One of the funniest and sexiest stars 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.
This year, Vergara is taking on the role of executive producer for the upcoming ABC television show Killer Women, which follows Molly Parker, the only female Texas Ranger.
Vergara can soon be seen in the Robert Rodriguez film Machete Kills, a sequel to the 2012 film, Machete. Vergara stars opposite Mel Gibson, Zoe Saldana, Jessica Alba and Amber Heard. The film is slated for release on October 4th, 2013. This summer, Vergara 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.
When she’s not acting, Vergara can be found designing her line for Kmart. The line, Sofia by Sofia Vergara, includes women’s clothing, accessories, shapewear, swimwear, jewelry, luggage and home goods and is available exclusively for Kmart. Vergara is also the face of CoverGirl and Diet Pepsi. This will be her third year working with both brands. This fall Vergara will launch the Sofia Vergara Collection in furniture retailer Rooms To Go. The collection will initially be comprised of living rooms, bedrooms, dining rooms and accessories.
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.
Sofia currently splits her time between LA and NY with her son Manolo.