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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 Hot Pursuit

Hot Pursuit

2015 PG-13

Assigned to protect the sexy widow of a drug kingpin, a straitlaced Texas police detective is forced to take flight with her precious cargo when an assortment of bad cops and ruthless hit men start closing in on the pair.

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