Modern Family's Sofia Vergara is TV's highest paid actress yet again
Kaley Cuoco, Mindy Kaling, and Ellen Pompeo also ranked high on the annual Forbes list
For the sixth consecutive year, Modern Family star Sofia Vergara sits atop Forbes‘ annual World’s Highest-Paid TV Actresses list.
Pulling in a whopping $41.5 million dollars, Vergara earned over $15 million dollars more than any other TV actress this year, with Kaley Cuoco of The Big Bang Theory coming in second place ($26 million).
With all her big-name endorsement deals in recent years —perhaps most notably for Head & Shoulders, CoverGirl, and Pepsi — Vergara also raked in more than $29 million more than her Modern Family costar, Julie Bowen, who still cracked the top 10, earning $12 million dollars.
It is also worth noting that stars of long-running series such as Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy, which is entering its 14th season) and Mariska Hargitay (Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, on the cusp of season 19) earn big bucks per episode… and that adds up. Pompeo tied Mindy Kaling for third on the Forbes list with $13 million dollars earned, and Hargitay placed fifth, making $12.5 million dollars. Pompeo’s sister in Shondaland, Kerry Washington, sits at seventh with $11 million in earnings.
For the full list of the 2017 highest-paid TV actresses, visit Forbes.
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