Tracey Edmonds is a famed American-born producer, businesswoman and TV personality. She’s a member of the Producers Guild of America’s (PGA) National Board of Directors.
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Age, Early Life, and Education background
Edmonds was born Tracey Elaine McQuarn in Los Angeles, California, under the Aquarius zodiac sign on 18 February 1967, which makes her 55 years old as of 2022. She is the daughter of the lawyer Jacqueline McQuarn and businessman George McQuarn, and her brother is the film director and producer Michael McQuarn. Edmonds was very organized and responsible during her formative years and used to take care of her brother when her parents were busy with work.
Tracey attended a local public high school and was active in the tennis and soccer clubs. She was an above-average student, and matriculated to Stanford University, from where she graduated with a degree in psychobiology in 1987. She was awarded a Doctorate of Business from the Louisiana-based Southern University in 2004.
Tracey worked as a broker after her graduation ,and later opened a real estate sales office together with her mother in Newport Beach, later relocating their office to Los Angeles. Shortly afterwards, she met the famed musician Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds, who gave her ideas on how to launch a profitable music-publishing firm, and she subsequently started the company Yab Yum Entertainment in 1993. One of the first musicians to sign under the company was Jon B. –and several other artists soon joined the firm as it prospered. Tracey later ventured into film production, and opened the company Edmonds Entertainment Group in early 1993.
Tracey produced her first movie entitled “Soul Food” four years after launching Edmonds Entertainment Group. The film was a success, and won several awards including an NAACP Image award. In 2002, she was the executive producer of the TV series “Soul Food: The Series” which ran until 2004, and scooped various awards including seven NAACP Image Awards.
Between 2004 and 2009, Tracey produced the comedy “College Hill,” which starred JayTee Thompson and Willie Macc and in 2011, she produced the comedy film “Jumping the Broom.” She later produced the Jill Scott and Regina Hall-starred comedy film “With This Ring” in 2015. Subsequently, she was the producer of the drama TV show “Games People Play”, and recently the film “The Postcard Killings” in 2020.
Tracey has been the President and CEO of her multi-million-dollar company, Edmonds Entertainment Group since 1993, and served as the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Our Stories Films studio from 2006 to 2015. Subsequently, she was the Boardroom Advisor to the former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Moreover, she has been serving as the CEO and President of her wellness and lifestyle brand, AlrightNow, since August 2012.
Stacey was the co-host of the entertainment news show “Extra” from 2014 to 2017. She is also credited with hosting the reality competition show “Queen Boss” in 2016.
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Awards and Nominations
Tracey was nominated for a Film Independent Spirit Award in 2002 for her works in 2000’s “Punks.” In the same year, she won an Ebony Magazine Outstanding Women in Communications and Marketing Entrepreneur Award. Edmonds is also the winner of the National Organization for Women’s Excellence in Media Award and the Volunteers of America Legacy of Leadership Award. She also received a Black Reel Award nomination for Best Film for her contribution to the comedy-drama series “Jumping the Broom” in 2012. Moreover, she won a joint Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment News Program for her works in 1994’s “Extra” in 2016.
Social Media Presence
Tracey is highly active on Instagram (@traceyeedmonds) with over 310,000 followers. She also has a verified Twitter account (@Traceyeedmonds), followed by over 110,000 fans.
Tracey was previously married to the American record producer, singer and songwriter Kenneth Brian Edmonds aka Babyface. The duo first met in 1990 and dated for two years before they walked the aisle on 5 September 1992. Shortly afterward they welcomed two sons, Dylan Michael Edmonds and Brandon Edmonds. Sadly, their marriage didn’t stand the test of time and they filed for a divorce in 2005 – it was finalized in mid-2007. The former couple previously became the subject of controversy after Babyface publicly stated that he was not in love with Stacey, despite being together for a decade and a half. Kenneth later married the American dancer, Nicole Pantenburg, in 2014, and the duo welcomed a daughter, Peyton Nicole Edmonds in 2008.
Tracey went on to date the acclaimed American actor, comedian, producer, and writer, Eddie Murphy, and they became engaged in 2007 after dating for a few months. However, their relationship was short-lived, and they separated in 2008. She thereafter began dating the reality TV personality and chef, Rocco DiSpirito, but their relationship was also short-lived.
Tracey has been in a long-term relationship with Jackson State’s head Football coach and retired American Football player, Deion Sanders, since 2012. Previously, Sanders was married to Carolyn Chambers (1989-1998) and they welcomed two children together. He was also married to Pilar Biggers Sanders (1999 – 2013) and they shared three children. Deion and Tracey are seemingly living happily together, and haven’t sparked any controversy or rumor.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Tracey has a curvaceous figure, stands 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, and weighs approximately 135lbs (61kgs). She is of Afro-American roots and has a set of dark brown eyes and black hair.
Tracey has earned a hefty sum from her successful career as a producer and multiple business investments. She is reputedly worth approximately $60 million as of 2022. On the other hand, her partner, Deion, is worth around $40 million. Her ex-husband, Babyface, has an impressive net worth of a whopping $200 million.
Who Is Tracey Edmond’s Ex-Husband, Babyface? Short Biography
Babyface was born to Barbara and Marvin Edmonds in Indianapolis, Indiana, on 10 April 1958, which makes him 64 years old as of 2022. His mother worked as a production operator at a local pharmaceutical plant. Kenneth and his five brothers were raised by her, as their father succumbed to lung cancer when he was in the eighth grade. Babyface attended North Central High in Indianapolis.
Babyface has been actively involved in the entertainment field since the mid-70s. He began playing with a local R&B band when he was very young, and later partnered with Antonio Reed to create The Delee records, and later founded the successful LaFace Records with Antonio in 1988. He was named the Producer of The Year in 1995 – the famed singer-songwriter has won numerous awards including a Leo Award, three American Music Awards, and 12 Grammy Awards, among others. Moreover, he has released many albums, the most notable being Face2Face (2001), Playlist (2007), Babyface (2012), and 2014’s Love, Marriage, and Divorce, among others.