The Series Philosopher

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the-series-philosopher-ps-arts-entertainment-profession-scribe-Black-ish_wikiBlack-ish (stylized as blackish) is an American sitcom starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross that debuted on ABC. The single-camera comedy centers on an upper-middle-class African-American family. The series premiered on September 24, 2014.

Main Cast

  • Anthony Anderson (The Shield? Law & Order) as Andre “Dre” Johnson Sr., an advertising executive who tries to pass on some of his urban culture to his seemingly uninterested children.
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (Girlfriends, Reed Between the Lines) as Dr. Rainbow “Bow” Johnson, who is Dre’s wife. She is a mixed-race surgeon who was raised by hippies. Her alma mater is Brown University.
  • Yara Shahidi (The First Family) as Zoey Johnson, Dre and Rainbow’s fifteen-year-old daughter. She is the attractive, popular, entitled, stylish, and socially active member of the Johnson family. She is typically apathetic to any dealings with her family and is always treated as the world’s most perfect teenager.
  • Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson Jr., Dre and Rainbow’s fourteen-year-old son. He is a so-called “nerd” who is confused by the world around him.
  • Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Dre and Rainbow’s upbeat six-year-old son, who idolizes his father.
  • Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson, Dre and Rainbow’s six-year-old daughter, who considers herself smarter and more mature than her twin brother.
  • Jenifer Lewis (The Playboy Club) as Ruby (season 2, recurring season 1), Dre’s mother.
  • Jeff Meacham (It’s Us) as Josh (season 2, recurring season 1), Dre’s co-worker.
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