- Birthday26th Mar, 44
- Birth PlaceUnited States
- Marital statusMarried
- You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.
- You know, you do need mentors, but in the end, you really just need to believe in yourself.
- Criticism, even when you try to ignore it, can hurt. I have cried over many articles written about me, but I move on and I don't hold on to that .
- I think a responsibility comes with notoriety, but I never think of it as power. It's more like something you hold, like grains of sand. If you keep your hand closed, you can have it and possess it, but if you open your fingers in any way, you can lose it just as quickly.
Did you know?
- She was nominated a Golden Globe Award and Academy Awardf or her performance in Lady Sings the Blues.
- She was named the "Female Entertainer of the Century" by Billboard magazine.
- She was was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as member of the Supremes alongside Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson in 1988.
- She is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in 2007 and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
- She has sold more than 100 million records worldwide when her releases with the Supremes and as a solo artist are tallied.
Family & relationships
Celebrity Fight Night Foundation
Ross has performed live music shows to raise funds for Celebrity Fight Night Foundation, which was started back in 1994 and collects funds through annual charity events. Recognized as one of the elite charity events, Celebrity Fight Night is an exclusive star-studded evening presented in honor of boxing legend Muhammad Ali. Star-studded events along with live musical performances and live auctions are conducted which are attended by celebrities from around the world. The main aim is to raise money for the less fortunate people, and the organization has so far raised $46 million. Muhammad Ali Parkinson center has been the main beneficiary.
Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center
The singer has performed live music concerts to support this charity. The center was established back in 1997 by boxing legend Muhammad Ali and Phoenix philanthropist Jimmy Walker, with an aim to help people suffering from the dreaded Parkinson’s disease and to provide them free treatment. Funds raised by this organization are also utilized in finding a cure for the disease by conducting advanced research. People from all backgrounds have benefited from this NGO.