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Sofia Vergara starred in the Tyler Perry films Meet the Browns (2008) and Madea Goes to Jail (2009). She is also known for playing Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on ABC's Modern Family, which premiered in 2009.
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Born in Barranquilla, Colombia on July 10, 1972, Sofía Vergara got her acting star as a television personality in the late 1990s. In the early 2000s, she became known as a film actress, following the 2002 film Big Trouble, starring alongside Tim Allen and Rene Russo; and 2003's Chasing Papi, in which Vergara plays one of Thomas Fuentes's three girlfriends.
By the end of the decade, Vergara had starred in two films that were directed by Tyler Perry, Meet the Browns and Madea Goes to Jail, in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Also in 2009, the Hispanic actress debuted on the Broadway stage, playing Mama Morton in Chicago, and began playing the sexy Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on the ABC program Modern Family.
Modern Family was an instant hit, commercially and critically, and soon won several Emmy Awards. In 2011, Vergara was nominated for an Emmy (for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series). That same year, she voiced the role of Carmen in Happy Feet 2—a sequel to the 2006 Warner Bros. film Happy Feet—and landed a part in The Smurfs.
According to her website, Vergara has been deemed "one of the most talented and powerful women in Hispanic entertainment" by Billboard magazine, and has been named among The New York Times' renowned "Faces to Watch" list.
In July 2012, Vergara became engaged to Nick Loeb, a New Yorker and film production company co-owner. Vergara currently resides in Los Angeles, California with her son, Manolo.
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