Have you ever wondered how much your favorite actor makes? Well we did some digging and snagged a new report that lists salaries of a few well-known A-listers. Keep in mind, this is just an estimate, but is reportedly a pretty close range of what these celebs make per episode. In some cases, the numbers include backend fees and do not reflect income that many actors and personalities bring in from other projects, licensing and merchandising, and business ventures.
Check out the list below.
Viola Davis reportedly brings in $250,000 PER episode of How To Get Away With Murder. How to Get Away with Murder is a drama series that premiered on ABC on September 25, 2014. The series was created by Peter Nowalk, and produced by Shonda Rhimes and ABC Studios. The series airs on ABC as part of a night of programming all under Rhimes’s Shondaland production company. Viola stars as Annalise Keating, a law professor at a prestigious Philadelphia university who, with five of her students, becomes entwined in a murder plot.
Kerry Washington reportedly brings in $250,000 PER episode of Scandal. Scandal is a political thriller series starring Kerry. Created by Shonda Rhimes, it debuted on ABC on April 5, 2012. Kerry’s character, Olivia Pope, is partially based on former George H.W. Bush administration press aide Judy Smith, who serves as a co-executive producer.
Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard both bring in $175,000 PER episode of Empire. Empire is a musical drama series created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong which debuted on January 7, 2015 on Fox. The show is based in New York and centers on a hip hop music and entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the drama among the members of the founders’ family as they fight for control of the company. Terrence plays Lucious Lyon, a former drug dealer-turned-hip hop mogul and CEO of Empire Entertainment. Taraji plays ex-wife Cookie Lyon, the mother of his three sons, who is released from prison after serving a 17-year sentence.
Steve Harvey reportedly brings in $150,000 PER episode of CELEBRITY Family Feud. Celebrity Family Feud, which is created by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, is a spin-off of the American game show Family Feud. Similarly to the primetime All-Star Specials featured during the late 1970s and early 1980s, the episodes feature teams of celebrities playing for charity rather than normal contestants. On April 9, 2015, ABC announced that it would air six new episodes of Celebrity Family Feud over the summer, which premiered on June 21, 2015. The 2015 version is hosted by Steve Harvey, the current host of the syndicated version of Family Feud.
Tracee Ellis Ross reportedly brings in 80,000 PER episode of Blackish. Black-ish is a sitcom starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee that debuted on ABC. The series premiered on September 24, 2014 and since the second season premiere the show has received critical acclaim, receiving many awards and nominations including an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series and a TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy.