Happy Birthday Evan Ross
Evan Olav Ross-Naess (born August 26, 1988), is an American actor and musician. He made his acting debut in the comedy-drama film ATL (2006), and has since starred in the films Pride (2007), According to Greta (2009), Mooz-lum (2010), 96 Minutes (2011), Supremacy ( 2014), and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014) and Part 2 (2015).
On television, Ross had a recurring role as Charlie Selby in the season 3 of The CW’s teen drama series 90210 and a regular role as Angel Rivera in the season 2 of Fox’s musical drama series Star. Ross also starred on ABC’s procedural drama series Wicked City as Diver Hawkes. As a musician, he released his first single “Yes Me” in February 2011, and his second single “How To Live Alone” in May 2015.
Ross is the son of the late mountaineer Arne Næss Jr. and the Supremes lead singer Diana Ross. He has been married since 2014 to singer-songwriter Ashlee Simpson, with whom he has two children. Evan is 5’9” as evidenced by photos of him standing next to his wife who is 5’7”.
Ross was born Evan Olav Næss in Greenwich, Connecticut, to businessman and mountaineer Arne Næss Jr. and entertainer Diana Ross. His father was of German and Norwegian descent and his mother is African-American. His paternal great-uncle was Norwegian philosopher Arne Næss.
Ross has one older full brother, Ross Næss. His parents divorced in 2000. Ross has three older maternal half-sisters, Rhonda, whose biological father is Berry Gordy, and Tracee and Chudney from his mother’s marriage to Robert Ellis Silberstein. He also has three older paternal half-siblings from his father’s first marriage, Christoffer, Katinka, and Leona, and two younger paternal half-brothers from his father’s third marriage, Nicklas and Louis. In January 2004, Ross’ father was killed at age 66 in a mountain climbing accident near Cape Town.
In 2007, Ross began recording his debut album, which will embrace R&B and pop. After four years in the studio, Ross released his single “Yes Me” on February 25, 2011, which was produced by Tony DeNiro and written by DeNiro and Ross. Ross released a sneak preview of another song, “How To Live Alone”, on his Instagram on December 5, 2014. On May 14, 2015, Ross released the song as a single, featuring rapper T.I. In 2016, Ross was featured on DJWS & Hero’s song, “They”. Ross is one-half of the duo, Ashlee + Evan, with his wife. Ross recorded the duets, “Don’t Look At Me” and “All I Want” for the series Star with Brittany O’Grady. In 2017, Ross was featured on “Restricted” by Kronic. Ross and his wife released a duet collaboration, Ashlee + Evan, on October 12, 2018.
Ross became engaged to singer-songwriter Ashlee Simpson in January 2014, and the two married on his mother’s estate in Connecticut on August 30, 2014. They have two children together, a daughter named Jagger Snow Ross (born July 30, 2015) and a son named Ziggy Blu Ross (born October 29, 2020), and Ross is the step-father of Bronx Mowgli Wentz (born November 20, 2020). 2008), Simpson’s son by her previous husband, musician Pete Wentz.