Top 10 Highest Paid Actresses 2022

Stella Aurora

The footlight of the entertainment industry is one of the highest-paying industries in the world. It would be surprising to learn that several celebrities and actresses have amassed substantial fortunes through their playing careers.

Check out the list of the highest-paid actresses in 2022. The highest-paid actress in 2021–2022 was Scarlett Johansson, who earned an estimated $57 million.

Let’s look at the actresses with the highest earnings in 2022.

#10 Ellen Pompeo - $22.17M

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Ellen Pompeo gained much popularity when she portrayed her role as Dr. Meredith Grey in the medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy,” which is currently airing to date. This year marks her seventh year with the series. The show has been a huge success, and she has remained on the list of Forbes Magazine’s Top 10 highest-paid actresses on television since 2017.

Pompeo also appeared in various roles in the TV series, and in 2022 her big break materialized with “Moonlight Mile.” She also starred in various TV series such as “Daredevil,” “Station 19,” “Old School,” “Law,” and “Order.”  

#9 Charlize Theron - $23.2M

Charlize Theron is a South African model of European descent who came to the US and trained as a ballet dancer. When she started as an actress, she played a non-speaking role in a Horror film until big roles came that made her way to fame and stardom.

Charlize won Best Actress in her portrayal in “Monster” in the Golden Globe Award in Motion Picture. She became one of Hollywood’s top 10 highest-paid actresses, thanks partly to the success of “Monster” and other consistent, lucrative film work.

#8 Margot Robbie - $23.9M

Margot Robbie previously herded DC comic character, Harley Quinn into life, thus paving her way to getting everyone’s favorite plastic character, “Barbie.” Currently, on the list of 10 highest-paid actresses, Robbie was reportedly paid $12.5 million for her role in the “Barbie” movie that will soon hit the big screen. 

Margot Robbie has played her roles very well during her time in the entertainment world and is capable of portraying a wide range of personalities from Barbie to Harley Quinn, such portrayal attracts a remunerative wage.

Since she first appeared in the famous Australian TV series “Neighbors,” which ended after 9,000 episodes and 37 years on air, Robbie has wanted to work in film.

#7 Elizabeth Moss - $24.4M

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Other than being an American actress of European descent, Elisabeth Moss is also a producer. Born of musician parents, Moss was raised as a Scientologist. She became famous because of her craft in various television series. She also did some voice work in various animated TV series and films. She also appeared in theatrical plays and various commercials.

Because of the positive audience response, she began to star in bigger roles. Her portrayal as the lead actress in the TV series, “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which ran from 2017 up to the present, paved her way to fame and fortune as it was reported that she earns $1 million per episode.

It was also reported that she received $24 million for her appearance in the TV show “Money Inc.” A Scientologist and high-profile feminist, Moss is also one of the huge names that support the LGBTQ.

#6 Kaley Cuoco - $26M

Kaley Cuoco is an American actress who rose to popularity as a self-made businesswoman. Every scene cost $1 million when she got in. The 36-year-old celebrity made almost $25 million from her roles and endorsement deals in the previous year.

Cuoco became popular for her role in the TV series “8 Simple Rules” as Bridget Hennessy, in which she has been a part for almost 20 years. The horror movie “Quicksand: No Escape” in 1992 marks her debut on the big screen.

Her career has prospered, and she is currently an executive producer on “The Flight Attendant,” a comedy series nominated for an award for outstanding comedy series.

#5 Jennifer Aniston - $29M

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Jennifer Aniston, 53, was dubbed “America’s favorite girl next door” and rose to fame thanks to her part in the ten-season hit comedy “Friends” on American television. She reportedly made a million dollars per episode in the final three years of the show’s production. She also receives substantial paychecks for her acting roles and endorsements.

As Rachel Green in “Friends,” Jennifer Aniston shot to fame. She immediately became the idol of a young generation, and by the show’s end, it was reported that she was making a million dollars per episode. She also started working as a producer, creating shows like “The Morning Show,” “Murder Mystery,” “The Yellow Birds,” etc., that have won awards.

#4 Nicole Kidman - $34.3M

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Nicole Kidman was nominated for five Oscars and five BAFTAs for all her notable roles. She began her career in Australian screens before moving to the US shortly after. In 1989, she was nominated for the Best Actress in the Saturn Awards because her movie, “Dead Calm” was a huge success that made a difference in her life. 

In the film, “Emerald City,” she won the Best Supporting Actress in the Australian Film Institute. In her miniseries in 1987, “Vietnam,” Kidman also won the Best Actress in the same film institute. 

She also pursued a career in music in which she performed the soundtrack songs of Moulin Rouge with Ewan McGregor. Her other works include “Kiss,” “Unusual Way,” “Hindi Sad Diamonds,” and “Sparkling Diamonds.” “Somethin’ Stupid” was ranked #1 in the UK and #8 in Australia.

#3 Reese Witherspoon - $35.4M

Reese Witherspoon, an American actress, and producer, earned a staggering $35 million in revenue last year. She had her debut in acting when she was 14 in the movie “The Man in the Moon.” She became famous in the late 1990s and has become an A-list actor because of the success of her films “Cruel Intentions,” “Fear,” and “Election. 

Given that several of her projects are adaptations of works by women authors, Witherspoon has widened her media empire to include Reese’s Book Club. The club boasts 2.1 million subscribers, and 42 of its 50 selections have appeared on the New York Times Best Sellers list, ensuring a ready audience for upcoming motion pictures and television shows.

#2 Sofia Vergara - $44.2M

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Sofia Vergara, a Colombian-American actress, gave up her dental career at the age of 23 and went on to become a runaway model. In the film industry, she is currently the second-highest paid actress. She makes significant income from endorsements, shooting, and other investments in addition to performing.

Sofia Vergara became famous due to her portrayal inModern Family” as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, wherein she received various awards to name: Screen Actors Guild Awards, a people’s Choice Awards, and NAACP Image Award. She was also a finalist for four Golden Globe and Emmy Awards. 

Vergara’s role was a Colombian woman who wed Jay, an American much older and wealthier than she was. Vergara took on the role in 2009, and from then until the show’s cancellation in 2020, she featured in all 250 episodes.

#1 Scarlett Johansson - $57M

Scarlett Johansson is an American actress that has occupied the top spot in the list of highest-paid actresses since 2018. She loved performing with a passionate enthusiasm that resulted in yearly blockbuster films.

Recently, she appeared in the Cate Shortland-directed Black Widow” film, which was released in 2021. The actress who has become the face of some famous brands such as L’Oréal Paris and Dolce and Gabbana recently established her own skincare line. She is also connected to various groups that support AIDS patients.

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