Tracey Edmonds

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Tracey Edmonds
Born Tracey Elaine McQuarn
(1967-02-18) February 18, 1967 (age 48)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma mater Stanford University
Occupation Businesswoman , model, television personality
Spouse(s) Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds (m. 1992–2005)
Eddie Murphy (m. 2008; marriage invalid)

Tracey Elaine Edmonds (née McQuarn; February 18, 1967) is an American businesswoman, model[citation needed] and television personality. She is the CEO of Edmonds Entertainment Group Inc and COO of Our Stories Films and is a host on the television show Extra. She currently sits on the National board of directors for the Producers Guild of America.[1]

Early life[edit]

Edmonds was born in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of Jacqueline and George McQuarn and sister of Michael McQuarn. Her parents are divorced.[2] She graduated from Stanford University with a degree in psychobiology in 1987.[3][4]

Edmonds met Babyface in 1990 when she auditioned for the music video "Whip Appeal." The two married on September 5, 1992 and they have two sons, Brandon and Dylan. On January 7, 2005, she filed for divorce in Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences.[5]

Edmonds exchanged marriage vows with actor and comedian Eddie Murphy on January 1, 2008, in a private ceremony on an island off Bora Bora.[6] On January 16, the couple released a statement saying, "After much consideration and discussion, we have jointly decided that we will forgo having a legal ceremony as it is not necessary to define our relationship further," and called the Bora Bora wedding a "symbolic union". The two had planned on having a legal ceremony upon their return to the U.S. but did not, and their wedding was never official.[7]

Edmonds is now an executive producer of Deion Sanders' OWN reality show[8] Edmonds is also dating Sanders.[9]

Tracey Edmonds resides in Beverly Hills, California where she shares joint custody of her sons of her marriage to Babyface, Brandon and Dylan.[10]


Edmonds created Edmonds Entertainment group in 1993 with her then-husband, musician and music producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds. Edmonds Entertainment's first production was Soul Food, a critical and commercial success that earned five NAACP Image Awards. She also served as the executive producer for the soundtrack to the film.

In 2006, Edmonds was named president and COO of Our Stories Films.[11] In March 2013, Edmonds founded the inspirational YouTube channel TV.

Edmonds has won numerous awards for her achievements in the industry, including Ebony Magazine’s Outstanding Women In Marketing & Communications Entrepreneur Award (2002); an award from Girls, Inc. (2004); an honorary doctorate in Business from Southern University (2004); the Volunteers of America Legacy of Leadership Award (2004); the National Organization for Women’s Excellence in Media Award (2005); the Caucus for Television Producers, Writers and Directors Diversity Award (2006); and Indiana Black Expo’s Women of Vision Award for Outstanding Work in Film, Television & Business (2014). Edmonds serves on the Board of Governors for the Producers Guild of America. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the American Film Institute; she is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; and she serves as a Global Ambassador for CARE.

Edmonds is creator, executive producer and on-camera participant in the reality show Deion's Family Playbook on Oprah Winfrey Network.

Filmography (producer)[edit]