Sofia Vergara

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Sofia Vergara (born 10.7.1972)

Sofia Vergara is a Colombian actress, comedian and model. She is perhaps best known for playing the role of Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in Modern Family.

Sofia Vergara: Childhood

Sofia Vergara was born in Barranquilla in Colombia, to Margarita Vergara Davila de Vergara and Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo. Her father was a cattle farmer and she was raised as a Catholic, attending private school, which was bilingual in Spanish and English.

Vergara left school just two semesters before graduating from university, to pursue a career in modeling. Eventually, she moved to Miami, Florida, to escape from the unrest in Columbia that saw her older brother murdered in 1998. When she moved to the States, she took her mother, sister and son with her. Her sister Sandra now also works as an actress.

Sofia Vergara: Career

Sofia Vergara was originally spotted whilst she walked along a Colombian beach. Due to her strict upbringing, she was originally nervous about accepting the offer of television work. With the permission of her Catholic schoolteachers, she undertook her first TV commercial work - an advert for Pepsi.

In Bogota, Columbia, at the age of 20, she began to work as a runway model and on TV. For three years, she presented Fuera de serie, a travel programme that saw her travelling to exotic locations around the world. The show was also broadcast on American network channels, for the Latin American audience.

Vergara then landed a guest appearance in the HBO series Entourage.

After signing a contract with ABC, Vergara went on to star in sitcoms such as Hot Properties and The Knights of Prosperity. She currently stars in Modern Family, along with Ed O'Neill, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen. In 2010 and 2011, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She has also been nominated for a Golden Globe and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

She then went on to play the role of Alicia Oviedo in the Columbian version of Desperate Housewives, entitled Amas de Casa Desesperadas. Her role in the series was, essentially, the Columbian version of Mary Alice Young, played by Brenda Strong in the American original.

Vergara then went on to appear in Dirty Sexy Money, playing the role of Jeremy Darling's love interest.

2009 saw Vergara venture off-screen and onstage, with a five-week stint in a Broadway production of Chicago.

In 2012, Vergara stars in The Three Stooges, an adaptation of the 1930's vaudeville show. The film is a Farrelly Brothers' production and also stars Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes and Will Sasso as the Three Stooges themselves.

Throughout her career, Sofia Vergara has been chosen as the face of a number of brands and products, including the cosmetics company CoverGirl and Xfinity. She appeared in a Diet Pepsi commercial with David Beckham but the exact nature of her relationship with Diet Pepsi has not yet been formalized.

Personal Life

Sofia Vergara married at the age of 18 and had her first child, Manolo Gonzalez-Ripoli Vergara when she was 20.

In 2000, Vergara was diagnosed with thyroid cancer but she made full recovery after treatment.

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Sofia Vergara May Turn To Hypnotism To Fight Food Cravings

9th October 2014 -

 News

At 42 years-old, Sofia Vergara has undoubtedly got one of the best bodies in Hollywood. However, like most people she would much rather enjoy stuffing her face with delicious snacks than going to the gym,...

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26th September 2014 -

 News

Only a month after Sofia Vergara split from ex-fiancé Nick Loeb, it was reported that she was already embarking on a new romance with actor Joe Manganiello, and as they are now in a solid...

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5th September 2014 -

 News

Sofia Vergara is once again the queen among television actresses as she has earned the title of the highest-paid actress on US television for the third consecutive year in a row, and she did this...

Man's World? Sofia Vergara Earns More Than Anyone - Even Kutcher

4th September 2014 -

 News

Who said cutthroat corridors of U.S television was a man's world? Sofia Vergara has proved that the era of the disgustingly high-paid leading man (Laurie, Sheen) may well be over, by not only topping the...

Sofia Vergara Declared Highest Paid Actress On Television For Third Year Running

4th September 2014 -

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No surprises for guessing this one! Columbian actress Sofia Vergara has been the top earning actress on television for the third year in a row. The star who plays Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on 'Modern Family' topped...

Demi Lovato Praises Beyonce & Kim Kardashian For Revolutionising Perceptions Of Beauty

31st August 2014 -

 News

Demi Lovato has credited Beyoncé and the Kardashians with revolutionising how we perceive beauty. The 22-year-old singer recently posted an image on Instagram showing how her figure has changed over the years and how she's...

Sofia Vergara Responds To Emmy Awards Pedestal "Sexist" Criticism

27th August 2014 -

 News

Nothing ever seems to get Sofia Vergara down, and really why would it? She decided her boyfriend was "too hot" to escort her to the Primetime Emmy Awards; Modern Family in which she stars received...

Sofia Vergara Attends Primetime Emmys 2014 Without Date Joe Manganiello

26th August 2014 -

 News

Sofia Vergara dateless at the Emmys? Who would have thought it especially as she's been dating True Blood star Joe Manganiello for the past few months.Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello have been dating since July.Read...

Sofia Vergara Finally Opens Up About Romance With Joe Manganiello: "It's A Special Time In My Life"

12th August 2014 -

 News

Only a month after Sofia Vergara split from ex-fiancé Nick Loeb, it was reported that she was already in another relationship with actor Joe Manganiello, and as the pair have been cited many times together...

