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Sofía Vergara Biography, Age, Family, Education, Career, Net Worth, Marriage
Who is Sofía Vergara?
Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara is a Colombian-American actress, presenter, television producer, and model. Apart from being the highest-paid actress in American television from 2013-2020, she was also the highest-paid Hollywood actress in 2020. In the late 1990s, Vergara rose to fame while co-hosting two television shows for Spanish-language television network Univision.
Vergara’s initial recognized acting job in English was in the movie Chasing Papi (2003). She later played in Four Brothers (2005) and Tyler Perry’s comedies Meet the Browns (2008) and Madea Goes to Jail (2009). She received an ALMAAward nomination for the roles. Vergara started portraying Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in the ABC comedy collection Modern Family. For her performance, she got nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and eleven Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Sofía additionally had roles in the movies The Smurfs (2011), New Year’s Eve (2011), The Three Stooges (2012). Also in Machete Kills (2013), Fading Gigolo (2013), Chef (2014), and Hot Pursuit (2015). Vergara also voice acted in the animated movies Happy Feet Two (2011), Escape from Planet Earth (2013), and The Emoji Movie (2017). Since 2020, she has been a judge on America’s Got Talent.
How old is Sofía Vergara?
Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara was born on 10 July 1972, in Barranquilla, Colombia, and is aged 49 as of 2021. She also shares her birthday with numerous famous people which include Perrie Edwards, Antonio Brown, Aaron D. Spears, Adrian Grenier, Emily Skeggs, David N. Dinkins, Fiona Shaw, among others.
Sofía Vergara Family
Who are Sofía Vergara parents?
Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara was born to Margarita Vergara de Vergara and Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo. Her mother was a homemaker while her father was a cattle rancher for the meat industry. Sofía was born in a Roman Catholic family with a strong Colombian accent and was nicknamed ”Toti” by her siblings and cousins.
Does Sofía Vergara have siblings?
Vergara was born in a family of six children, having five siblings. She also has a cousin and adopted sister named Sandra, who is also a television actress in the United States. The other sister is known as Veronica Vergara. Her elder brother, Rafael, was killed in an attempt to kidnap him in 1998. Her younger brother Julio was a drug addict who was deported from the United States to Colombia on May 9, 2011, after being arrested in April the same year.
Sofía Vergara Education
Vergara studied at Marymount School Barranquilla, a private bilingual Spanish/English school. She later joined and studied dentistry at the National University of Colombia. She studied there for three years but left two semesters before completing her degree to pursue opportunities in modeling and show business.
Sofía Vergara Interests
Vergara as a model has an interest in fashion and has her own clothing line at Walmart. She also appears in advertisements for numerous companies and ventures into businesses.
Sofía Vergara Spouses
At age 18, Vergara got married to her high-school sweetheart, Joe Gonzalez. They later divorced in 1993 having one child, son Manolo. After dating for six months, Vergara and True Blood star Joe Manganiello engaged on Christmas Day 2014. They later married on November 21, 2015, in Plam Beach, Florida.
Later in 2012, Vergara and her boyfriend Nick Loeb engaged after courting for two years. They called off the engagement on May 23, 2014.
Sofía Vergara Kids
Vergara has one child, a son Manolo Gonzalez Vergara, who was born in September 1991, together with Joe Gonzalez. She was also involved in a legal dispute regarding the future of two fertilized embryos produced by in vitro fertilization while she was in a relationship with Loeb from 2015 to 2017. The dispute went on to August 2017 when the court dismissed the case.
Sofía Vergara Residence
From 2014, Vergara became a United States citizen after receiving a perfect score on her citizenship test. She has duo citizenship but currently lives in Los Angeles California with her son.
Sofía Vergara Height
Her stunning, modeling body has a standing height of 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) with a bodyweight of 64kg (141 lbs).
Sofía was recognized by a photographer when walking on a Colombian beach and was quickly presented with offers of modeling and television work. She made her initial appearance at age 17, in a Pepsi commercial aired in Latin America. Vergara started studies at the Creative Workshops School of Acting, where Gloria Estefan also trained. Vergara was intended to star in The Paperboy, in 2011, an independent drama directed by Lee Daniels. She dropped out after the shooting was delayed for a week and conflicted with her shooting schedule for the third season of Modern Family.
Vergara completed filming the Farrelly brothers’ The Three Stooges, her first leading role in a major film in July 2011. She appeared in her son Manolo’s YouTube web series Vida con Toty in April 2012. On a list released by Forbes.com on July 18, 2012, she was the highest-earning woman on U.S. television, earning $19 million for the previous 12 months. Sofía was named one of People magazine’s ”50 most beautiful people”. She was also named by The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard as one of the most influential Latin women in Hollywood. On May 7, 2015, she acquired a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The Human Rights Campaign launched a video in June 2016, in tribute to the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting. Vergara and others narrated the stories of the people killed there in the video. She later starred on the ABC sitcom Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett. Sofía was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series from 2010 to 2013. It was announced in February 2020, that Vergara would be a judge on America’s Got Talent, from its fifteenth season. She came back for her second season in 2021.
Vergara was named the face of CoverGirl in 2011, with the first advertisements appearing in January 2012. She performed in a Diet Pepsi advertisement with David Beckham in April 2011, and another in January 2012. Additionally, in 2011, it was mentioned that Vergara was designing a clothing line for Kmart targeting soccer moms. She also appeared in several advertisements for Comcast’s Xfinity brand and State Farm.
Vergara signed endorsement contracts with Diet Pepsi, Rooms To Go, and the medicine Synthroid in 2013. She became a brand ambassador for the American anti-dandruff shampoo brand Head & Shoulders in 2014. Additionally, she came to a settlement with Venus Concept for alleged improper use of her likeness in March 2017. Vergara stated the improper use created the false impression that she endorsed their beauty products.
In 2000, Sofía was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. She however had the thyroid removed and underwent radioiodine therapy making full recovery. Vergara takes medication to prevent hypothyroidism.
Sofía Vergara Net Worth
In 2015, Vergara, an actress had an estimated annual income of $28.5 million and in September 2016 she was the highest-paid actress in TV, earning $43 million in the past year. The actress, presenter, television producer, model, and businesswoman has an accumulated net worth of $180 million as of 2021.