Angela Bassett (Courtesy Photo)
By Sherri Kolade
The Michigan Chronicle
Dynamic Hollywood Actress Angela Bassett is getting a pay upgrade and is now making over $450,000 an episode in a television series, Deadline reported, according to Black Enterprise.
Her increase was noted by many in and out of the industry, but how does her pay grade rank up to other TV actresses?
Kerry Washington started making $80,000 and started making $250,000 per episode by the end of Scandal show, TV Line reported. Viola Davis earned $250,000 per episode during the first two seasons of How to Get Away with Murder and made $450,000 by the show’s ending.
However comparable, Bassett still isn’t getting her just due, some feel. Sofia Vergara made $500,000 an episode of Modern Family by the show’s end; Big Bang actress Kaley Cuoco earned $900,000 per episode during the show’s final seasons, Vanity Fair reported.
Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo receives $575,000 an episode as her costar Chandra Wilson makes only $375,000.
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