Musician - Pop
Worthing High School
BiographyTerry Lynn Ellis (born September 5, 1966 in Houston, Texas, U.S.) is an African-American R&B singer. After receiving a degree in Marketing from Prairie View A & M University, she joined En Vogue. En Vogue was planned to be a trio (a 1990s version of the Supremes), but the producers were so impressed by her voice, they made the group a quartet. In 1995 Ellis took time during the group's hiatus to release her solo CD, Southern Gal. The CD included the moderate hits "Where Ever You Are" (r&b #10) and "What Did I Do To You?" (r&b top 40). She also contributed a track called "Call on me" for the Soundtrack for the HBO Film "Disappearing Acts" with Wesley Snipes.
She also released her own fragrance titled "Southern Exposure".
En Vogue lost original members Dawn Robinson in 1997 and again in 2005, and Maxine Jones in 2001 (the latter replaced by Amanda Cole and then Rhona Bennett.) Maxine Jones has since returned to the group and it was decide that Rhona Bennett would be retained. In 2005, Ellis was featured in the Stevie Wonder music video "So What The Fuss" with her original En Vogue group members Dawn Robinson, Maxine Jones and Cindy Herron. She also played one of Chant� Moores friends in the Music video "Chant�'s got a man" in 1999.
With fellow group member Cindy Herron having taken a leave from the group around 2004-2005, Terry Ellis is the only original member of En Vogue to have never left the group during any point in time.