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Actress/singer Rhonda Ross Kendrick made her Another World debut as rookie police officer Toni Burrell in March 1997. Now, Toni is slowly rebuilding her relationship with newspaper reporter Chris Madison after overcoming some major roadblocks in their romance.

Ross Kendrick was nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Younger Actress in April 1998. Ross Kendrick, the daughter of music legend Diana Ross and Berry Gordy Jr., appeared in the films The Bessie Colman Story, Crackdown, Big City Blues, Franchesca Page and The Last Dragon. She appeared on stage in Mill Girl 7 at the Papp Public Theater in New York and in regional theater productions of The Disappearance, Holy Ghosts, Movie Music, Father Moon and Tiny.

As a vocalist, she has headlined at some of New York City’s hottest clubs, including The Blue Note, Fat Tuesday’s, Iridium, Five Spot and Birdland, as well as Blues Alley in Washington, D.C.

A native New Yorker, Ross Kendrick received a B.A. degree with honors in African-American studies from Brown University. Ross Kendrick and her husband, acclaimed jazz pianist Rodney Kendrick, live in Harlem. Her birthday is August 14.