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FactYolonda Ross stars in two "Cadillac" commercials with the actor Jeremy Strong.

Yolonda Ross is an American actress, director, and screenwriter. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, on January 1, 1971, to parents who were both active in the arts. Her father was a jazz musician and her mother was a dancer. Ross began her own training in both disciplines at an early age. She attended the High School of Performing Arts in New York City, where she studied acting and dance. After graduation, she worked as a professional dancer for several years before making her acting debut in the early 1990s.

Ross has appeared in a number of films and television series over the course of her career. She is perhaps best known for her work on the HBO series Treme, for which she received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Other notable credits include The Wire, Blue Bloods, and The Get Down. In addition to her work as an actress, Ross has also directed and written several short films.

Ross has been married twice. Her first marriage was to actor David Alan Grier, with whom she has one child. Her second marriage is to musician Meshell Ndegeocello, with whom she has two children. Ross has a net worth of $4 million.

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Full NameYolonda Ross
ProfessionFilm producer, Film director, Writer, Actor


AwardsGotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor
NominationsIndependent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female, Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance
MoviesGo for Sisters, Lila & Eve, Whitney, Stranger Inside, Antwone Fisher, Shortbus, Whatever Works, Yelling to the Sky, Kiss Me, Kill Me, Little Men, Slippery Slope, The Bad Batch, Phil Spector, The United States of Leland, Four, Choke, Afronauts, She Likes Girls 3, The Ultimate Lesbian Short Film Festi...

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1"I got what works, and I works what I got".
2"I'm either getting in trouble for the faces I make,or I'm getting paid for them".


1Yolonda Ross stars in two "Cadillac" commercials with the actor Jeremy Strong.




The Secret Life of Mepost-productionMargo
How to Disappear Completely2016ShortCassandra
The Bad Batch2016Maria
The Get Down2016TV SeriesMs. Green
Walk for Me2016ShortAndrea
Little Men2016
Woman Outside2015Short
Kiss Me, Kill Me2015Detective Annette Riley
The Youth2015ShortIshan
Lila & Eve2015Patrice
Whitney2015TV MovieRobyn Crawford
Happyish2015TV SeriesBella
Just the Three of Us2014ShortIvy
Afronauts2014ShortAuntie Sunday
Of Darkness and Light2014ShortMs. Littlefield
All Roads Lead2013Samantha Hollitt
Phil Spector2013TV MovieKelly
Go for Sisters2013Fontayne
Breaking Night2012ShortGirl
Four2012/IMrs. Phillips
Treme2011TV SeriesDana Lyndsey
Yelling to the Sky2011Lorene O'Hara
Lie to Me2010TV SeriesSimone Askew
Law & Order2010TV SeriesP.O. Liz Canto
The Farm2009TV MovieWade Dawson
The Greims2009ShortGabrielle
Whatever Works2009Boy's Mother
The Unit2009TV SeriesNora
Happy Birthday2008/IIIShortMadeleine
New Amsterdam2008TV SeriesLily Mae Brown
Choke2008Cute Teacher
I'm Not There.2007Angela Reeves
Gardener of Eden2007Jasmine
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2005-2007TV SeriesPatricia / Regina Alcarese
Slippery Slope2006Ginger
Dani and Alice2005ShortAlice
Third Watch2000-2005TV SeriesLynette / Patricia Ryder
Dense2004TV ShortStacey
Mind the Gap2004Deniese
Allergic to Nuts2003ShortLavita
The Taste of Dirt2003ShortMommy
The United States of Leland2003Miranda
Antwone Fisher2002Nadine
242001TV SeriesJessie Hampton
Stranger Inside2001TV MovieTreasure
Celebrity1998unconfirmed, uncredited
New York Undercover1997TV SeriesJackie


Walk for Me2016Short producer
Breaking Night2012Short executive producer / producer


Breaking Night2012Short


Breaking Night2012Short


Dandelion Man2007special thanks


Mansfield 66/672017Documentary post-productionHerself
The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Nominee
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHerself


Won Awards

2016FilmOut Audience AwardsFilmOut San Diego, USBest EnsembleKiss Me, Kill Me (2015)
2001Breakthrough AwardGotham AwardsStranger Inside (2001)

Nominated Awards

2014Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleGo for Sisters (2013)
2002Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsNetwork/Cable - Best ActressStranger Inside (2001)
2002Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Debut PerformanceStranger Inside (2001)

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