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Ryan Coogler is fine, talented, accomplished, and oozing of #BlackBoyJoy, so it’s no wonder Tracee Ellis Ross was mesmerized when she bumped into him recently.

As she tells Seth Meyers in the clip up top, she was due to give her first TED Talk and was so nervous, she was “sh*tting bricks.” Asking for moral support from some of the people she thought to be in her Ted Talk community, Tracee looked Ryan’s way, thought he might be future hubby (until she was introduced to his wife), and then—not realizing he was the Ryan Coogler—asked him to……..

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Ryan Coogler’s Bearded Black Boy Joy Had Tracee Ellis Ross Trippin’ Like Kima, Keisha, & Pam  was originally published on