Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Sofia Vergara's Film Biography

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Sofia Vergara's Film Biography

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Forget six degrees of separation. Sofia Vergara is practically a Pittsburgher, given her engagement to Mt. Lebanon native and actor Joe Manganiello and their attendance at the Jan. 3 Steelers-Ravens game at Heinz Field.

Best known for her role as Gloria Pritchett on ABC's "Modern Family," the Colombian-born actress also has appeared on the big screen. Ms. Vergara is paired with Reese Witherspoon in the comedy "Hot Pursuit" opening today. If you want to track down some of her earlier movie work, look for:

"Chef" (2014): Jon Favreau wrote, directed, produced and stars as the title character in this flavorful, fresh film about a chef who happily lands in a food truck after an epic meltdown with his boss and a blogger. Mr. Favreau sprinkles his movie menu with name actors, including Sofia Vergara as his ex-wife in this celebration of food, fatherhood, love and creative freedom, all garnished with buoyant music.

"Fading Gigolo" (2014): John Turturro is a New Yorker who becomes an improbable but in-demand gigolo. Sharon Stone plays a wealthy dermatologist and Ms. Vergara is her adventuresome friend. In this modern meditation on intimacy, loneliness, oddball connections, sexuality and unconventional beauty, Ms. Vergara asks, "Do you have any idea what goes on inside a woman's head? A woman is meant to be looked at, or else she will just fade away."

"Machete Kills" (2013): Danny Trejo returns as ex-federal agent Machete, recruited by the president of the United States to take down a billionaire madman and arms dealer who plans to spread war and anarchy across the planet. …

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