May 27, 1999|
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S
Life and career
Ross was born and grew up in Columbia, South Carolina. She is the elder of two children in her family. She began acting in short films before she was cast as lead in the Lifetime television film A Country Christmas Story opposite Dolly Parton, Mary Kay Place and Megyn Price. The following year, Ross had a recurring role as Mira in the TNT post-apocalyptic drama series Falling Skies.
In 2015, Ross was cast in a series regular role in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Greenleaf. She plays Sophia Greenleaf, the daughter of series lead' Grace 'Gigi' Greenleaf (played by Merle Dandridge). The series also stars Lynn Whitfield, Keith David, and Oprah Winfrey.
|2012||Park Bench||Soccer Player||Short film|
|2012||Crossing the River||Michaela||Short film|
|2013||Old Souls||Hope||Short film|
|2013||A Country Christmas Story||Grace Gibson||Television film|
|2014||Falling Skies||Mira||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2015||Chevy||Dawn||Unsold ABC pilot|
|2015||Secrets in the Fall||Katie|
|2016–present||Greenleaf||Sophia Greenleaf||Series regular|
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- "A Country Christmas Story: Dolly Parton stars in new Lifetime holiday film - Channel Guide Magazine". 7 November 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
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- Petski, Denise (24 August 2015). "Lynn Whitfield, Desiree Ross & Merle Dandridge Cast In OWN Drama 'Greenleaf'". Retrieved 27 June 2016.
- Obenson, Tambay A. (24 August 2015). "Lynn Whitfield, Merle Dandridge and Desiree Ross Cast in OWN's Church Drama, 'Greenleaf'". Retrieved 27 June 2016.
- Denise Petski. "'Greenleaf': OWN's Megachurch Drama Series Gets Premiere Date - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 19 February 2016.