Sofia Is Highest-Paid TV Actress

For the third consecutive year, Colombian actress Sofia Vergara, one of the stars of “Modern Family,” has topped Forbes’s list of the highest paid female actors on US television, with estimated earnings of $37m. Vergara earns $325,000 for each episode of the ABC comedy. As in the previous year, her closest rival was Mariska Hargitay, the Emmy-winning star of “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” who earned $13m. Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, 28, of “The Big Bang Theory,” came in third, with $11m. “At 42, the ‘Modern Family’ star continues her streak in large part due to her business savvy,” said Forbes. In addition to her TV work, Vergara has endorsement deals with soft drink, cosmetic, clothing and other companies. She also co-founded Latin World Entertainment, a talent, management and entertainment marketing firm.

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