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.
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.
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.
Sofia Vergara has teamed up with Avon experts to create a new fragrance.
The newlywed actress' So Very Sofia scent will launch later this year (16).
The sweet-smelling perfume will feature passion fruit, Flor de Mayo Orchid, and base notes of herbal patchouli.
Sofia reveals she jumped at the chance to work with the noses at Avon when they first approached her with the idea of developing a seasonal new fragrance.
Continue reading: Sofia Vergara Set To Launch So Very Sofia Perfume
Sofia Vergara was honoured in her native Colombia on Wednesday (11May16) when she was presented with the keys to the tropical city of Cartagena.
The Modern Family star, whose hometown of Barranquilla is just two hours north of Cartagena, was handed the keys during a ceremony at the city's Santa Clara Hotel.
Mayor Manuel Vicente Duque was on hand to present Sofia with the honour, and following the event, he gushed over the actress and the pride the country has for its native daughter.
"Sofia’s humble personality says it all," Mayor Duque told the press. "She was happy and delighted to be receiving the keys to the city surrounded by the Cartagena ambience... Sofia more than deserves these keys. She is a Barranquillera that has put Colombia's name up high."
Continue reading: Sofia Vergara Handed Keys To Colombian City
Eric Stonestreet doesn't understand cyberbullying.
The 44-year-old actor plays Cameron Tucker on hit U.S. TV show Modern Family, which also stars Sofia Vergara, Ariel Winter and Sarah Hyland. Appearing in the series means he is sometimes the victim of catty online comments but not nearly as often as his stunning co-stars, who are regularly trolled on social media.
While the girls do their utmost to ignore the remarks, Eric admits he has no idea why people take their time to post such hateful comments.
"It's the girls that get it the hardest, Ariel, on our show, and Sarah and Sofia," Eric told FOX411. "It's rough, and people are really super mean, and they're cowards on social media.
Continue reading: Eric Stonestreet Blasts Social Media 'Cowards'
Sofia Vergara has assured fans her actor husband Joe Manganiello is doing well following his emergency hospitalisation for appendicitis.
The Magic Mike star became ill in April (16) and checked himself into hospital, where doctors discovered he was suffering from "extremely serious" appendicitis and required emergency surgery.
Joe has yet to comment on his health scare, but his wife Sofia insists he was recovering well when she attended a Modern Family event on Monday (02May16).
She told ETOnline.com he is "doing great" and added, “He's OK... He had a little problem, but now he's good.”
Continue reading: Sofia Vergara: 'Joe Manganiello Is Doing Great'
Actor Joe Manganiello was reportedly hospitalised over the weekend as he battled a serious case of appendicitis.
The 39-year-old True Blood star and his wife Sofia Vergara were due to serve as honorary co-chairs at the Stuart House Benefit event on Sunday (17Apr16), but neither attended because he was too ill.
The Magic Mike hunk pulled out of hosting the charity bash after suffering unforeseen health issues, and now sources tell TMZ Manganiello was admitted into hospital last week (end15Apr16) with appendicitis.
Reports suggest he initially went to see doctors to have his appendix removed, but surgeons found his condition was far more severe than they had anticipated, and they were shocked to see his appendix had actually burst.
Continue reading: Joe Manganiello Recovering From Serious Surgery - Report
Sofia Vergara satisfies her post-work out sweet tooth by sipping on a protein-packed smoothie that tastes like chocolate ice cream.
The Modern Family star, who is famous for her curves, isn't a fan of exercising, so she has found a way to maximise the efficiency of her gym visits.
"I'm the first to admit that I hate wasting time in the gym," the 43-year-old tells People magazine. "I'm not one of those people who spends hours on the treadmill or takes three spin classes a day. When you work out smarter (and of course, eat healthy!), you'll love the way you look and feel, and get the most out of your sweat sessions."
The Colombian beauty has shared her top five tips with the publication to boost motivation, and her first piece of advice is to get caffeinated.
Sofia Vergara - Celebrities attend 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016
Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara's relationship was outed because they were so desperate for fried chicken.
The pair was first romantically linked back in July 2014. While they did their best to keep their pairing under wraps, Joe has revealed it was a desperate attempt to get some of New Orleans' famous chicken that meant they went public.
"I found this place that was open on a Sunday afternoon, we went there about 1.30," Joe explained during an interview on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Tuesday night (09Feb16). "I went in and said can we get a table and they said, 'Honey, we're closing in half an hour, there's no way.' I said, I'll pay you whatever, can you box up some chicken and I'll take it out? She said they couldn't do that and then Sofia comes in.
"I had been somewhat incognito until then and Sofia starts going (Colombian accent) 'Please we want the chicken, please just give us the chicken'. And then this waitress walks past and goes, 'I don't care who you are Sofia Vergara, you ain't getting any chicken!'
Continue reading: Joe Manganiello: 'Secret Sofia Romance Was Blown By Fried Chicken'
Actress Julie Bowen has opened up about pal Sofia Vergara's lavish nuptials in Florida, revealing the bride hired medics to give dehydrated party guests an intravenous drip.
The Modern Family star was among the guests at the Palm Beach wedding in November (15), and she admits she was floored by the lengths the bride went to to cater for everyone.
"If you've ever been to a Sofia event, it's three days," Bowen told U.S. talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
"It's like a slow-moving trolley; you jump on, you drink and you dance and then you jump off. You can't stay on the trolley for three days. It's a party train. It's insanity. And it's really fun."
Actress Sofia Vergara literally suffers for fashion every time she steps on the red carpet because her dresses are so tight.
The curvaceous Colombian is known for her sexy looks at events and awards shows, but the Modern Family beauty admits her outfits often cause her agony and cost her a little blood because she always has to squeeze into her signature figure-hugging gowns.
"People will often say that I wear the same thing on the red carpet, but I know my body; it's very voluptuous and I've got the boobs of a stripper," Sofia tells The Edit magazine. "They're a 32DDD and because they're real, they're everywhere, so I need my dresses to have structure... There is so much going on under my dresses that I bleed at the end of award ceremonies."
Her changing body shape has prompted the 43-year-old stunner to start thinking about undergoing a breast reduction to prevent further suffering.
Continue reading: Sofia Vergara's Red Carpet Dresses Make Her Bleed
Sofia Vergara - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at The Shrine Expo Hall, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016
Newlywed Sofia Vergara Is Suing The Bosses Of A Beauty Company For Using Her Image Without Permission.
The Colombian beauty posted a photo of herself undergoing Venus Concept's Legacy skin tightening treatment in 2014, but has since admitted she wasn't a fan of the product.
That didn't stop the company's bosses running the photo as an advertising plug - and now the actress is suing.
The Modern Family star claims Venus never paid her anything and now she's suing for the $15 million (GBP10 million) she would have charged them to be their paid spokeswoman - and she wants the company's bosses to destroy all ad materials featuring herself, according to TMZ.com.
Date of birth
10th July, 1972
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