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Sofía Vergara



A picture of bronze beauty whose radiant personality and unwavering devotion to family endeared her to Univision viewers when she debuted as host the popular 1995 travel series Fuera de Serie, model/actress Sofía Vergara's crossover appeal was cemented when a memorable performance on the FOX Network's 1995 American Comedy Awards launched her almost instantaneously into Hollywood stardom. Born on July 10th, 1972 in Barranquilla, Colombia, Vergara joined an extended, musically-inclined family that included five brothers and sisters in addition to many cousins, quiet and studious Vergara attended the private bilingual school Marymount while dreaming of a future career in dentistry. At the age of 18, Vergara married the man who had been her childhood sweetheart since age eleven, and soon thereafter the young couple gave birth to a baby boy. Thanks to years of hard work and intense studies it appeared as if young Vergara was at last close to realizing her childhood dream of becoming a dentist, though an innocent walk on the beach proved that fate had other things in store for the career-minded beauty. Glimpsed by a well-known photographer as she strolled the shore in her native Colombia, Vergara was soon stepping in front of the cameras to appear in a Pepsi commercial that soon made her a recognizable face across the country.



A move to Bogotá two years later found Vergara making a name for herself on the runway as well as the small screen, and soon the rising starlet's popularity would spread stateside when she accepted an offer to host the globetrotting Univision series Fuera de serie. Her undeniable charm even more infectious on screen than it was in the glossy pages of high fashion magazines, Vergara was an instant hit and soon branched out as host of the weekly prime-time variety-show A Que No Te Atreves. When a brief but memorable performance at the 1995 American Comedy Awards found her appeal reaching even further beyond Spanish-speaking audiences and into the American mainstream, it didn't take long for Hollywood to come calling. In 2002, many American filmgoers got their first look at the up-and-coming actress when Vergara appeared in a supporting role in director Barry Sonnenfeld's ill-fated comedy Big Trouble. Pushed back from its original release date of 2001 due in large to sensitivities resulting from a plot involving a bomb and an airplane, Big Trouble died quickly at the box office before hastily being relegated to life on the home-video market. Though her following two films, Chasing Papi and The 24th Day, didn't fare much better at the box office, Vergara's winning performance in the high-flying 2004 comedy Soul Plane did well in showcasing both her remarkable beauty and impeccable comic timing. Her subsequent role in the animated IMAX film Robots found her stepping behind the cameras for her first voice-over role, though audiences could rest assured that in 2005 Vergara would be back in front of the lens not only in director Catherine Hardwicke's eagerly anticipated Dogtown and Z-Boys companion piece The Lords of Dogtown but the comedies Pledge This! and Grilled as well. However, Vergara is most recognizable for her starring role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on the award winning television drama Modern Family, and would remain active over the following years with appearances in New Year's Eve (2011), The Three Stooges (2012), Machete Kills (2013) and Chef (2014). She landed her first true starring role in 2015, opposite Reese Witherspoon in Hot Pursuit.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Latin Explosion: A New America
  • Actor
2015
7% Hot Pursuit
  • Daniella
  • Executive Producer
2015
32% Wild Card
  • DD
2015
86% Chef
  • Inez
2014
55% Fading Gigolo
  • Selima
2014
28% Machete Kills
  • Desdemona
2013
13% The Smurfs 2
  • Odile
2013
33% Escape From Planet Earth
  • Gabby Babbelbrock
2013
51% The Three Stooges
  • Lydia
2012
7% New Year's Eve
  • Ava
2011
46% Happy Feet Two
  • Carmen
2011
22% The Smurfs
  • Odile
2011
29% Madea Goes to Jail
  • T.T.
2009
32% Meet The Browns
  • Cheryl
2008
22% 7 días
  • Ídem
2007
0% National Lampoon's Pledge This!
  • FHM Hostess
2006
No Score Yet Grilled
  • Loridonna
2006
53% Four Brothers
  • Sofi
2005
55% Lords of Dogtown
  • Amelia
2005
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns
  • Cheryl
2005
18% Soul Plane
  • Blanca
2004
21% The 24th Day
  • Isabella
2004
14% Chasing Papi
  • Cici
2003
48% Big Trouble
  • Nina
2002

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
Inside the Actors Studio
1994
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Cleveland Show
2009-2013
  • Voice
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
85% Modern Family
2009
  • Gloria Delgado-Pritchett Gloria Pritchett
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
67% Entourage
2004-2011
  • Actor
29% Killer Women
2014
  • Producer
  • Executive Producer
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Host

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