AfroRiri WCW is Tracee Ellis Ross

At AfroRiri Haircare , our Wednesdays are dedicated to naturalistas we admire and love. Hopefully, by seeing our WCW you are encouraged to continue your natural hair journey.

Our WCW is Tracee Ellis Ross. She is an American actress, model, comedian, motivational speaker, producer and television host.

She was born October 29, 1972. She is the daughter of a singer and actress, Diana Ross. Tracee attended New Walden Lincoln in Manhattan and the Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland. She was a model in her teens. She attended Brown University where she appeared in plays, and graduated in 1994 with a theatre degree. She later worked in the fashion industry, as a model and contributing fashion editor to Mirabella and New York magazine.

She is best known for her lead role as Joan Clayton on the UPN/CW comedy series, Girlfriends. She starred in the show from 2000 to 2008. She starred in the 2007 comedy-drama film Daddy’s Little Girls, and in 2011 had a leading role as Dr. Carla Reed on the BET sitcom Reed Between the Lines. In 2014, Ross began starring as Dr. Rainbow Johnson in the ABC comedy series, Black-ish.

For many naturalistas, Tracee was a shining example of how they wanted their hair to look when “Girlfriends” debuted. The actress was always rocking her God-given texture and slayed. She has been rocking her natural hair since she was 13 years and her mum was her inspiration.

To be able to see other women that have their hair like me, it gives me a sense of belonging, and I love that is a part of television now. “I’m loving the natural hair movement. It’s really encouraging and is expanding the definition of beauty.” Tracee said

She rocks her natural hair on red carpets, interviews, movie sets and photo shoots.

She is the definition of a true naturalista who looks naturally fabulous!

So you see that having and wearing your own natural hair does not make you less successful.

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