Tracee Ellis Ross To Make 'Black-Ish' Directorial Debut

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Paula Rogo Feb, 03, 2018

Tracee Ellis Ross is adding director to her many accomplishments at her hit show “black-ish.”

The Golden Globe-winning actress shared an Instagram post announcing she would be directing an upcoming episode.

“I’m so excited….I’m directing an episode of Black-Ish” she captioned the photo.

“I’m so excited to share that I’m directing episode 21 of black-ish this season!”she told PEOPLE. “It’s not my first time directing, but it’s my first time directing here. I’ve gotta be honest: I’m a little bit nervous because I heard Tracee Ellis Ross only likes to receive direction in a whisper tone, while Anthony Anderson only likes direction given through song. … All jokes aside, I’m really looking forward to working with my TV family in a new capacity.”

The news comes two weeks after it was reported that Ross threatened to cut back her appearances after discovering that she was being paid significantly less than her co-star Anthony Anderson. She later came forward to say that she was renegotiating her contract, and had no plans to leave the show.