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Forbes ranks Sofia Vergara as highest paid television actress

July 19, 2012 - Los Angeles

Colombian actress Sofia Vergara has been named as the highest-paid actress in television. According to Forbes, the 'Modern Family' star earned an estimated $19 million from May 2011 to May 2012.

Sofia turned 40 on July 10 and celebrated her birthday in Mexico along with her longtime beau Nick Loeb. Modern Family is in its third season. Along with her fat paycheck, Vergara's media company LatinWE is also doing very well.

Sofia Vergara is ahead of reality television star Kim Kardashian who earned $18 million over the same period. She is followed by Eva Longoria, Bethenny Frankel and Khloe Kardashian.

1Sofia Vergara$19 million
2Kim Kardashian$18 million
3Eva Longoria$15 million
4Bethenny Frankel$12 million
5Khloe Kardashian$11 million
5Tina Fey$11 million
7Mariska Hargitay$10 million
8Zooey Deschanel$9 million
8Felicity Huffman$9 million
8Ellen Pompeo$9 million
11Kate Walsh$8 million
11Teri Hatcher$8 million
11Marcia Cross$8 million
11Kaley Cuoco$8 million
15Alyson Hannigan$7 million
15Marg Helgenberger$7 million
17Melissa McCarthy$6 million
17Julianna Margulies$6 million
17Kyra Sedgwick$6 million
20Courteney Cox$5 million

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