These are 26 things you probably didn’t know about Sofía Vergara. (Photo: Archive)
She was born in Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia. (Photo: Archive)
She was raised catholic. (Photo: Archive)
Growing up, her nickname was “La Toti”. (Photo: Archive)
She attended a private bilingual Spanish/English school, the Marymount School Barranquilla. (Photo: Archive)
She was discovered by a photographer on a Colombian beach at the age of 17. (Photo: Archive)
She soon landed some gigs, including a starring role in a Pepsi commercial. (Photo: Archive)
She got married at 18 to Joe Gonzalez, and had he fir child, Manolo, at the age of 20. (Photo: Archive)
Her marriage to Joe Gonzalez only lasted for one more year before they got divorced. (Photo: Archive)
Vergara attended pre-dentistry school for three years. (Photo: Archive)
Her big first role was in the Mexican telenovela “Acapulco, Cuerpo, y Alma” in 1995. (Photo: Archive)
After that, she gained more popularity as the host of a traveling show “Fuera de Serie” in Univision, from 1995 to 1998. (Photo: Archive)
In 2008, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, and had surgery to have her thyroid gland removed. (Photo: Archive)
In 2002, she was the spokesperson for Miller Lite and appeared in several adds. (Photo: Archive)
In 2003, she dated singer Craig David for a couple months. (Photo: Archive)
In 2005, she started dating Tom Cruise after meeting him at a party, but the relationship didn’t last long. (Photo: Archive)
In 2009, she landed her first Broadway role in the musical Chicago, as Mama Morton. (Photo: Archive)
Before playing Jay Pritchett’s wife in Modern Family, Sofía Vergara already was a big fan of Ed O’Neil from the show Married with Children, which she used to watch as a kid. (Photo: Archive)
She is a natural blonde, but the producers of the show though it was better to a brunette for the stereotypical Latina role. (Photo: Archive)
She is 5’8” but she still loves to wear high heels. (Photo: Archive)
Despite popular belief, Vergara’s accent is authentic. (Photo: Archive)
She has been named one of the 50 most beautiful people by People Magazine. (Photo: Archive)
In 2012, she got engaged to her then boyfriend Nicholas M. Loeb, but they called it off two years later. (Photo: Archive)
Her favorite actors are Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Marlon Brando. (Photo: Archive)
Shakira is one of her closest friends. They both grew up in Barranquilla. (Photo: Archive)
Vergara became an American citizen after getting a perfect score in her citizenship tests. (Photo: Archive)
She’s been married to actor Joe Manganiello since 2015. (Photo: Archive)
We can’t help but smile when we think of Sofía Vergara. I mean, who could?! She’s beautiful, sassy, and funny, the kind of charismatic star adored by women and men equally.
The Colombian actress is known for her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on the award-winning series Modern Family.
And although her beauty is undeniable, making her one of the most influential Latina figures on the entertainment industry internationally, it is her vivacious personality what has gained her the love of millions of fans all around the world.
Today, the actress turns 45, and we celebrate her with a list of 26 facts you probably didn’t know about her. Click through our photo gallery to learn more about the charming Sofía Vergara.