Television has achieved a lot of appreciation and provides many opportunities to the aspiring actors and actresses. TV serials are made in diverse languages keeping in mind the diversification of the population in the world. Every country has its own distinct set of TV serials that keep the audiences entertained throughout the day.
Television serials are the mode of entertainment and the actors and actresses who work in these serials are considered the main reason for the hike in the TRP of the show. These actors keep us entertained by their hard work and are paid a grand amount. With the changing time, many actresses are paid more than the actors. Here are some of the television actresses who by their mind-blowing work are increasing the standard of television.
Here are the top 10 Highest Paid American TV Actresses in 2017-2018
10. Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel was born on January 17 in the year 1980. The American actress was born in a showbiz family as her father; Caleb Deschanel was nominated for the Cinematography in the Academy Awards and her mother; Mary Jo Deschanel starred in the “Twin Peaks”. From her early childhood Zoey was an eager beaver actress. She got her first break at the age of 17. She played the role of a model in a TV sitcom “Veronica’s Closet”. Zoey has not only kept herself limited to acting only, but is also a very successful singer and a songwriter.
Zoey made her film debut with “Mumford” in the year 1999. Zoey is known for her impassive comedy roles in movies like Almost famous, The New Guy, The Good Girl, 500 Days of Summer, Yes Man and All The Real Girls. Zoey won many awards, including the Grammy award for the best song written. Zoey is the depicting the character of Jessica Day- the lead character in the Fox sitcom series “The New Girl”. The show is really famous and each year ZoeyDeschanel makes $7 million just for her role in The New Girl.
9. Julia Louis Dreyfus
Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis Dreyfus is an American actress, comedian, singer and a producer. Juila was born on January 13, 1961. Julia started her career as a comedian after she performed in The Practical Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois. Because of this performance, Julia was cast in a sketch show “Saturday Night Live”. Julia gained fame with her performance as Elaine Benes in Seinfield which is known as the best and the most successful Sitcom of all times.
She also gave many wonderful characters to the television like; Cristine Campbell in the New Adventures of Old Christine, Selina Meyer in Veep and many others. Julia has also given some mind-blowing performances in movies like; Hannah and her sisters, enough said and Deconstructing Harry. Julia is among the highest paid actresses. She made $1 million per episode for her sitcom Seinfield and now is making $7.5 million per year for her role as the President Selena Meyer. Julia has won many awards like Emmy’s for best acting series and for best actress for her show Veep.
8. Emily Deschanel
Emily Erin Deschanel was born on 11 October in the year 1976 in Los Angles, California. Emily is an American actress. Emily was born to a Cinematographer and a director Caled Deschanel and an actress Mary Jo Deschanel. Emily’s younger sister; Zooey Deschanel is also an actress, singer and a songwriter. Emily made her debut through a feature film in the year 1994 “It could happen to you”. In 2002, Emily was seen in Stephen King’s Rose Red. Emily was featured in the cold mountain, The Alamo and the Glory Road. In the year 2005, Emily bagged the role Dr. Temperance Brennan in a Fox crime comedy drama; Bones. The show is now in its final year. It is estimated that Emily makes $7.5 million per year just for this show.
7. Patricia Heaton
Patricia Helen Heaton was born on March 4 in the year 1958. Patricia is an American model and actress. Patricia appeared in the Broadway for the first time in the chorus of Don’t Get God started in the year 1987. It was during her this Broadway performance that Patricia caught the attention of a casting director for the ABC drama. Patricia played the role of an oncologist in the series Thirty something from the year 1989-1991. Patricia also made guest appearances in many shows like; Alien Nation, Matlock, Party of Five, King of Queens and the Danny phantoms. Patricia won the prime time Emmy award for her role in show “Everybody loves Raymond” and is currently working in a show “The Middle”. Patricia also hosts a food show called the Patricia Heaton Parties. It is estimated that Patricia makes $8.5 million per year for her appearance in different shows.
6. Pauley Perrette
Pauley Perrette was born on 27 March in the year 1969. Pauley is an American actress, singer, writer and civil rights advocate. Pauley also inherits the “Donna Bell’s Bake Shop” in Manhattan. The bake shop is named after Pauley’s mother. Pauley bagged the role of Alice Cramer in the second season of “Special Unit 2”. After her this role Pauley Perrette bagged her role of Abby Sciuto in a Television series on NCIS. Pauley is currently working as Robin in a television series “When We Rise”. It is estimated that Pauley makes around $9.5 million per year. She is among the top 10 paid actresses on American television.
5. Julie Brown
Julie Brown was born on August 31, in the year 1958 in Van Nyus, California. Julie is an American actress, comedian, writer, singer, songwriter and a television director. Julie gained fame after her role in Valley people in the 1980’s. Julie started here work on television with the guest appearance on the sitcom Happy Days. She also featured in many other comedy films like; Any Which Way you can and the incredible Shrinking Woman. It is estimated that Julie Brown makes $10 million to be the cast of the show “Modern Family”.
4. Julianna Margulies
Julianna Margulies was born on June 8 in the year 1966 in Spring valley, New York, USA. Julianna is an American actress and a producer. Julianna made her debut in the film industry from the Steven Seagal’s film “Out of Justice” in the year 1991. Julianna gained fame after she bagged the role of a nurse in the medical series ER. Julianna also won Emmy award for her role in ER. Julianna is currently the lead role in the show “The Good Wife’s.” It is estimated that Julianna Margulies makes $10 million per year.
3. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra was born on July 18 in the year 1982 in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India. Priyanka is an Indian actress, singer, model, film producer and a philanthropist. Priyanka Chopra is the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. Priyanka Chopra has been felicitated with the National film award, five film fare awards and was honored with the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2016. Priyanka was appointed as the UNICEF goodwill ambassador for child rights in 2010 and 2016. Priyanka made her debut in the American television with “Quantico.” Priyanka bagged a role in the upcoming revival of Baywatch. It is estimated that Priyanka makes $11 million in a year.
2. Stana Katic
Stana Katic was on April 26, 1978 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Stana is an American actress. She made her debut through her role in 24. Stana was also featured in many films like; The Spirit, Quantum of Solace and the Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice. Stana bagged the role of Kate Beckett in the television series “Castle” in August 2008. The show aired on ABC. Stana established her own production company; Sine Timore productions in the year 2008. It is estimated that Stana makes around $12 million per year.
1. Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington was born on January 31 in the year 1977 in the Bronx, New York, USA. Kerry made her debut on screen when she starred in a telefilm made by ABC, “Magical makeover.” Kerry featured in many shows like; Mr. and Mrs. Smith, I Think I love my Wife, Boston Legal, Little man and The Last King of Scotland. Kerry currently depicts the character of Shonda Rhymes in the ABC series, Scandal. Kerry is estimated to be making $13.5 million per year. Kerry is one of the highest paid actresses of American television.
Many of the actresses mentioned above have a history of starting their careers on smaller shows. These actresses are the main reason for the hike in TRP of the show. With their dedication and hard work, these actresses truly deserve the high amount that they are paid.