GloriaPlayed by Sofia Vergara
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.
World renowned as one of the funniest and sexiest stars today, Sofia Vergara is an Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominated actress. She can currently be seen as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in one of America's #1 comedies Modern Family, which will return for its tenth season on ABC. The show won an Emmy Award in the 'Outstanding Comedy Series' category five years in a row.
Vergara recently starred opposite Reese Witherspoon in the buddy comedy, Hot Pursuit, for Warner Bros Studios. In addition to starring in the comedy, Vergara also served as producer of the film.
Vergara's recent film appearances include starring opposite Woody Allen and Sharon Stone in John Turturro's Fading Gigolo as well as co-starring in Open Road Films' Chef with Jon Favreau and Robert Downey Jr. and Simon West's Wild Card with Jason Statham. Both Fading Gigolo and Chef posted one of the year's best specialty box-office openings.
Vergara got her break in Disney's comedy Big Trouble and since then has starred in films such as Smurfs, Happy Feet 2, New Years Eve, Four Brothers and Tyler Perry's box office sensations Meet the Browns and Madea Goes to Jail.
On stage in 2009, Vergara earned rave reviews when she debuted in the Broadway production of Chicago as Mama Morton.
In the Hispanic market, some of her past TV credits include Fuera de Serie as well as her special guest appearance on 2008's highest rated Spanish language soap opera, Fuego en la Sangre on Univision (#1 U.S. Hispanic network). Additionally, she executive produced the Spanish version of Desperate Housewives. The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard have also named her one of the most talented and powerful women in Hispanic entertainment.
Along with the recognition she has earned for her acting career, Vergara is also considered a successful entrepreneur with an especially strong celebrity brand. Being able to successfully cross over from her original audience of Hispanic consumers and spread her influence across all demographics, is something Vergara does on a daily basis with her retail lines, which range from make-up to furniture to hair care and fragrance. Currently, Vergara serves as the Brand Ambassador for CoverGirl. She is also the global ambassador for Head & Shoulders, the number one shampoo brand in the world. She has worked with Rooms2Go designing a furniture collection. She has a collection for Kay Jewelers called 'So Sofia' and two fragrances, Sofia by Sofia Vergara, and Love, launched globally. She also announced a partnership with housewares company SharkNinja to launch their new coffee maker, the Ninja Coffee Bar.
In 1994, Vergara founded Latin World Entertainment with business partner Luis Balaguer. Latin World Entertainment has grown from a management agency for top Hispanic talent to a multi-service company offering a 360 degree approach, and today is the premier Hispanic talent management and entertainment marketing firm in the United States. The company represents the biggest stars, opinion makers and trendsetters in the Spanish-speaking entertainment world and leverages that star power to take brands and products directly into the burgeoning Hispanic market.
In addition to her success as an actress and entrepreneur, Vergara is also committed to being active through various philanthropic endeavors.
Vergara works closely with St Jude. Additionally, in 2001 Vergara created "Peace and Hope for the Children of Colombia," a charity foundation that has helped thousands of children in her country. She has also donated a pediatric cancer pavilion in her native Barranquilla, and currently dedicates her time giving back to this charity in her home of Colombia.