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  • Mindy Kaling among Highest Paid TV Actresses

    Desi American star Mindy Kaling swoops in to claim eighth place in Forbes’ The World’s Highest-Paid TV Actresses of 2015. DESIblitz has the full list.

    Mindy Kaling swoops in to claim eighth place in Forbes' The World's Highest-Paid TV Actresses of 2015.

    The exotic Colombian beauty Sofía Vergara takes the crown in the 2015 list.

    Mindy Kaling, the star of American sitcom The Mindy Project, is named Forbes’ eighth highest-paid TV actress of 2015.

    As the creator and producer of the show as well, she has earned a lucrative US$9 million (£5.9m) over the past year.

    Like Kunal Nayyar, Mindy is the only Desi presence on the annual list that is traditionally dominated by Caucasian actors.

    Her net worth is reportedly $15m (£9.8m), earning an astounding $150,000 (£97,600) for every episode of The Mindy Project.

    Her acting and producing credits in The Office (US) have clearly helped her secure an impressive eighth place on Forbes’ list.

    Mindy Kaling swoops in to claim eighth place in Forbes' The World's Highest-Paid TV Actresses of 2015.More recently, she stars in Disney’s Inside Out (2015), as the voice of ‘Disgust’, showcasing her diverse talents.

    Besides her acting and producing career in television, she also has a new book coming out, called ‘Why not me?’, set to hit shelves in September 2015.

    Her second collection of funny essays highlights her ongoing journey to finding commitment and excitement in her life, and hopes to offer some useful advice along the way.

    At a book preview event, Mindy reveals: “It’s hard to make friends as an adult woman. In LA, the only people you meet are women in your spin class.

    “And you have to wonder, if a woman seeks you out at spin class, you wonder what the motivations are!

    “But you’re so desperate for friends. It’s much harder to find someone you want to talk to than a man you want to sleep with.”

    Mindy is not new to the highly-anticipated salary list published by Forbes. In 2014, she ranked at seventh place with $6.5m (£4.2m) in earnings.

    Last year’s winner, the exotic Colombian beauty Sofía Vergara, takes the crown in the 2015 list. The Modern Family actress has done so since 2012.

    But she has to share the top spot with Penny from The Big Bang Theory (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), who enjoys a huge salary bump from $11m (£7.2m) to a staggering $28.5m (£18.6m)!

    exotic Colombian beauty Sofía Vergara, takes the crown in the 2015 listThe rest of the list sees a more balanced representation of American TV than the highest-paid actor list, including the likes of veteran drama, Grey’s Anatomy, and newcomer, Scandal.

    Here is the full list of Forbes’ The World’s Highest-Paid TV Actresses of 2015:

    1. Sofía Vergara, Modern Family ~ $28.5m (£18.6m)
    2. Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, The Big Bang Theory ~ $28.5m
    3. Julie Bowen, Modern Family ~ $12m (£7.8m)
    4. Ellen Pompeo, Grey’s Anatomy ~ $11.5m (£7.5m)
    5. Mariska HargitayLaw & Order ~ $1m (£7m)
    6. Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife ~ $10.5m (£6.8m)
    7. Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation ~ $10.5
    8. Mindy Kaling, The Mindy Project ~ $9m (£5.9m)
    9. Kerry Washington, Scandal ~ $7m (£4.6m)
    10. Patricia Heaton, Everybody Loves Raymond ~ $7m
    11. Tina Fey, 30 Rock ~ $6.5m (£4.2m)
    12. Emily Deschanel, Bones ~ $6.5m
    13. Pauley Perrette, NCIS ~ $6m (£4m)
    14. Robin Wright, House of Cards ~ $5.5m (£3.6m)
    15. Zooey Deschanel, New Girl ~ $5m (£3.3m)

    We can’t wait to see how our favourite TV actresses rank against each other on the 2016 list!

    Katie is a English graduate specialising in journalism and creative writing. Her interests include dancing, performing and swimming and she strives to keep an active and healthy lifestyle! Her motto is: "What you do today can improve all your tomorrows!"

    Images courtesy of AP, ABC and Good Housekeeping magazine


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