Highest paid actresses on TV : Sofia Vergara Tops Again!
Highest paid actresses on TV : Sofia Vergara Tops Again!

Highest paid actresses on TV: ‘Sofia Vergara’ Tops Again!

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and Sofia Vergara have been named the world’s highest paid TV actresses in a new Forbes list.

Both actresses earned US$28.5 million, or $40.57 million, for a single year on TV shows Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory, respectively. This is the fourth consecutive year Vergara has topped the list.

Completing the top five are Julie Bowen (US$12 million for Modern Family), Ellen Pompeo (US$11.5 million for Grey’s Anatomy) and Mariska Hargitay (US$11 million for Law & Order: SVU).

The total amount of earnings doesn’t include management fees or taxes and is calculated based on data from Nielson, IMDb and other sources, according to Forbes. They also use interviews with “agents, managers, lawyers, industry insiders and the stars themselves.”

The rest of the list follows:

Juliana Margulies – US$10.5 million for The Good Wife
Amy Poehler – US$10.5 million for Parks and Recreation
Mindy Kaling – US$9 million for The Mindy Project
Kerry Washington – US$7 million for Scandal
Patricia Heaton – US$7 million for The Middle
Tina Fey – US$6.5 million for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Emily Deschanel – US$6.5 million for Bones
Pauley Perrette – US$6 million for NCIS
Robin Wright – US$5.5 million for House of Cards
Zooey Deschanel – US$5 million for New Girl


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