'Modern Family' star Sofia Vergara is TV's highest-paid actress for the third year in a row
Colombian actress and 'Modern Family' star, Sofia Vergara is the highest-paid television actress in 2017, and for the third year in a row.
According to the annual Forbes ranking which was released on Tuesday, since June 1, 2016, Vergara has earned an impressive $41.5 million before taxes and fees. A quarter of Vergara’s income is from Modern Family but her highest earnings are generated from licensing and endorsement deals.
The Big Bang Theory‘s Kaley Cuoco ranks in second at $26 million. The Mindy Project‘s Mindy Kaling and Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo tied for third with $13 million, followed by Law and Order: Special Victims Unit actress Mariska Hargitay ($12.5 million).
Vergara’s Modern Family castmate Julie Bowen ($12 million) is the sixth highest-paid TV actress, while Kerry Washington ($11 million) comes in seventh and Priyanka Chopra ($10 million) is eighth.
Robin Wright of House of Cards ($9 million) and NCIS‘s Pauley Perrette ($8.5 million) round out the list in nint