Tracey Elaine McQuarn
February 18, 1967
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Residence||Beverly Hills, California|
|Alma mater||Stanford University|
|Occupation||Businesswoman, model, television personality|
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds (m. 1992–2005)
|Partner(s)||Eddie Murphy (2008)|
Deion Sanders (2012–)
Tracey Elaine Edmonds (née McQuarn; born February 18, 1967) is an American businesswoman, television producer and 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.
Tracey Edmonds has created and produced groundbreaking projects for television, film, music, and digital media and recently exited ExtraTV, where she earned an Emmy Award while serving as co-host alongside Mario Lopez and Charissa Thompson for 3 years. Edmonds currently serves as CEO and President of Edmonds Entertainment. Edmonds is also the Founder and Editor of the new lifestyle, health and wellness media brand, AlrightNow.com.
Tracey is currently executive producing Games People Play (BET), a sexy stylized drama about the high-stakes world of the NBA airing in 2019. Other recent projects include having served as boardroom advisor to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on The New Celebrity Apprentice and as host of BET's competition reality show, Queen Boss. As a television producer, Edmonds’ past projects include the hit series Deion's Family Playbook (OWN) and the three-time NAACP Image Award nominated With This Ring (Lifetime). Edmonds won high acclaim for the serialized version of her hit movie Soul Food, an hour-long dramedy for Showtime Networks, Inc. which ran for five seasons and won multiple NAACP Image Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series three years in a row. She also executive produced several groundbreaking reality shows including College Hill (BET's first reality show), which ran for six seasons, and its spinoff College Hill Interns; Lil’ Kim: Countdown to Lockdown; and DMX: Soul of a Man. Edmonds’ other film successes include the hit film Jumping the Broom, which earned several NAACP Image Awards.
A Stanford University graduate, Edmonds has won numerous awards for her contributions to the entertainment industry, including Ebony Magazine's Outstanding Women in Marketing & Communications Entrepreneur Award (2002); the Volunteers of America Legacy of Leadership Award (2004); the National Organization for Women's Excellence in Media Award (2005); Alliance for Women in Media's Gracies Award for Best Host in Entertainment & Information (2015); Emmy Award, Outstanding Entertainment News Program (2016); and Alliance for Women in Media SoCal's Genii Award for Excellence in Entertainment (2016).
Edmonds has served as the co-chair for the PGA's annual Produced By Conference for the past 5 years. Previously, she also served on the Board of Governors for the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and on the Board of Trustees for the American Film Institute. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Tracey Edmonds resides in Beverly Hills, California with her two sons, Brandon and Dylan.
- 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.