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Sofia Vergara Is TV's Highest Paid Actress
When it comes to making bank, TV actresses don't have a bad deal. And topping the list of the highest paid among them this year, according to Forbes, is Sofia Vergara, who plays Gloria on ABC's "Modern Family."
The 41-year-old star of the small screen reportedly made $30 million between June 2012 and June 2013, including her salary and endorsement deals. That means she beat out the Kardashians, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the coveted #1 spot on the list.
In addition to her starring role on "Modern Family," Vergara has deals with KMart, Diet Pepsi, Covergirl, Rooms To Go, thyroid medicine Synthroid, Comcast, and State Farm insurance. Forbes notes that part of the reason for her massive appeal is that she resonates with both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking demographics.
The magazine explains that the way they calculate the top earners is as follows:
...we consider upfront pay, residuals, endorsements and advertising work. We talk to managers, agents, lawyers and other in-the-know folks to come up with our estimates. We do not deduct for things like agent fees or expenses related to being a celebrity.
By way of comparison, Vergara earned about as much as Angelina Jolie, who, as film's highest paid actress, brought in $33 million. Vergara also out-earned Jennifer Lawrence, Gwyneth Paltrow and Meryl Streep.
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