Angelica Ross

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Angelica Ross

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Angelica Ross
Born 1980/1981 (age 36–37)[1]
Racine, Wisconsin[1]
Residence Washington, D.C.[2]
Nationality American
Occupation Entrepreneur
Organization TransTech Social Enterprises

Angelica Ross is an American businesswoman, actress, and transgender rights advocate. She is the founder and CEO of TransTech Social Enterprises, a firm that helps employ transgender people.[2][1]

Early life[edit]

Ross, a trans woman, has said she was perceived as feminine from a young age.[1][3] In 1998, at the age of 17, she came out as gay to her mother, an evangelical Christian; “She told me I should commit suicide or she would, because she couldn’t have someone like me as her child.”[4][1] Ross considered ending her own life and overdosed on medication, but survived.[1][3]

Ross ran away from home and joined the U.S. Navy. Six months later, she requested and received an “uncharacterized” discharge under the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy then in force, after being harassed by enlisted men who coerced her into saying she was gay.[4][3] Ross moved back home, and made friends with a drag queen who helped her begin her gender transition. Her parents then threw her out of the house.[4]


Ross moved to Hollywood, Florida and worked as a model and escort until 2003.[4] She started a web development and graphic design business, and began taking acting classes.[4] She later moved to Chicago to become the employment coordinator for the Trans Life Center.[4]

Ross launched TransTech Social Enterprises in Chicago in 2014.[2] The nonprofit creative design firm trains and contracts transgender and other workers.[2][5] Melissa Harris-Perry brought more attention to the firm in 2015, choosing Ross as her show’s first “Foot Soldier” of the year.[2][6] Ross was a featured speaker at the 2015 White House LGBTQ Tech and Innovation Summit.[7]

In 2016, Ross began acting in Her Story, a web series about trans women in Los Angeles.[1][8] The series was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama.[9][10] Ross also made a guest appearance that year on the TV series Transparent.[11]

In June 2017, Ross began providing voice work for the Amazon Video animated series Danger & Eggs.[12][13]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Ross was once engaged, but called off the engagement as her fiancé did not want others to know that Ross was transgender.[17]

Actress (10 credits)
 2018 Pose (TV Series) (pre-production)

Pilot (2018) … Candy
 2017 Transparent (TV Series)
Diana Ross Diva

Born Again (2017) … Diana Ross Diva (as Angelica Love Ross)
 2017 Claws (TV Series)

Ambrosia (2017) … Relevance
Self-Portrait (2017) … Relevance
Funerary (2017) … Relevance
 2017 The Heart of a Woman (Short)
Terri-Transgender Lead
 2017 Missed Connections (Short)
 2017 Danger & Eggs (TV Series)

Chosen Family (2017) … Mayor (voice)
Pete Peril/PhillipCon (2017) … Mayor
Keep Off the Grass/Pennies (2017) … Mayor
 2017 Doubt (TV Series)

Clean Burn (2017) … Valentina
 2016 Her Story (TV Series)

Episode #1.6 (2016) … Paige
Episode #1.4 (2016) … Paige
Episode #1.3 (2016) … Paige
Episode #1.2 (2016) … Paige
Episode #1.1 (2016) … Paige
 2010 Bella Maddo (TV Series)
Party Guest
 2005 Natale a Miami
Hide Hide Show Show Composer (1 credit)
 2010 Bella Maddo (TV Series) (original music by)
Hide Hide Show Show Producer (1 credit)
 2017 Missed Connections (Short) (executive producer)
Hide Hide Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
 2010 The Seminarian (ADR voice)
Hide Hide Show Show Self (5 credits)
 2013 Just Gender (Documentary) (completed)
 2016 The Daily Show (TV Series)

Angelica Ross (2016) … Herself
 2015 I Am Cait (TV Mini-Series documentary)

The Road Trip: Part 2 (2015) … Herself
The Road Trip: Part 1 (2015) … Herself
 2006 Instant Beauty Pageant (TV Series)

West Palm Beach (2006) … Herself (as Angelica Love Ross)
 2006 Ham on the Street (TV Series documentary)

Exotic Foods (2006) … Herself (as Angelica Love Ross)

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