Sofia Vergara a Model Modern Family Woman
Sofia Vergara successfully made the transition from a Hispanic TV channel to a general TV channel in the USA. She now is the star of the number one primetime comedy on American TV which is called a 'Modern Family' and is shown on the ABC channel. She is not a stranger to the general TV market in the States and has appeared on such primetime shows as 'Dirty Sexy Money', 'Entourage', 'Hot Properties' and the 'Knights of Prosperity'.
Sofia Vergara was born in Colombia in 1972. Her mother was a simple housewife and her father supplied cattle to the meat industry. At a young age she was given the nickname 'Toti' but nobody except her brothers and sisters. She had 5 brothers and sisters and a famous cousin called Carlos Vergara who was a Colombian news reporter. Sofia was a devoit Catholic and unlike many children in Colombia she was born into a privileged family. She attended a private bilingual school where she learned English as well as her mother tongue Spanish. Married at the age of 18 to her childhood sweetheart and she gave birth to a son at age 20. She studied to be a dentist but her beauty and the lure of many opportunities to work as a model and in show business caused her to leave her studies and pursue a career in show business. She decided to move to Florida to take advantage of the opportunities that were available in show business there. In 2002 Sofia Vergara was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and was successfully treated and made a full recovery.
After being discovered by a photographer Sofia Vergara was given attractive offers in modelling and TV. Sofia had been brought up in a conservative and religious environment as was therefore confused and very apprehensive about doing her first TV commercial. However, after her Catholic school teachers gave her permission and she made a Pepsi TV commercial at the age of 17. Vergara moved to Bogota at the age of 20 and worked as a catwalk model and appeared on TV. She became a star in Latin America from the TV series 'Out of the Ordinary' and it also gave her exposure in the American market. She gradually started to appear on network shows in the US and also continued her modelling as well as appearing on swimsuit calendars and doing some film work.
It was only after she was invited to participate in the ABC comedy series 'Modern Family' that she truly became a household name and she started to win awards such as the Prime Time Emmy best supporting actress role and a SAGA award in 2009. She also won an ALMA best actress award for her part in the film 'Madea goes to Jail' also in 2009. To cement her place at number 62 as the hottest stars in the world she did a five week stint on Broadway in the musical Chicago in 2009.
She is now set to marry businessman Nick Loeb later this year.
Sofia Vergara supports the Peace and Hope for Children in Colombia charity and has made some sizable donations as well as being involved.