Rhonda Ross Kendrick (born Rhonda Suzanne Silberstein on August 14, 1971) is an American actress. Her mother is singer and actress Diana Ross, and her biological father is Motown founder Berry Gordy. At the time of her birth, Ross was married to her first husband, Robert Ellis Silberstein (whom Rhonda Ross Kendrick regards as her father). Consequently, on her birth certificate, her last name is listed as Silberstein. Rhonda would not learn her true paternity until she was 13 years old. In an interview, she admitted that learning the truth was not much of a shock and, instead, put several things into perspective.