sofia vergara highest paid tv actress Sofia Vergara is TV's highest paid woman, by a considerable marginSofia Vergara has kept her crown as TV’s highest-paid actress, according to Forbes. The sexy brunette not only makes bank from her “Modern Family” salary but also has numerous endorsement deals launching her to the top of the list with a cool $30 million earned from May 2012 to May 2013, up $11 million from what nabbed her the top spot a year ago. She also more than doubles the next-highest earning woman’s total.

“Law & Order: SVU’s” anchor Marska Hargitay and “The Big Bang Theory’s” Kaley Cuoco are in second place with $11 million apiece, while the No. 4 spot boasts Melissa McCarthy, Bethenny Frankel, Ellen Pompeo, Tina Fey and the three eldest Kardashian sisters, all earning $10 million a year each.

Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan, Amy Poehler, Julianna Margulies, Lena Dunham, Zooey Deschanel, Courteney Cox, Whitney Cummings, Mindy Kaling and Kerry Washington round out the Top 20.

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."