Sofia Vergara (born 10.7.1972) Sofia Vergara is a Colombian actress, comedian and model. She is perhaps best known for playing the role of Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in Modern Family.
Childhood: Sofia Vergara was born in Barranquilla in Colombia, to Margarita Vergara Davila de Vergara and Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo. Her father was a cattle farmer and she was raised as a Catholic, attending private school, which was bilingual in Spanish and English.
Vergara left school just two semesters before graduating from university, to pursue a career in modeling. Eventually, she moved to Miami, Florida, to escape from the unrest in Columbia that saw her older brother murdered in 1998. When she moved to the States, she took her mother, sister and son with her. Her sister Sandra now also works as an actress.
Career: Sofia Vergara was originally spotted whilst she walked along a Colombian beach. Due to her strict upbringing, she was originally nervous about accepting the offer of television work. With the permission of her Catholic schoolteachers, she undertook her first TV commercial work - an advert for Pepsi.
In Bogota, Columbia, at the age of 20, she began to work as a runway model and on TV. For three years, she presented Fuera de serie, a travel programme that saw her travelling to exotic locations around the world. The show was also broadcast on American network channels, for the Latin American audience.
Vergara then landed a guest appearance in the HBO series Entourage.
After signing a contract with ABC, Vergara went on to star in sitcoms such as Hot Properties and The Knights of Prosperity. She currently stars in Modern Family, along with Ed O'Neill, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen. In 2010 and 2011, she was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She has also been nominated for a Golden Globe and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
She then went on to play the role of Alicia Oviedo in the Columbian version of Desperate Housewives, entitled Amas de Casa Desesperadas. Her role in the series was, essentially, the Columbian version of Mary Alice Young, played by Brenda Strong in the American original.
Vergara then went on to appear in Dirty Sexy Money, playing the role of Jeremy Darling's love interest.
2009 saw Vergara venture off-screen and onstage, with a five-week stint in a Broadway production of Chicago.
In 2012, Vergara stars in The Three Stooges, an adaptation of the 1930's vaudeville show. The film is a Farrelly Brothers' production and also stars Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes and Will Sasso as the Three Stooges themselves.
Throughout her career, Sofia Vergara has been chosen as the face of a number of brands and products, including the cosmetics company CoverGirl and Xfinity. She appeared in a Diet Pepsi commercial with David Beckham but the exact nature of her relationship with Diet Pepsi has not yet been formalized.
Personal Life: Sofia Vergara married at the age of 18 and had her first child, Manolo Gonzalez-Ripoli Vergara when she was 20.
In 2000, Vergara was diagnosed with thyroid cancer but she made full recovery after treatment.
The award-winning actress has been embroiled in a legal battle over her frozen embryos
Actress Sofia Vergara has been embroiled in a legal battle with her ex-boyfriend after he repeatedly sued her in a bid to keep the embryos alive the couple had frozen during their two-year relationship. Now the 46-year-old has revealed she believes her ex Nick Leob is using the embryo court case to destroy her marriage to Joe Manganiello.
Sofia Vergara and married Joe Manganiello in 2015
The Modern Family star, who has just been revealed as the highest paid US TV actress by a significant margin, married Joe in 2015 but believes Nick attempt to take her to task for their embroys is an attempt to derail her new relationship.
The 'Modern Family' star lands the title of highest paid TV actress once again.
For the sixth consecutive year, Sofia Vergara has been named the world's highest paid TV actress, earning $41.5 million between summer 2016 and 2017. But it's not just her leading role in 'Modern Family' that has been bringing in the dollars recently.
Sofia Vergara at The Emoji Movie screening
It's less than the previous year's $43 million taking, but the 45-year-old star is still reigning high above her contemporaries on the salary scale with her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in the sitcom 'Modern Family' accounting for a good quarter of her earnings according to Forbes.
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The star is paid $500,000 per episode for sitcom, Modern Family
Colombian superstar of hilarious sitcom Modern Family, Sofia Vergara, has been announced as the highest paid TV actress in the world for the sixth year in a row. Forbes’ annual list has declared the 45-year-old's earnings at a staggering $41million during the last year.
Sofia Vergara is the highest paid TV actress
The actress, who has played Gloria Pritchett in the American sitcom since 2009, earns $500,000 per episode but has topped up her earnings with a number of films, including the Emoji Movie, and a significant number of endorsement deals.
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There's no reason why this animated comedy adventure needed to be this pointless. Solidly entertaining movies have been made using far less as source material (see The Lego Movie). But while there are some hilarious verbal and visual gags peppered throughout this movie, it all hinges on a script that's painfully obvious and animation that simply isn't inventive enough to hold the attention without a decent story and stronger characters.
