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Sofia Vergara is a stunning Colombian-American actress and model who is probably best known for her role on the hit ABC/USA sitcom, Modern FamilyWhile the show has kept the stunning beauty tied up since 2009, her acting career dates back all the way to 1995!

Vergara has only gotten better with age, just like a fine wine! Her talent has increased exponentially, and her looks haven’t faltered the slightest bit. 

How did Sofia Vergara get her start?

One day while wandering along one of the beautiful beaches in Colombia, Vergara was spotted by a photographer. He instantly noticed the potential hiding beneath her beautiful exterior and immediately offered her not just work as a model, but as an actress as well.

Perhaps it was her Catholic upbringing that made her hesitant, but the jaw-dropping Vergara didn’t take to her good fortune right away. It took some coercing from her caring schoolteachers for her to tackle her first assignment, a Latin American commercial for a pretty noteworthy brand — Pepsi. 

Prior to pursuing a dream she didn’t even know she had, Vergara was actually en route to be a dentist!

What has Sofia Vergara done outside of ‘Modern Family’?

Modern Family may have been her claim to fame, but Vergara has an impressive 42 acting credits to her name. Some of her earlier works include Cici in Chasing Papi (2003) andBlanca in Soul Plane (2004). While both films were funny, neither left much of a lasting mark. 

Her most notable roles include Lydia in The Three Stooges, Inez in Chef, and Daniella Riva in Hot Pursuit. In The Three Stooges, Vergara takes on the role of a villainous woman who hopes to use the stooges to murder her husband. Despite being a comedy, it was certainly interesting to see her in a black widow role!

Vergara really shines when it comes to comedies, and as such most of her roles are in comedy films. Perhaps that’s her real claim to fame! There is something to be said about such a beautiful woman taking on such hilarious roles with as much tact, enthusiasm, and good-spiritedness as this modern-day bombshell does! 

Sofia Vergara’s achievements and accolades

Vergara’s role as the hilarious Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on Modern Family has landed her Primetime Emmy Award nominations from 2010 to 2013 and Golden Globe nominations from 2011 to 2014! While she never made the cut, being recognized several years in a row is really impressive!

Vergara has taken home a Golden Derby with her fellow ensemble cast (2010), an Image Award (2011), an OFTA TV Award (2011), a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Comedic TV actress (2017), and SAG Awards four years in a row for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2011-2014).

The gorgeous Latina even has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an achievement she added to her roster in the Spring of 2015. She’s also received some noteworthy labels from a handful of reputable publications. In 2012, Forbes let the world know the Modern Family actress was the highest-earning woman on television in the United States. Her earnings at the time — $19 million. 

People magazine crowned her one of its “50 Most Beautiful People” and The Hollywood Reporter, as well as Billboard, dubbed her one of the most influential Latina’s in Hollywood! Vergara’s also been on sexiest woman alive lists across various magazines dozens of times!

What about Vergara’s personal life?

Vergara first stepped on the big stage when she was just 17-years-old with that Pepsi commercial. Being born on July 10th, 1972, means the Hot Pursuit actress is an astounding 46 going on 47 years old! She certainly doesn’t look her age and when you factor in that she’s a mother as well, it’s even more impressive!

Vergara’s son, Manolo, was from her first marriage to her high school sweety, Joe Gonzalez. Manolo was born in September 1991; sadly his parents divorced just two years later. Fast forward to 2014 and the actress found a new Joe, to fall for. True Blood star Joe Manganiello and Vergara got engaged on Christmas in 2014 and were married a year later. They have been together ever since!

Manolo seems to be following in his mother’s footsteps. The talented youth created his own web series on YouTube back in April 2012 called Vida con Toty. His mother happily starred in the project. Now Manolo is 26 years old and undoubtedly carving out his own Hollywood path. The young Vergara starred in Hot Pursuit alongside his mother and has a handful of acting, directing, and modeling gigs he’s landed all on his own. You’ll be able to see more of him in the upcoming comedy filmThe Big Feed.