Time’s Up: 'Black-ish' Star Tracee Ellis Ross Paid Way Less Than TV Husband Anthony Anderson
It's no secret Black-ish is a hit for ABC, thanks to its amazing cast. Interestingly enough, it was revealed that actress Tracee Ellis Ross makes an overwhelmingly less amount than her TV husband, Anthony Anderson.
Inside the 'Black-ish' Wage Gap
The news came amid the Time's Up movement calling out unfair gender wage gaps and harassment in Hollywood. The show is currently in its fourth season and in talks of logistics for its fifth.
Word is Ellis is fully aware that she makes less than Anderson and wants to be paid equally, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She reportedly will decide to be in less episodes to make up for the difference.
While one insider with the network explained that Anderson makes more than Ross because he has been invested in the show longer than Ross (and serves as an executive producer), she is said to be getting a major pay boost for the firth season.
Ross was one of the many actresses at the forefront of the Time's Up movement. She along with several other men and women wore black to the Golden Globe Awards earlier this month to show their support for Time's Up.
Both Ross and Anderson have quite the resume with Ross starring in hit series like Girlfriends that ran for eight seasons on The CW and Anderson's long list of impressive acting moments from a recurring role in Law & Order and NBC's previous show Guys with Kids.
Not The Only One
Ross is among a few other actresses whose issues have been brought to light when it comes to how much they make compared to their male counterparts. It was revealed that Mark Wahlberg made ten times more than Michelle Williams for their roles in the upcoming film, All the Money in the World. He made $5 million while she brought in $625,000. Interestingly enough, they spent the same amount of time in front of the camera and Williams is the prediction for a possible Academy Award.
Melissa Silverstein, founder of the nonprofit Women and Hollywood and director of the Athena Film Festival, made that wage difference known via Twitter. Jessica Chastain also chimed in and said he was paid $1.5 million for the scenes they had to reshoot compared to Williams' $80 a day. Wahlberg ended up donating $1.5 million to the Time's Up cause shortly after USA Today confirmed the wage disparity.
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