Sofia Vergara was known in the industry before her starring role on Modern Family. Way back on the 90s sitcom Just Shoot Me, Vergara featured on the cover of a fictional magazine called Blush. She was also part of a Miller Lite ad campaign.
Despite getting her acting start in her native Colombia, Vergara got her first English-language role in 2003, in the film Chasing Papi. But she became a household name in 2009 when she took on the role of Gloria Pritchett in Modern Family.