Desiree Ross

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Desiree Ross
Born (1999-05-27) May 27, 1999 (age 19)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S
Occupation Actress
Years active 2012–present

Desiree Ross (born May 27, 1999) is an American actress. She is starring as Sophia Greenleaf in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Greenleaf.

Life and career[edit]

Ross was born and grew up in Columbia, South Carolina.[1] She is the elder of two children in her family.[2] 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.[3] The following year, Ross had a recurring role as Mira in the TNT post-apocalyptic drama series Falling Skies.[4]

In 2015, Ross was cast in a series regular role in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Greenleaf.[5][6] 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.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
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


  1. ^ "SIMPLY JESSICA: Desiree Ross talks about her new series - Wave Newspapers". 9 June 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Desiree Ross -". 30 March 2016. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  3. ^ "A Country Christmas Story: Dolly Parton stars in new Lifetime holiday film - Channel Guide Magazine". 7 November 2013. Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Desiree Ross". Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (24 August 2015). "Lynn Whitfield, Desiree Ross & Merle Dandridge Cast In OWN Drama 'Greenleaf'". Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  6. ^ Obenson, Tambay A. (24 August 2015). "Lynn Whitfield, Merle Dandridge and Desiree Ross Cast in OWN's Church Drama, 'Greenleaf'". Retrieved 27 June 2016.
  7. ^ Denise Petski. "'Greenleaf': OWN's Megachurch Drama Series Gets Premiere Date - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 19 February 2016.

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