• Chudney Ross is an American film producer, production manager, teacher, and author.
• She is the daughter of Diana Ross, a famous American singer-songwriter and actress.
• She attended college, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1997.
• Chudney is married to Joshua Faulkner and they have two daughters together.
• Her mother Diana Ross is a famous musician, who has released 24 studio albums.
Who is Chudney Ross?
Chudney was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 4 November 1975 – her zodiac sign is Scorpio, and she holds American nationality. She’s a film producer, production manager, teacher and author, although possibly known best for being the daughter of Diana Ross, a famous American singer-songwriter and actress.
Early life and education
Chudney was raised in Los Angeles alongside her sister Tracee Ellis Ross, who’s today a famous actress, by their mother Diana and father Robert Ellis Silberstein, who was an American businessman and music executive. The two girls have three half-siblings: Rhonda Ross Kendrick, Ross Arne and Evan Olav.
Chudney grew up being interested in various activities, mostly into sports while attending a local high school, playing both tennis and soccer for the school’s teams.
She was also into acting, and appeared in a couple of plays performed at the school, however, it didn’t take long for her to learn that she wasn’t talented enough to pursue an acting career.
Chudney matriculated in 1993, and although she hasn’t spoken of her further education, it’s widely believed that she attended college, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1997.
Chudney hasn’t shared many details concerning her career with the public, so only a little about it is known.
She was only three years old when she made her debut TV appearance, in the 1979 TV special “Diana Ross in Concert!” In 2002, Chudney worked as a talent co-ordinator on the 2002 family series “Livin’ Large”, and the following year saw her work as an assistant production manager on the musical fantasy reality show “Fame”.
In 2004, Chudney produced the reality series “Mesmerized”, which starred Damian Bertrand, Brooke Paller and Annette Harper, and follows hypnotist Damian as he’s helping people overcome their fears.
She was featured in the 2007 TV special “BET Awards 2007”, and in 2011 she appeared in the episode “All New! Supreme Icon Diana Ross, Her Five Children & a Showstopping Performance” of the talk-show “The Oprah Winfrey Show”.
While pregnant with her daughter, Chudney learned that there was no place to leave her baby, at which she could have fun but also practice reading and writing. Chudney thus founded her own workshop for children, called Books and Cookies, and in May 2012, she published her children’s book “Lone Bean”.
The following two years saw her appear in a couple of episodes of the talk-show “Fashion News Live”, and in 2016, Chudney was featured in the TV special “Essence Ninth Annual Black Women in Hollywood”.
Love life and relationships
Chudney prefers to keep her love life away from the media’s attention, but some details concerning it are still known. She met her future other half, Joshua Faulkner in 2008, and while neither has spoken of the circumstances under which they met, it’s widely believed that they were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend.
On 19 September 2012, Chudney gave birth to their daughter Callaway Lane. Chudney and Joshua married in Maui on 21 June 2015, in a private ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members, and on 11 October 2019, Chudney gave birth to their second daughter Everlee Ernestine.
Neither of the two have spoken of any other people whom they have perhaps been with, and as of February 2022, Chudney’s married to Joshua Faulkner, and they have two daughters together.
Hobbies and other interests
Chudney’s highly active on Instagram, and apparently enjoys the attention which she’s receiving from her close to 50,000 followers; she’s uploaded nearly 1,000 pictures onto the network, most of which have been taken during her everyday life.
Her favorite season is summer, as she enjoys teaching her daughters to swim, and sun tanning at the beach with them.
She’s a huge dog-lover, and the family counts another member: their pet dog Cosmo.
Late at night, Chudney enjoys watching movies starring her favorite actors – the late Robin Williams and Jim Carrey – such as “Patch Adams”, “Bruce Almighty” and “Liar Liar”.
Age, height and net worth
Chudney’s age is 46. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of February 2022, her net worth has been estimated at more than $100,000, while her mother Diana’s net worth has been estimated at over $250 million.
Who is her mother Diana Ross?
Diana Ernestine Earle Ross was born in Detroit, Michigan USA, on 26 March 1944 – her zodiac sign is Aries, and she holds American nationality. She gained recognition as the lead singer of the female music group the Supremes, which is still today the best-charting group in the history of female groups, as 12 of their singles had topped the US Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
Diana was raised in Detroit alongside her two sisters and three brothers, by their father Fred Ross, Sr. and their mother Ernestine (nee Moten).
She studied at Cass Technical High School, and dreamed of becoming a fashion designer, which was why she took on clothing design, pattern making and millinery; Diana matriculated in 1962, but didn’t attend college.
She was 15 years old when she joined the female vocal group the Primettes, which comprised Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson and Betty McGlown. The girls auditioned at Motown Records, but were advised by its executives to return after they had all matriculated; they came to their headquarters Hitsville USA every day, and were eventually allowed to record their first songs, including “A Breathtaking Guy” and “Your Heart Belongs to Me”, which were local hits but weren’t popular nationwide. On 15 January 1961, the girls changed the group’s name to the Supremes, and were then signed to Motown, becoming highly popular in the next 10 years.
Did you know?Diana Ross and her family originally lived on Belmont Road in Detroit, Michigan where her neighbor was…
Diana left the Supremes in 1970, wanting to focus on her solo career. Her self-titled debut album was released in May 1970, and her second album “Everything is Everything” in the same year, followed by her third, “Surrender” on 6 July 1971. Diana starred in her first movie in 1972, entitled “Lady Sings the Blues”, and was nominated for both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for Best Actress. She hosted the 1974 Academy Awards, becoming the first African-American woman to do so.
She released her eighth album “Baby It’s Me” in 1977, and her ninth, “Ross” in the following year, but neither was very popular.
Diana left Motown in 1981, and signed a seven-year $20 million contract with RCA Records, while her debut album under them, “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” was released in October 1981; it went on to sell more than a million copies.
On 6 May 1982, Diana received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and her 1985 album “Eaten Alive” made her an international star.
She returned to Motown in 1988, after it had been sold to MCA Records, and released her 19th album “The Force Behind the Power” on 10 September 1991, which was certified double platinum in the UK. Diana released three more albums in the ‘90s, including her 22nd “Every Day is a New Day” on 4 May 1999.
In 2006, she released her 24th album “I Love You”, but has since been focused solely on touring and performing at various venues, and has released only a single album: the 2021 “Thank You”.
Diane started dating the Motown CEO Berry Gordy in 1965, and gave birth to their daughter Rhonda Suzanne Silberstein in 1971. However, while she was pregnant, she married Robert Ellis Silberstein, who then raised the girl as if she were his child; Diana only let Rhonda know about who her biological father was when she was 13. Diana and Robert have two children together, Tracee and Chudney, but divorced in 1977. She married her second husband, the Norwegian businessman Arne Næss Jr. in 1986, and gave birth to their sons Ross and Evan, but they divorced in 2000 after Diana discovered that a woman in Norway had given birth to Arne’s child.
In 2005, Diana dated the American actor Jon Voight, but has apparently been (officially) single since then.