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Sofia Vergara named highest paid actress on TV again

Sofia Vergara keeps her title as the queen of prime-television with annual earnings of $30 million in 2013.
Posted By VERONICA LINARES, UPI.com   |   Sept. 5, 2013 at 8:07 AM  |  Updated Sept. 5, 2013 at 8:45 AM   |   Comments

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Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Forbes named Sofia Vergara the highest earning woman on TV for the second year in a row.

Forbes attributed Vergara's ranking (in part) to her long list of endorsement deals, which include Diet Pepsi, Covergirl, Rooms To Go, thyroid medicine Synthroid, Comcast and State Farm insurance. In all the "Modern Family" star earned over $30 million in the past year.

The annual Celebrity 100 list, where Vergara was ranked as the top-earning TV actress, looks at the earnings of American celebrities during a specific period of time and only counts cash received for completed projects and contracts made good on. This year, the time frame was from June 2012 through June 2013.

The ranking tallies both celebrities' TV projects and their increasingly lucrative endorsement and licensing deals. In all, the top-20 paid TV actresses earned a cumulative $183.

You can find out who else made the cut this year on the list below:

1. Sofia Vergara - $30 million

2. Kaley Cuoco - $11 million

2. Mariska Hargitay - $11 million

4. Tina Fey - $10 million

4. Bethenny Frankel - $10 million

4. Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian - $10 million

4. Melissa McCarthy - $10 million

4. Ellen Pompeo - $10 million

11. Cobie Smulders - $9 million

12. 12 Alyson Hannigan - $8 million

13. Amy Poehler - $7 million

13. Julianna Margulies - $7 million

15. Lena Dunham - $6 million

15. Zooey Deschanel - $6 million

15. Courtney Cox - $6 million

18. Whitney Cummings - $5 million

19. Mindy Kaling - $4 million

20. Kerry Washington - $3 million

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