sofia vergara
  • Faith: Christian - Catholic
  • Career: Actress
  • Birthday:  July 10, 1972

Sofia Vergara is an actress and television personality. She’s known for her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in the sitcom “Modern Family,” for which she was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards. The role established her as one of the highest-paid actresses in America. She rose to prominence while co-hosting two TV shows for Spanish-language TV network Univision in the late 1990s.

Her first notable acting job in English was in the movie “Chasing Papi.” She subsequently appeared in “Four Brothers” and Tyler Perry’s comedies “Meet the Browns” and “Madea Goes to Jail,” receiving an ALMA Award nomination for the latter. She also acted in “New Year’s Eve,” “The Three Stooges,” “Machete Kills,” “Fading Gigolo,” “Chef,” and “Hot Pursuit.” Vergara has also had voice-over roles in the animated movies “Happy Feet Two,” “Escape from Planet Earth,” and “The Emoji Movie.” She expanded to dramatic roles by playing drug lord Griselda Blanco in the miniseries “Griselda.”

Since 2020, Vergara has been a judge on the TV talent show “America’s Got Talent.” She’s also known as a businesswoman and brand ambassador. She designed her fashion line for Kmart and signed with both Covergirl and Pepsi in 2011. Vergara launched her first fragrance, “Sofia by Sofia Vergara,” in 2014 and has since released four more fragrances. She’s one of the few Latinas in ad campaigns in the United States. Vergara was born in Barranquilla, Colombia. Initially, she studied dentistry for three years at the National University of Colombia, but she left two semesters away from completing her degree to pursue opportunities in modeling and show business.

In 1998, her older brother Rafael was murdered in Colombia during an attempted kidnapping. Not wanting to be caught in the unrest that resulted in the murder, Vergara emigrated to the United States, settling in Miami, Florida. While walking on a beach in Colombia, Vergara was discovered by a photographer and was quickly presented with offers of television work and modeling. She was apprehensive about doing her first TV commercial until her Catholic schoolteachers gave her their permission to take the assignment. At 17, she made her first appearance in a Pepsi commercial that aired in Latin America. Then, she started studying at the Creative Workshops School of Acting, where Gloria Estefan also trained.

What religion is Sofia Vergara?

Vergara was born to a Roman Catholic family. While describing how she got into the entertainment industry, she shared that initially, her father didn’t want her to do it. She said, “I grew up in a Catholic, very traditional home. But I did whatever I wanted to do!” Her parents are still devout to this day. In fact, Vergara’s mother convinced her not to get breast reduction surgery, saying that God would punish her if she did.

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