7 Times Tracee Ellis Ross Proved She Was the Ultimate Sitcom Mom


She's smart, funny and flawed, and we love her for it!

Tracee Ellis Ross didn’t need more fans.

She’d already won over a ton of folks after starring on Girlfriends for eight funny seasons. But there is something wonderful about her latest and most heralded role as Dr. Rainbow Johnson on Black-ish that has helped Ellis, 43, cement her place in pop culture as the perfectly imperfect TV wife and working mom.

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Here are seven Black-ish moments and reasons Ellis won us over just in time for her upcoming ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood honor:

That time Rainbow tried to hard to impress her friends from college (season one):

And remember when Bow refused to believe Junior (Marcus Scribner) was a Republican (season one)?: 

Rainbow and Dre (Anthony Anderson) posed as regular churchgoers for some white parents from their kids’ school and that was hilarious (season two):

Rainbow’s mother-in-law Ruby (Jenifer Lewis) is a piece of work, but Rainbow figures out humorous ways to interact with Ruby—most of time:

Rainbow also isn’t afraid to call Dre on his crap like she did when she was overwhelmed by mom duties (season one):

Then there was that time Dre dropped the ball on Valentine’s Day. But Bow let him know (season one): 

Through it all, Rainbow has Dre’s back and that of their four children. She’s smart, funny and flawed and we love her for it:

Black-ish airs 9:30 pm Wednesdays on ABC.