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December 26, 2020

Tracee Ellis Ross Puts Slim Figure on Display in Biker Shorts and Croptop

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Tracy Ellis Ross lounges about wearing black biker shorts and a matching crop top on Instagram. She's at the top of her game as an actress, entrepreneur, and speaker. However, the past 20 years did not come easy for her.

"Black-ish" star Tracy Ellis Ross dons all-black, showing off her lean body in spandex biker shorts and a crop top, with her signature curly fro tucked into a French braid.  

In the snap, the 47-year-old gazes out of a window with her arms folded behind her head, as she leans against a large grey cushion. She accessorized her look with a flat-brimmed hat and a tiny Yves Saint Laurent crossbody bag.

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Tracy Ellis Ross and actor Anthony Anderson during a scene on "Black-ish" on May, 2020. | Photo: Getty Images.

 

As for how she maintains her fit body, the style figure has shared some of her exercise routines on social media as a way to engage her fans throughout lockdown. Speaking at Oprah Winfrey's "2020 Visionaries Tour," Ross said:

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"I personally work out a lot because I like to feel strong. In order to get through a 15 hour day, I gotta feel strong. Otherwise, you wilt."

After spending 8 years on UPN's "Girlfriends" in the late '90s and into the 2000s, Ross was taken aback by the lack of Hollywood roles she had anticipated she'd be choosing from.  

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Although the sitcom averaged 4 million viewers, Ross came to later understand the show wasn't considered mainstream on account of it being viewed as a "black show."

Ross has endured invasive questions and judgments around her single and child-free status.

On top of that, "Girlfriends" never concluded properly with a series finale, nor was there a wrap party.  Ross also noted how they could never get any airtime on any of the late-night talk shows because they were considered under the radar.

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Following her portrayal on the sitcom of attorney Joan Clayton who couldn't wait to walk down the aisle, Ross has endured invasive questions and judgments around her single and child-free status. She shared with Oprah, saying: 

"I, like many of us was taught to grow up dreaming of my wedding, not of my life, and I spent many years waiting to be chosen.  Well, here's the thing, I'm the choser. I am happily, gloriously single."      

It wasn't until after 2014 when she starred in "Black-ish" that Ross began garnering attention. Suddenly, she was booking the covers of white magazines, received an Emmy nomination in 2016, and won a Golden Globe for best actress in 2017. 

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The Pattern Beauty founder speaks of growing up in a tight-knit family with her  3 siblings her mom, Diana Ross had with music executive Robert Silberstein. 

Ross adopted a good work ethic early on following Diana's jokes about not leaving any of her wealth to the kids. Ross adds this also ensured she didn't turn into a spoiled brat.

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Earlier this month, Ross again took to Instagram showcasing another playful fashion moment, as she modeled a pair of Bottega Veneta rubber boots that we've seen a number of famous people gravitate towards.

This year also saw Ross conquer one of her scariest goals - which was to sing, through her portrayal of Grace Davis in the 2020 release, "The High Note." She performs 6 original songs in the movie, which she is ecstatic about. 

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