Angelica Ross is an American actress, businesswoman, and transgender rights advocate.
She was born on November 28, 1980, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and raised in nearby Racine.
Ross is a self-taught computer programmer and the founder and CEO of TransTech Social Enterprises, a firm that helps employ transgender people in the tech industry.
She has appeared across numerous mediums, including film, television and theatre.
Ross’s acting breakthrough came in the form of Ryan Murphy’s Award-Winning FX hit, Pose, which follows NYC’s Black and Latino LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming ballroom culture scene, in the ’80s and early ’90s.
The 43-year-old made TV history, as the show features the largest transgender cast ever for a scripted series.
Ross is also a leading figure of success and strength in the movement for transgender and racial equality.
She has received several awards and nominations, including the Financial Times Top 10 LGBT+ Executives award in 2018.
Angelica Ross says that Emma Roberts misgendered her on the set of ‘American Horror Story: 1984.’
Angelica stated that when the two of them were both referred to as ladies on set, Emma replied saying, “Don’t you mean, lady?” while looking at Angelica. pic.twitter.com/VepGDrx2G2
— Pop Base (@PopBase) September 20, 2023
Angelica Ross net worth
Ross has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Why is Angelica Ross famous?
Angelica is famous for her work in the entertainment industry, as well as her advocacy for the transgender community.
Ross is the founder and CEO of TransTech Social Enterprises, a firm that helps employ transgender people in the tech industry.
She taught herself coding and started her journey in the technology industry in web management.
Ross is also vocal advocate for transgender rights and has been recognized for her work in this area.
She founded Black Trans Circles, a leadership and healing space for Black trans women.
Ross has also spoken out about the need for greater representation of transgender people in the media.
In addition to TransTech, Ross has founded other companies, including Miss Ross Inc., a hair and beauty company.
She has also shared her experiences as an entrepreneur and offered advice for overcoming challenges in both life and business