Showtime has been the home for a number of television shows that have helped push the envelope and redefine dramas over the years. Showtime’s prestige programs may not have the same pedigree as HBO or FX, but they still create entertaining content and they allow their shows to see lengthy lives. Shameless has turned into one of Showtime’s flagship programs and it recently wrapped up its tenth season, with a final one on the way.
That’s a long time to be on TV and the show has gotten to foster the growth of many talented up-and-comers, as well as a fun destination for wild guest roles. It’s kind of incredible that many of these cast members started on the show as children and are now genuine millionaires.
15. Isidora Goreshter (Svetlana Yevgenyevna) - $1 Million
When a show is on for over a decade, it's not at all surprising for there to be occasional cast changes or characters that come and go out if focus. Isidora Goreshter's Svetlana was a large part of Shameless’ earlier seasons, particularly in Kevin and Veronica's lives. Svetlana even dates both of them at one point, but her character got pushed to a point where now she's not even on the show anymore. Isidora Goreshter is still making her way and Shameless is her biggest role, which explains her net worth.
14. Shanola Hampton (Veronica “V” Fisher) - $1 Million
Even though Shanola Hampton has been a series regular on Shameless since the start of the show, it's a series with a very big cast that definitely prioritizes the Gallaghers. It can sometimes feel like Veronica is off on her own series, especially now that Fiona is gone. Hampton still isn't a major star, but she's becoming more notable.
13. Ethan Cutkosky (Carl Gallagher) - $1 Million
All of the Gallaghers have experienced a lot of change through Shameless’ run, but the later seasons have really pushed Carl into a position of authority and honor that's been great for the character. Ethan Cutkosky is a series regular, but he's still young and hasn't shown up in many places outside of Shameless, which explains the lower net worth.
12. Christian Isaiah (Liam Gallagher) - $1.5 Million
It's kind of remarkable that some of Shameless’ cast started the series as literal babies, only to now have full, complex storylines. Liam has slowly turned into Shameless’ secret weapon and a highlight of the latest seasons. Since Christian Isaiah is still a kid, it's not crazy that his net worth is still growing.
11. Justin Chatwin (Steve "Jimmy Lishman" Wilton) - $2 Million
During the beginning of Shameless it was very much the "Fiona and Jimmy Show" for a lot of viewers. Many were shocked when Jimmy exited the series (and then briefly returned), but now his presence is barely even remembered. Justin Chatwin has had some other notable TV and film roles, but he's still making his way.
10. Steve Howey (Kevin Ball) - $2 Million
Much like Veronica's role in the series, Steve Howey's Kevin Ball has also largely turned into a supporting player who's turned to for comic relief. Kevin has always been around, but it's easy to see how he gets overshadowed by the Gallaghers. Howey gets out there a little more with his roles outside of Shameless, but he's still hardly a household name.
9. Cameron Monaghan (Ian Gallagher) - $2 Million
Cameron Monaghan's Ian Gallagher has had quite the interesting trajectory on Shameless. His bipolar material was gripping, he's gone to prison, gotten married, and even left the show for a season. Monaghan is beginning to break out in big ways in other projects, like Gotham, but he's still on the lower scale of Shameless’ cast.
8. Noel Fisher (Mickey Milkovich) - $3 Million
Noel Fisher's ornery Mickey Milkovich has been in the mix since the start of Shameless, but he only recently got the promotion to series regular. Mickey's integration into the show has been seamless and his prison storyline is some of his best material. Fisher is beginning to build up his resume and his net worth is rising along with it.
7. Emma Kenney (Debbie Gallagher) - $4 Million
Debbie Gallagher may have been innocent and serene at the start of Shameless, but she's grown up a lot and gone through major changes, like giving birth. Emma Kenney has occasionally popped up in other projects, but she's still largely associated with Debbie, even if her net worth isn't exactly struggling.
6. Joan Cusack (Sheila Jackson) - $8 Million
The Jacksons were entertaining foils for the Gallaghers during the first half of Shameless’ run. Everyone in the family was memorable, but Joan Cusack went above and beyond with her work as the twitchy, neurotic Karen Jackson. Cusack has been a movie star for decades and while her net worth isn't huge, it's not insignificant either.
5. Jeremy Allen White (Phillip "Lip" Gallagher) - $8 Million
Out of all of the Gallagher children that aren't Fiona, Jeremy Allen White has done some of the most impressive work in the series as Lip. His struggles with sobriety have been compelling and he brings such humanity to the character. White is slowly become more mainstream, which is helping his net worth rise.
4. Emmy Rossum (Fiona Gallagher) - $12 Million
William H. Macy may have been the big name originally attached to Shameless, but Emmy Rossum grew into the unofficial lead as she tried to control her wild family. Rossum's fame has only catapulted since the start of the show and even though she recently departed Shameless, her work and negotiations behind the scenes have left her well insulated.
3. Emma Greenwell (Mandy Milkovich) - $43 Million
Mandy Milkovich may unfortunately no longer be a part of Shameless, but for a long time it looked like she and Lip were endgame material. Mandy goes through the wringer, but it's easy to love the character thanks to Emma Greenwell's gutting performance. Greenwell's active career has guaranteed that her net worth isn't lacking any.
2. William H. Macy (Frank Gallagher) - $45 Million
William H. Macy throws so much of himself into Frank Gallagher that it's sometimes hard to remember that he's playing a character and not just some derelict human being. Frank may continually put himself over his family, but Shameless continues to reward Macy with a handsome paycheck, which in addition to his storied career in film and theater, has given him an impressive net worth.
1. Kate Miner (Tami Tamietti) - $63 Million
It may be a major surprise, but William H. Macy isn't actually the richest of Shameless’ stars. Kate Miner has been on the show for a few seasons as Tami Tamietti, but her role greatly increased when she had Lip's baby and was promoted to series regular. In addition to acting, Miner also has an impressive career as a singer and model, which has greatly boosted her net worth.