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Sofia Vergara Biography

Sofia Vergara ('Cici' in "Chasing Papi") is a red-hot Hispanic T.V. star and one of the most loved personalities of the Latino world. In only six years of career in the U.S., she has become the favorite young star of the Hispanic market.

Vergara¡¦s humorous presentation at the American Comedy Awards on the Fox Network created a frenzy that resulted in her first Hollywood role, as Nina in Barry Sonnenfeld¡¦s comedy "Big Trouble," starring Tim Allen and Rene Russo. In 2002, she landed a pivotal dramatic role opposite ¡§Felicity¡¨ star Scott Speedman and ¡§X-Men¡¦s¡¨ James Marsden in the independent film "The 24th Day." On the small screen, Vergara was recently seen guest-starring on an episode of the hit television series ¡§My Wife & Kids.¡¨

Vergara has graced over 100 covers of international magazines, hosted dozens of top Hispanic events, each watched by more than 100 million viewers.

Vergara¡¦s Hispanic television credits include "Fuera de Serie" ("Out of this World") on Univision, and her own top-rated prime time one-hour weekly show, "A que no te atreves" ("I Dare You"). The series shot to the number one slot with young audiences on Univision.

When she became the host of La Bamba, a syndicated music and television interview show, she caused a ratings explosion.

In 1999, Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú awarded Vergara with the Hispanic Woman of the Year Award, commending her leadership skills. In 2001 she created ¡§Peace and Hope for Children of Colombia,¡¨ a charity foundation that has helped thousands of children in her country, and which has donated a new cancer pavilion for children in her native Barranquilla. In 2002 she was awarded the ¡§Women of Hope Award¡¨ by the City of Hope as one of the outstanding role models for future generations.

Vergara will be the face of the new VISA card campaign. She also has worked on commercials for Pepsi, Miller Lite, McDonald¡¦s and XOXO Jeans.

Biography courtesy of 20th Century Fox in support of Sofia Vergara's role in "Chasing Papi."

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