Vergara in May 2014
|Born||Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara
July 10, 1972 
Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
|Occupation||Actress, comedian, model, television host and producer|
|Spouse(s)||Joe Gonzalez (m. 1991–93)
Joe Manganiello (m. 2015)
Vergara was widely known for co-hosting two television shows for Spanish-language television network Univisión in the late 1990s. Her first notable acting job in English was in the film Chasing Papi (2003). Subsequently, she appeared in other films, including Four Brothers (2005) and two Tyler Perry films—Meet the Browns (2008) and Madea Goes to Jail (2009), receiving an ALMA Award nomination for the latter. Vergara's success on television has earned her roles in recent films The Smurfs (2011), New Year's Eve (2011), Happy Feet Two (2011), The Three Stooges (2012), Escape from Planet Earth (2013), Machete Kills (2013), Chef (2014), and Hot Pursuit (2015). In 2012 and 2013, she was the top-earning actress on US television.
Vergara stars on the ABC series Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, for which she has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2014, she was ranked as the 32nd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.
Vergara was born to a Roman Catholic family in Barranquilla, Colombia, to Margarita Vergara Dávila de Vergara, a homemaker, and Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo, a cattle producer for the meat industry. She was called the nickname Toti by her five brothers and sisters and many cousins.
Vergara initially studied dentistry at a university in Colombia, but left two semesters away from her degree to pursue opportunities in modeling and show business. She subsequently moved to Miami, leaving behind unrest in Colombia, where her older brother Rafael was murdered in 1998 during an attempt to kidnap him. Her cousin and adopted sister, Sandra, is also a television actress in the United States.
Vergara was discovered by a photographer while walking on a Colombian beach and was quickly presented with offers of modeling and television work. Vergara was "apprehensive about doing her first television commercial—until her Catholic schoolteachers gave her their personal permission to take the assignment." Vergara made her first appearance, at the age of 17, in a Pepsi commercial which was widely broadcast in Latin America.
At age 20, Vergara moved to Bogotá, Colombia where she worked as a runway model and television actress. From 1995 to 1998, she was co-host with Fernando Fiore of Fuera de serie ("Out of the Ordinary" or "Over-the-Top"), a travel series in which she visited exotic places around the world. It was telecast on the international Univisión Spanish television network and made her a star in the Latin American market. It also gave Vergara television exposure in the United States via the Univisión stations. She co-hosted the Univisión show, A que no te atreves ("I Dare You") and appeared as a guest star in the season-four opening of the HBO series Entourage. She was photographed for posters and swimsuit calendars in 1998, 2000 and 2002.
Vergara was under an exclusive television contract with Univisión for several years and, after it expired, she accepted a role with the ABC network in the United States. Vergara appeared on the ABC situation comedies Hot Properties and The Knights of Prosperity.
Beginning in 2007, Vergara played Alicia Oviedo in the television series Amas de Casa Desesperadas, the Colombian version of Desperate Housewives. Her character is essentially the Colombian counterpart to the character Mary Alice Young in the American series. She also appeared on the ABC drama Dirty Sexy Money as Jeremy Darling's love interest. Vergara has also made many guest appearances in the Mexican telenovela, Fuego en la sangre. In 2008, Vergara was ranked 62 on Maxim magazine's "Hot 100" list. In 2009, she played "Mama" Morton in the Broadway revival of Chicago for five weeks and began her current role on Modern Family.
In 2011, Vergara was supposed to star in The Paperboy, an independent drama directed by Lee Daniels. When shooting was delayed for a week and conflicted with her Season 3 shooting schedule on Modern Family, she was forced to drop out.
In July 2011, she finished filming the Farrelly brothers' The Three Stooges, which The Daily Beast described as her first major leading role in a film. Vergara has stated, "I play a mean woman that tries to manipulate the Three Stooges into killing her husband so that she gets all the money."
In April 2012, she appeared in her son Manolo's YouTube web series Vida con Toty. Vergara was the highest-earning woman in U.S. television, earning $19 million for the previous 12 months on a list released by Forbes.com on July 18, 2012. Vergara was named one of People magazine's "50 most beautiful people" and has been recognized by the Hollywood Reporter and Billboard as one of the most influential Latin women in Hollywood.
