Before taxes and fees, the Modern Family star earned $42.5 million from June 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018. With the exception of 2015, when she and Kaley Cuoco shared the top spot, the Colombian actress has reigned supreme among women of the small screen for the better part of a decade. This year, Cuoco arrives in second place with $24.5 million. Filling out the top five is Ellen Pompeo with $23.5 million, Mariska Hargitay with $13 million and Julie Bowen with $12.5 million.
Coming in at sixth place on the women’s list is another star of the mega-hit sitcom, Mayim Bialik, who took home $12 million. Just behind her is fellow co-star Melissa Rauch ($12 million), Kerry Washington ($11 million), Claire Danes ($9 million) and Pauley Perrette ($8.5 million).
Last month, Vergara opened up about her astonishing financial success in Hollywood, admitting that it hasn’t been a smooth ride.
"It’s very rewarding," she told Health magazine for its October issue. "I’m 46 and I’ve been working for almost 30 years. So being able to do something that I love in the entertainment business, and on top of that being able to make money? It’s been a wonderful experience. It has not been easy."
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