Sofía was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia. Her mother, Margarita, is a housewife. Her father, Julio, provides cattle to the meat industry. She has 5 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 TV series, "Modern Family" (2009). In 2011, she received an Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series" for this role.
Sofía resides in Los Angeles with her son, Manolo.
|Joe Gonzalez||(1991 - 1993) (divorced) 1 child|
Ranked #56 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women In The World" (2002).
Ranked #23 in Maxim's "100 Sexiest Women"(2002).
Ranked #30 in Askmen's "Most Desirable Woman"(2002)
Ranked #38 in Stuff'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. (2005)
Was featured as #23 in Maxim Magazine's "Hot 100 of 2002" supplement. (2002)
Ranked #39 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
Was ranked #47 on Maxim magazine's 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 US.
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.
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 U.S. 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.
Has been dating with Nick Loeb since 2010 and they are engaged since 2012.
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.
(October 2007) Recording the Soap Opera "Fuego en la sangre" (2007), next to 'Cristian de la Fuente', in Mexico.
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