Priyanka top 10 world’s highest-paid TV actresses


MUMBAI: Indian actress Priyanka Chopra has landed herself on the Forbes List of World’s Highest-Paid TV Actresses in 2017, securing the eighth spot with $10 million among the top 10 big earners of the small screen.
This is the second consecutive time Chopra has fallen on the Forbes list.
The Forbes Magazine describes Chopra as a “Bollywood crossover star” with a worldwide appeal, enabling her to draw revenue from both the US and Indian audience.
Her international fandom grew with her lead role in American TV show Quantico, for which she has won two People’s Choice Awards ? the latest one being in 2017 where she received the favourite dramatic TV actress trophy.
PeeCee was also a presenter at the Oscars, and she starred alongside Dwayne Johnson in her Hollywood debut Baywatch. She will also be seen as a judge on American reality TV series Project Runway alongside Heidi Klum.
However, it’s Priyanka brand endorsements that make her the most money. Forbes writes, “Her most consistent money-maker? Endorsements. Chopra has seven-figure deals with the likes of Pantene, Lyf Mobile and Nirav Modi.”
The 35-year-old actor ranks ahead of Emmy-nominated Robin Wright of House of Cards. Wright is also famous for her characters in Hollywood blockbusters like Wonder Woman, Justice League and Blade Runner. Actress Pauley Parette, likely known as the forensic scientist in NCIS, ranks the last on this year’s Forbes List.
List of this year’s highest paid TV actresses, according to Forbes:
1. Sofia Vergara – $41.5 million
2. Kaley Cuoco – $26 million
3. Mindy Kaling – $13 million
4. Ellen Pompeo – $13 million
5. Mariska Hargitay – $12.5 million
6. Julie Bowen – $12 million
7. Kerry Washington – $11 million
8. Priyanka Chopra – $10 million
9. Robin Wright – $9 million
10. Pauley Perrette – $8.5 million
Priyanka was awarded the favourite dramatic TV actress trophy over for her role in Quantico at the 2017 People’s Choice Awards. The 34-year-old actor surpassed bigwigs like Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo and Viola Davis from How To Get Away With Murder to win the award.
This is Priyanka’s second People’s Choice award after picking up the favourite actress in a new TV series trophy last year. She said the award meant “the world” to her during her acceptance speech. “Thank you to the people. This has been an incredible journey. Every single woman that [was] nominated with me today, all these incredible actresses are the reason that I joined television,” she said on stage. Thank you to all of you who have accepted me and loved my show, my wonderful cast… this means the world to me,” said Priyanka. Joking about her concussion, she said, “I am really excited. Can I do a little wiggle? Sorry, it’s the concussion talking.”
Earlier on the red carpet, Priyanka opened up about her minor head injury after an accident on the Quantico sets. When asked if she was fit enough to attend the award show, the actress said, “I was a little nervous. I didn’t know if I would make it, but I got so bored sitting on my couch for three days. “As long as I don’t do any action and stuff, I’m supposed to be fine. It was actually scary. I’ve never got hurt before on-set while I do stunts, I always do them myself. This was just a one-off,” she said.