It's set in Textopolis, an app inside the smartphone of the teen Alex (Jake T. Austin). The central character is Gene (T.J. Miller), who has far too many expressions for a meh emoji. His parents (Jennifer Coolidge and Steven Wright) worry that he has some sort of defect. Threatened by the cruel senior emoji Smiler (Maya Rudolph), Gene and his pal Hi-5 (James Cordon) sneak out of the app in search of the hacker Jailbreak (Anna Faris), who can help reprogramme him if they can make it to the cloud. But Smiler sends a team of killer bots in hot pursuit.
Yes, the plot is cursory at best, and essentially exists only so the film can namecheck carefully placed apps in a series of sponsored, rather pointless extended set pieces. This leaves the movie feeling like a low-rent variation on Wreck-It Ralph, although only a few of these sequences have any visual interest. The Candy Crush world is at least a colourful alternative to the dull digital look of most of most of the movie. And the lack of imagination shows in the depiction of music streaming as a stream and a firewall as a wall of fire. There's also a strange rush to violence in almost every sequence, as the bots continually try to delete our heroes.
Continue reading: The Emoji Movie Review
The 45 year old 'Modern Family' star partly decided to do the shoot in order to embrace the ageing process.
Sofia Vergara has decided to embrace the ageing process, giving an interview as well as posing nude for the upcoming issue of Women’s Health magazine at the age of 45.
The ‘Modern Family’ actress admitted in video content for the magazine that it had been a “powerful” experience to strip off for the photoshoot, and that she had initially been reluctant to do so before realising that it was a golden opportunity to put a woman of her age under the spotlight in the way that society doesn’t even question when it comes to younger women.
“Being naked - I think it's powerful, sensual. And it can be fun!” Colombian-American star Vergara told the interviewer in the upcoming September issue. “I've always been very comfortable with my body. You know, I'm Latin, so we grew up going to the beach in a g-string.”
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We use Emojis in text messages and social media everyday, but have you ever thought about what these images get up to when you put away your iPhone? When a high school boy goes to send his crush a 'Meh' emoji, it turns into something quite different. To the disappointment of his parents, Gene has never been quite as apathetic as he's expected to be, so when he messes up his moment it causes quite the problem for everyone else. Now the boy thinks his phone is broken, and he's on the way to get it re-set. That's not looking good for the emojis who find themselves desperately trying to back-up their world in the Cloud before their whole world gets wiped out. Meanwhile, Gene is about to learn that having more than one expression may not be such a bad thing after all.
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Sofia Vergara's ex-fiancé, Nick Loeb, had a courtroom win on Friday (22nd May) when a judge ruled he is allowed to file an amended suit to sue Vergara for custody over two frozen embryos they created whilst still together.
A judge has ruled that Sofia Vergara's ex-fiancé, businessman Nick Loeb, can file an amended lawsuit seeking custody of their frozen embryos. The ruling will allow Loeb to press for custody of the two frozen female embryos which were frozen when he was in a relationship with Vergara. The ruling was made on Friday (22nd May) in a Santa Monica, California court presided over by Superior Court Judge Lawrence Cho.
Nick Loeb and Sofia Vergara are embroiled in a legal battle over the custody of their frozen embryos.
Reese Witherspoon is set to star in a live action version of Tinkerbell.
Reese Witherspoon has been signed by Disney to star in a live action Tinkerbell film. The film, entitled Tink, will be a whole new take on the mischievous Peter Pan heroine. In a similar vein to Maleficent, the 2014 movie starring Angelina Jolie which offered a fresh take on the Sleeping Beauty baddie, Tink will show a different side to Tinkerbell.
Reese Witherspoon is set to star in Tink.
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Sofia Vergara, in a recent magazine interview, has discussed the possibility of having children with her fiancé Joe Manganiello.
Sofia Vergara is willing to have children with her fiancé, Magic Mike XXL star, Joe Manganiello. The 42-year-old actress discussed the possibility of having another child during a recent magazine interview. Vergara explained she is considering having another child and if she does, it will be fairly soon.
Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara at the unveiling of Vergara's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Continue reading: Sofia Vergara Is Considering Having Children With Joe Manganiello
Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara collaborated on this new, female-driven cop comedy.
The release of the Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon starrer Hot Pursuit may have caught movie-goers by surprise, but the pairing falls squarely within the “I didn’t even know how much I needed this until now” category.
Academy Award winner Witherspoon, also one of the film's producers, plays an uptight police officer who has to protect the more outgoing widow of a drug boss, played by Colombian-born Vergara. By the synopsis alone, we can lump this in with the kind of cop comedy we’ve seen with Bad Boys, Showtime and, on the “female-driven” front – because that’s a genre now – Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy’s 2013 offering, The Heat.
Witherspoon produced and starred in the female-driven flick.
Date of birth
10th July, 1972
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