Who Is TV's Highest-Paid Actress?

Courteney Cox, Eva Longoria and Tina Fey all have hit TV shows -- but who's earning the most cash for her role?

Movie stars aren't the only ones pulling in the cash in Hollywood! While they may not be making $20 million per movie like Angelina Jolie, TV actresses are doing pretty darn well for themselves.

So, who tops the list?

One plays a workaholic comedy writer and the other plays a glamorous housewife, but both Tina Fey and Eva Longoria have topped Forbes magazine's list of the highest-paid TV actresses of the past year. The 30 Rock head writer-producer-star and the Desperate Housewives beauty-model-restauranteur each earned $13 million from May 2010 to May 2011.

But Longoria wasn't the only Wisteria Lane resident to break the top 10. Marcia Cross came in at no. 3 with $10 million and Felicity Huffman and Teri Hatcher tied for no. 6 with a $9 million year. Since this is the campy ABC soap's final season, next 2012's list will likely mark the last time all four costars qualify.

Two on-screen detectives join Cross in third place: CSI star Marg Helgenberger and Law & Order SVU headliner Mariska Hargitay. It only makes sense those two would be high on the list, considering those crime procedurals are primetime's most profitable scripted franchises.

Rounding out the top ten: titular Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo and Cougar Town producer-star Courteney Cox ($7 million each) and The Good Wife Emmy winner Julianna Margulies ($6 million).

So while these women may not boast weekend grosses, they've owned network television for the past year in leading roles that highlight their acting skills. And if they can rack up a combined $88 million a year doing so, more power to them.

To read the entire list, check out Forbes' annual package.

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