Sofia Vergara Celebrates 42nd Birthday With Niece & Possible New Love, Joe Manganiello

12th July 2014 -

 News

Sofia Vergara has certainly moved on since breaking her engagement with Nick Loeb in May. The Modern Family actress was recently spotted cuddling up to True Blood star Joe Manganiello on Thursday (10th July) whilst...

Are Joe Manganiello And Sofia Vergara Dating?

8th July 2014 -

 News

Sofia Vergara isn't wasting any time on the dating scene.The 'Modern Family' actress only split from ex-fiancé Nick Loeb last month, but she is reportedly already in another relationship with actor Joe Manganiello. If these...

Chef

27th June 2014 -

 Movie Review

Like comfort food, this movie has very little nutritional value, but it sure goes down smoothly. This is one of those shamelessly delicious-looking films that makes our mouths water at the tasty dishes that are...

Sofia Vergara Single Again After Ending Engagement To Businessman Nick Loeb

26th May 2014 -

 News

'Modern Family' actress Sofia Vergara has revealed she’s called it quits with fiancee Nick Loeb after nearly two years of engagement.Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb have called off their engagementWriting on her WhoSay page, Sofia...

Sofia Vergara Announces Separation From Nick Loeb, Engagement Called Off

25th May 2014 -

 News

Sofia Vergara and fiancé Nick Loeb have separated and ended their engagement, Vergara revealed on Friday (23rd May).Nick Loeb and Sofia Vergara at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in January.Vergara posted the unfortunate...

Fading Gigolo

24th May 2014 -

 Movie Review

With a witty observational script, amusing characters and a jazzy sense of life in New York, this feels like an old-fashioned Woody Allen movie, even though Allen merely costars in it. Instead, it was written...

Jon Favreau Tackles Food Bloggers in Hipsterish 'Chef'

8th May 2014 -

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Jon Favreau's latest movie Chef is very...now. It follows the story of a fine-dining chef in Los Angeles who gets tired of the shackles imposed on him by a money-mad restaurateur and so decides to...

Jon Favreau Donates Tribeca Film Festival Prize Money to Food Rescue Charity

28th April 2014 -

 News

Jon Favreau is planning to donate his $26,000 cash prize from the Tribeca Film Festival to a New York City food rescue charity. The actor-director won the Heineken Audience Award for Best Narrative Film on...

Jon Favreau And Sofia Vergara Appear At The Tribeca Premiere For 'Chef'

23rd April 2014 -

 Footage

The stars of food comedy 'Chef' are seen arriving on the red carpet at the movie's Tribeca Film Festival premiere in New York.Among them are main star, director and writer Jon Favreau; John Leguizamo; Bobby...

Sofia Vergara On Her Menage a Trois in Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo'

17th April 2014 -

 News

Sofia Vergara has been speaking about her nerves at shooting a ménage a trois with Sharon Stone and John Turturro in Woody Allen's romantic drama Fading Gigolo. The movie - easily the least talked about...

'Chef' Trailer: Do Not Watch While Hungry [Trailer + Pictures]

9th April 2014 -

 News

You know the supermarket rule – don’t go food shopping when you’re hungry? Well the same applies to watching the trailer for Jon Favreau’s Chef. The beautifully shot, beautifully prepared food will have you attempting...

Chef

9th April 2014 -

 Video

Carl Casper is a chef working at one of the top restaurants of Miami. Food is his ultimate passion in life and so he is utterly heartbroken when his boss forces him to cook a...

'Chef' Is A Double Passion Project for Jon Favreau: Food and Film [Clip + Pictures]

10th March 2014 -

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When you’re the man behind the camera of $1.2 billion worth of films (Iron Man 1 & 2) then you keep on churning out sequels until you can buy a country and name it after...

Chef

10th March 2014 -

 Video

Carl Casper is a well-known chef from Miami who works in a trendy LA restaurant much lauded by critics. However, when one particularly formidable critic shows up to taste Casper's food, his culinary creativity is...

John Turturro In 'Fading Gigolo' Realises Every Man's Fantasy? [Trailer + Pictures]

13th January 2014 -

 News

The trailer has been released for upcoming comedy drama Fading Gigolo, the movie that sets out to test one man's endurance of having someone find and pay for women to sleep with him. It's actually...

Fading Gigolo

13th January 2014 -

 Video

Strapped for cash, handsome but middle-aged bookshop worker Fioravante decides to accept an offer of an unusual job from his friend Murray, who recently had a brainwave after his dermatologist and her friend admitted to...

'Machete Kills' With Its Star-Studded Cast In An Action-Packed Sequel

13th October 2013 -

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The first Latino action hero returns to the big screen as Danny Trejo reprises 'Machete Cortez' in 'Machete Kills' and yields his deadly blade in this sequel to the 2010 film 'Machete'. The upcoming movie...

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11th October 2013 -

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You've Seen the Trailer, Now Watch 'Aura' - Gaga's 'Machete Kills' Music Video

10th October 2013 -

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10th October 2013 -

 Movie Review

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Sofia Vergara To Star In Semi-Autobiographical Series About Motherhood

9th October 2013 -

 News

Sofia Vergara has been handed her own series by ABC; an autobiographical sitcom about a young mother and her 21-year-old son who have to learn how to live life separately following a tightly-knit upbringing. The...

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