Sofia Vergara is a Colombian-born actress, model, and spokesperson who has earned name and fame from her significant works and skills. She first rose to prominence co-hosting two television shows for Spanish-language television network Univisión in the late 1990s. With her first notable acting work in English was in the movie Chasing Papi, she subsequently appeared in the films and shows such as Four Brothers, The Smurfs, Family Guy, Killer Women, and The Simpsons. Currently, she is portraying Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in the American sitcom Modern Family.
Sofia Vergara was born Sofia Margarita Vergara Vergara on July 10, 1972, in Barranquilla, Colombia. Bornt to a Roman Catholic family, she is the daughter of Margarita Vergara de Vergara, a homemaker, and Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo, a cattle rancher for the meat industry.
Sofia has five siblings and many cousins who nicknamed her " Toti". Her cousin and adopted sister Sandra is also a TV actress in the U.S. Leaving behind unrest Colombia, she subsequently moved to Miami, Florida, where her elder brother was killed in 1998, during an attempt to kidnap him.
Initially, she studied dentistry for three years at a university in Colombia, however, to pursue her opportunities in modeling and show business, she left two semesters.
Sofia Vergara, who has naturally blonde hair, sometimes dye them to dark brown, for movies and television, making her look more stereotypically Hispanic. Her favorite Eyeliner is Mac Eye Kohl in Teddy whereas Lancome’s L’absolu Rouge in Exotic Orchid is her favorite lipstick.
Similarly, she loves to read books and cites One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez as her favorite one. Likewise, her favorite color is blue, the favorite flower is orchid, the favorite fragrance is Terre D’hermès Eau De Toilette Natural Spray, and her favorite shoe brand is Sergio Rossi Suede Pumps.
Moreover, she is a huge fan of veteran actor Johnny Depp and her favorite singer is Shakira. She cites Godfather (1972), as her favorite movie of all time.
The Colombian beauty, at the age of 18, was married to childhood sweetheart Joe Gonzalez. The couple had a son named Manolo Gonzalez-Ripoll Vergara born on September 1992. They divorced in 1993.
Sofia started dating American businessman Nicholas Mears Loeb back in 2010, and after dating for around two years, the duo became engaged in 2012. Vergara announced on May 23, 2014, their engagement had been called off.
Following the separation, Vergara started dating the True Blood star Joe Manganiello and on December 25, 2014, they became engaged. The adorable pair got married on November 21, 2015, in Palm Beach, Florida.
She revealed that she had become a citizen of the U.S. after getting a perfect score on her citizenship test, during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2014.
On May 1, 2015, it was accounted for that Vergara and her previous life partner Loeb were in a debate with respect to the eventual fate of two developing lives. These embryos were created by in vitro treatment while they were together and are a way in cryopreservation in a restorative facility in California.
In December 2016, a right-to-life claim against Vergara was started in Louisiana by three offended parties, to be specific Vergara's fetuses, named "Emma" and "Isabella", and their "trustee", James Charbonnet. The reason for the suit is to allow the embryos a chance to further create utilizing a surrogate bearer, consequently to be conceived, and to profit by a legacy believe that had been made for them and is controlled by Charbonnet.
While an agreement among Vergara and Loeb had been marked preceding the formation of the fetuses stipulating that neither one of the parties could utilize the developing lives without the assent of the other, the claim attempts to void this understanding.
The suit additionally attempts to end parental privileges of Vergara in light of the fact that by keeping them in a tank in a medicinal center she purportedly deserted and disregarded the incipient organisms. Loeb isn't a piece of the claim. The legitimate case is novel and exploits Louisiana's incipient organism laws. In August 2017, a Louisiana judge expelled the case in light of the fact that the court had no purview over the incipient organisms, which were considered in California.
The Modern Family star, Sofia's has an incredible net worth of $180 million, as per Celebritynetworth (August 2019). Well, she has earned a huge sum from her career as an actress, model, and producer.
As an actress, Sofia has worked in dozens of movies and TV series, while as a model, she has done many endorsements among which notable were Diet Pepsi (2011), KMart (2011), Comcast Xfinity, Head & Shoulders Spokesperson (2013), medicine Synthroid (2013), Rooms To Go (2013).
She made an earning of $40 million from her acting career and endorsements between June 2017 and June 2018, and between June 2018 and June 2019, she earned a total of $43 million.
From 2014 - 2018, Sofia earned $190 thousand per episode, working in the series Modern Family, and from the year 2018, her salary boosted to $500 thousand per episode.
Forbes, in 2015, estimated her yearly income at $28 million and as of September 2016, Forbes reported Vergara to be the highest-paid actress in television, bringing $43 million in the past year. She again tops the rank in 2018, with the earning of $42.5 million.
With significant appearances in various television shows, she also grabbed a huge sum from her appearances in the movies. Here's a quick look at her movie career highlights and its collection at the box office:
|Year||Films||Sofia's Earning||Box Office Collection||Budget|
|2013||Fading Gigolo||$175 thousand|
|2013||Machete Kills||$200 thousand|
|2014||Chef||$450 thousand||$46 million||$11 million|
|2015||Wild Card||$2.5 million|
|2015||Hot Pursuit||$5.5 million||$51.7 million||$35 million|
|2016||The Brits Are Coming||$1.75 million|
Unlike many big names, Vergara isn't just about burning through cash and carrying on with a sumptuous way of life but also has an arrangement set up to secure her money. She told Glama Belleza Latina she is cautious with how she spends.
“I like a business, and the truth is I save way more than I spend. I invest. I plan for the future. I have a special eye for opportunities and work harder than anyone might expect. It is fun to shock people with my business ideas. Most people just see me as Gloria,” said Vergara, referring to her Modern Family character.
In 2014, she purchased a villa in the heart of Beverly Hills for $10.6 million. The property covers the area of 11,400 sq. ft. and features seven bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, including a master suite with separate his and hers closets and a balcony terrace. The estate grounds include a pool, spa, and room for two maids to live.
Regarding her career, well, she was first discovered by a photographer while walking on a Colombian beach and was quickly offered for modeling and television work.
Sofia's first television work was in the Mexican telenovela Acapulco, cuerpo y alma in 1995, where she portrayed Irasema. Following the appearance, she appeared in other TV shows Baywatch, My Wife, and Kids, Punk'd, and Entourage.
She had her first lead role as Esperanza Villalobos in the 2007 comedy series The Knight of Prosperity. The series starred Donal Logue, Lenny Venito, and Maz Jobrani, among others.
Currently, she is starring as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in the American TV mockumentary family sitcom Modern Family. She shared the screen alongside Ed O'Neill, Julia Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and Eric Stonestreet, among others.
Coming towards her movies, she debuted from the movie Big Trouble in 2002 portraying Nina. She appeared alongside Tim Allen, Omar Epps, Dennis Farina, Ben Foster, and Janeane Garofalo, among others.
Similarly, she has worked in other films Chasing Papi, The 24th Day, Soul Plane, Lords of Dogtown, and Four Brothers. Sofia's recent works were Bottom of the 9th, The Con Is On, Bent, The Emoji Movie, The Female Brain, and Hot Pursuit.
Vergara has won numerous honors all through her profession. In 1999, she was given the Hispanic Woman of the Year award by Nobel Peace Prize champ Rigoberta Menchu. In 2017, she won a People's Choice Award for the Favorite Comedic TV Actress class.
Sofia received several awards nominations including Black Reel Awards, Golden Globe, Primetime Emmy, and Glamour Awards.