18 Things Sofía Vergara Did Before "Modern Family"

She even found time to date Tom Cruise!

1. Sofía got her start on the Mexican telenovela “Acapulco, Cuerpo y Alma” (1995).

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2. Co-hosted the adventure/travel show “Fuera de Serie” (1995–1998).

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3. Was one of the hosts of the Spanish-language game show “A Que No Te Atreves” (1999-2000).

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4. Sofía also had her own calendar in 2000.

The pictures get a bit cheeky!

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5. Of course she did a “Maxim” photo shoot (2001).

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6. She was a spokesperson/model for Miller Lite (2002).

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And even did a funny Spanish-language commercial for them.

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7. Was part of the ensemble cast of the Tim Allen movie “Big Trouble” (2002)….

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And she was really hot in it!

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8. Landed the cover of “Stuff” (May 2002).

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9. Starred in a Spanish-language commercial for McDonald’s Big and Tasty (2002).

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10. Got her first big role in “Chasing Papi” (2003).

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11. Played a flight attendant in “Soul Plane” (2004).

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12. Had a small role in “Lords of Dogtown” (2005).

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13. Co-starred opposite Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin and Garrett Hedlund in “Four Brothers” (2005).

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14. Was one the stars of “Hot Properties” (2005).


No, this wasn’t a show on HGTV.

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15. Dated Tom Cruise (2005).

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16. Tried to rob Mick Jagger and Kelly Ripa on the show “The Knights of Prosperity” (2007).

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17. Played the Mary Alice Young role on the Spanish-language adaptation of “Desperate Housewives” (2007).

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18. She was Angela Bassett’s friend in “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns” (2008).

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In 2009, she was cast in her Emmy/Golden Globe nominated role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on “Modern Family.”

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