She currently stars on the ABC sitcom Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, for which she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
In 2011, Vergara was named the face of CoverGirl, with the first advertisements appearing in January 2012. In April 2011, Vergara appeared in a Diet Pepsi commercial with David Beckham and another in January 2012.
On July 10, 2012, it was reported that Vergara and her boyfriend Nick Loeb were engaged. On May 23, 2014, Vergara announced that the engagement had been called off. On May 1, 2015, it was reported that Vergara and Loeb were in dispute regarding the future of two embryos they had frozen while they were together.
In July 2014, it was reported that Vergara began dating True Blood star Joe Manganiello. The pair became engaged on Christmas Day 2014 after dating for six months. They married in Palm Beach, Florida on November 21, 2015.
On May 9, 2011, Vergara's younger brother Julio was deported from the United States to Colombia after being arrested in April that year; Julio also had a longtime drug addiction and previous brushes with the law. "To see somebody dying over 10 years, little by little, that's the worst punishment," Vergara told Parade magazine. "Now he's like another person."
|2004||The 24th Day||Isabella|
|2005||Lords of Dogtown||Amelia|
|2006||National Lampoon's Pledge This!||Herself|
|2008||Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns||Cheryl|
|2009||Madea Goes to Jail||T.T.|
|2011||The Smurfs||Odile Anjelou|
|2011||New Year's Eve||Ava|
|2011||Happy Feet Two||Carmen||Voice role|
|2012||The Three Stooges||Lydia Harter|
|2013||Escape from Planet Earth||Gabby Babblebrook||Voice role|
|2013||Machete Kills||Madame Desdemona|
|2015||Wild Card||D. D.|
|2015||Hot Pursuit||Daniella Riva||Also executive producer|
|2016||The Brits Are Coming||In post-production|
|1995||Acapulco, cuerpo y alma||Irasema|
|1995–1998||Fuera de serie||Herself||Co-host|
|1999||A que no te atreves||Herself||Co-host|
|1999||Baywatch||Herself||Episode: "Boys will be Boys"|
|2002||My Wife and Kids||Selma||Episode: "Samba Story"|
|2004||Eve||April Perez||Episode: "Party All the Time"|
|2004||Rodney||Carmen||Episode: "Dream Lover"|
|2005||Hot Properties||Lola Hernandez||Main role (13 episodes)|
|2005||Punk'd||Herself||Season 5, episode 4|
|2007||Entourage||Village Girl||Episode: "Welcome to the Jungle"|
|2007||Amas de Casa Desesperadas||Alicia Oviedo||23 episodes|
|2007||The Knights of Prosperity||Esperanza Villalobos||Main role (13 episodes)|
|2007||Dirty Sexy Money||Sofía Montoya||4 episodes|
|2008||Fuego en la sangre||Leonora||10 episodes|
|2008||Men in Trees||Pilar Romero||2 episodes|
|2009||Dancing with the Stars||Herself||Guest appearance|
|2009–present||Modern Family||Gloria Delgado-Pritchett||Main role|
|2012||Saturday Night Live||Host||Episode: "Sofia Vergara/One Direction"|
|2013||The Cleveland Show||Señora Chalupa||Episode: "The Essence of Cleveland" (voice)|
|2013||Family Guy||Flower Saleswoman / Hispanic Woman||Episode: "The Giggity Wife" (voice)|
|2014||Killer Women||N/A||Executive producer|
|2016||The Simpsons||Carol Berrera||Episode: "Teenage Mutant Milk-Caused Hurdles" (voice)|
|1997||"Que Diera"||Carlos Vives|
Awards and nominations
In 2014, Vergara was ranked as the 32nd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. She had risen from her 2013 position at no. 38.
- "Monitor". Entertainment Weekly (1215) (Time Inc). July 13, 2012. p. 20.
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Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara nació el 10 de julio de 1972 en Barranquilla. / Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara was born on July 10, 1972 in Barranquilla.
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- Stated on Inside the Actors Studio, 2011
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- Sofia Vergara Emmy Award Winner
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Manolo was born in September 1992. [Photo caption]
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