Sofía Vergara


Sofía Vergara

Infobox actor



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birthname = Sofía Margarita Vergara
birthdate = birth date and age|1972|07|10
birthplace = Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia
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othername = La Toti
occupation = Model and actress
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website = http://www.sofiavergara.com/

Sofía Margarita Vergara (born July 10, 1972) is a Colombian model and actress.

Biography

Personal life

She was born in Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia. Her mother is a homemaker and her father produced cattle for the meat industry. [ [http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2006/122006/12312006/246805 Fredericksburg.com - Sofia Vergara gets a role she can sink her perfect teeth into ] ] [ [http://www.filmreference.com/film/37/Sofia-Vergara.html Sofia Vergara Biography (1972-) ] ] "La Toti" was the nickname given to Vergara by her five brothers and sisters and many cousins, including television news anchor and reporter Carlos Vergara, who currently works for WTVJ in Miami, Florida. She grew up in her hometown of Barranquilla and was raised in a well-off family, attending a private bilingual (Spanish/English) school. She got married at the age of 18, and she gave birth to her son Manolo in 1991 at the age of 19. After the break-up of her marriage she studied dentistry at a college in Colombia for three years. Vergara lived in Miami and then Los Angeles, and brought her mother, sister, and son to live with her.

Her son Manolo is currently in Westwood, Los Angeles and he is attending University Senior High School and currently in 11th grade.

Career

Vergara was discovered by a photographer while walking a Colombian beach. Soon, she was presented with attractive offers in modeling and TV work, and followed that course. Having been raised rather conservatively and devoutly religious, this was a bit overwhelming at first. In an article in the January 2002 "Maxim" magazine, Vergara was described as "apprehensive about doing her first TV commercial—until her Catholic schoolteachers gave her permission to take the job" [ [http://www.maximonline.com/articles/index.aspx?a_id=3814&src=fc Sofia Vergara in "Maxim" magazine] ] . She made her first public appearance at the age of 17 in a Pepsi commercial that was widely telecast all over Latin America. In order to support her son, mother, and younger siblings who needed her financial support in the absence of her father, who had departed the family, she dropped out of college in order to earn good wages.

Vergara moved to Bogotá at the age of 20, where she worked as a model on the runway and on TV. From 1995 to 1999, she was co-host with Fernando Fiore on "Fuera de Serie" ("Out of the Ordinary" or "Over-the-Top"), a series which sent her to exotic places all over the world (this is similar to the U.S. "Wild On!" travel series). It was telecast on the international Univision Spanish-language network, and it made her a star in the Latin American market and gave her some USA TV exposure. She also co-hosted the Univision show "A que no te atreves" ("I Dare You"). She recently appeared as a guest star on the HBO series "Entourage".

Besides runway and catalog modeling work, Vergara also did independent projects. She was photographed for posters swimsuit calendars in 1998, 2000, and 2002. These were top sellers in Latin America, and also penetrated the North American market. She did South American television ads, and also posed in swimsuits for posters for beer advertising, especially for Miller Lite beer.

Vergara is height|m=1.70|wiki=yes tall, and she has naturally blonde/sunbleached hair (for films and TV, she is frequently required to dye it brunette to make her look more "Latina"). Vergara was long under an exclusive TV contract with Univision, and after it expired, she accepted a role with ABC in the United States. With ABC, she appeared on the sitcoms "Hot Properties" and "The Knights of Prosperity".

Vergara currently plays Alicia Oviedo in the Colombian version of "Desperate Housewives", "Amas de Casa Desesperadas". She also currently appears on the ABC drama Dirty Sexy Money as Jeremy Darling's new love interest. She also made a guest appearance in the Mexican soap opera "Fuego En La Sangre".

Filmography

*"Fuego En La Sangre"
*" Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns"
*"Dirty Sexy Money"
*"Amas de Casa Desesperadas"
*"The Knights of Prosperity"
*"Big Trouble"
*"Chasing Papi"
*"Soul Plane"
*"The 24th Day"
*"Grilled"
*"Lords of Dogtown"
*"Hot Properties"
*"4-Bidden"
*"Four Brothers"
*"National Lampoon's Pledge This"
*"My Wife And Kids"

References

External links

*imdb name|id=0005527|name=Sofía Vergara
* [http://www.southbeach-usa.com/interview/interview1/vergara/sofia.htm Miami Beach USA] - Sofia Vergara interview with photos.
*tvtome person|id=287405|name=Sofia Vergara
* [http://www.sohood.com/1/content/view/4293/1/ So Hood Magazine] - Sofia Vergara to appear in Tyler Perry's Film "Madea Goes To Jail"


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