Friday, September 30, 2011

Tina Fey and Eva Longoria are Highest Paid TV Actresses

Forbes says Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria, 36, and 30 Rock honcho Tina Fey, 41, are at the top of its list of television's highest paid 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

1 comment: