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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.
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.
Jackson Millarker will star in episode ‘A Stereotypical Day’ set to air in the US on Wednesday evening.
Wednesday night’s episode of ABC series ‘Modern Family’ is set to make television history, by being the first US show to feature a transgender child actor. The episode titled ‘A Stereotypical Day’ will star eight-year-old Jackson Millarker, who will play Tom, the transgender friend of character Lily.
Continue reading: 'Modern Family' Casts TV's First Transgender Child Actor
This is the fifth year in a row at the top for the Modern Family actress
Columbian-American actress Sofia Vergara has retained her title as the highest paid TV actress for the staggering fifth year in a row. The Modern Family star topped the chart according to Forbes magazine’s rich list.
The actress is the highest paid on TV for the fifth year in a row
The beautiful star earned $43m (£32.6m) in the last 12 months with her role as Gloria Delgado-Prichett in the successful American sitcom contributing heavily to her full pay packet.
Continue reading: Sofia Vergara Tops The Forbes List As The Highest Paid TV Actress
The star revealed all on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Sofia Vergara’s wedding to Joe Manganiello looked like one of the most spectacular events of the year with a beautiful bride, a handsome groom and Vergara’s son turned father-of-the-bride. And on a recent Ellen appearance Sofia confirmed everything that the endless Instagram pictures suggested: it was a fabulous day.
The beautiful couple got married late last month
The Modern Family actress appeared on the Ellen Degeneres Show sofa to talk about her November, 22 wedding and to tease her friend for not turning up to the nuptials.
Continue reading: Sofia Vergara's Wedding Was As Fabulous As It Looked
Sofia Vergara's ex-fiancé, Nick Loeb, had a courtroom win on Friday (22nd May) when a judge ruled he is allowed to file an amended suit to sue Vergara for custody over two frozen embryos they created whilst still together.
A judge has ruled that Sofia Vergara's ex-fiancé, businessman Nick Loeb, can file an amended lawsuit seeking custody of their frozen embryos. The ruling will allow Loeb to press for custody of the two frozen female embryos which were frozen when he was in a relationship with Vergara. The ruling was made on Friday (22nd May) in a Santa Monica, California court presided over by Superior Court Judge Lawrence Cho.
Nick Loeb and Sofia Vergara are embroiled in a legal battle over the custody of their frozen embryos.
Reese Witherspoon is set to star in a live action version of Tinkerbell.
Reese Witherspoon has been signed by Disney to star in a live action Tinkerbell film. The film, entitled Tink, will be a whole new take on the mischievous Peter Pan heroine. In a similar vein to Maleficent, the 2014 movie starring Angelina Jolie which offered a fresh take on the Sleeping Beauty baddie, Tink will show a different side to Tinkerbell.
Reese Witherspoon is set to star in Tink.
Continue reading: Reese Witherspoon To Star In Live Action 'Tinkerbell' Movie
Sofia Vergara, in a recent magazine interview, has discussed the possibility of having children with her fiancé Joe Manganiello.
Sofia Vergara is willing to have children with her fiancé, Magic Mike XXL star, Joe Manganiello. The 42-year-old actress discussed the possibility of having another child during a recent magazine interview. Vergara explained she is considering having another child and if she does, it will be fairly soon.
Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara at the unveiling of Vergara's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Continue reading: Sofia Vergara Is Considering Having Children With Joe Manganiello
Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara collaborated on this new, female-driven cop comedy.
The release of the Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon starrer Hot Pursuit may have caught movie-goers by surprise, but the pairing falls squarely within the “I didn’t even know how much I needed this until now” category.
Academy Award winner Witherspoon, also one of the film's producers, plays an uptight police officer who has to protect the more outgoing widow of a drug boss, played by Colombian-born Vergara. By the synopsis alone, we can lump this in with the kind of cop comedy we’ve seen with Bad Boys, Showtime and, on the “female-driven” front – because that’s a genre now – Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy’s 2013 offering, The Heat.
Witherspoon produced and starred in the female-driven flick.
This weekend's box office were predictable, but still disappointing.
This weekend at the box office – things went exactly as predicted, in that Avengers maintained its top spot, making bank with another $77.2 million, making it the film with the second highest sophomore weekend gross of all time. It surpassed the second weekend of Fox’s Avatar ($75.6 million) but fell behind predecessor Marvel’s The Avengers ($103.1 million).
Despite receiving favourable reviews, Hot Pursuit didn't do too well at the box office.
Directed by Joss Whedon, Age of Ultron follows superheroes Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) as they battle the new villain of the franchise, technological ultra baddie Ultron (James Spader). Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson also star in the film as twins Wanda and Pietro Maximoff, aka (this isn’t a spoiler, they were in the trailer) Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver.
The actress is set to star in 'Hot Pursuit' with Reese Witherspoon.
Everyone's favourite comedy babe Sofia Vergara gets honoured with a very well deserved star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame; and judging by the photo uploads on her Instagram account, it looks like she threw one hell of a party to celebrate.
Sofia Vergara gets a Star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame
The 'Modern Family' star certainly proved she knows how to have fun as she celebrated with her husband, 'True Blood' actor Joe Manganiello, in style, looking glamorous as always in a golden dress and matching loose curls. The Colombian beauty shared her spectacular day with her fans via photo sharing network Instagram, posting pictures of her wearing a feathered 'Colombia' headpiece and spending quality time with her family members with much dancing involved as well as an impressive Walk of Fame themed cake.
Continue reading: A Thrilled Sofia Vergara Lands A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
Reese Witherspoon and Diane Keaton are out for premieres of their new films in L.A. and New York, respectively. Emma Roberts, Dave Franco and Megan Fox are spotted filming on location in Brooklyn. And there are new glimpses of the acclaimed comedy-drama Tangerine and the docs What Happened Miss Simone and The Look of Silence...
Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara led the charge as their new action comedy 'Hot Pursuit' premiered in Los Angeles this week. It's about an uptight policewoman trying to protect the colourful widow of a drug kingpin as they are chased by corrupt cops and mob killers. It opens this weekend in America and in July in the UK.
Date of birth
10th July, 1972
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