Sofia Vergara

Actress, Model, Entrepreneur
One of the most popular actresses to emerge from Latin America, Sofia Vergara took Hollywood by storm with her scene-stealing performance as a hot-headed trophy wife on the hit sitcom "Modern Family" (ABC, 2009- ). From ... Read more »
Born: 07/09/1972 in Colombia

Filmography

Actor (65)

Modern Family 2009 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Hot Pursuit 2015 (Movie)

Daniella Riva (Actor)

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Wild Card 2015 (Movie)

DD (Actor)

Chef 2014 (Movie)

Inez (Actor)

Conan 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

E! Special: Modern Family 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Fading Gigolo 2014 (Movie)

Selima (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 - 2011, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Escape From Planet Earth 2013 (Movie)

Gabby Babblebrock (Voice)

Machete Kills 2013 (Movie)

Desdemona (Actor)

Stand Up to Cancer 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Cleveland Show 2011, 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Saturday Night Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Host

The 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Three Stooges 2012 (Movie)

Lydia (Actor)

17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Happy Feet Two 2011 (Movie)

Carmen (Voice)

Inside the Actors Studio 2011 (Tv Show)

Interviewee

Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Academy Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

New Year's Eve 2011 (Movie)

Ava (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Stand Up to Cancer 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The 16th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Smurfs 2011 (Movie)

Odile (Actor)

2009 American Music Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

2008 ALMA Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail 2009 (Movie)

T.T. (Actor)

!Viva Hollywood! 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Men in Trees 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns 2008 (Movie)

Cheryl (Actor)

7 Days 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dirty Sexy Money 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Entourage 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grilled 2007 (Movie)

Loridonna (Actor)

Guys Choice 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Guys Choice 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The Knights of Prosperity 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

2006 Alma Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Hot Properties 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Four Brothers 2005 (Movie)

Sofi (Actor)

Lords of Dogtown 2005 (Movie)

Amelia (Actor)

Eve 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rodney 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Soul Plane 2004 (Movie)

Blanca (Actor)

The 24th Day 2004 (Movie)

Isabella (Actor)

The 4th Annual Latin Grammy Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Chasing Papi 2003 (Movie)

Cici (Actor)

Maxim Hot 100 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2003 Espy Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Big Trouble 2002 (Movie)

Nina (Actor)

My Wife and Kids 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

One of the most popular actresses to emerge from Latin America, Sofia Vergara took Hollywood by storm with her scene-stealing performance as a hot-headed trophy wife on the hit sitcom "Modern Family" (ABC, 2009- ). From the beginning of her career, the Colombian-born actress found success playing up her flirty personality and bombshell beauty - from her days as a television host on Spanish language cable channel Univision, to a co-starring role in the romantic comedy romp "Chasing Papi" (2003). Although she made progress with Hollywood productions like the Mark Wahlberg crime drama "Four Brothers" (2005) and the short-lived sitcom "Hot Properties" (ABC, 2005), Vergara's brief fling with controversial megastar Tom Cruise that same year garnered the lion's share of her press. Then, a hilarious supporting role in Tyler Perry's comedy "Madea Goes to Jail" (2009) preceded by months Vergara's breakout role on "Modern Family" (ABC, 2009- ), on which she proved herself to be far more than mere eye candy as the vivacious wife of curmudgeonly Ed O'Neill. Among other windfalls, the show's success soon earned her several of her own lucrative endorsement deals with such companies as CoverGirl and K-Mart. More frequent film work followed, with comedic appearances in features like "The Smurfs" (2011) and "The Three Stooges" (2012). Defying the misogynistic assumption that beauty and belly laughs did not mix, Vergara continually surprised her critics and thrilled her growing legion of fans.

Relationships

Tom Cruise Actor

Companion
Briefly dated in 2005 before Cruise began dating Katie Holmes

Margarita Dávila de Vergara

Mother

Joe Gonzalez

Husband
Childhood sweethearts Married in 1991 Divorced in 1993

Manolo Gonzalez

Son
Born in 1992; father, Joe Gonzalez

Nick Loeb

Companion
Met at the Golden Globes in January 2010 Reportedly split in May 2012, but were seen holding hands in public a month later Loeb proposed July 9, 2012 while celebrating Vergara's birthday in Mexico

Joe Manganiello Actor

Boyfriend
Relationship became public July 2014. Got engaged in Hawaii on Christmas Day 2014.

Julio Robayo

Father

Sandra Vergara Actor

Sister

Rafael Vergara

Brother
Murdered in 1998 in Bogota, Colombia during a kidnap attempt; he was 27-years-old

Carlos Vergara

Cousin

Mark Wahlberg Actor

Companion
Dated c. 2002 No longer together

EDUCATION

Studied pre-dentistry at a university in Colombia for three years

Milestones

2013

Voiced character of anchorwoman Gabby Babblebrock in computer animated feature "Escape from Planet Earth"

2012

Appeared in big screen remake of "The Three Stooges," directed by the Farrelly brothers

2011

Voiced character of Carmen in animated sequel "Happy Feet Two"

2011

Cast in ensemble romantic comedy "New Year’s Eve," directed by Garry Marshall

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

2009

Re-teamed with Tyler Perry for "Madea Goes to Jail"

2009

Cast as sexy and outspoken housewife Gloria opposite Ed O'Neill on award-winning ABC comedy series "Modern Family"

2008

Appeared in Tyler Perry's "Meet the Browns"

2007

Guest starred on season-four opening of HBO series "Entourage"

2007

Cast as a regular on short-lived ABC sitcom "The Knights of Prosperity"

2007

Cast as a regular in Univision's "Amas de casa desesperadas," the Colombian version of "Desperate Housewives"

2007

Landed recurring role on ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money" as Jeremy Darling's love interest

2005

Cast as Lola Hernandez on short-lived ABC comedy "Hot Properties"

2005

Played Tyrese Gibson's girlfriend in John Singleton's "Four Brothers"

2004

Played small role in comedy "Soul Plane"

2003

Cast in first notable English-langauge film, "Chasing Papi"

2002

Cast in first film role, "Big Trouble"

2002

Made American TV debut on an episode of "My Wife and Kids" (ABC)

2002

Relocated to Los Angeles, CA

1999

Co-hosted Univision show "A que no te atreves (I Dare You)"

1995

Co-hosted travel series "Fuera de Serie (Out of the Ordinary)"

1989

Discovered by a modeling scout on a beach in Colombia

Moved to Bogotá at age 20, where she worked as a model on the runway and on television

First appeared at age 17 in a Pepsi commercial that was widely broadcast in Latin America

Bonus Trivia

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"When I first moved to L.A., I'd go out and at the end of the night and Justin Timberlake and Leonardo DiCaprio would be waiting in line for their cars, but mine was always there first because the valets were Latin." – Vergara quoted in InStyle magazine, September 2005

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"I guess at the end of the day, all women like to be appreciated and treated with respect and kindness. We all want to have sex in a romantic way. But with a Latina, you're going to have more fun." [Vergara winks. She winks in a way that no woman from Stockholm or Tokyo or Minneapolis can wink. She winks in a way that only a Latina can wink.] – from "Sofia Vergara's Secrets," Esquire, April 2012

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