Sofia Vergara tops list of highest-paid TV actresses

Angelo Anderson
September 26, 2017

Forbes revealed its list of highest-paid television actresses, and for the third year in a row, the "Modern Family" star remains at the top.

Since June 1, 2016, Vergara has earned an impressive $41.5 million before taxes and fees. Most of her millions have actually come rolling in via various endorsements and licensing deals.

Sofia has starred on Modern Family since it premiered in 2009 and the cast has just signed on for two more seasons.

The in-demand actress has deals with Cover Girl, Head & Shoulders, K-Mart and Pepsi. Vergara also produces three perfumes in partnership with Avon, a coffee machine with SharkNinja and a line of furniture at Rooms To Go.

"Our endorsement department is a well-oiled machine", Balaguer told Forbes. 'Even now, our attention is on the people watching Modern Family and how to appeal to them outside of the show, too'.

The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco ranks in second, though at $26 million, her earnings are significantly less than Vergara's.


Mindy Kaling tied for the third spot with Ellen Pompeo, both making around $13 million this year.

Earnings estimates are based on data from Nielsen, Box Office Mojo and IMDB, as well as interviews with industry insiders.

Law and Order: SVU's Mariska Hargitay, 53, took the fifth place slot, earning $12.5 million.

Kerry Washington of "Scandal" finished seventh on the Forbes list, which came out on Tuesday, with an $11 million income.

Although Cuoco has a per-episode earnings of $1 million, which is more than two times Vergara's "Modern Family" paycheck, Cuoco however doesn't have almost as many deals as the Columbian actress.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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