One of the funniest and sexiest stars of today, Sofia Vergara is the only Hispanic actress who started her career in a U.S. Hispanic Network and successfully crossed over to the general market. The Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG nominated actress can currently be seen as Gloria Pritchett-Delgado in the #1 comedy in America, Modern Family. The show airs Wednesdays at 9 PM EST on ABC.
Vergara recently took on the role of executive producer for the upcoming ABC television show Killer Women, which follows Molly Parker, the only female Texas Ranger. She can also seen in the Robert Rodriguez film Machete Kills, a sequel to the 2012 film, Machete. She also recently filmed two other star-studded movies slated for release in 2014, Heat with Jason Statham and Stanley Tucci and Chef with Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. Additionally, Vergara is slated to produce and star in the upcoming buddy comedy Don’t Mess With Texas opposite Reese Witherspoon for Universal Pictures. The film will begin production in 2014.
On the big screen Vergara got her break on Disney’s comedy Big Trouble and since then has starred in films such as The Smurfs, The Three Stooges, New Years Eve, The 24th Day, Four Brothers, Lords Of Dogtown and Tyler Perry’s box office sensations Meet The Browns and Madea Goes To Jail. She recently lent her voice to the Weinstein animated film Escape From Planet Earth and Happy Feet 2. Her past appearances on prime-time TV include Dirty Sexy Money, Entourage, Hot Properties, and The Knights of Prosperity, among many others.
On stage, Vergara earned raves reviews when she debuted in Broadway’s Chicago as Mama Morton.
In the Hispanic market some of her past TV credits include Fuera de Serie and A Que No Te Atreves as well as her special guest appearance on 2008’s highest rated Spanish language soap opera Fuego en la Sangre on Univision (#1 U.S. Hispanic network). Additionally she executive produced the Spanish version of Desperate Housewives. The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard have also named her one of the most talented and powerful women in Hispanic entertainment.
In 2001, Vergara created Peace and Hope for the Children of Colombia, a charity foundation that has helped thousands of children in her country and has donated a pediatric cancer pavilion in her native Barranquilla. She currently dedicates her time giving back to this charity in her home of Colombia.