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Sofia Vergara is the only Hispanic actress who started her career in a U.S. Hispanic Network and successfully crossed over to the general market. The Emmy-nominated actress can currently be seen as one of the leads in the No. 1 comedy series in America, "Modern Family." Past appearances on primetime TV include "Dirty Sexy Money," "Entourage," "Hot Properties" and "The Knights of Prosperity," among other shows.
Vergara recently starred as Odile in 2011's "The Smurfs," from Columbia Pictures, opposite Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria and George Lopez. She has also lent her voice to the Warner Bros. picture "Happy Feet 2," alongside Robin Williams, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt, and debuted on stage in New York City in Broadway's "Chicago," as Mama Morton.
On the big screen Vergara got her break on Disney's comedy "Big Trouble." Since then she has starred in such films as "The 24th Day," "Four Brothers," "Lords of Dogtown" and Tyler Perry's box office sensations, "Meet the Browns" and "Madea Goes to Jail."
Hispanic market TV credits include "Fuera de Serie" and "A Que No Te Atreves," as well as a special guest appearance on 2008's highest rated Spanish language soap opera, "Fuego en la Sangre," on Univision (the No. 1 U.S. Hispanic network). She also executive-produced the Spanish version of "Desperate Housewives."
Vergara currently is the only spokesperson for Cadillac in both English and Spanish. She has been selected as one of this year's Faces to Watch by The New York Times for her role in "Modern Family." The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard have also named her among the most talented and powerful women in Hispanic entertainment.
In 2001 Vergara created Peace and Hope for the Children of Colombia, a charity foundation that has helped thousands of children in her own country, and has donated a pediatric cancer pavilion in her native Barranquilla.
She resides in LA with her son, Monolo.
HOMETOWN Barranquilla, Colombia
BIRTHDATE July 10