Yolonda Ross and 'The Chi' go past the headlines to delve into people's lives on Chicago's South Side

Yolonda Ross and 'The Chi' go past the headlines to delve into people's lives on Chicago's South Side

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In the series, created by Emmy winner Lena Waithe ("Master of None"), Ross plays Jada, a full-time nurse and single mother doing what she can to raise a responsible son (played by Jacob Latimore). For Ross, whose other credits include Netflix's "The Get Down" and Lifetime's music biopic "Whitney," the role of Jada presented the opportunity to play a woman she recognized.

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