TV's Highest Paid Actress Is...

Tina Fey, but she has to share the honor
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2011 10:02 AM CDT
In this May 16, 2011 file photo, actress and producer Tina Fey attends the NBC Network Upfront in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)
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(Newser) – Tina Fey is the highest-paid woman on television, but she’ll have to share the top spot with a Desperate Housewife. Forbes’ annual ranking covers the period between May 2010 and May 2011, during which the top 10 ladies made a total of $94 million, and includes salaries, syndication deals, and endorsement deals. The top five:

  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock: $13 million
  • Eva Longoria, Desperate Housewives: $13 million
  • Marcia Cross, Desperate Housewives: $10 million
  • Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: $10 million
  • Marg Helgenberger, CSI: $10 million
Click for the full list, which includes the other two Desperate Housewives.

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