Sofia Vergara is a world famous Colombian-American actress, television producer, host, and model. She was born on July 10, 1972. Moreover, from 2013 to 2020, she was the highest-paid actress on American television for seven years in a row.
Quick Facts about Sofia Vergara
- Vergara was born to a Roman Catholic family in Barranquilla.
- She was nicknamed as “Toti” by her siblings and cousins.
- Vergara initially studied dentistry for three years at the National University of Colombia.
- She dropped out two semesters into her degree to seek modeling and show business opportunities.
Sofia Vergara’s Career
Vergara was spotted by a photographer while walking on a Colombian beach, and she received modeling and television offers almost immediately. Subsequently, she made an appearance in her son Manolo’s YouTube web series “Vida con Toty” in April 2012. According to Forbes.com list published on July 18, 2012, Vergara was the highest-paid woman in American television. Certainly, she received $19 million in the previous year.
Besides modelling, Sofia Vergara is also known for her role in “The Modern Family”. Other than that, Vergara took a part in the Human Rights Campaign released a video in June 2016. This video was released in the honor of the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting. In it, Vergara and others shared the stories of those who were killed.
Moreover, Vergara has been confirmed as a judge on America’s Got Talent in February 2020, beginning with the fifteenth season.
Sofia Vergara’s Personal Life
Vergara got married at the age of 18 to her high-school sweetheart, Joe Gonzalez. They have a son named Manolo. He was born in September 1992. However, the got divorced in 1993.
In the year 2000, Vergara was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Consequently, she had her thyroid extracted and went through radioiodine treatment. However, she fortunately recovered fully and is living a healthy life. Nonetheless she takes medicine to avoid hypothyroidism, .
Besides, after dating for two years, Vergara and her boyfriend Nick Loeb got engaged in 2012. But, the engagement was called off on May 23, 2014.
Finally, after dating for six months, Vergara and the True Blood actor Joe Manganiello got engaged on Christmas Day 2014. Certainly, the couple go married on November 21, 2015 at the Palm Beach, Florida.
Sofia Vergara’s Net Worth
Forbes reported Vergara’s annual revenue to be $28.5 million in 2015. According to Forbes, Vergara was the highest-paid actress on television in September 2016, earning $43 million in the previous year.
As a result of her highly successful career, Sofia is expected to have a net worth of around $200 million as of 2021.