Desiree Ross is one of many young actresses, striving to get the best out of her time in the industry. She wants her acting roles to have an impact and make a difference in the world.
Better noted for her role as 'Sophia Greenleaf' in the television series, Greenleaf, she loves it when her audiences relate to her character in a positive way.
Desiree Ross's Bio (Age): Family (Parents)
Born on 27 May 1999 in South Carolina, Desiree Ross is the eldest of two children. She has a brother named Desmond Ross (born 18th September 2014).
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Desiree's mother, Brooke Ross, is a teacher, and her father, John Ross, is an owner and founder of Paradise Hawaiian Shaved Ice. Also, a real estate sales agent, he previously worked at Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation and studied Business at American InterContinental University. He is a native of Richmond, Indiana, and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Desiree Ross, her mother, Brooke Ross, and father, John Ross, back in 2001 (Photo: Desiree Ross's Instagram)
Desiree said during an interview that her career in Holywood today would never have been a reality if her parents had not pushed her towards the goal.
Speaking exclusively with JET on 19th April 2017, Desiree Ross confessed how being a "Black woman" made it tougher for her to be in Hollywood. She cited how going in for the auditions, where the makers are looking for “all ethnicities," makes her immediately feel a lot of pressure. She stated,
"...because I’m like, they’re not gonna cast me for this because I’m Black"
Desiree Ross plays the series regular 'Sophia Greenleaf" on the religious family-drama, Greenleaf. Sophia is a teenage daughter of the lead character, 'Grace “Gigi” Greenleaf,' who returns home decades later following the mysterious death of her sister, 'Faith.'
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Desiree, meanwhile, began her journey in the Oprah Winfrey's show in 2015. She was ready to sign contracts as a lead on a Nickelodeon show when she was contacted by her agents, saying that her two-minute audition left a strong impression on Oprah.
As per OWN, the show which completed four seasons is to renew its fifth season at some point in 2020.
Quick Facts On Desiree Ross
The Falling Skies actress enjoys writing and reading. Also, she binge watch on Netflix, way too much.
She started her acting career in 2012; her big break was in Lifetime’s A Country Christmas Story before scoring a part in Greenleaf.
When not on set or exploring different eateries that Atlanta has to offer, Desiree would be volunteering in her neighborhood or trying her hand at new makeup techniques; of all, her favorite food is Pizza.
She works as a mentor to a Chicago Art School and also gives motivational speeches, annually, to kids in Georgia's foster system, kids in Nicaragua, amongst a few others.
The stunner stands at the height of 5 feet and 4 inches (1.63 meters).