For the seventh year running, Sofia Vergara is the highest-paid woman on TV. The Modern Family star earned an estimated $41.5 million from June of 2017-June of 2018, according to Forbes’ annual tally of highest-paid actresses.
She is also the highest-paid star, period, topping The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons, who landed $26.5 million. (He is the highest-paid male star). Next up on the highest-paid female star list is Kaley Cuoco of The Big Bang Theory, with $24.5 million. Ellen Pompeo nabbed $23.5 million on Grey’s Anatomy, while Mariska Hargitay earned $13 million for Law & Order and Julie Bowen rounded out the top 5 with $12.5 million for her role on Modern Family.
Together, the highest-paid female stars banked an estimated $168.5 million.