Sofia Vergara is the new shining star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”It is such an honor to be given this recognition,” Vergara wrote on her website about receiving the 2,551 star on the Hollywood Boulevard.
The Vergara’s star is located in front of the Marshalls store and is next to Ed’O’Neil, who plays her husband in the comedy show Modern Family.
At the ceremony she was accompanied by co-star Eric Stonestreet and Steven Levitan, a co-creator and executive producer of the series.
Here’s what you need to know:
1.Sofia Vergara Became the Most Powerful Woman in the World in 2014
The 42-year-old Colombian actress has four Golden Globe nominations for her character in Modern Family. Plus, Vergara has been nominated for four Emmy and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards. In 2014, the actress was ranked as the 32nd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.
In 2011, the Colombian actress co-hosted the BeLive fundraising gala, a charity event in which she helped raised money for four Colombian non-profits based in the United States; Give to Colombia, Formula Sonrisas, Genesis Foundation, and the ArtNexus Foundation, according to Colombia Reports.
In 2014, Vergara stepped in to help kids by raising funds and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.
Vergara is also a businesswomen. She co-founded the Hispanic-owned Latin World Entertainment in 1998. Today, her is a multi-million dollar media empire and the number one talent agency and entertainment marketing firm in the US, according to Forbes.
2. Sofia Vergara Co-Star with an Oscar Winner
Vergara received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame a day before the release of her comedy film Hot Pursuit, in which she co-star with Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon.
3.Sofia Vergara got her First Role in ABC, in 2005
Before landing her role in Modern Family, Vergara was a cast member of the short-lived ABC comedies Hot Properties, in 2005, and The Knights of Prosperity, in 2007, according to IMDb.
4.Sofia Vergara Has Worked with Tyler Perry
In 2011, Vergara got her first lead role in a film in The Three Stooges. The Colombian actress was able to land other roles in: The Smurfs, Fading Gigolo, Chef, Wild Card, Four Brothers and Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail and Meet the Browns.
5.Sofia Vergara Debuted on TV at 17
While walking on the beach in Colombia, Vergara was discovered by a photographer and she made her first TV appearance in a Pepsi commercial at 17.