Sofia Vergara highest paid US TV actresses

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“Modern Family” actress Sofia Vergara edged out Kim Kardashian as the highest-earning woman in US television, taking in $19 million for the past 12 months on a list released by Forbes.com on Wednesday.

The Colombian-born Vergara took the No. 1 spot thanks to her Emmy Award-winning role on the ABC sitcom, a clothing line, endorsement deals and her partnership role in Latin World Entertainment, an entertainment company that Forbes said “was poised to become a new media powerhouse.” The 40-year-old actress beat out Kim Kardashian, who came in second, earning an estimated $18 million from her reality TV series, “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” a clothing line, endorsement deals, a huge Twitter and media presence augmented by a recent romance with singer Kanye West, Forbes said. Eva Longoria came in third with her role on the long-running show, “Desperate Housewives,” which ended this year, endorsement deals and sales of a cookbook, two fragrances and a sprinkling of small movie roles, Forbes said. Fellow “Desperate Housewives” actress Felicity Huffman also made the top ten, earning $9 million. Comedian Tina Fey, creator and star of NBC comedy “30 Rock” was ranked at No. 6, earning an estimated $11 million. To compile the list, Forbes considered upfront pay, residuals, endorsements and advertising work, without deducting agent fees or expenses related to being a celebrity. The full list can be seen at http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghancasserly/2012/07/18/sofia-vergara-modern-family-best-paid-actresses-television/

2012-07-19

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