Tracee Ellis Ross

Host Biography

Golden Globe Award-winning and Emmy-nominated actress Tracee Ellis Ross will return to host the 2018 American Music Awards. Known for her love of music, impeccable comedic timing and bold sense of style, the star of hit ABC comedy series black-ish will once again take the stage to preside over an evening of nonstop musical magic and unforgettable moments. The 2018 American Music Awards, the world's largest fan-voted awards show where music enthusiasts watch their favorite artists and pop culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene, will be broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC.

Tracee Ellis Ross is the star of the hit ABC comedy series black-ish, which airs Tuesday nights this fall. For her role, Ross won the 2017 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. Most recently, Ross was nominated for a 2017 Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. This followed her 2015 and 2016 Emmy nominations in the same category. She also received the 2015 and 2016 NAACP Image Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. In addition, Ross was honored and acknowledged at the 2016 ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood luncheon receiving the Fierce and Fearless Award. Ross is known for her starring role on the hit sitcom Girlfriends, which ran for eight seasons on the UPN/CW Network.

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