(CNN) – An actress who is best known for her role in the hit sitcom ‘Modern Family’ has died.
Actress Elizabeth Pena died of natural causes after a brief illness, her manager told CNN.
Pena is known for appearing as the mother of ‘Gloria,’ a character played by Sofia Vergara on ‘Modern Family.’
She has also appeared on the big and small screens during her three-decade long career.
Other notable roles include parts in “Down and Out in Beverly Hills,” “La Bamba,” “Rush Hour” and “The Incredibles.”