Sofia Vergara is a model and actress from Colombia who has appeared in various movies. She rose to prominence after hosting the TV shown on Univisión in the 1990s. She has appeared in many English language films including ‘Chasing Papi’, ‘Four Brothers’, ‘Madea Goes to Jail’, ‘Meet the Browns’, ‘Happy Feet Two’, ‘New Year’s Eve’, and ‘Machete Kills’. She has also appeared in the series Modern Family on ABC. In 2014, Forbes ranked her as the 32nd most powerful woman in the world. Vergara has also appeared in many Latin American TV shows. The estimated net worth of Sofia Vergara is $150 Million US dollars.
Sofia Vergara Biography
Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara was born on July 10, 1972, in Barranquilla, Colombia. She was born to parents Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo and Margarita Vergara de Vergara. Her father was a cattle rancher in a meat industry and her mother was a home maker. She has got five other siblings. When she was a child, she was nicknamed as “Toti” by her cousins and siblings.
She initially studied dentistry in Colombia but left after two semesters to pursue a career in show business and modeling. Vergara later moved to Miami in Florida. Her elder brother Rafael was killed in Colombia in 1998. Her adopted sister and cousin, Sandra, is also a TV actress in the United States.
In 1990, she was married to Joe Gonzalez. The couple has a son named Manolo born in September 1992. They split in 1993. In 2015, she married Joe Manganiello.
Sofia Vergara was offered with modeling and TV work after she was spotted by a photographer. At the age of 17, she appeared in a commercial for Pepsi which was telecasted in Latin America. She got her training from the Creative Workshops School of Acting. When she was 20, she began to do modeling in Bogota, Colombia. In 1995, she co-hosted the show ‘Fuera de serie’ on Univision.
In the show, she used to travel to different locations of the world making her become popular. In 2002, she made her feature film debut in the comedy ‘Big Trouble’. A year later, she successfully appeared in ‘Chasing Papi’. In 2005, she appeared in the movie ‘Four Brothers’ and have appeared as a guest on many TV shows including ‘Entourage’ and ‘Baywatch’.
She then appeared in the TV series ‘Hot Properties’ which was followed by ‘The Knights of Prosperity’ in 2007. Vergara appeared in the Broadway ‘Chicago’ in 2009 and became a part of the sitcom ‘Modern Family’ on ABC. She has also lent her voice in the animated movie ‘The Smurfs’ and ‘Escape from Planet Earth’. In 2011, she appeared in her major role in ‘The Three Stooges’. A year later, she was seen in the YouTube web series called ‘’ Vida con Toty’. In 2015, she became the executive producer and starred in the film ‘Hot Pursuit’.
Sofia Vergara has been nominated four times for the Golden Globe Awards. She has received 4 Primetime Emmy nominations and 3 Kids Choice Awards nominations. In 2017, she won the People’s Choice Awards as Favorite Comedic TV Actress. She has also won 4 Screen Actors Guild Awards. She was listed in the “50 most beautiful people” by People magazine.
How much is Sofia Vergara Net Worth in 2017
Sofia Vergara has been named as one of the most influential Latin women in Hollywood by Billboard. She is a successful actress and model and has gone on to inherit good wealth for herself. Sofia Vergara’s net worth is an estimated $150 million US dollars as of 2017. She owes this fortune to all the success she had in her career. In 2012, she earned $19 million in 12 months which was the highest earning by a woman on US TV.
She has also done various other endorsements and has appeared in a commercial for Diet Pepsi with David Beckham. She has also appeared in many commercials for State Farm and Xfinity. In 2011, Vergara became the face of CoverGirl. She has also signed endorsement deals with Synthroid, Rooms To Go, and Diet Pepsi.
In 2000, Sofia Vergara was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. In 2005, she received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She has appeared in the music video “Que Diera” by Carlos Vives in 1997.