Tracee Ellis Ross’ starring role on “black-ish” may be in jeopardy if she doesn’t get a raise.
The 45-year-old actress reportedly threatened to cut back her appearances on the ABC sitcom over a lower salary than co-star Anthony Anderson, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Ross reportedly plans to make up the difference with appearances on other shows if the salaries aren’t evened out.
Anderson serves as an executive producer on the show as well as his starring role, which could account for some of the difference, a network source told the Hollywood Reporter.
Over the first four seasons of “black-ish,” both Ross and Anderson have been nominated for several Emmys and Golden Globes, but he has never won.
Ross has reportedly threatened to cut back on her appearances if she continues to make substantially less than Anderson.
Ross won a Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy or musical TV series in 2017, becoming the first black woman to do so in 35 years.
The conversation about pay gaps arose amid reports that Mark Wahlberg earned 1,500 times more than Michelle Williams for reshoots on “All the Money in the World” after Christopher Plummer replaced Kevin Spacey.
Wahlberg eventually donated his $ 1.5 million paycheck to Time’s Up, a new initiative that aims to fight sexual harassment and assault in the workplace started by more than 300 Hollywood actresses. William Morris Endeavor, which represents both him and Williams, also donated $ 500,000.