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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 10 July 1972Barranquilla, Colombia
Birth NameSofía Margarita Vergara Vergara
Nickname La Toti
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia. Her mother, Margarita, is a housewife. Her father, Julio, provides cattle to the meat industry. She has five siblings. She was educated at a private bilingual Spanish/English school. She then went on to study pre-Dentistry at Colombia University. However, Sofía was discovered by a photographer, whilst at the beach, and this led to various jobs in modeling and television. At age 23, she was a runway model. From 1995 to 1998, she co-hosted a travel show, Fuera de serie (1995), which gave her exposure in the United States. Her first film role was Big Trouble (2002). Her breakthrough role was as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in the American television series Modern Family (2009). In 2010-2013, she received 4 Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for this role.

Sofía resides in Los Angeles, California with her son, Manolo.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kad

Spouse (1)

Joe Gonzalez (1991 - 1993) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (26)

Ranked #56 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
Ranked #23 in Maxim magazine's "100 Sexiest Women" (2002).
Ranked #30 in Askmen's "Most Desirable Woman" (2002).
Ranked #38 in Stuff magazine's "Sexiest Women" (2003).
Ranked #66 in FHM-USA's "100 Sexiest Women" (2002).
Ranked #98 in FHM-USA's "100 Sexiest Women" (2001).
Her son is named Manolo after the character of the same name from Scarface (1983).
Named #25 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
Ranked as #80 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement.
Was featured as #23 in Maxim magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002" supplement.
Ranked #39 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
Ranked #47 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2010 list.
Her younger sister is actress Sandra Vergara.
After she divorced, she studied pre-dentistry at a Colombian university for 3 years.
Her older brother was killed in a bungled kidnapping attempt in 1998. Later, she brought her son, mother and sister with her to live in the United States.
Was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2000, but after treatment has had a full recovery.
Voted #1 on Ask Men's top 99 "most desirable" famous women of 2012 list.
On the set of The Three Stooges (2012), perennial prankster and director Peter Farrelly used to affectionately refer to her as Sofia Viagra.
While still living in her native Colombia, Sofía used to watch the Spanish-dubbed version of Married with Children (1987) featuring her co-star-to-be Ed O'Neill. After she landed the role as Ed's wife Gloria in Modern Family (2009), she was disappointed to learn that Ed 'spoke' no Spanish.
As a young girl, Sofía was so self-conscious of her thin frame, she used to wear two pairs of jeans to fill out her figure.
As of July 18, 2012, Vergara was the highest-earning woman in American television, taking in $19 million for the past 12 months on a list released by Forbes.com.
Ranked #12 on Askmen's list of the Top 99 "most desirable" famous women for 2013.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 20, a son Manolo Gonzalez on September 16, 1992. Child's father is her now ex-husband, Joe Gonzalez.
Was engaged to Nick Loeb, from July 2012 until May 2014. They had been in a relationship since 2010.
Despite playing her daughter on Modern Family (2009), Vergara is just 11 years younger than Elizabeth Peña.
Ranked #54 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.

Personal Quotes (4)

I'm a natural blonde. But when I started acting, I would go to auditions and they didn't know where to put me because I was voluptuous and had the accent--but I had blonde hair. It was ignorance: they thought every Latin person looks like Salma Hayek.
If you see me without mascara, my eyelashes are completely blonde, I'm very, very fair-skinned.
My father told me if I did anything artistic, I would look like a hooker. I told him, "With these huge boobs that I inherited from your mother, I already look like a hooker!".
[on turning down the controversial role of Charlotte Bless in The Paperboy (2012)]: It was a fun role. I was so glad that I didn't have to pee in anyone's face, though. I was glad it was not me. For [Nicole Kidman], that's nothing. For me, it would have been three weeks of stress. How am I going to pee in there?

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