Who is the Top Paid Actress on TV?


Ever wonder how much some of our favorite TV stars make each year? Well, we know the answer to some of the stars thanks to Forbes new list. Check out the list below to see who made it into the top five highest paid actresses this year.

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#5 Alyson Hannigan The How I Met Your Mother star made a total of $9.5 million last year. A large portion of that cash flow is thanks to the $340k she took home per episode in the final season of the CBS comedy.

#4 Cobie Smulders, Ellen Pompeo, and Julianna Margulies Though Alyson and her co-star Cobie Smulders were making the same amount each episode, the 32-year-old came in just a tad higher on the list, making $10 million this year thanks to a bump from her roles in Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier.  Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo also raked in $10mil as did Emmy winning actress Julianna Margulies. The Good Wife actress made her fortune last year from her role as both a producer and actress on the show.

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#3 Kaley Cuoco The Big Bang Theory star had quite the year. She got married to Ryan Sweeting, just got a salary raise to $1 million per episode for the upcoming season of her hit CBS sitcom, and made a whomping $11mil.

#2 Mariska Hargitay The Law & Order: Special Victims Unit resident badass made quite the pretty penny last year playing Detective Olivia Benson. Between bringing home an estimated $450,000 an episode and additional payments from the shows syndicated airings, this brunette beauty raked in roughly $13 million.

Check out the video above to see who came in at number one!