Gloria hails from a lovely little village in Colombia, which also happens to be the murder capital of that fine country. She’s married to Jay, who is quite a few years older. That doesn’t matter to Gloria. She loves what she loves. And she truly loves Jay and her son, Manny. That fact that she’s becoming a mom again brings her great joy. Now she won’t have to wait for a tragic accident to befall Mitchell and Cameron in order to become Lily’s legal guardian.
Gloria is extremely passionate. She’s not afraid to say exactly what’s on her mind. In fact, we don’t think she’s afraid of anything except for maybe Jay’s dog butler. Gloria truly embraces life. Guess that’s why Jay fell in love with her. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that she’s drop-dead gorgeous. Jay also loves the fact that she would jump in the pool while wearing a beautiful dress to save his beloved, buoyancy-challenged dog Stella. This just proves that Gloria will do anything for her family.
Sofía Vergara is the only Hispanic actress who started her career in a U.S. Hispanic Network and successfully crossed over to the general market. The Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG-nominated actress was recently named the newest face of CoverGirl, and is getting ready to launch a women’s clothing and accessories line called ‘Sofía’ exclusively for Kmart. The line is available this September in all Kmart stores. She is also currently the face of Diet Pepsi and Pepsi Skinny.
Vergara can be seen in Columbia Pictures’ The Smurfs, opposite Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria and George Lopez, and also recently wrapped production on 20th Century Fox’s The Three Stooges, alongside Sean Hayes and Will Sasso, and Warner Bros./New Line Cinema’s New Years Eve, with Jessica Biel, Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl. In addition Vergara lent her voice to the Warner Bros. picture Happy Feet 2, alongside Robin Williams, Matt Damon and Brad Pitt. She got her break on the big screen in Disney’s comedy, Big Trouble, and has since starred in such films as The 24th Day, Four Brother,Lords of Dogtown and Tyler Perry’s box office sensations Meet the Browns and Madea Goes to Jail.
Additional television credits include Dirty Sexy Money, Entourage, Hot Properties and The Knights of Prosperity. In the Hispanic market, past TV credits include Fuera de Serie and A Que No Te Atreves, as well as her special guest appearance on 2008’s highest rated Spanish language soap opera, Fuego en la Sangre, on Univision (No. 1 U.S. Hispanic network). Additionally she executive-produced the Spanish version of Desperate Housewives.The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard have named her one of the most talented and powerful women in Hispanic entertainment.
On stage, Vergara earned rave reviews when she debuted on Broadway’s Chicago as Mama Morton.
In 2001 Vergara created Peace and Hope for the Children of Colombia, a charity foundation that has helped thousands of children in her country, and she has donated a pediatric cancer pavilion in her native Barranquilla.