As the daughter of Motown legend Diana Ross and music business manager Robert Ellis Silberstein, Tracee grew up around show business. However, her school was always important to her and she graduated from Brown with a degree in theater. Tracee’s breakthrough was her role on CW’s “Girlfriends” which also earned her two NAACP Image Awards and one BET Comedy Award.
She then starred in “Blackish,” which earned her more NAACP Image Awards along with many Primetime Emmy nominations. Her career is far from being over, and if you are looking for a laugh, check out her work!
Sarah Cooper is originally from the corporate world and began performing stand-up when she was working for Yahoo! Later when she was working at Google, she left to pursue writing and comedy full time. Even though it took her a while to break through, and she almost quit a few times, TikTok ended up giving her the break she needed.
She went viral and has been a rising star since 2020. She even has two best-selling books, “How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings” and “100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meeting.” Keep an eye out for her, and go check out her Netflix special “Everything's Fine” if you are looking for a good laugh.
A New York native, Ilana Glazer, actually has her degree in psychology! She began her comedy journey when she took an improv class at the Upright Citizens Brigade in 2006 when she was studying at New York University. From there, Ilana has been killing it in the industry.
She is best known for co-creating and co-starring in “Broad City” and earned a couple of Emmy nominations for that show! As a rising star, you should get familiar with her name; it will be around for a while!
Most people don't know this, but besides being absolutely hilarious, Zooey Deschanel is a musician as well! She can sing, play ukulele, and performs in Jazz cabaret. Zooey is best known for her roles in “Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,” “500 Days of Summer,” and “New Girl.”
She has received many nominations for playing Jess in “New Girl,” including Emmys and Golden Globe nominations. While she does more acting now, she loves to relax by singing and getting back to her roots as a musician.
Sofia was the highest-paid actress on television for seven years straight, between 2013 and 2020. Best know for playing Gloria on ABC's “Modern Family”, she got her start as a model when a photographer discovered her while walking on a beach. Funnily enough, her first appearance was on a Pepsi commercial aired in Latin America.
She quickly put away the soda and has since acted on TV and in numerous films! Keep getting those checks, Sofia, and we will keep laughing along with you!