Angelica Ross is a multi-talented actress, entrepreneur, and activist who has made significant contributions to the entertainment industry and the LGBTQ+ community.
She was born on November 28, 1980, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and grew up in poverty.
Despite facing numerous challenges, Ross persevered and became a successful actress, writer, and producer.
Ross is best known for her groundbreaking roles in the hit TV series Pose and American Horror Story.
In Pose, she played the character of Candy Ferocity, a transgender woman who dreams of becoming a star.
Her performance in the show earned her critical acclaim and helped to raise awareness about the struggles faced by the transgender community.
In addition to her acting career, Ross is also a successful entrepreneur.
She is the founder and CEO of TransTech Social Enterprises, a company that provides education, training, and support to transgender people who are interested in pursuing careers in technology.
Through TransTech, Ross has helped to empower countless individuals and has become a leading voice in the fight for transgender rights.
Ross is also a prominent activist who has been recognized for her work in promoting equality and social justice.
She has spoken out on a variety of issues, including police brutality, discrimination and violence against the transgender community.
Her advocacy work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including the 2020 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series.
Angelica Ross parents
Unfortunately, details about Ross’ parents are not mentioned in the publicly available information as of September 2023.
However, the transgender rights activist has previously said that she was perceived as feminine from a young age.
In 1998, when she was 17, she came out as gay to her mother, who was an evangelical Christian.
Her mother did not receive the news well, and according to Ross, “she told me I should commit suicide or she would because she couldn’t have someone like me as her child”.
Ross considered ending her own life and overdosed on medication, but survived.
Despite the initial rejection, Ross and her mother have since reconciled.
In a recent segment on Oprah’s Black Women OWN the Conversation, Ross said that she and her mother have a “very loving and healed relationship”.
Ross has also reached out to provide words of comfort and encouragement to other trans individuals and their families, including Trinity, a young trans girl, and her mother.
While Ross’s coming out was initially met with rejection and hostility from her mother, the two have since reconciled and have a loving relationship.
Ross has also used her experiences to provide support and encouragement to other trans individuals and their families.