20+ Highest Paid Actress in 2020-21 (Updated List)

The Covid pandemic affected Hollywood and media houses badly but luckily few actresses managed to earn a good amount of money themselves. Theaters were shut down but online streaming platforms were working just fine to release new series and movies worldwide.

Highest Paid Actress

 Are you wondering which actress got paid more in 2020? Read this article and you will see the list of the highest-paid actresses in the year 2020-2021. Scarlett Johansson was the highest-paid actress of 2020 with an estimated earning of $56 million.

Let us have a look at the highest-paid actresses of 2020 very quickly.

List of 20+ highest-paid actresses in 2020-21

Below is the list of actresses who earned a good share of money in 2020-2021.

1. Scarlett Johansson: $56 million

Scarlett Johansson

This 36 years old actress has topped the list of the highest-earning actresses since 2018. The reason for her success is her love for acting and her hit movies every year. She will be seen in her upcoming movie Black Widow. She also does charity for various associations that provide help to people with AIDS.

2. Sofia Vergara: $43 million

Sofia Vergara

One of the most talented actresses, producers, and presenters has reserved second place in the highest-paid actress list. She is a judge in America’s Got Talent and a successful producer in Hollywood. She makes money with endorsements, shooting, and several business investments. Sofia is a Columbian-American actress.

3. Reese Witherspoon: $35 million

Reese Witherspoon

The Golden Globe Award winner Reese Witherspoon earned a whopping amount of $35 million. She motivates a lot of women and people around the globe and is also a successful businesswoman. She is one of the most loved and famous actresses of the 90’s era.

4. Angelina Jolie: $35.5 million

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is one of the most famous and loved actresses across the world. She has earned the maximum amount of her wealth because of her acting career. People will see her in her upcoming Marvel film project that is Eternals as Thena.

5. Gal Gadot: $31.5 million

Gal Gadot

Crowned as Miss Israel when she was 18, Gal Gadot is one of the versatile and loved actresses across the globe. Her movie Wonder Woman 2017 was loved by the audience and she earned $31.5 million in the year 2020.

6. Julia Roberts: $30 million

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts has received 3 Golden Globe Awards and is one of the successful actresses. Julia is a talented actress who can play any type of movie role because of her versatility.

7. Jennifer Lawrence: $28 million

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer was one of the highest-paid actresses in 2015 & 2016 and she is 30 years old as of now. She has been part of Hunger Games and many other hit and popular series and movies. She earned $28 million in 2020.

8. Jennifer Aniston: $28 million

Jennifer Aniston

This 52 years old actress was part of Friends which is one of the most popular series in the world and is loved by almost everyone. She earns her money from acting gigs and endorsements etc.

9. Melissa McCarthy: $25 million

Melissa McCarthy

Melissa is a very talented comedian, producer, and actress who is nominated for 2 Golden Globe Awards and many others. She is actively taking on new projects and earning a fair share of the money. One can watch her top-2 movies on Netflix & HBO.

10. Kaley Cuoco: $25 million

Kaley Cuoco

A self-made actress who charges $1 million for every scene. In the year 2020, she earned around $25 million from her acting gigs & endorsements. She was born and brought up in America and is 35 years old as of now.

11. Meryl Streep: $24 million

Meryl Streep

Meryl is one of the popular and versatile actresses of her time and has also received the Academy Award for Best Actress. She was a part of some of the most popular movies.

12. Margot Robbie: $23.5 million

Margot Robbie

She got a lot of fame because of her role as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad. She is an Australia based actress and is 30 years old only. She has earned a lot of respect and fame because of her appearance in various hit movies.

13. Charlize Theron: $23 million

Charlize Theron

Charlize is a popular actress and producer based in South Africa. Fans will see her in the upcoming edition of Fast & Furious (part-9). She enhanced her earning by investing in various film projects and now she is a successful producer. She is respected worldwide and loved by her fans.

14. Emily Blunt: $22.5 million

Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt is a successful British actress who earned almost $22.5 million in the year 2020. Fans will see her in the sequel of  A Quiet Place for which she has charged a great amount from producers. Her fans adore her and she will appear in Jungle Cruise in 2021.

15. Nicole Kidman: $22 million

Nicole Kidman

One of the most popular Australian actresses and is loved by her fans. This actress has received so many awards for her appearances in various movies. She is a mom of four kids and is a successful producer, actress, and singer. 

16. Ellen Pompeo: $19 million

Ellen Pompeo

Ellen Pompeo is a popular American actress and is one of the highest-earning actresses in the world. She appeared in Grey’s Anatomy and the audience just loved her performance. She charged almost $550,000 for one episode in Grey’s Anatomy. She has appeared in Forbes for the past few years.

17. Mila Kunis: $16 million

Mila Kunis

One of the most beautiful and talented actresses in Hollywood. She earned almost $16 million in the year 2020. Bad Moms Christmas & Friends with Benefits are some of her blockbusters in Hollywood cinema.

18. Elizabeth Moss: $16 million

Elizabeth Moss

Elisabeth Moss is an American actress and producer. She has appeared in various series and movies and is also very popular around the globe. She earned $1 million per episode in The Handmaid’s Tale.

19. Viola Davis: $15.5 million

Viola Davis

Viola is a talented actress who has received an Academy Award and many other awards during her acting career. She became the first African-American actress to get the title of “Triple crown of acting”.

20. Cate Blanchett: $12.5 million

Cate Blanchett

She is one of the famous Australian actresses in the world and has given so many super-hit movies to this world. Cate is a versatile actress who has done various films & series.

Frequently Asked Questions:


When will Black Widow release and who will be the lead female actress?

The movie Black Widow will release in 2021, starring Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr., and many others.


What is the alternate career of Sofia Vergara?

She has been a judge in America’s Got Talent since 2006 and earns $10 million per season.


Which actress is new on the list of the highest-paid actress?

The British actress Emily Blunt made a debut in the list of the highest-paid actress.


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Conclusion:

Though the earnings of actresses and actors have decreased because of the pandemic. But some of the actresses managed to earn a great fortune for themselves regardless of COVID-19. Those actresses earned a great amount of money who were doing television & series for online streaming platforms as theatres were closed.

The above-mentioned list of actresses has earned the most amount in the year 2020. The trend of online streaming platforms is increasing, so the demand for content is also increasing. In a couple of years, online streaming series & movies will earn a lot of fortune.

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