Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, Sofia Vergara rose to fame while co-hosting two television shows on the Spanish network Univision in the late 90s. Her fame lead to ther first lead acting job in Chasing Papi (2003). She has appeared in various other films throughout her career, including Hot Pursuit (2015), Chef (2014), Machete Kills (2014), and Escape from Planet Earth (2013). In 2012, 2013, and 2016, she was named the top earning actress on U.S. television.
Sofia currently stars in the ABC series Modern Family (2009-present), a role where she has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards. She was ranked as the 32nd most powerful woman by Forbes in 2014.