On the Golden Globes red carpet, Ross explained her decision to wear all black by saying, “I wear black today as a ‘we’ not as an ‘I,’ as a celebration of our collective power as women, as an embodiment of sisterhood, solidarity and the work being done to create structural change.” RELATED VIDEO: WATCH: Tracee Ellis Ross Reveals What Her Mom Diana Ross Said When She Found Out About Her Emmy Nomination “We wear black for equity, parity and inclusion across all industries,” she added.“We wear black to join with the voices of ALL women, particularly women of color, LGBTQX women, disabled women and all other women who have been disproportionately affected by sexual violence.Carla Reed on the BET sitcom Reed Between the Lines (2011), for which she received her third NAACP Image Award.Since 2014, Ross has played the starring role of Dr.Ross made her big screen debut in 1996, playing a Jewish/African-American woman in the independent feature film Far Harbor.The following year, she debuted as host of The Dish, a Lifetime TV magazine series keeping tabs on popular culture.Rainbow Johnson in the comedy series Black-ish (2014–present).
Her role in the series has awarded her three NAACP Image Awards and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy.She has also received nominations for two Critics' Choice Television Awards and two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.Born Tracee Joy Silberstein in Los Angeles, California, she is the daughter of Motown singer/actress Diana Ross and music business manager Robert Ellis Silberstein. Ross attended The Dalton School in Manhattan and the Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland. She attended Brown University, where she appeared in plays, and graduated in 1994 with a theatre degree.Her next role was an independent feature film, Sue.In 2000, she landed her first major studio role in Diane Keaton's Hanging Up.I was in renegotiation, like many actors find themselves in during the fourth season of a successful show,” Ellis Ross wrote on Twitter, addressing a report from The Hollywood Reporter that claimed she was paid considerably less money than her costar Anthony Anderson — who also serves as an executive producer for the show.Although Ellis Ross did not explicitly confirm the pay gap between her and Anderson's salaries, she did go on to say, "I wanted to be compensated in a way that matches my contribution to a show that I love for many reasons, including the opportunity it allows me to reshape what it is to be a fully realized black woman on TV." "The words and thoughts that were in the original article that started this public conversation were not mine; there were never any threats.“This is not just my hurt, this is more than my hurt. And instead of it just being a feeling, it’s becoming an action.” To donate to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund, which will provide subsidized legal support to women and men in all industries who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or abuse in the workplace, visit its Go Fund Me page.Learn more about Time’s Up, an organization of women in entertainment combating sexual harassment and inequality, on its website.Following her red carpet appearance, she joined a number of Hollywood actresses who sat down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey and discussed the importance of breaking the silence and supporting women who do not have a public platform or voice.“There’s a constructive fury that has resulted in a resolute pursuit of equity,” she said.