Multi-Talented Sofia Vergara
Sofía Margarita Vergara (born July 10, 1972) is a Colombian actress, television hostess, and model who also has her own clothing line. Best known as the star of the hit television show "Modern Family," Sofia Vergara is well known in South America as an actress.
Born in Barranquilla, Columbia, Sofia Vergara's mother is Margarita Vergara Dávila de Vergara, is a housewife. Her father, Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo, works in the cattle business. Her parents split up while Sofia was still a baby, but her family was able to send her to a private bilingual Spanish/English school, known as Marymount School Barranquilla.
Sofia married young, at 18, but quickly got divorced. She was discovered, so they say, by a Colombian photographer who saw her at the beach. She quickly began appearing in high-profile ad campaigns for Pepsi and other popular brands.
At 20, Sofia moved to Bogotá, Colombia, where she was a runway model and did some local television acting and hosting. Univisión broadcast some of her work in the United States, which led to a guest star role on "Entourage." As her profile reached new heights, Sofia became a pin-up and poster-girl.
Once her Univisión contract expired, ABC quickly signed her to a contract and started putting her in television series such as "Hot Properties" and "The Knights of Prosperity." Her biggest break came when she was cast as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in "Modern Family," a show which has run for many seasons. Sofia also garnered Emmy nominations for four consecutive years for the role.
Sofia also has had some high-profile film roles. She was Desdemona in Robert Rodriguez's "Machete Kills" and voiced Odile in "The Smurfs." She appears to be moving more into film roles as time goes by, and better ones as well.
Almost as busy as a model as an actress, Sofia became the face of CoverGirl. Not only does she work in front of the cameras, but also behind them, designing her Sofia by Sofia Vergara line of clothing for K-Mart.
A very hard-working lady, Sofia Vergara looks good in leather, whether she is styling her own fashion line or simply wearing leather fashions of choice.
|Sofia with her man, Nick Loeb|