Big news for Kaley Cuoco. She was the highest paid female TV actress in comedy in 2016! Amazing! Congrats, Kaley! Variety reports that Kaley shares the number one spot along with her The Big Bang Theory co-stars Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki! Yay for pay equality!
All three stars each pulled in an estimated $1,000,000 PER EPISODE. WHAT.
The rest of the list for TV comedy acting is equally impressive. And we’re so pleased to see many of the women on the list are getting paid the same amount as their male co-stars. All of Variety‘s figures are the estimated amounts each actor is paid per episode. Here we go.
Dwayne Johnson, Ballers — $400,000
Drew Barrymore, Santa Clarita Diet — $350,000
Emma Stone, Maniac — $350,000
Jonah Hill, Maniac — $350,000
Nancy Cartwright, The Simpsons — $315,000
Dan Castellaneta, The Simpsons — $315,000
Julie Kavner, The Simpsons — $315,000
Yeardley Smith, The Simpsons — $315,000
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent — $275,000
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep — $250,000
Tim Allen, Last Man Standing — $250,000
Julie Bowen, Modern Family — $250,000
Ty Burrell, Modern Family — $250,000
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family — $250,000
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family — $250,000
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family — $250,000
Ted Danson, The Good Place — $225,000
Kevin James, Kevin Can Wait — $200,000
Matt LeBlanc, Man with a Plan — $200,000
Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project — $140,000
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl — $130,000
Kristen Bell, The Good Place — $125,000
America Ferrera, Superstore — $125,000
Pfefferman family, Transparent — $100,000
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish — $100,000
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine — $100,000
Jeff Garlin, The Goldbergs — $90,000
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish — $80,000
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin — $60,000
The list still has some room for improvement. We see way too few people of color on this list. And, also, Ted Danson is paid $100,000 more than Kristen Bell for their work on The Good Place.
On a better now, we see some shows on here that haven’t even come out yet! Like Maniac and Santa Clarita Diet. We are so excited to see them!
Congrats, Kaley and everyone else who made the list!