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FULL NAME: Sofia Margarita Vergara
HOMETOWN: Barranquilla, Colombia
BIRTHDAY: July 10, 1972
AGE: 51
RELATIONSHIP STATUS: Divorcing Joe Manganiello
BIO: Sofia Vergara has appeared as a judge on America’s Got Talent since season 15 (2020). Before AGT, Vergara was known as a part of the ABC hit series, Modern Family. In this role, she was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and eleven Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Vergara was discovered by a photographer on a Colombian beach. The photographer offered her modeling and television work. She dropped out of dentistry school to pursue a career in entertainment. At 18 years old Vergara married her highschool sweetheart Joe Gonzalez. The couple had a son together before calling their relationship quits. Vergara relocated to Miami, Florida in 1998 after her brother Rafeal was murdered. Vergara battled thyroid cancer in 2000.

In late 2014, Vergara got engaged to current husband, Joe Maganiello. The pair dated six months before their engagement. They wed on November 21, 2015. In 2012, Vergara was named one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful” and was named by Forbes magazine as one of the most influential Latin women in Hollywood. She was also the highest-paid Hollywood actress in 2020.

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