Tracee Ellis Ross
Birth Name: Tracee Joy Silberstein
Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Birth: October 29, 1972
*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)
Tracee Ellis Ross is an American actress, model, comedian, director, and television host. She is the daughter of American singer and actress Diana Ross and music business manager Robert Ellis Silberstein. Her maternal half-siblings are musician and actress Rhonda Ross Kendrick and actor Evan Ross.
Tracee’s paternal grandfather was George Silberstein (the son of Max Silberstein and Anna Goodman). Max was born in New York, to Austrian Jewish parents. Anna was an Austrian Jewish immigrant.
Tracee’s paternal grandmother was named Charlotte Lasky (the daughter of Harry S. Lasky and Fannie). Charlotte was of Russian Jewish descent.
Tracee’s maternal grandfather was Fred Earl Ross (the son of The Rev. William Edward “Ed” Ross and Ida D. J. W. Snead). Fred was born in West Virginia. William was born in Tennessee, the son of Frederick/Fred/Fredrick Ross and Hannah Varnell. Ida was born in Virginia.
Tracee’s maternal grandmother was Ernestine Lillian Moten (the daughter of The Rev. M. William Moten and Isabella/Isabell/Bell Pruit/Pruitt Caldwell/Codwell Collins). Ernestine was born in Alabama. Tracee’s great-grandfather The Rev. M. William was the son of Peter Moten. Isabella was the daughter of Hamp Caldwell and Cealia Jones.
Genealogy of Tracee Ellis Ross – http://www.geni.com
Genealogy of Tracee’s mother (at least partially incorrect) – http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Tracee’s maternal great-grandparents, The Rev. William Edward “Ed” Ross and Ida D. J. W. Snead, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Tracee’s maternal great-grandfather, The Rev. William Edward “Ed” Ross, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Marriage record of Tracee’s maternal great-great-grandparents, Frederick/Fred/Fredrick Ross and Hannah Varnell – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of Tracee’s maternal grandmother, Ernestine Lillian (Moten) Ross – https://www.findagrave.com