Tracee Ellis Ross Upscale Cover For Aug

The (Style) Streets Are Talking: Tracee Ellis Ross For ‘Upscale’


Tracee Ellis Ross covers the current issue of Upscale magazine, as they celebrate their 25th anniversary. The Atlanta-based magazine talked to the star about her new ABC comedy “Black-ish” with Anthony Anderson, famous assets and love lessons.

The free spirit seems pleasant, as usual, and incredibly confident about her body (because it must be hard to embrace gorgeous curly hair and a stacked figure).

On her new sitcom, Black-ish: “The beauty of the show is that it’s just a family comedy, but it has another layer to it. I don’t know what I necessarily want people to think or talk about after watching it but for me in general with cultural identity, racial identity and feminist identity, dialogue is important. People communicating in a light and open way about issues that have a lot of depth and weight to them is a great thing.”

On loving her body: “I’m proud of my body— I work very hard to keep my body at 41 years old, because my booty could drop… Gravity is not a joke.”

On lessons learned about romance: “Any one rule [as it pertains to romantic relationships] that people think works everywhere is just not true. In general, with everything it’s an intimate discovery of trusting yourself and allowing yourself the room to have curiosity about life and self.”

“Black-ish” premieres Sept 24 on ABC and her issue of Upscale hits newsstands Aug 1.