• Tracie Thoms is an American actress
• She is best known for appearing in films such as “Rent” (2005), “The Devil Wears Prada” (2006), and “Death Proof” (2007)
• She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Howard University and a degree from the Juilliard School’s Drama Division
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $1 million
• She is 5ft 7ins (1.68m) tall and weighs 126lbs (57kgs)

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Short Info

Date Of BirthAugust 19, 1975
FactHas remained extremely close friends with her past co-stars Rosario Dawson, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, and Adrienne Wilkinson.

Who is Tracie Thoms?

Tracie Thoms is an American actress who has attained success by appearing in such films as “Rent” (2005), “The Devil Wears Prada” (2006), and “Death Proof” (2007), among numerous other projects on which she’s worked during her career.

Do you want to find out more about Tracie Thoms, from her childhood years to most recent career endeavors, including her love life, and how rich she is? If yes, then stay with us for the length of the article, as we will cover all that interests you and more about this Primetime Emmy award-nominated actress.

Tracie Thoms Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Born Tracie Nicole Thoms on the 19th August 1975, in Baltimore, Maryland USA, she is the older child of Donald H. Thoms, who is a VP of Programming at PBS and a TV director, and his wife Mariana Davis. She has a brother, Austin. From an early age Tracie has been interested in performance art, and when she was just 10 years-old she entered Baltimore School for the Arts. She subsequently enrolled at Howard University, from which she obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1997, and then continued her education at the Juilliard School’s Drama Division from 1997 until 2001, during which time she was a member of Group 30, with such future stars as Lee Pace and Anthony Mackie.

Career Beginnings

Tracie’s career started in 2002 with the role of Sasha in the TV series “As If”; after this, she continued with a couple of minor roles, but then in 2004 she had her first notable role, as Mahandra McGinty in the TV fantasy comedy-drama series “Wonderfalls”, starring next to Caroline Dhavernas, Katie Finneran and Tyron Leitso. The following year, Tracie secured yet another successful role, this time as Joanne Jefferson in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical “Rent”, with Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia and Rosario Dawson as the main stars.

Tracie Thoms

Rise to Prominence

Tracie enjoyed success throughout the second half of the 2000s, especially with the role of Kat Miller in the TV crime-drama series “Cold Case” (2005-2010). The role celebrated her as an actress, and so helped her secure other roles. Through 2010, Tracie also had roles in Quentin Tarantino’s film “Death Proof” (2007), starring Kurt Russell, Zoe Bell, and Rosario Dawson, then Jay DiPietro’s “Peter & Vandy” in 2009, with Jason Ritter, Jess Weixler, and Jesse L. Martin in the lead roles.

She was now a national star and continued successfully into the new decade with the lead role in the drama film “I Will Follow” (2010), next to Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Omari Hardwick, while in 2012 she had a notable role in the action crime-drama film “Looper”, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, and Emily Blunt, and the next successful project was one of the lead roles in the horror action-drama film “Raze” (2013), in which she teamed again with Zoe Bell.

In recent years, Tracie turned more to television roles, and from 2016 to 2018 she portrayed Susan Cheryl in the TV series “Love” (2016-2018), and FBI Agent Maya Kennedy in the TV series “Gone” (2017-2018). To speak further of her accomplishments, Tracie has portrayed Karen Wilson in the TV series “9-1-1” (2018-2019) and is also working on the TV series “Truth Be Told”, which is currently in post-production, and scheduled for release late in 2019.

Stage Work

In addition to her on-screen work, Tracie has also proven her talents on stage; she made her debut in 2004 in the play “Drowning Crow”, and after successfully portraying Joanne Jefferson in film “Rent”, she got the chance to portray the character on stage, first in 2008 and then in 2010. She has since featured in the play “Stick Fly” (2011-2012), and “Falsettos” (2016-2017).

Tracie Thoms Net Worth

Tracie has become a rather successful actress, with over 80 films and TV series credited to her name, all of which have added a considerable amount to her wealth. So, do you know how rich Tracie Thoms is, as of mid- 2019?

Well, the sources have estimated Thoms’ net worth at well over $1 million, which is rather decent, and is certain to increase, assuming that she successfully continues her career.

Tracie Thoms Personal Life, Marriage, Husband, Children

Tracie has been rather secretive about her personal life and hasn’t shared much about it. This has caused a few rumors, including that she is a lesbian, as she has played a lesbian character on stage, to be precise in the play “Falsettos”. Back in 2011 she was in a relationship with a man named J Lee, however, Tracie has neither confirmed nor denied anything about her sexuality, but she is openly supportive of the LGBT community. So, until she comes out with more details, all we can say is that Tracie is single, doesn’t have kids, and is focused on her career.

