|Born||Tracey Elaine McQuarn
February 18, 1967
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 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.
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. She graduated from Stanford University with a degree in psychobiology in 1987.
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.
Edmonds exchanged marriage vows with actor and comedian Eddie Murphy on January 1, 2008, in a private ceremony on an island off Bora Bora. 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.
Tracey Edmonds resides in Beverly Hills, California where she shares joint custody of her sons of her marriage to Babyface, Brandon and Dylan.
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.
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.
- Soul Food (1997)
- Hav Plenty (1997) (executive producer)
- Light It Up (1999)
- Punks (2000)
- Soul Food: The Series (2000–2004) (executive producer)
- Josie and the Pussycats (2001)
- Maniac Magee (2003) (TV) (executive producer)
- College Hill (2004) TV Series (executive producer)
- Robbin Hoodz (2006) (announced) (executive producer)
- Lil' Kim: Countdown to Lockdown (2006) TV Series (executive producer)
- DMX: Soul Of A Man (2006)
- Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is (2006–Present)
- Good Luck Chuck (2007)
- Who's Your Caddy? (2007)
- New in Town (2009)
- Jumping the Broom (2011)
- "Officers, Board Members & Staff – Producers Guild of America". Producersguild.org. Retrieved October 23, 2012.
- Personal interview with Tracey Edmonds March 2014
- "BCSC Alumni/ae". Retrieved August 29, 2007.
- Chu, Lenora, "Changing the Picture: Tracey Edmonds, executive", Stanford Magazine, Stanford University, July/August 2007
- "Babyface's Wife Files for Divorce". Retrieved 19 May 2014.
- Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds Marry – Weddings, Eddie Murphy: People.com.
- "Eddie Murphy, Tracey Edmonds break up: Couple held non-binding wedding ceremony in Bora Bora on New Year's Day". Access Hollywood via MSNBC. January 16, 2008.
- "Tracey Edmonds Defends Her Relationship With Deion Sanders After Her Mom Raises Concerns". Retrieved 19 May 2014.
- "Tracey Edmonds to Lead Our Stories Films". Retrieved February 12, 2015.