Sofía Margarita Vergara was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia. Her mother, Margarita Vergara Dávila de Vergara, is a housewife and her father, Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo, provides cattle to the meat industry.
She was educated at a private bilingual Spanish/English school. She then went on to study pre-dentistry. However, Sofía was discovered by a photographer, whilst at the beach, and this led to various jobs in modeling and television. At age 23 she was a runway model.
From 1995 to 1998 she co-hosted a travel show, ‘Fuera de serie’ which gave her exposure in the United States. Her first film role was ‘El Gran Lío’ in 2002. Her breakthrough role was as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in the American Television series ‘Modern Family’ in 2009.
In 2010-2013 she received 4 Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for this role.
Engagement in Cultural Diplomacy
Humanitarian Causes and Philanthropic Donations
Sofia Vergara has supported the following charities: Alzheimer's Association, American Foundation for Equal Rights, Cure Duchenne, Entertainment Industry Foundation, NALIP, Stand Up To Cancer, THORN