Sofía Vergara

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Sofia Margarita Vergara
  • Birth Place: Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/10/1972, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor; model
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This Colombia-born beauty initially studied dentistry before transitioning to a career as a model and performer. After moving to the U.S. in the mid-'90s, she became the host of a series of shows on Univision, the nation's leading Spanish network. After consistently being voted one of the world's sexiest women by a host of men's magazines, Hollywood finally came calling with supporting roles in a number of films. In 2005 Vergara landed her first series television role on the short-lived sitcom Hot Properties.  After the show was quickly canceled, she guest-starred on several series, including Entourage and Dirty Sexy Money, before landing a regular role on Modern Family. Although Vergara veers toward comedy on screen, in real life she has endured her share of drama, including a bout with thyroid cancer, the murder of her brother and single motherhood.Sofía Vergara Fast Facts:
  • Nicknamed "La Toti" by her family.
  • Went to a bilingual elementary school, where she learned English.
  • Named her son, Manolo, after a character in her favorite movie, Scarface.
  • Studied dentistry for three years, but turned to modeling after being discovered by a photographer while walking on the beach in her native Colombia.
  • Worked on commercials for Pepsi, Miller Lite and McDonald's.
  • Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu presented her with the Hispanic Woman of the Year award in 1999.
  • Created the Peace and Hope for the Children of Colombia charity.
  • Launched her own clothing line, Vergara by Sofia.
  • Sofía Vergara Relationships:
  • Manolo - Son
  • Julio Vergara - Brother
  • José González - Ex-husband
  • Rafael Vergara - Brother
  • Sandra Vergara - Sister
  • Nick Loeb - Ex-fiancé
  • Sofía Vergara Awards:
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2013 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2011 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 2014 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Nominee

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