Sofia Vergara and Kaley Cuoco Lead Forbes' List of 2016 Highest-Paid TV Actresses

The 'Modern Family' star and the 'Big Bang Theory' actress are joined on the list by Mindy Kaling, Mariska Hargitay and Ellen Pompeo.

AceShowbiz - %cSofia Vergara% and %cKaley Cuoco% dominate the game on the small screen in 2016. The "Modern Family" star and "The Big Bang Theory" beauty occupy the top spot and the runner-up position respectively in Forbes' annual list of highest-paid TV actresses.

Vergara, 44, has pocketed a whooping $43 million, thanks to her regular role as loving wife and mother Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on "Modern Family" and various lucrative endorsement deals. It's her consecutive year as the biggest-earning female star on TV.

30-year-old Cuoco follows at the second spot with a cool $24.5 million. Her earnings mostly come from her main role as outgoing Penny on "Big Bang Theory". She and her male co-stars are estimated to earn $1 million per episode on the CBS sitcom.

%cMindy Kaling% trails behind at the third place, moving up from last year's No. 9 with $15 million. Rounding up the top 5 are %cMariska Hargitay% of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and %cEllen Pompeo% of "Grey's Anatomy". They are tied with $14.5 million each.

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