Sofia Vergara’s Cups Runneth Over, As She Is Top Earning TV Actress Again – the 42-year old Modern Family star made it an impressive 3 years in a row as she was again confirmed as the highest earning actress on television.
With the publication of the annual Forbes list we also discovered that not only was Sofia the highest earning actress on tv but she also earned some $11m more than Ashton Kutcher, the highest earning male actor.
She earns a very healthy $325k per episode for her role as the sexy Gloria in Modern Family, but that is quite a bit less than the $450k that Mariska Hargitay, the 2nd highest earning actress makes from each episode of Law and Order: SVU that she appears in. It is actually Sofia’s other business interests and her endorsements that make up the bulk of her large income, although it is her high-profile appearances on the hit show that attract the endorsement contracts.
As well as the money she makes from endorsing AT&T, Diet Pepsi, Head and Shoulders, Cover Girl and the hypothyroidism medication Synthroid, Sofia is the co-founder of the multi-million dollar management, marketing and talent agency Latin World Entertainment. Add to this a new stream of income for next year from her own recently launched line of perfume and it is hard to see anyone taking over from the curvy Colombian beauty for some while.
Things are looking pretty great for Sofia at the moment as in addition to her successful tv and business careers she is also happier in her personal life that she has been for a long while. She has been dating the handsome Magic Mike actor Joe Manganiello for around 3 months now and they seem to be very at ease in each others company something that couldn’t be said about her previous relationship with Nick Loeb.
Coming just after Mariska Hargitay in the list is Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco who is shown as having earnings of around $11m last year. Keeping in mind that this is before her recent huge BBT pay increase to a whopping $1m per episode we confidently predict that Kaley is likely to rise to 2nd place in the Forbes list next year although even that huge increase probably won’t knock Sofia off the top earnings spot.
Here is the list of tv’s Top 10 highest earning actresses according to Forbes:
1 Sofia Vergara – $37m
2 Mariska Hargitay – $13m
3 Kaley Cuoco – $11m
4 Julianna Margulies – $10m
4 Ellen Pompeo – $10m
4 Cobie Smulders – $10m
7 Alyson Hannigan – $9.5m
8 Amy Poehler – $7m
9 Mindy Kaling – $6.5m
Tied 10th – Courtney Cox, Zooey Deschanel and Kerry Washington – $6m