Sofia Vergara to appear in 'The Simpsons'

LOS ANGELES - US-Colombian star Sofia Vergara is going to lend her voice to a character on long-running hit series "The Simpsons", Entertainment Weekly reported.

Vergara will play the role of Professor Barrera in an episode during the upcoming 27th season of the animated comedy show, according to the magazine.

Barrera will be a love interest of main character Bart Simpson, and his teacher Principal Skinner.

Vergara, star of hit-series "Modern Family", is the highest paid actress on US television.

"The Simpsons" has been running since 1989.