More works from Tracee Ellis Ross are getting shelved at ABC Signature. The actress, singer and television host has inked an exclusive multi-year deal with the television production company to produce first-look projects in film and tv series across all platforms housed at the ABC Television Network.
Ross will be doing so via her established production company, Joy Mill Entertainment.
“I love sharing stories and using storytelling as a way to connect and celebrate humanity,” said Ross. “As an actor, I’ve had the joy of inhabiting nuanced and dynamic roles. As an executive producer, I am able to build stories, gather creatives and shape worlds as a way to illuminate different realities. This deal continues my journey as a storyteller and content creator. I am thrilled to finally be sharing the news and expanding this part of my artistry at my home studio, ABC Signature. Jonnie Davis, Tracy Underwood, and their team have been incredible collaborators, and I am eager to continue our shared journey.”
Ross’s connection with ABC Signature journeys back to the onset of the NAACP Image Awards winning series ‘Black-ish’. ABC Signature, formerly known as ABC Studios, produces the comedy series as well as its spin-offs ‘Grown-ish’ and ‘Mixed-ish’. Ross co-created and narrated the ‘Mixed-ish’ spin-off that premiered in September, 2019. A third spin-off titled ‘Grown-ish’ is already in development.
For her performance as Dr. Rainbow Johnson on the ‘Black-ish’ sitcom, Ross won a Golden Globe in 2017 for best actress in a comedy or musical series and with it has taken home six NAACP Image Awards alongside four primetime Emmy nominations and two Critics’ Choice Awards nominations.
“Tracee is a beloved member of the ABC Signature family and, as everyone knows, has brought so much to our ‘ish’ universe,” said Davis, President of ABC Signature. “We also love and admire Tracee’s passion for storytelling and developing projects, so we’re thrilled that Joy Mill Entertainment will be housed at our studio. We’re already incredibly excited by the projects she’s bringing to us in this new role.”
In film projects, Ross was last seen in ‘The High Notes’, where she played Grace Davis, a superstar whose talent and ego cause her major setbacks.