Who are the highest paid TV actress till 2016 :- Television has grown bigger and wider in scope in the modern era and this has contributed in the significant popularity of many television shows and serials. There are tele- serials in different languages catering to the wide number of audience and diverse population of the world. Every country and state has its own serials playing on television to keep the people entertained throughout the day. In almost each of these serials the role of the main actress or leading female protagonist becomes very significant and effective in raising the TRP of the show.
List of top 10 Highest paid American TV actresses
In America, there are wonderful actresses who have managed to play an important role in making their serial rule the television industry. Their excellent performances has always helped them to stay at the top of the competition and winning the hearts of their audiences. Although this entertainment industry is not a 9 to 5 job and it requires the actors to be present on the set during different hours of the day and at times they even have to work at a long stretch without any break. This makes their life hectic but one thing that keeps them going in the industry is its high earnings.
Below is the list of the leading Highest Paid Television actresses who are constantly raising the bar of the industry with their high class performance. They are the top- paid actresses in the industry.
1. Sofia Vergara – At the age of 41 this actress is the highest paid American TV actress in the television industry. She earns $37 million and is there at the top due to her business sense through which she has secured deals for endorsement with CoverGirl, Head & Shoulders, Diet Pepsi and other brands. She also takes home $325K per episode for her role in the serial ‘Modern Family’. Apart from this the actress also bagged a 12 year bond with K-Mart and a fragrance and of course there are movie roles. Read More at FORBES
2. Mariska Hargitay – With earnings of $13 million Hargitay has secured the second position among the top paid TV Actress. She has managed to bag this position for two consecutive years. She is a part of the drama ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ which was renewed for its 16th season. The drama has garnered a double digit increase in its viewership mainly because of the star power of the actress. It is this reason that the production house of the drama has increased the salary of Hargitay. She also has her own nonprofit organization, The Joyful Heart Foundation which confronts sexual abuse in childhood.
3. Kaley Cuoco – Sweeting- She is just 28 and has established a great name for herself in the entertainment industry through her acting skills. She is one of the youngest American TV actresses who are on the list of Forbes for Top 10 Highest Paid American TV Actresses in 2016. She gets $11 million. The actress has an endorsement contract with Priceline and she also takes home $350K per episode for the top rated comedy show of Chuck Lorre’s “The Big Bang Theory”. In 2016 we will see her in a flick with Kevin Hart.
4. Julianna Margulies – She is an Emmy and Golden Globe award winning actress and producer who is a part of the CBS legal drama “The Good Wife” and is also known for her marvelous role on the NBS drama “ER”. She is an actress who moulds herself to fit into the characters which she gets to play.
5. Ellen Pompeo- Her role in the ABC drama ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ which is rated as the top series of the network among the adults and is also ranked third in its overall viewership got well appreciation from the audience. With this role Ellen Pompeo, proved her excellence in acting and a popular name in the list of American TV actresses.
6. Cobie Smulders- Smulders earned $340K per episode for the last season of CBS sitcom ‘How I Met Your Mother’. She also made great income from her wonderful roles in ‘Captain America: Winter Soldier’ and other movies. She is one such actress who knows the art of winning the hearts of millions of people through her acting skill.
7. Alyson Hannigan- During the ninth season of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ the 40 year old actress earned $340K and is again going to return to Television featuring in ‘More Time with Family’, a Ben Affleck/Matt Damon sitcom.
8. Amy Poehler- She starred in Parks & Recreation and took home $4.5 million for her role. Her income rose further because of an endorsement deal with Old Navy and her role in flick ‘They Came Together’. Her income has well positioned her among the Top 10 Highest Paid American TV Actresses in 2016.
9. Mindy Kaling- She made great income through her syndicate deal with Hulu Plus and for ‘The Office’. She also gets well paid for her role in ‘The Mindy Project’. She is one of the leading name in the American television industry. She also made her place in the list of ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’.
10. Kerry Washington- By making $ 6 million from her endorsement contracts with Movado and Neutrogena she has also managed to bag a position among the leading paid actresses.
These actresses are surely going to keep up their good job which has garnered huge accolades and great income for them. Our list of top 10 highest paid TV actress till 2016 will be updated time to time so don’t forget to check back later.