Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo was a famous Colombian cattle rancher. If you don’t know yet, he was the father of the highest-paid actress from 2013 to 2020 – Sofía Vergara.
Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo was born in Colombia. His birth date is unknown, but he was born sometime in 1948. His parents are Julio Enrique Vergara Ordosogitia and Esther Robayo (Gomez).
Julio Enrique married Margarita Vergara Dávila. Julio became a successful cattle rancher. This was his means of providing for the family – his wife and five children.
The popular rancher died on December 18, 2009. He died in Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia. He was still 61 years old when he died.
Julio Enrique’s Star Daughter
Sofía Vergara was among the five children of Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo. Her other siblings are Julio Vergara, Rafael Vergara, Veronica Vergara, and Sandra Vergara.
Sofía was born on July 10, 1972, in Barranquilla, Colombia. She’s a Colombian-American celebrity, actress, and model. From 2013 to 2020, Sofía was the highest-paid actress on American television.
She became more prominent as she co-host two tv shows. They were Spanish television network Univision around the 1990s.
Sofía And Her Father
Julio Enrique was known to be a controlling parent. But, Sofía still had a good relationship with her father. They remained friendly and courteous with each other.
His father had expectations for her just like any other parent. He even made her enter the pre-dentistry faculty. However, she left at the age of 18 to pursue modeling.
They don’t have many pictures on social media together. In the early 1990s, he led his 18-year-old daughter down the aisles. That’s the sweet time he went into the limelight.
In 1992, Sofía paused his relationship with her father when he broke up with her mother. She got offended and upset. Sofía stopped talking to her father.
In 2007, a misfortune event happened. Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo had a stroke and badly needed some treatment. In spite of the resentment she has toward Julio Enrique, she, along with her other siblings, cared for their father.
The siblings paid for their father’s bills while he lay in a coma for two years. They gave their efforts in paying for the procedures to make him feel better.
In 2009, Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo died. He was surrounded by his family, full of love and sadness. To show respect, Sofía paused from her busy schedule and bid farewell to her dad.
Speaking about her busy schedule, Sofía had her first notable English acting job in the film Chasing Papi (2003). She appeared in Four Brothers (2005) and Meet The Browns (2008). When she appeared in Madea Goes To Jail (2009), she received an ALMA Award nomination.
The ABC comedy series had a “Modern Family,” and she played Gloria Delgado-Pritchett. Because of this role, she was nominated for four Golden Globe Awards. Not only that but she was also nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards and eleven Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Are you familiar with The Smurfs (2011)? Sofía played as Odile Anjelou. Other than that, she appeared on New Year’s Eve (2011), The Three Stooges (2012), and Machete Kills (2013) She also played some roles in Fading Gigolo (2013), Chef (2014), and Hot Pursuit (2015).