Sofia Vergara

  • Birth Name: Sofia Margarita Vergara
  • Birth Place: Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Profession: Actor, Model

Biography

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.

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.

Awards

  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: 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
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2017, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Comedic TV Actress: Winner
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner
  • 2014, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2014, 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
  • 2020, People's Choice Awards — Favorite Comedy TV Star: Winner
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble 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

Relationships

  • Nick Loeb — Ex-fiancé
  • Joe Manganiello — Husband
  • Rafael Vergara — Brother
  • Sandra Vergara — Sister
  • Julio Vergara — Brother
  • José González — Ex-husband
  • Manolo — Son
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