The Spring 2008 Cultural Program at Nassau Community College Presents "Fame vs. Success" Actress/Model Tracee Ellis Ross


Immediate: February 5, 2008Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 e-mail:

The Spring 2008 Cultural Program at Nassau Community College Presents "Fame vs. Success" Actress/Model Tracee Ellis Ross, February 25

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Garden City, NY — The Nassau Community College Cultural Program is proud to present actress/model and motivational speaker Tracee Ellis Ross, who will speak about Fame vs. Success on Monday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the College Center Building.  Seating for this event is limited and priority seating will be given to NCC students.

Tracee Ellis Ross, daughter of music legend Diana Ross, is a versatile talent currently starring in the CW network’s hit comedy Girlfriends. Her portrayal of Joan Clayton, an ambitious lawyer turned restaurant owner venturing through life and romance, has earned Ross six NAACP Image Award nominations, including one win in 2007 for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series. Ross also has a BET (Black Entertainment Television) comedy award, a Women’s Image Network (WIN) award nomination for best actress in a comedy series and two PRISM award nominations for outstanding performance in a comedy series. In addition, Ross has appeared in films with Jennifer Connelly, Meg Ryan and Queen Latifah, among others. As a model, Ross worked with some of the most highly regarded photographers in the fashion industry and appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, Essence, and O.

Growing up bi-racial and bi-cultural, Ross spent the first 12 years of her life living in New York as Tracee Silberstein. During her presentations, Ross often shares her unique experience of dealing with the complexities of her parents’ marriage while revealing clever and entertaining anecdotes about her connection to her Jewish heritage.

Fame vs. Success is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled.  For more information about the Cultural Program at NCC, please call 516.572.7153.

About Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where over 21,000 full- and part-time students and 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 65 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.