Latino temper and beauty, a mind for business and the body of a supermodel – this is Sofia Vergara, born and raised in Colombia and currently one of the most appreciated and highly paid television series stars in the United States. She comes from a simple family with 6 children – her mother is a housewife, and her father raises cattle.
Sofia Vergara Net Worth - $100 Million
Birth Name - Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara
Date of birth - July 10, 1972
Zodiac Sign - Cancer
Birth Place - Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
Nationality - Colombian
Height - 5′ 7″
Profession - Television producer, Presenter, Comedian, Voice Actor, Model, Businessperson
So, how does a Colombian farm girl rise to stardom? How did Sofia Vergara net worth rise to $100 million? It was a combination of hard work and lots of good luck.
The First Major Job: Modeling: After graduating from a private English / Spanish school, Sofia decided to become a dentist and started her studies. One day, as she was relaxing at the beach, young Sofia caught the attention of a fashion photographer.
Thus, she won her first modeling jobs and made an appearance in a Pepsi commercial when she was 17 years old. Her career as a model is rather unique compared to other models, because, in between photo sessions, Sofia married (at the tender age of 19), had a son, Manolo, and then was divorced, after only 2 years of marriage. She stayed single for the next 2 decades, focusing on raising her son and building her career.
The TV Show that Changed Her Life: Starting with 1995, Sofia Vergara co-hosted a travel television show called Fuera de Serie (Over the Top). This show offered her exposure to the United States public. This exposure led to a guest star role in the HBO series Entourage during season 4 and several swimsuit posters and calendars in 1998, 2000 and 2002.
After her television contract with Unvision expired, Sofia signed with ABC and appeared in two series, Hot Properties and The Knights of Prosperity. In 2007, she started appearing in the Colombian version of the Desperate Housewives series.
In 2009, she took to Broadway, portraying the character “Mama” Morton in the revival of the Chicago play for 5 weeks and, then, she joined the cast of Modern Family. She is currently still playing the character of Gloria Delgado-Pritchett and continues to amass recognition such as being on the list of People’s Magazine 50 Most Beautiful People and number 10 on Maxim’s Hot 100 top.
In May 2015, Sofia received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Billboard recognition of one of the most influential Latino women in Hollywood. This is certainly way beyond the most beautiful dreams of a little Colombian farm girl!