Sofía Vergara

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Sofía Vergara
Birth name Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara
Born July 10, 1972 in Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia
Sometimes credited as Sofia Vergara
Notable Roles Esperanza Villalobos in The Knights of Prosperity
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Hot Properties Lola Hernandez 2005 1
The Knights of Prosperity Esperanza Villalobos 2007 1
Modern Family Gloria Pritchett 2009–  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Baywatch Herself 9x14 - Boys Will Be Boys February 1, 1999
My Wife and Kids Salma 3x04 - Samba Story October 9, 2002
Eve April Perez 1x16 - Party All the Time March 1, 2004
Rodney Carmen 1x09 - Dream Lover November 30, 2004

Talk Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 1725 March 28, 2003
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn April 21, 2003
Last Call with Carson Daly November 25, 2005
Last Call with Carson Daly November 26, 2005
Jimmy Kimmel Live January 31, 2007

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Modern Family


  • Her mother, Margarita was a homemaker and her father, Julio was a cattle rancher for the meat industry
  • Her younger sister, Sandra is also an actress
  • Her older brother, Rafael was murdered during a bungled kidnapping attempt in 1998
  • Her younger brother, Julio (who had a long-time drug addiction) was deported from the United States to Colombia in 2011
  • Studied dentistry for three years at a university in Colombia
  • Appeared in a Pepsi commercial when she was 17 years old that aired in Latin America
  • Was married her high school sweetheart, Joe Gonzalez from 1991 to 1993; they have a son, Manolo (born in 1991)
  • Married to Joe Manganiello since 2015
  • Was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2000; had her thyroid removed, underwent radioiodine therapy and made a full recovery; takes medication to prevent hypothyroidism
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2015