America's Got Talent judge Sofia Vergara, is now the world's highest-paid actress in the world, Forbes Magazine reports. The Modern Family star earned $43m in the past year in salary and endorsements.
American Actress Sofía Margarita Vergara earned $500,000 an episode for the final season of Emmy-winning “Modern Family,” which wrapped up earlier this year. Meanwhile, Oscar winner Angelina Jolie was in second place on the Forbes list at $35 million. But actresses who make most of their money from television and streaming services made up the bulk of the list.
The 48-year-old Sofía born on July 10, 1972, is a Colombian-American actress, television producer, comedian, presenter, and model. She was the top-earning actress in American television in 2012, 2013, and 2016, and she was the second-highest-paid TV actress in the world as of 2019 but now she is the world's highest-paid actress in the world.
Vergara rose to prominence while co-hosting two television shows for Spanish-language television network Univisión in the late 1990s. Her first notable acting job in English was in the film Chasing Papi (2003). She subsequently appeared in Four Brothers (2005) and the comedies Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns (2008) and Madea Goes to Jail (2009), receiving an ALMA Award nomination for the latter. In 2009, she began playing Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in the ABC comedy series Modern Family, for which she was nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Sofia has also had roles in the films The Smurfs (2011), New Year's Eve (2011), The Three Stooges (2012), Machete Kills (2013), Chef (2014), and Hot Pursuit (2015). She also had voice-over roles in the animated films Happy Feet Two (2011), Escape from Planet Earth (2013), and The Emoji Movie (2017). As of 2020, Vergara is now a judge of America’s Got Talent with Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel and is said to have an eight-figure salary on it.