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A strikingly beautiful South American actress and model who found crossover success by way of American television, Sofía Vergara was born in Barranquilla, Colombia, on July 10, 1972. After an early marriage to her childhood sweetheart, she had a son, divorced and left dental school to pursue a career in show business.

Vergara's first major English-language role on the big screen came with the romantic comedy Chasing Papi (2003). She also starred in "Amas de Casa Desesperadas" (2006-07) -- the Colombian version of "Desperate Housewives" -- and served as the show's executive producer.

U.S. audiences ultimately embraced Vergara as trophy wife Gloria Delgado-Pritchett (paired with polar opposite Ed O'Neill) on the mockumentary-style comedy "Modern Family" (2009-). Critics agreed, rewarding Vergara with Emmy and Golden Globe nominations in 2010 for her supporting work on the series.

Sofía Vergara in New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

2011 PG-13

In this star-studded romantic comedy, the fates of a diverse group of New Yorkers are wound together on New Year's Eve -- including one expectant couple hoping their baby will be the first to be born in the Big Apple after midnight.

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