We fell in love with Tracee Ellis Ross when she got her big break on UPN’s Girlfriends back in the day. And knew she was the perfect actress to grace the cover of the UPTOWN “Hollywood” issue. But this glamorous funny-woman isn’t the only thespian we’re highlighting in the issue. We also catch up with up-and-comers Michael B. Jordan, of The Wire and Friday Night Lights, and Condola Rashad, who starred in Stick Fly, and gangsta-rapper-turned-mogul Ice Cube reveals his thoughts on the state of Hollywood. But right now, you can get a taste of Tracee with these behind-the-scene photos and video before the UPTOWN ‘Hollywood’ issue hits newsstands!