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
Forbes Lists TV's Highest-Paid Actresses, Starting With Tina Fey and Eva Longoria
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)

(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:

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  • 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. (Read more television stories.)

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