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Raised bilingual in both English and Spanish, Colombian-born model/actress Sofia Vergara first made a splash in the U.S. in the 2003 film Chasing Papi.
Discovered by a photographer on the beaches of Colombia, Vergara began modeling, acting, and hosting Hispanic events in her native country before receiving her big break in the form of 2002's Big Trouble, where Vergara starred alongside Tim Allen and Rene Russo.
In the years since, Vergara has appeared in various films including Four Brothers opposite Mark Wahlberg and in Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns and Madea Goes to Jail.
In the spring of 2009, Vergara had a short stint on Broadway in the revival of Chicago playing "Mama" Morton. That same year she landed a recurring role on ABC's Modern Family, as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, a Colombian woman married to a much-older man.
The divorced Vergara, once linked to singer Enrique Iglesias, has a 10-year-old son, Manolo.