Eva Longoria, Tina Fey Named Highest-Paid Actresses on TV

Entertainment Sep. 28, 2011 AT 6:54PM
Eva Longoria, Tina Fey Named Highest-Paid Actresses on TV Credit: Jeff Vespa/WireImage.com; Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

They're in the money, indeed!

Eva Longoria and Tina Fey have each earned top honors in Forbes magazine's list of the small screen's highest-paid actresses.

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Earning $13 million each between May 2010 and May 2011, the women make bank for their currently-running series, Desperate Housewives and 30 Rock, but they also collect syndication profits, as the shows air in reruns on Lifetime (Housewives) and Fox/Comedy Central (30 Rock).

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Longoria's Housewives costars didn't fare too poorly, either. Marcia Cross ranked third on Forbes' list, raking in $10 million, while Felicity Huffman and Teri Hatcher landed in a fifth-place tie having earned $9 million.

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TV crimefighters Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) and Marg Helgenberger (CSI) were deadlocked with Housewives' Cross for the third-place, $10 million rank.

Here is the full list of Forbes' Highest-Paid TV Actresses:
Eva Longoria and Tina Fey, $13 million
Marcia Cross, Mariska Hargitay and Marg Helgenberger, $10 million
Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman, $9 million
Courteney Cox and Ellen Pompeo, $7 million
Julianna Margulies, $6 million

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