Tracie Thoms Internet Fame

Over the years, Tracie has become quite popular on social media platforms, especially on Twitter and Instagram, though she can also be found on Facebook. Traci has around 85,000 followers on her official Twitter page, while on Instagram she’s followed by around 70,000 loyal fans, but on Facebook, her fan base is rather smaller, with just 11,000 fans. She has used her popularity to promote her career, sharing her recent endeavors, and also a few moments from her personal life.

So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent actress, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to her official pages, and see what she is up to next, both personally and professionally.

Tracie Thoms Height, Weight, Body Measurements, and Appearance

Do you know how tall Tracie Thoms is, and how much she weighs? Well, Tracie stands at 5ft 7ins, which is equal to 1.68m, weighs approximately 126lbs or 57kgs, while her vital statistics are 34-25-36 inches, and her bra size is 34B. Tracie has black hair and brown eyes.

General Info

Full NameTracie Thoms
Date Of BirthAugust 19, 1975
Height1.67 m
EducationJuilliard School, Howard University, Baltimore School for the Arts


ParentsMariana Thoms, Donald Thoms
SiblingsAustin Thoms


NominationsCritics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Song, Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress, Resident Musical, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
MoviesDeath Proof, Rent, The Devil Wears Prada, Raze, Grindhouse, Looper, Annie, Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway, Meeting Evil, Peter and Vandy, Safe House, I Will Follow, The Warrior Class, Sex and Breakfast, McCanick, Brother to Brother, Descent, Wonder Woman, A Different Tree, 9 Rides, Equity, The Drowni...
TV ShowsCold Case, Wonderfalls, As If, Bandwagon

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1The L.A. theater scene is very different. The perception has been that people who love theater do theater in New York. The people who want to be discovered do theater on the side in L.A. But there are people who are very dedicated to theater who love theater in L.A.
2I think theater will always be my first love. I've been doing it since I was nine, and there's nothing quite like being on stage, having the immediate intake of energy and exchange of ideas.
3People can graduate from beauty school and know everything about white hair and nothing about African-American hair.
4African-Americans are always forced to learn the other culture, but the other culture is not forced to learn ours. I went to acting school at Juilliard, and we learned Shakespeare and Shaw, but we never did the work of a single African-American playwright, not August Wilson or Ntozake Shange or Imir Baraka.
5I'm really looking forward to developing just really fun, complex, interesting stories about people who happen to be black.
6I like shows that are ensemble-based, that explore the humanity of every character.


1Added to the cast of the TV Series, Cold Case (2003) on CBS, she plays homicide detective Kat Miller starting with the November 20th episode. [November 2005]
2In 2008 she was asked to join the final Broadway cast of "Rent", playing Joanne Jefferson, the role that she played in the 2005 film (Rent (2005)) and had always wanted to play on stage. She accepted and was on stage from July 26 2008 until the final show on September 7, 2008.
3Her father, Donald Thoms, is VP, Production at Discovery Studios, the in-house documentary production arm of Discovery Networks. Donald also hosts the Maryland Public Television Telethons.
4Has remained extremely close friends with her past co-stars Rosario Dawson, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, and Adrienne Wilkinson.
5Like the other seven lead characters, her character in Rent (2005), Joanne, is based on a character from "La Boheme". Hers was based on Alcindoro, a counselor of state. Hers is the only character whose predecessor was the opposite gender, a change made by Jonathan Larson to make reference to his own ex-girlfriend leaving him for another woman.
6Has stated publicly that she saw the original Broadway cast in the stage production of "Rent" and their performances inspired her to audition several times for the show (all unsuccessful). She finally had her opportunity to join the cast in 2005 when she became one of two "new" principal actors to join most of the original Broadway cast in the feature film version.
7Graduated from the Baltimore School for the Arts in 1993. Hosted a premiere of "Rent" in Baltimore as a benefit for the school in November 2005.
8Graduated from Juilliard, where she was classmates with Wonderfalls (2004) co-star Lee Pace.
9Graduated from Howard University with a bachelor's in fine arts.




