Date of Birth:10 July 1972, Barranquilla, Colombia
Birth Name:Sofia Margarita Vergara
Height:5' 7" (1.70 m)
Sofia Margarita Vergara is a Colombian actress, comedian, television hostess and model.
Vergara had been widely known for co-hosting two television shows for Univisión in the late 1990s. Her television career opened up for her a window of exposure to North American audiences prior to her first notable acting job in English, the 2003 film Chasing Papi. Subsequently, she appeared in films, including 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) and The Three Stooges (2012).
As of 2012 Vergara stars on the ABC series Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, for which she was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Comedy Actress.
|Joe Gonzalez||(1991 - 1993) (divorced) 1 child|
Trade Mark:Curvaceous figure
Trivia:Has a son, Manolo, who was born in 1992.
Ranked #56 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002).
Ranked #23 in Maxim's "100 Sexiest Women"(2002).
Ranked #30 in Askmen's "Most Desirable Woman"(2002)
Ranked #38 in Stuff's "Sexiest Women"(2003)
Ranked #66 in FHM-USA's "100 Sexiest Women"(2002)
Ranked #98 in FHM-USA's "100 Sexiest Women"(2001)
Her son is named Manolo after the character of the same name from Scarface (1983).
Named #25 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
Ranked as #80 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005)
Was featured as #23 in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002" supplement. (2002)
Ranked #39 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
Was ranked #47 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 of 2010 list.
Her younger sister is actress Sandra Vergara.
After she divorced, she studied pre-dentistry at a Colombian university for 3 years.
Her older brother was killed in a bungled kidnapping attempt in 1998. Later, she brought her son, mother, and sister with her to live in the US.
Was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2000, but after treatment has had a full recovery.
Voted #1 on Ask Men's top 99 'most desirable' famous women of 2012 list.
Vergara was discovered by a photographer while walking on a Colombian beach.Soon she was presented with offers in modeling and television work,and she considered accepting them despite being raised both conservatively and religiously. According to an article in the January 2002 issue of Maxim, 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 as a performer at the age of seventeen in a Pepsi commercial that was widely broadcast in Latin America.
At the age of 20, Vergara moved to Bogotá, Colombia, where she worked as a runway model and on television. 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 that sent her to exotic places around the world. It was telecast on the international Univisión Spanish-language television network, and it made her a star in the Latin American market. It also gave Vergara television exposure in the United States via the Univisión stations there. She co-hosted the Univisión show A que no te atreves ("I Dare You"). She appeared as a guest star in the season-four opening of the HBO series Entourage.
Besides runway and catalog modeling work, Vergara did independent projects. She was photographed for posters and swimsuit calendars in 1998, 2000, and 2002.
Vergara is 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) tall and has naturally blonde hair(for movies and television, she is sometimes asked to dye it brown to make her look more typically Latina). 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. 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 and 2011 along with a Golden Globe Award, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations.
Vergara plays Alicia Oviedo in the television show Amas de Casa Desesperadas, the Colombian version of Desperate Housewives. Her character is essentially the Colombian counterpart to the Mary Alice Young character in the American show. She also appeared on the ABC drama Dirty Sexy Money as Jeremy Darling's love interest. Vergara has made guest appearances in the Mexican telenovela Fuego En La Sangre.
In 2009, Vergara had a five-week stint on Broadway as "Mama" Morton in the revival of Chicago.
In 2011, Vergara was supposed to star in The Paperboy, an independent drama directed by Lee Daniels. When shooting was delayed for a week (which conflicted with Vergara shooting Season 3 of Modern Family), she was forced to drop out.
In July 2011, she finished filming for the Farrelly brothers' The Three Stooges, her first lead role in a film. Vergara said, "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 is appearing in her son Manolo's reality show Mi Vida con Toty on YouTube.
Endorsements:In 2011, Vergara was named the new face of CoverGirl, with advertisements to debut in January 2012.
In April 2011, Vergara debuted in a Diet Pepsi commercial with David Beckham,and again appeared in a Diet Pepsi commercial in January 2012.
In 2011, it was announced that Vergara is designing a clothing line for K-Mart targeting soccer moms,and appeared in a number of commercials for Comcast's Xfinity brand.
- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Nominated 2010 and 2011
- Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film – Nominated 2010 and 2011
- NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – nominated 2010; won 2011
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series – Won 2010 and 2011
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series – Nominated 2010 and 2011
- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series – Nominated 2009
- In 2008, Vergara was 62 on Maxim magazine's "Hot 100" list. She was named one of People magazine's "50 most beautiful people" and has been recognized by both the Hollywood Reporter and Billboard as one of the most influential Latinas in Hollywood.
Personal lifeVergara was married at the age of 18 to her childhood sweetheart,and she gave birth to her son Manolo Gonzalez-Ripoll Vergara on September 16, 1992,at the age of 20.
In 1998, Vergara's older brother, Rafael, was murdered on the streets of Bogota, Colombia.On May 9, 2011, Vergara's younger brother, Julio, was deported back to Colombia after being arrested in April; Julio also had a longtime drug addiction and had had 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."
Vergara was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2000. She followed the treatment recommended by her doctors (surgery, iodine radiation) and made a full recovery.
|2004||The 24th Day||Isabella|
|2005||Lords of Dogtown||Amelia|
|Four Brothers||Sofi||Nominated – Black Reel Award: Best Ensemble|
|National Lampoon's Pledge This!||Herself|
|2008||Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns||Cheryl|
|2009||Madea Goes to Jail||T.T.||Nominated – ALMA Award for Best Actress in Film|
|2011||The Smurfs||Odile||Nominated – Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Film Actress|
|Puss in Boots||Crazy Lady/Kitten #1 and 4||Voice|
|New Year's Eve||Ava|
|Happy Feet Two||Carmen||Voice|
|2012||The Three Stooges||Lydia Harter|
|1995–1998||Fuera de serie||Herself||Co-host|
|1999||A que no te atreves||Herself||Co-host|
|2002||My Wife and Kids||Selma||1 episode|
|2004||Eve||April Perez||1 episode|
|2005||Hot Properties||Lola Hernandez||Main Cast|
|2007||Entourage||Jungle Girl||1 episode|
|Amas de Casa Desesperadas||Alicia Oviedo||Main Cast|
|The Knights of Prosperity||Esperanza Villalobos||Main Cast|
|Dirty Sexy Money||Sofia Montoya||4 episodes|
|2008||Fuego En La Sangre||Leonora||10 episodes|
|Men in Trees||Pilar Romero||2 episodes|
|2009||Dancing with the Stars||Herself||Guest Appearance|
|2009–present||Modern Family||Gloria Delgado-Prichett||Main Cast|
|2012||Saturday Night Live||Host||Guest Appearance|