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Evan Ross

Ross attending the second issue release of the Girls Gone Wild magazine party at Les Deux, Hollywood, in June 2008
Born August 26, 1988 (1988-08-26) (age 21)
Greenwich, Connecticut, United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 2006–present

Evan Olav Ross (born August 26, 1988) is an American actor. He is the son of entertainer Diana Ross and Norwegian businessman and mountaineer, Arne Næss, Jr.. He is the brother of actresses Rhonda Ross Kendrick and Tracee Ellis Ross, and of singer Leona Naess. He began acting in the late 00s, appearing in the films ATL and Pride.


Early life

Ross was born Evan Olav Næss on August 26, 1988, in Greenwich, Connecticut, to singer/actress Diana Ross and shipping magnate Arne Næss, Jr..[1][2] He has three sisters: Tracee Ellis Ross, Rhonda Ross Kendrick and Chudney Ross, and one brother, Ross Naess. He is also the half brother of Leona Naess. In 2004, Ross's father was killed in a climbing accident while in South Africa.[2]


Ross began his career as an actor while in high school. His first major role was in the film, ATL, released in March 2006, in which he co-starred with rappers T.I. and Big Boi. Ross received rave reviews for his role as a troubled teenager in Life Support, along with Queen Latifah and Tracee Ellis Ross, who portrayed Evan's elder sister in the movie and is his real life sister. Ross later co-starred in the biography, Pride, in which he portrayed a good natured teen with a speech impediment. He also appeared (uncredited on-screen) in episode 171 of Girlfriends. The episode, titled "What's Black-A-Lackin'?", also had Chrisette Michele as a guest star, and was directed by Tracee Ellis Ross.[3] Ross is involved in several other movies, including one with Cuba Gooding, Jr., and he finished a role in the indie film Life Is Hot in Cracktown. He will next be seen as Hilary Duff's love interest in the upcoming 2009 comedy drama Greta. He also appeared in the Lionel Richie video Just Go with his girlfriend, Cora Skinner..

In 2007, Ross began recording his debut album, which will encompass R&B and pop.[4]


Year Film Role Notes
1999 Double Platinum (TV Film) Audience member (uncredited)
2006 ATL Anton "Ant" Swann
2007 Pride Reggie
Life Support Amare McCarter
2008 Gardens of the Night Donnie
Linewatch Little boy
2009 Greta Julie
Life Is Hot in Cracktown Romeo
Black Water Transit Gary Vermillion


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