Highest-Paid TV Actresses 2015: Sofia Vergara And Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting Top Forbes List (PHOTOS)
Sofia Vergara and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting tied for the top spot on the Forbes 2015 ranking of the highest-paid TV actresses, each earning an estimated $28.5 million over the past 12 months. Check out the photo gallery below of who else made the cut and how much they earned!
Vergara took home a whopping $28.5 million, thanks in part to her role as Gloria on ABC’s “Modern Family,” while Cuoco-Sweeting earned the same amount for playing Penny on CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory.” But each actress supplements her TV income with lucrative endorsement deals. Vergara has contracts with CoverGirl and Head & Shoulders. She’s also the co-founder of the talent management firm Latin World Entertainment. Cuoco-Sweeting has a huge endorsement deal with Priceline.com, appearing in many commercials for the travel-related website.
Coming in at number three is Julie Bowen, who takes in $12 million a year for starring on “Modern Family.” Although Bowen has the lead role on the ABC comedy, Vergara’s previously noted endorsements propelled her past her co-star. Ellen Pompeo nabbed fourth place with $11.5 million for the ABC medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy,” while Mariska Hargitay followed in fifth with $11 million for the NBC crime series “Law & Order: SVU.” Pompeo and Hargitay also have lucrative syndication deals, thanks to their long-running TV shows.
Check out the gallery below of the 5 Highest-Paid TV Actresses of 2015, and tell us what you think of this year’s lineup.