Sofia Vergara highest paid actress on US TV, again: Forbes
NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Sofia Vergara of ABC's successful TV comedy Modern Family is the highest-paid actress on United States (US) television for the second consecutive year with estimated earnings of US$30 million (S$38.3 million), Forbes magazine said on Wednesday.
The voluptuous Colombian-born actress easily surpassed Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Mariska Hargitay of NBC's Law And Order: Special Victims Unit and Kaley Cuoco, a star of CBS's The Big Bang Theory, who both tied for second with $11 million.
"As the reigning queen of celebrity endorsement deals (thanks largely to her bilingual portfolio), Vergara's earnings over the past year reached $30 million - making her far and away the highest-paid actress on prime time," Forbes.com said.
Vergara, 41, has clothing and home goods lines sold at Sears Holding Corp's retailer Kmart and lucrative endorsement deals with PepsiCo Inc's Diet Pepsi, Proctor & Gamble Co's CoverGirl and others.