Forbes Magazine has crowned Sofia Vergara as television’s highest paid actress with an annual gross of $37 million this year. This 42-year-old Colombian beauty defeated his male counter Ashton Kutcher who was named number 1 in the top 10 actors’ list with $ 26 million. This year, she was also ranked as the 32nd most powerful woman by the above-mentioned magazine. Sofia Vergara stars on the series Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett where she has been recognized as an actress from various award-giving bodies like Golden Globe Awards, Emmy Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Second to her is Mariska Hargitay with $13 million earnings; she is best known for her role as Detective Olivia Benson on the drama series Law and Order. The Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting is on rank number 3 with an estimated earning of $11 million. It’s a three-way mark on the fourth spot with The Good Wife’s Julianna Margulies, Grey’s Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo, and How I Met Your Mother’s Cobie Smulders – all with $10 million income. Closing the Top 5 bracket is Alyson Hannigan with $9.5 million. She is currently playing the role Lily Aldrin from the sitcom How I Met Your Mother but known for her role as Willow Rosenberg in the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Amy Poehler is on rank number 6 with an estimated income of 7 million. Amy was recently awarded by Golden Globe – Best Actress in Television Series Musical or Comedy category for her role in the show Parks and Recreation. On the seventh spot is The Mindy Project’s star Mindy Kaling who has an annual income of $6.5 million.
The 8th spot provided another triple tie with Scandal’s Kerry Washington, New Girl’s Zooey Deschanel, and Cougar Town’s Courteney Cox – all with $6 million earnings. Claire Danes who plays Carrie Mathison in the series Homeland has estimated $5 million income that gave her the 9th spot. Completing the list is Lena Dunham on number 10 who has $3.5 million of gross this year. This creator, writer and actress received awards and nominations from Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards for Girls. She was also the first woman to win a Directors Guild Awards for Outstanding Director in a Comedy Series.
Here is Forbes list of the Top 10 highest paid actresses of 2014:
1. Sofia Vergara ($37 million)
2. Mariska Hargitay ($13 million)
3. Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting ($11 million)
4. Julianna Margulies ($10 million)
4. Ellen Pompeo ($10 million)
4. Cobie Smulders ($ 10 million)
5. Alyson Hannigan ($9.5 million)
6. Amy Poehler ($7 million)
7. Mindy Kaling ($6.5 million)
8. Kerry Washington ($6 million)
8. Zooey Deschanel ($6 million)
8. Courteney Cox ($6 million)
9. Claire Danes ($5 million)
10. Lena Dunham ($3.5 million)