What are some facts about Sofia Vergara?


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Some facts about Sofia Vergara are that she was born in Columbia, she studied dentistry at one time and she announced her newly gained American citizenship in 2014. Some other facts are that she was once diagnosed with thyroid cancer and that she has a son.

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Sofia Vergara is best known for her role as Gloria on the ABC sitcom "Modern Family," for which she has won four Emmy awards. Vergara was born in 1972 and was discovered by a modeling scout as a teenager. Her work as a model led to Latin American commercial and television gigs and eventually a starring role on a Mexican telenovela. She worked as a host for two Univision programs in the mid-1990s after moving to the United States.

In the 2000s, Vergara was featured in U.S. films such as "Big Trouble" and "Meet The Browns." She has appeared on Broadway and has provided voice talent for animated movies, such as "Happy Feet Two" and "The Smurfs." She began her role on "Modern Family" in 2009, and the show was virtually an instant hit with audiences and critics. Vergara is the mother of one son, Manolo, who was born in 1992. Manolo's father is Vergara's ex-husband, Joe Gonzalez.

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