Why Famous: Colombian-born actress Sofia Vergara rose to fame starring in the American mockumentary "Modern Family (2009-2020) opposite Ed O'Neill. She has received critical acclaim for her role, including five nominations for a Golden Globe award and four for an Emmy. In 2019 she was named the highest-paid television actress in the world.
Vergara originally began her career as a model and as the host of a Colombian travel show. This brought her an international profile and she later moved to Miami, Florida.
- 2015-11-21 Actress Sofia Vergara (43) weds True Blood star Joe Manganiello (38) in Palm Beach, Florida
- 2009-09-23 "Modern Family" premieres on ABC, starring Ed 'Neill and Sofia Vergara
- 2015-09-11 Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (The Big Bang Theory) are named highest earning TV actresses (28.5 million) by Forbes