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Tracee Ellis Ross To Receive Honorary Degree From Spelman

Spelman announced Tracee Ellis Ross, award-winning actress and producer, and CEO and Founder of PATTERN Beauty will receive an honorary degree, Doctor of Fine Arts, recognizing her outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.

Ross is an award-winning actress and producer best known for her roles in ABC’s award-winning comedy series Black-ish and Girlfriends. For her role as Rainbow Johnson in Black-ish, as a comedic leading actress, Ross won the Golden Globe Award in 2017 as well as nine NAACP Image Awards. Her work on it has earned her six NAACP Image Awards and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy.

She was nominated for five Emmys and two Critics Choice Awards. Ross is the CEO and Founder of PATTERN Beauty, an award-winning haircare brand she launched in 2019 for the curly, coily and tight textured masses.

The actress will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree on Sunday, May 21, 2023

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