C.R.E.A.M: The American Dream2017pre-productionKi Hassan
The Basement2017/Ipost-productionLauren
Divorce: The Greatest Hits2016Short completedHelen
Pipe2016Short completedBliss
The California No2016post-productionSamantha
Sidetracked2015TV Movie completedLeigh
The Concessionaires Must Die!2017Church Lady
The Drowning2016Angela
The Watcher2016/IIAmanda
Injection2016ShortSarah Wenscombe
No Touching2016ShortBlair
BrainDead2016TV SeriesAshley Cook
The Mindy Project2016TV SeriesKathy
Living with Models2016TV SeriesHatch Girl
The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story2016Demetria
He's With Me2015-2016TV SeriesNaomi
9 Rides2016Fiancee
Love2016TV SeriesSusan Cheryl
Send Me: An Original Web Series2016TV SeriesGwen
Sidetracked2016TV SeriesLeigh
A New York Christmas2016Katherine Taylor
Fun Size Horror: Volume Two2015Tommy (segment "Playing Dead")
Fun Size Horror: Volume One2015Karen (segment "The Collection")
Annie2014Annie's "Mom"
Veep2014TV SeriesAlicia Bryce
A Different Tree2014ShortJada
Songbyrd2014TV SeriesClara Frye
Person of Interest2013TV SeriesMonica Jacobs
The Good Wife2013TV SeriesJudy Bishop
Emily Owens M.D.2013TV SeriesNatalia Gorgia
Gothica2013TV MovieMina
My America2012TV Series
Meeting Evil2012Latisha Rogers
Safe House2012CIA Analyst
Wonder Woman2011TV MovieEtta Candy
Harry's Law2011TV SeriesKatherine
Suits2011TV SeriesBecky
Bandwagon: The Series2011TV SeriesTracie / Tracie Thoms
RENT at the Hollywood Bowl2010VideoJoanne
Human Target2010TV SeriesMichelle
I Will Follow2010Tiffany
Cold Case2005-2010TV SeriesKat Miller
Private Practice2009TV SeriesColette
Peter and Vandy2009Marissa
Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway2008TV MovieJoanne Jefferson
This Can't Be My Life2008TV SeriesRachel Brooks
Sex and Breakfast2007Sarah
Death Proof2007Kim
Grindhouse2007Kim (segment "Death Proof")
The Warrior Class2007VideoThelma Rosbach
The Devil Wears Prada2006Lily
Rent2005Joanne Jefferson
Everyone's Depressed2005ShortCrystal
Law & Order2005TV SeriesLinda Ziman
Wonderfalls2004TV SeriesMahandra McGinty
Brother to Brother2004Mother
The Shield2003TV SeriesBonnie
America's Most Terrible Things2002TV MovieTerri
Porn 'n Chicken2002TV MovieAndrea
As If2002TV SeriesSasha


C.R.E.A.M: The American Dream2017associate producer pre-production


Rent2005performer: "Seasons of Love", "Tango: Maureen", "La Vie Boheme", "Take Me or Leave Me", "Goodbye Love", "Finale B/No Day But Today", "Seasons of Love B Reprise", "La Vie Boheme B Reprise", "I'll Cover You Reprise/Seasons Of Love"


The Exonerated2005TV Movie special thanks


L.A.: A Queer History2016DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The Broadway.com Show2014TV SeriesHerself
From the Mouths of Babes2013-2014TV Series documentaryHerself
Catfish: The TV Show2014TV SeriesHerself
16th Annual Prism Awards2012TV SpecialHerself
One Night Stand2011/VIHerself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Chaka Khan2011TV MovieHerself
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Lionel Richie2010TV MovieHerself
Rent: Casting2009Video documentary shortHerself
Rent: The Final Curtain Call2009Video documentary shortHerself
Rent: The Final Days on Broadway2009Video documentary shortHerself
Good Hair2009DocumentaryHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2009TV SeriesHerself
Godfrey Live2008TV MovieHerself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHerself
21st Annual Soul Train Music Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
Total Request Live2006TV SeriesHerself
The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
No Day But Today: The Story of 'Rent'2006Video documentaryHerself
The View2005TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005TV SeriesHerself
Today2005TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2005TV SeriesHerself
Independent Lens2005TV Series documentaryMom on Subway


Won Awards

2013Grand Jury PrizeLas Vegas International Film FestivalBest Supporting ActressRaze (2013)

Nominated Awards

2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama SeriesSend Me: An Original Web Series (2015)
2012ISAIndie Series AwardsBest Actress (Comedy)Bandwagon: The Series (2010)
2006Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Supporting ActressRent (2005)
2006Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest SongRent (2005)
2006Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleRent (2005)
2006OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Music, Adapted SongRent (2005)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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