Friday, September 30, 2011
Tina Fey and Eva Longoria are Highest Paid TV Actresses
Fey made $13 million last year (May 2010-2011) as producer and head writer for the NBC Emmy-winning sitcom in which she also has a starring role. She is drawing additional income for the 30 Rock syndication deal and her book, "Bossypants."
Longoria's $13 million earnings last year came largely from her role in the ABC program and from endorsement deals with LG and L'Oreal. The 36-year-old's three main co-stars Marcia Cross, 49, Terri Hatcher, 46, and Felicity Huffman, 48, also made the list. Cross made $10 million while Hatcher and Huffman earned $9 mil a piece
Also bringing in $10 million was Mariska Hargitay, 47, of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Former Friends actress Courtney Cox, 47, now on Cougar Town, earned $7 million, with some change drawn from her role in "Scream 4."
Others on the top ten list were Marg Helgenberger, of CSI, $10 million; Ellen Pompeo of Grey's Anatomy, $7 million; and Julianna Margulies of The Good Wife, $6 million. No doubt she'll be asking for a raise following her big Emmy win earlier this month.
You can view the whole list at www.forbes.com.