Vergara & Parsons Are TV’s Highest Paid Actors

CBS’ veteran comedy “The Big Bang Theory” is not only the highest rated laugher on the small screen, its stars take the top four slots of the 2016 highest paid TV actors list released by Forbes magazine this week. In gross salary, Jim Parsons leads the pack with $25.5 million followed closely by three of his co-workers.

But all bow before the queen that is Sofia Vergara. The much in demand actress is TV’s highest paid star by far with a whopping $43 million salary, almost double that of actress runner-up Kaley Cuoco. Both ‘Big Bang and “Modern Family” cast members dominate the lists with “NCIS” not far behind. Check out the full list of the Top 15 paid actors and actresses below:

Actors
1. Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”) – $25.5 million
2. Johnny Galecki (“The Big Bang Theory”) – $24 million
3. Simon Helberg (“The Big Bang Theory”) – $22.5 million
4. Kunal Nayyar (“The Big Bang Theory”) – $22 million
5. Mark Harmon (“NCIS”) – $20 million
6. Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”) – $12.5 million
7. Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family”) – $12 million (tie)
7. Nathan Fillion (“Castle”) – $12 million (tie)
9. Ray Romano (“Vinyl”) – $12 million
10. Ed O’Neil (“Modern Family”) – $11.5 million
11. Eric Stonestreet (“Modern Family”) – $11 million
12. Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”) – $10.5 million
13. Michael Weatherly (“NCIS”) – $10 million
14. David Duchovny (“The X-Files”) – $10 million
15. Justin Chambers (“Grey’s Anatomy”) – $9.5 million

Actresses
1. Sofia Vergara (“Modern Family”) – $43 million
2. Kaley Cuoco (“The Big Bang Theory”) – $24.5 million
3. Mindy Kaling (“The Mindy Project”) – $15 million
4. Ellen Pompeo (“Grey’s Anatomy”) – $14.5 million (tie)
4. Mariska Hargitay (“Law & Order: SVU”) – $14.5 million (tie)
6. Kerry Washington (“Scandal”) – $13.5 million
7. Stana Katic (“Castle”) – $12 million
8. Priyanka Chopra (“Quantico”) – $11 million
9. Julianna Marguiles (“The Good Wife”) – $10.5 million
10. Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”) – $10 million
11. Pauly Perrette (“NCIS”) – $9.5 million
12. Patricia Heaton (“The Middle”) – $8.5 million
13. Emily Deschanel (“Bones”) – $7.5 million
14. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”) – $7.5 million
15. Zooey Deschanel (“New Girl”) – $7 million

Source: Forbes