“I’m fearless,” Sofia Vergara says. “I don’t complain. Even when horrible things happen to me, I go on.”
Vergara has experienced more than her share of adversity in her 39 years, and she’s faced it with remarkable gumption and humor. Some of her strength of character and positive attitude can be seen in her Emmy-nominated performance as Gloria, the sassy, sexy trophy wife of Ed O’Neill’s character on ABC’s hit comedy Modern Family. “People think of me as Gloria,” she says. “I so much enjoy playing her. This is the role of my life.” The part has made Vergara a star, nine years after her American movie debut in Big Trouble with Tim Allen. Her new film, the 3-D comedy The Smurfs, opens this week.