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Tracey Edmonds

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Profession

Category:
EntertainmentMakers
Occupation(s):
Film Producer
Entertainment Manager

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Beige
Favorite Food:
Mexican Food
Favorite Time of Year:
Holiday Season
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Europe
Favorite Quote:
Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.

Birthplace

Born:
2/18/1967
Birth Location:
Los Angeles, California

Profession

Category:
EntertainmentMakers
Occupation(s):
Film Producer
Entertainment Manager

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Beige
Favorite Food:
Mexican Food
Favorite Time of Year:
Holiday Season
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Europe
Favorite Quote:
Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.

Birthplace

Born:
2/18/1967
Birth Location:
Los Angeles
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Biography

Producer and business executive Tracey E. Edmonds was born on February 18, 1967 in Los Angeles, California to Jacqueline and George McQuarn. Edmonds graduated from Stanford University with her B.A. degree in psychobiology in 1987.

Upon graduation, Edmonds ran a successful mortgage and real estate business. Then, in 1993, she created Edmonds Entertainment Group, Inc., a multi-million dollar enterprise actively involved in all aspects of the entertainment business. Edmonds Entertainment produced the film Soul Food in 1997, which earned five NAACP Image Awards. The success of Edmonds Entertainment set the stage for the independent film production company, e2 Filmworks. Edmonds produced two independent films under this banner: Hav Plenty, which was released in 1998; and 2001’s Punks. In 2004, she executive produced the reality show College Hill, the first African American reality program on BET, which set a network record as BET's highest rated series premiere. Edmonds also produced the series Lil' Kim: Countdown to Lockdown, as well as DMX: Soul of a Man, which both aired on BET in 2006. She has produced a number of other films and television shows, including Light It Up, Soul Food: The Series, Josie and the Pussycats, Maniac Magee, Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is, Good Luck Chuck, Who’s Your Caddy? , New in Town, and Jumping the Broom, which won two NAACP Image Awards.

In 2006, Edmonds was hired as chief operating officer and president of Our Stories Films, where she oversees the development and production of projects for urban audiences. In 2013, she launched ALRIGHT TV, an inspirational, faith-friendly YouTube Premium channel, for which she serves as president and chief executive officer.

Edmonds has served on the boards of the American Film Institute, People for the American Way, Children Uniting Nations, and the Producers Guild of America. She also served as a Global Ambassador for CARE, a leading humanitarian organization that works to fight global poverty. Edmonds has won numerous awards, including Turner Broadcasting System’s Tower of Power Award in 2000; Ebony magazine’s Outstanding Women In Marketing & Communications Entrepreneur Award in 2002; the Girls, Inc. Award in 2004; the National Organization for Women’s Excellence in Media Award in 2005; and The Caucus for Television Producers, Writers and Directors Diversity Award in 2006. She has also received an Honorary Doctorate degree in business from Southern University.

Edmonds resides in Beverly Hills, California with her two sons, Brandon and Dylan.

Tracey Edmonds was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on November 19, 2013.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Tracey Edmonds describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Tracey Edmonds talks about her maternal family's move to Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Tracey Edmonds remembers her maternal grandparents
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Tracey Edmonds talks about her parents' teenage years
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Tracey Edmonds describes her father's family background, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Tracey Edmonds describes her father's family background, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Tracey Edmonds talks about her father's childhood in Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Tracey Edmonds describes how her parents met
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Tracey Edmonds talks about her father's coaching career
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Tracey Edmonds describes her parents' personalities and who she takes after
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Tracey Edmonds recalls her early years in Nevada and California
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Tracey Edmonds describes her early childhood memories
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Tracey Edmonds recalls her elementary school experiences
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Tracey Edmonds describes her experiences at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Tracey Edmonds talks about the segregation at Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Tracey Edmonds talks about her extracurricular activities at Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Tracey Edmonds recalls her experiences with racial discrimination at Woodrow Wilson High School
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Tracey Edmonds describes her experiences at Woodrow Wilson High School
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Tracey Edmonds recalls her college application process
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Tracey Edmonds describes her experiences at Stanford University in Stanford, California
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Tracey Edmonds remembers studying abroad in Florence, Italy
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Tracey Edmonds recalls her professors at Stanford University in Stanford, California
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Tracey Edmonds talks about her decision to become a real estate broker
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Tracey Edmonds talks about the entertainment of her youth, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Tracey Edmonds recalls the entertainment of her youth, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Tracey Edmonds talks about her mother's real estate company in Newport Beach, California
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Tracey Edmonds remembers meeting her first husband, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Tracey Edmonds remembers meeting her first husband, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Tracey Edmonds talks about the formation of Yab Yum Entertainment
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Tracey Edmonds recalls the artist she worked with through Yab Yum Entertainment
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Tracey Edmonds talks about producing the film, 'Soul Food'
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Tracey Edmonds talks about the success of the movie 'Soul Food'
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Tracey Edmonds remembers the creation of 'Soul Food' the television series
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Tracey Edmonds talks about the theatrical release of 'Light It Up'
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Tracey Edmonds describes her acquisition of the film 'Hav Plenty'
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Tracey Edmonds talks about producing the film, 'Punks'
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Tracey Edmonds describes her various entertainment companies
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Tracey Edmonds remembers pitching 'College Hill' to BET
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Tracey Edmonds talks about the filming of 'College Hill'
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Tracey Edmonds talks about the reception of 'College Hill'
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Tracey Edmonds recalls producing 'Jumping the Broom'
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Tracey Edmonds talks about Our Stories Films
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Tracey Edmonds reflects upon her career
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Tracey Edmonds talks about mentoring aspiring film producers
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Tracey Edmonds describes the YouTube premium channel Alright TV
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Tracey Edmonds describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Tracey Edmonds reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Tracey Edmonds talks about her family
  • Tape: 6 Story: 10 - Tracey Edmonds describes how she would like to be remembered