Evan Ross — American actor and singer
Evan Ross (real name Evan Olav Næss) was born 26 August 1988 in Greenwich, Connecticut. His mother is a famous artist, Diana Ross. Two of his sisters became actresses and another one is a singer. So Evan’s destiny was more or less predetermined. Instead of making up a pseudonym, Evan used his mother’s last name.
Evan was working on TV when he was still in high school. His big screen debut was the role of Ant, the younger brother of the leading character in the crime drama ATL, which came out in the spring of 2006. The movie earned great reviews from the critics and received several awards and nominations. Ross’ debut was marked highly successful.
A year later, Ross received the role of Reggie in the drama Pride. He also portrayed the character Amare in the TV film Life Support, in which he played alongside Queen Latifah. The role brought him great reviews from the movie critics and a nomination for NAACP Image Award as "Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special".
In 2008, the drama Gardens of the Night premiered. Evan played the small role of Donnie. The movie won prizes at several international film festivals. In the thriller Linewatch, Ross had one of the leading roles. The same year, in the TV series Girlfriends, in which Ross’ sister had the leading role, Evan portrayed Marco, which was a small part.