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    May 9, 2017

    The Female Cast Of "Girlfriends" Is Aging Like Fine Wine: Then Vs. Now

    Glowing and flourishing!

    Tracee Ellis Ross as Joan Clayton, Esq.

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    Tracee won the hearts of fans as Joan (the "mother" of the group), with her caring personality and corny sense of humor. She was the voice of reason, which everyone needs in their friendship circle, am I right?

    Today, you'll find Tracee still making audiences laugh on ABC's Black-ish. The Black Girl Magic was so real, she took home a 2017 Golden Globe Award in the Best Actress category for it.

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    Jill Marie Jones as Toni Childs-Garrett

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    Jill's bad and bourgeois attitude is what made people love and hate her as Toni. She was opinionated and a little guarded, but ultimately, she was honest. Hey, there's nothing wrong with desiring the finer things in life.

    Since then, Jill has made several appearances in movies and television. She most recently starred in Starz's comedy horror series Ash Vs Evil Dead and a recurring role on Fox's Sleepy Hollow.

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    Golden Brooks as Maya Wilkes

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    It was hard to go one episode without hearing Golden say, "Oh hell no!" She was a hard working mother just trying to provide a good life for her son. She was straight out of Compton and wasn't afraid to let people know it. Many would view her Maya character as that ratchet friend who's always the life of the party.

    Golden's grind has not stopped since the show last aired. She has been in a plethora of films and TV series, including a recurring role on The CW's Hart of Dixie and a current starring role in TV One's Hollywood Divas. You can also catch her alongside Mandy Moore and Amandla Stenberg in the 2018 science-fiction thriller, The Darkest Minds.

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    Persia White as Lynn Searcy

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    Persia was the free-spirit of the group! She was always down for an adventure and exploring new things and her sexuality. Identity played a big role in Lynn's life, because of her mixed background and adoptive parents. Her character's lifestyle actually mimicked her real life in a few ways.

    Persia is known for her recurring role on The CW's The Vampire Diaries. That is also where she met her husband Joseph Morgan. They began dating in 2011 and wed in 2014.

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    Keesha Sharp as Monica Brooks-Dent

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    Although Keesha's character was not part of their squad, she was a fierce woman nonetheless. Her relationship with some of the ladies was strained, but they tried to make an effort, because of her relationship with William. She was a dominant woman who went after what she wanted.

    Like the other women, Keesha hasn't let go of the acting bug. She's been in several movies and shows since Girlfriends ended. She was a series regular on Are We There Yet?, had a recurring role on American Crime Story, and currently stars in Fox's TV adaptation of Lethal Weapon.

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