The Highest-Paid TV Actress(es) In The World Has Been Announced

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Don't take a peek at your own bank balance after reading this one, because it may be a deeply disappointing experience.

According to Forbes’ list of highest-paid TV actresses, sharing the top spot are two of the funniest women on telly – Sofia Vergara and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, with both actresses earning an incredible $28.5million (£18.5m) in 2015.

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Vergara, who stars as Gloria in Modern Family, is no stranger to the Forbes list, this being her fourth year in a row at the top, but marks the first time she's shared poll position. In case you were wondering, Cuoco-Sweeting reportedly earns $1m per episode for her role as literal girl-next-door Penny on The Big Bang Theory.

Coming in second place: Julie Bowen, Vergara's on-screen daughter-in-law on Modern Family. That’s the family we wish we had been born into…

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Ellen Pompeo of Grey’s Anatomy came third on the list, followed by Mariska Hargitay from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Juliana Margulies of The Good Wife fame.

This also means that Vergara and Cuoco-Sweeting are only half a million dollars away from matching Forbes’ highest-paid TV actor, Jim Parsons. So we'll put any feelings of jealously aside, and instead put all our efforts into closing the gender pay gap. And watching more Modern Family.

Words: Kate Ng

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