Kirsten Vangsness (far right) and her co-stars in Criminal Minds
Criminal Minds cast (from right to left): Kristen Vangsness as Penelope Gracia, Jeanne Tripplehorn as Alex Blake, Joe Mantegna as David Rossi, Thomas Gibson as Aaron “Hotch” Hotchner, Shemar Moore as Derek Morgan, Matthew Gray Gubler as Spencer Reid and A.J. Cook as Jennifer “JJ” Jareau.
Kirsten and A.J. Cook negotiated to turn down the new deal in the series’ 13th season until they got their pay raises to near of their male counterparts.