Desiree Ross

Ross in 2016, photo by kathclick/

Place of Birth: Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 27, 1999

Ethnicity: African-American

Desiree Ross is an American actress. She stars on the show Greenleaf.

Regarding her ethnic background, she has said that she is “black, just light skin on both parents sides.”

Desiree’s paternal grandfather is named John Ross.

Desiree’s maternal grandfather is named Charles Smiley, Jr. (the son of Charles Smiley).

Desiree’s maternal grandmother was Barbara Aileen Bailer (the daughter of Lloyd Harding Bailer and Marvelyne Amanda Matthews). Barbara was born in Washington, D.C. Lloyd H. Bailer was born in Illinois, and was an economist and arbitrator. He was the son of Lloyd Emerson Bailer and Mabel Ernestine Wilson. Marvelyne was born in California, the daughter of Raymond S. Matthews and Aileen Anderson.

Sources: Obituary of Desiree’s maternal grandmother, Barbara Aileen (Bailer) Smiley –

Obituary of Desiree’s maternal great-grandfather, Lloyd Harding Bailer –

Obituary of Desiree’s maternal great-grandmother, Marvelyne Amanda (Matthews) Bailer –

6 Responses

  1. jonasbttencourt says:

    Well that’s clearly not it.

  2. Akwaba says:

    She looks part Asian

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