Sofia is typically one of, if not THE, highest-paid actresses on the planet, thanks to enormous endorsement deals and acting payments. Her popularity on television has translated to the big screen, and she has landed a number of notable roles in major films. In addition, she makes a lot of money from brand sponsorships and commercial appearances. As a judge on America’s Got Talent, she makes $10 million each year.
Sofia is in charge of a retail empire. She has a brand of jeans available exclusively at Walmart, as well as a furniture collection and a number of perfumes.
Sofia has made between $40 and $50 million in recent years from all of her ventures.
Sofia Vergara was born on July 10th, 1972, in Barranquilla, Colombia. A future in show business for the daughter of a rancher and a homemaker appeared implausible at first for the rurally bred youngster. Her siblings used to call her “Toti” when she was a kid. She eventually went to school for three years to pursue a profession in dentistry. She was on her way to finishing her degree when she changed her mind and decided to pursue a career in show business instead. It turned out to be a good decision.
Early Career in Modeling:
Sofia Vergara was approached by a photographer who noticed her potential while wandering along a Colombian beach one day. She was instantly approached with offers of jobs in television and the fashion industry. Vergara eventually accepted, despite his initial reluctance. At the age of 17, she booked a Pepsi commercial, which was her first huge break. Throughout the next few years, she would continue to accept modeling and acting work. She went to the United States after civil instability in Colombia and continued her career in the entertainment sector.
Acting Career in the Beginning:
Sofia Vergara rose to prominence in Spanish-language soap operas and Univision television shows. She started anchoring major television shows and building a name for herself as a TV personality by the mid-1990s. She also began dabbling in English-language acting roles, receiving great acclaim for a role in a comedy short film that was nominated for an American Comedy Award in 1995.
Sofia Vergara began to build a name for herself in Hollywood in the 2000s. Big Trouble, released in 2002, put her on the map, and Chasing Papi, released in 2003, established her as a force to be reckoned with. Tyler Perry, who directed Meet the Browns and Madea Goes to Jail, seemed to realize her promise and cast her in both films. During this time, she also made her Broadway stage debut.
Sofia Vergara had built out a name for herself in the film industry, but when she landed a main part in the program Modern Family, she took her career to the next level. Since its premiere in 2009, the series has ran for nearly 10 seasons, making it one of the most successful shows of all time. In the year 2020, the series came to an end.
Sofia received $30,000 each episode in the first three seasons of Modern Family, which aired from 2009 to 2011. For the three seasons, that’s almost $2.6 million in total. For seasons 4 and 5, she was paid $90,000 per episode, for a total of $5 million. Sofia received $190,000 each episode of Modern Family from 2014 to 2018. This equates to almost $4 million per season. Her compensation was increased to $500,000 each episode beginning in 2018. This equates to almost $10 million per season.
Additional Acting Work:
Sofia Vergara has been quite busy with various endeavors outside of Modern Family. As a voice actor, Sofia Vergara appeared in animated films such as The Smurfs, Happy Feet Two, and The Emoji Movie. She has also appeared in films such as Chef, which was released in 2014. She starred alongside Reese Witherspoon in the film Hot Pursuit in 2015.
Sofia Vergara has continued to appear in advertisements for brands such as Pepsi, Xfinity, State Farm, Rooms To Go, and Head & Shoulders throughout her professional career. She continued to model and was named the CoverGirl face in 2011.
Sofia Vergara has been nominated for Emmys four years in a row for her performance on Modern Family. She has also been nominated for four Golden Globe awards in a row.
The majority of Vergara’s fortune stems from her work on television, most notably on Modern Family. She was the highest-paid actress on television in 2012, with a total earnings of $19 million. In 2013, she was named the highest-paid actress on television for the second time, earning more than $35 million. Her 2015 earnings were $28.5 million. Sofia Vergara became the highest-paid actress on television for the third time in 2016, earning $43 million. Sofia Vergara earned $40 million between June 2017 and June 2018 from her Modern Family salary and several commercial endorsements. She earned $43 million between June 2018 and June 2019. She earned $43 million between June 2019 and June 2020.
Sofia Vergara’s other business ventures include launching her own clothing line through Kmart in 2011. The line was designed for ladies in their forties and fifties. Vergara also debuted her own jewelry brand and fragrance line in 2014.
Diagnosis of cancer:
Sofia Vergara was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the year 2000 when a doctor discovered a tumor in her neck. She was able to beat the disease after undergoing surgical operations, radiation therapy, and medicines. Vergara, on the other hand, must continue to take medication to help her regulate her metabolism. Vergara founded a nonprofit to assist Colombian families dealing with the effects of cancer diagnosis as a result of her personal experiences with the disease.
Joe Gonzalez, Vergara’s high school sweetheart, was her first husband. When the pair married, Vergara was only 18 years old. They married in 1992 and had a son, but divorced a year later. Vergara began dating Nick Loeb in 2010, and the two were engaged in 2012. After two years, the couple decided to call off their wedding. Vergara began dating actor Joe Manganiello in 2014. After six months of dating, the pair became engaged, and they married in 2015.
Commercial Real Estate:
Sofia purchased a huge home in Beverly Hills, California for $10.6 million in 2014. In June 2020, Sarah and Joe paid $26 million for an exquisite property in Beverly Park, a gated neighborhood high in the Beverly Hills foothills. The property was held by baseball legend Barry Bonds from 2002 to 2014, when he sold it for $22 million to a Russian oligarch.
Sofia Vergara has a net worth of $180 million and is a Colombian-born actress, model, and ambassador.