ABC's "black-ish" got our attention with its hilariously frank take on race, but it kept and grew its audience by reflecting the comedically insightful antics of a two-profession couple. And no working mom is hipper, smarter and crazier than Tracee Ross Ellis' Dr. Rainbow Johnson, one of TV's truly modern characters.
Ellis stopped by the Los Angeles Times’ studio to chat about the series, her sense of responsibility as a person of color in the television industry, the love-hate (or should it be hate-love?) relationship she had with co-star Anthony Anderson and the shout-out she and the rest of the cast got from President Obama.
"My heart started beating, do I stand up? Do I wave and say hello?" she worried while attending the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Take a look at the video above in addition to many other Emmy Contender conversations.