‘Golden Globes’: Tracee Ellis Ross Backstage Interview

'Black-ish' star talks about growing up with mom, Diana Ross

They share more than a famous last name.

Tracee Ellis Ross and her mother, singer Diana Ross, are both Golden Globe Award winners!

Tracee, 44, took home the biggest honor of her career last night when she was honored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as “Best Actress In A Television Series, Comedy or Musical.”

She plays Rainbow Johnson, a mother of four, on the hit ABC comedy, BLACK-ISH.

Her mom, 72, was named “Best New Actress” in 1972 for her performance in LADY SINGS THE BLUES.

“It is cool to be a member of a family with two Golden Globe winners,” Tracee told reporters backstage before describing what it means to her to forge her own path in Hollywood.

“It feels like it was what I was raised to do, to be myself,” she said.

“I never felt like I was in my mother’s shadow.  I know that comes up when you have a very famous or prominent parent that people say things like that.  ‘How does it feel to be in your parents shadow?’

“I have actually always felt like I was in my mother’s embrace.  Part of the way she raised me and all five of her kids is really to follow my heart and follow my dreams and do hard work to get there, so I feel like it is actually kind of sweet and charming and wonderful to have a different experience and yet have so much as the same as my mom.”

BLACK-ISH airs Wednesday nights on ABC.



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