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August 29, 2019

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Jennifer Garner was all business when she took the stage at this year’s Forbes Women’s Summit. Thick-rimmed glasses and a black-and-white checked pantsuit. Her sleeves were puffy, and her smile, as always, was big, but everything else—light makeup, a small black notebook—suggested boardroom, not backlot.

And that’s just fine for the former star of the early 2000s TV action drama Alias, a role that landed her four Emmy nominations and a Golden Globe Award. (READ MORE) by Madeline Berg

The World’s Highest-Paid Actresses Of 2019

10. Ellen Pompeo 

Earnings: $22 million

The Grey’s Anatomy star proves network television isn’t dead quite yet. She earns about $575,000 per episode to star in and produce the ABC hit show.

9. Charlize Theron

Earnings: $23 million

Theron’s production company, Denver and Delilah Productions, produced her 2019 film Long Shot and is also behind the Netflix series Mindhunter. She’s set to star with fellow listees Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie in the December film Bombshell. 

8. Margot Robbie

Earnings: $23.5 million

For the upcoming Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn), Robbie will serve as a producer as well as reprise her role of Harley Quinn. The paycheck? Eight-figures up front.

7. Elisabeth Moss

Earnings: $24 million

The Emmy winner serves as executive producer on her Hulu star-vehicle The Handmaid’s Tale.

6. Kaley Cuoco

Earnings: $25 million

Until The Big Bang Theory ended earlier this year, Cuoco was part of the highest-paid cast on network television, earning $900,000 per episode.

5. Jennifer Aniston

Earnings: $28 million

The Friends star is coming back to television, starring in and producing Apple TV+’s The Morning Show. 

4. Nicole Kidman

Earnings: $34 million

After wrapping up season two of Big Little Lies, Kidman continues her busy year with starring roles in Bombshell and The Goldfinch.

3. Reese Witherspoon

Earnings: $35 million

Witherspoon has embraced the title of producer. She will produce, though not star in, upcoming films Lucy in the Sky and The Dry. 

2. Sofia Vergara

Earnings: $44.1 million

The eleventh and final season of Modern Family premieres this fall, but Vergara’s wallet will be just fine: she still has her lucrative entrepreneurial ventures, including Sofia Jeans and a furniture line at Rooms To Go.

1. Scarlett Johansson

Earnings: $56 million

Johansson is the world’s highest-paid actress thanks to her lucrative role as Black Widow, for which she earns an eight-figure check plus backend points on Marvel films.

This comes from: Madeline Berg | Hollywood & Entertainment | Following the money

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