Fey, Longoria Highest Paid TV Actresses

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It pays to be "Bossypants."

Forbes just released its annual list of the highest paid TV actresses, and author and "30 Rock" creator/star Tina Fey shares the number one spot with "Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria to the tune of $13 million each.

Fey's first book, the semi-memoir "Bossypants," sold a healthy 150,000 copies, which contributed to the writer/comedian's rise to the top. Longoria can thank her deals with cosmetics giant L'Oreal and electronics manufacturer LG more than her "Housewives" paycheck.

Second place is a three-way tie, with Longoria's co-star Marcia Cross,  "Law & Order: Special Victim's Unit" star Mariska Hargitay, and "CSI" star Marg Helgenberger each coming in with $10 million.

Rounding out the rest of the list: "Desperate Housewives" stars Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman ($9 million), "Cougar Town's" Courteney Cox ($7 million), "Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo ($7 million), and "The Good Wife" star (and recent Emmy winner) Julianna Magulies ($6 million).

Selected Reading: Forbes, Huffington Post, Entertainment Weekly

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