One could say that Tracee Ellis Ross was destined for greatness. Daughter of famed Motown singer Diana Ross, Tracee was accustomed to Hollywood life earlier than most. She had graduated with a theater degree from Brown in 1994 and hit the ground running by becoming both a model and fashion editor for Mirabella and New York magazine. From there, Ross made the jump to both the big and small screens with her role in the 1996 flick Far Harbor and with her gig as the host of the Lifetime gossip series The Dish. In 2000, Ross was cast as the star of the hit UPN show Girlfriends, in which she won multiple awards for her role as devoted and successful lawyer Joan Clayton. Ross is still active in both the television and movie industries having starred in the TV series Reed Between the Lines and the 2009 film Labor Pains.