Birth name Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara
Other names La Toti
Birth date July 10, 1972
Birth place Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
Occupation Actress, comedian, model, television host
Years active 1995–present
Spouse Joe Gonzalez (m. 1991–1993)
Parents Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo
Margarita Vergara Dávila de Vergara
Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara is a Colombian actress, comedian, television hostess and model.
Vergara had been widely known for co-hosting two TV shows for Univisión in the late 1990s. Her TV career opened up for her a window of exposure to North American audiences prior to her first notable acting job in English, the 2003 film Chasing Papi. Subsequently, she appeared in films, including two Tyler Perry films, Meet the Browns (2008) and Madea Goes to Jail (2009), receiving an ALMA Award nomination for the latter. Vergara's success within television, has earned her roles in recent films, The Smurfs (2011), New Year's Eve (2011), Happy Feet Two (2011) and The Three Stooges (2012).
Vergara currently stars on the critically acclaimed ABC series Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, for which she was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Comedy Actress. Vergara earned international fame from the role.
In 2011, Vergara was named the new face of CoverGirl. It will be her first ever campaign for the cosmetics company. The advertisements will debut in January 2012. In April 2011, Vergara debuted in a Diet Pepsi commercial with David Beckham. Diet Pepsi's marketing director has said that Pepsi has formalized its relationship with Vergara, but it is not known when or where follow-up commercials will air.
In September 2011, it was announced that Vergara is designing a clothing line for K-Mart targeting "soccer moms."
Also in 2011, Vergara was featured in a number of commercials for Comcast's Xfinity brand. AskMen named Vergara the number one most desirable woman of 2012.
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Nominated 2010 and 2011
Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film – Nominated 2010 and 2011
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – nominated 2010; won 2011
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series – Won 2010
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series – Nominated 2010 and 2011
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series – Nominated 2009 and 2011
In 2008, Vergara was 62 on Maxim magazine's "Hot 100" list. She was named one of People magazine's "50 most beautiful people" and has been recognized by both the Hollywood Reporter and Billboard as one of the most influential Latinas in Hollywood.