Ellen Pompeo recently renegotiated her contract, and will now get $20 million per year, for two more seasons of “Grey’s Anatomy.”
That’s $575,000 per episode, which adds up to $13.8 million per season. The remaining $6.2 million will come from bonuses and “back end” profits. She’s also getting a producing credit on “Grey’s,” and an executive producing credit on an upcoming spinoff.
That makes Ellen the highest paid DRAMATIC actress on TV. According to “Forbes”, the only actresses making more are sitcom stars Sofia Vergara, who’s raking in $41.5 million a year, and Kaley Cuoco, who’s making $26 million.
Although, Sofia’s money includes personal endorsements she does on the side.
Ellen told the “Hollywood Reporter,” “I’m 48 now, so I’ve finally gotten to the place where I’m okay asking for what I deserve, which is something that comes only with age. Because I’m not the most ‘relevant’ actress out there.
“I know that’s the industry perception because I’ve been this character for 14 years. But the truth is, anybody can be good on a show Season One and Two. Can you be good 14 years later? Now, that’s [an effin] skill.”