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FOR THIRD YEAR, SOPHIA VERGARA IS TOP-PAID TV ACTRESS

September 4, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Sophia Vergara of ABC’s Modern Family took home $37 million last year, making her the highest-paid actress on television last year. Her compensation tops the $26 million earned by Ashton Kutcher, the highest-paid TV actor, according to Forbes magazine. Vergara, who also topped the list in 2013 and 2012, had to work harder than most male performers to rake in her earnings. She received $325,000 per episode of Modern Family (the top actors on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory recently reupped for about $1 million per episode, published reports said). Vergara also had earnings from her talent management and marketing firm Latin World Entertainment and from other endorsements. In second place was Law and Order: Special Victims Unit star Mariska Hargitay, whose estimated earnings came to $13 million, including $450,000 per episode for the NBC series, while Kaley Cuoco of The Big Bang Theory took home an estimated $11 million for third place.