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America Ferrera Biography | Who Is America Ferrera?
America Ferrera is an American actress, producer, and director. Ferrera is best known for her breakthrough role as Betty Suarez in the television series “Ugly Betty,” for which she won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Ferrera began acting in community theater at the age of seven, and later studied theater at the University of Southern California. She made her film debut in 2002 with a small role in the indie drama “Real Women Have Curves.” Her breakout role came in 2006 when she was cast as Betty Suarez in “Ugly Betty,” which aired on ABC from 2006 to 2010.
In addition to her work on “Ugly Betty,” Ferrera has appeared in a number of films, including “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” and “End of Watch.” She has also worked as a producer and director, with credits including “Superstore” and the Netflix series “Gentefied.”
America was born on April 18, 1984 in Los Angeles, California. She is 39 years
Her parents are Honduran immigrants. Her father’s name is Carlos Gregorio Ferrera and her mother’s name is America Griselda Ayes.
America Ferrera has five siblings: two sisters named Erica and Gabriela, and three brothers named Carlos Jr., Antonio, and Jorge.
Elementary and Middle School: America Ferrera attended Calabash Elementary School and George Ellery Hale Middle School, both located in Woodland Hills, California.
High School: She attended El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, California, where she was active in the school’s drama program.
College: After high school, Ferrera attended the University of Southern California (USC) where she studied International Relations. While at USC, she also took acting classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.
Study Abroad: Ferrera also participated in a study abroad program at the American University in Paris during her junior year of college.
Husband and Children
America Ferrera’s husband is Ryan Piers Williams. They got married in 2011 and have two children together.
Ryan Piers Williams is a writer, director, and actor, and he has worked on several projects with America Ferrera, including the film “The Dry Land” and the TV series “Superstore.”
Actress America Ferrera
Ferrera began her acting career in 2002 with a small role in the drama film “Real Women Have Curves.” She later appeared in films such as “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” and its sequel, “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” and “Cesar Chavez.”
In addition to her acting work, Ferrera is also an activist and advocate for various causes. She has been involved in organizations such as Voto Latino, which encourages Latino youth to vote, and Time’s Up, which aims to combat sexual harassment and assault in the workplace.
Ferrera has won several awards throughout her career, including a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
America Ferrera Ugly Betty
America Ferrera is an actress who played the role of Betty Suarez in the popular television series “Ugly Betty.” The show, which aired from 2006 to 2010, follows the story of Betty Suarez, a young woman from Queens who lands a job at a prestigious fashion magazine, Mode, despite not fitting the typical mold of the fashion industry.
Ferrera’s portrayal of Betty earned her critical acclaim and a number of awards, including a Golden Globe and an Emmy. The character of Betty became an inspiration to many viewers, as she showed that one’s intelligence and talent can overcome physical appearance and social status.
Overall, America Ferrera’s performance in “Ugly Betty” helped to highlight the importance of diversity and representation in the media and entertainment industry.
America Ferrera Superstore
Georgine was added to the cast of the upcoming NBC sitcom Superstore, portraying Amy, a 10-year veteran floor supervisor at a superstore named Cloud 9 on March 16, 2015. In addition to her main role, she has co-production duties as well. The series has then since been renewed for a fourth season.
America Ferrera Activism
Georgine took part in the #MeToo campaign, publicly revealing that she was sexually harassed when she was 9 years old in October 2017. Ferrera did not reveal any details about the harassment or the person who harassed her. She was also a founding member of the Time’s Up legal defense fund in January 2018.
She has been politically active. During the 2008 presidential primaries, Georgine, alongside Chelsea Clinton and Amber Tamblyn, led the Hillblazers organization in support of Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
She was the opening speaker for the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017.
She also spoke at the Families Belong Together protest on June 30, 2018.
America Ferrera Movies And Tv Shows
- Real Women Have Curves (2002)
- The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
- How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
- End of Watch (2012)
- Cesar Chavez (2014)
- How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
- Special Correspondents (2016)
- How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)
- Ugly Betty (2006-2010)
- Superstore (2015-2021)
- Tangled: The Series (2017-2020)
- Gentefied (2020-present)
- We the People (2021)
- The Good Place (2018)
- The Dry Bar Comedy Show (2021)
America weighs 56 Kg (124 pounds).
America Ferrera Height | How Tall Is America Ferrera?
Ferrera stands at a height of 1.55 m.