Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara (born July 10, 1972) is a Colombian actress, model, and entrepreneur. Vergara had been widely known in South and Central America initially from her modeling work, and then in the late 90s for co-hosting several TV shows for the Hispanic network UNIVISION. Her TV career opened up for her a window of exposure to North American audiences prior to her first notable acting job in English, the 2003 film Chasing Papi. Subsequently, she appeared in films, including two Tyler Perry films, Meet the Browns (2008) and Madea Goes to Jail (2009), receiving an ALMA Award nomination for the latter. She currently stars on the critically acclaimed ABC sitcom Modern Family as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.