2015 Great Immigrants Recipient

Sofia Vergara
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Becoming a U.S. citizen was "a very emotional moment for me,” actress Sofia Vergara told late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel in 2014. Vergara stars in the ABC series Modern Family, and has earned several Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her role as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett. Born in Colombia, she worked as a model before moving to Miami to work as a TV host for Univision. In 2002 she made her big-screen debut in Disney’s Big Trouble, and since then has starred in a number of films, including Meet the Browns (2008), Smurfs (2011), Hot Pursuit (2015), and the forthcoming The Con Is On. Vergara, the highest-paid actress on television for the last six years running, recently cofounded Raze, a digital media company that produces Latin-focused content. In 2015 Vergara was honored with the inaugural Screen Actors Guild Foundation Actors Inspiration Award for her track record supporting nonprofits.