SOFIA VERGARA (T.T.) was already one of the hottest Hispanic TV stars and one of the most beloved personalities of the Latino world when she decided to pursue her career in the U.S. becoming one of the few Hispanic stars to find crossover success.
Most recently, Sofia was seen co-starring with Angela Bassett in TYLER PERRY’S MEET THE BROWNS for Lionsgate and on ABC’s breakout hit, “Dirty Sexy Money” where she played the free-spirited love interest to the youngest Darling son. Before that she played the sexy Columbian actress who stirred things up on last season’s “Entourage.”
Director Barry Sonnenfeld gave Sofia her big break in the U.S. when he cast her as Nina in Disney’s comedy film, BIG TROUBLE, co-starring Tim Allen and Rene Russo. Sofia followed that up with a pivotal dramatic role opposite James Marsden in Anthony Piccirillo’s independent film THE 24TH DAY.
In 2005 Sofia starred opposite Heath Ledger in Sony Pictures’ LORDS OF DOGTOWN as well as FOUR BROTHERS alongside Mark Wahlberg and Terrence Howard.
On the small screen, Sofia has co-starred on the ABC comedies “Hot Properties” and “The Knights of Prosperity” where she was often singled out by critics for her comedic talents.
Sofia has graced the cover of over 100 international magazines and hosted dozens of top Hispanic events, each watched by more than 100 million viewers. Sofia’s Hispanic television credits include, “Fuera de Serie” (Out of this World) on Univisión and her own top-rated weekly show, “A que no te atreves” (I dare you). When she became the host of “La Bomba,” a syndicated music and interview TV show, she caused a ratings explosion.
In 1999, Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú awarded Sofia with the Hispanic Woman of the Year Award, commending her leadership skills representing the qualities Latina women have to offer to the world. In 2001 she created “Peace and Hope for the Children of Colombia,” a charity foundation that has helped thousands of children in her country and has donated a pediatric cancer pavilion in her native Barranquilla.
In 2002 she was awarded the “Women of Hope Award” by the City of Hope Organization as one of the outstanding role models for future generations. In 2007, Sofia was named one of The 25 Most Powerful Hispanic Women in the Entertainment Industry by The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard.