits the similarities in behaviour between herself and her father, Robert Ellis Silberstein, often annoy her superstar mum, Diana Ross. The Black-ish star's parents divorced in 1977 after six years of marriage.
Quote: "I don't think she quite realised... She choked up so hard, it was so cute. She started and then she was like, 'Oh God...' It was, like, floodlights (of tears) and then she pulled it together... I was weeping and he didn't even come from my womb... She was, like, neck-deep in the planning of this wedding." Actress Tracee Ellis Ross reveals her mum, Diana Ross, was a huge part of her brother Evan's recent wedding. The singer became an ordained minister so she could oversee her son's nuptials, which took place at her home in Connecticut on 31 August (14).
Fact: Tracee Ellis Ross, who played Laurence Fishburne's wife on Tv drama Csi: Crime Scene Investigation, is now playing the actor's daughter-in-law on new U.S. comedy show Black-ish.
Quote: "The thing that I think is really beautiful and amazing about her (is) she has a heart of gold, that girl. I swear to God, she's like a mushy love, and she's so sweet." Actress Tracee Ellis Ross approves of her brother Evan's new fiancee, singer Ashlee Simpson.