America Ferrera
America Ferrera
America Georgina Ferrera is an American actress, best known for playing the lead role in the television comedy series Ugly Betty. Her portrayal garnered critical acclaim, and she won the Golden Globe Award for "Best Actress in a Comedy Series", the Screen Actors Guild Award for "Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series", and the Emmy Award for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series".
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Thursday's TV highlights: The CBS comedy 'The Great Indoors'
LATimes - 5 days
SERIES Superstore Amy (America Ferrera) sees Mateo and Jeff (Nico Santos, guest star Michael Bunin) on a secret date in this new episode of the workplace comedy. 8 p.m. NBC Supernatural Sam and Dean (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) seek Rowena’s (guest star Ruth Connell) help in their investigation...
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'Art in a Time of Crisis': America Ferrera, St. Vincent, Jessica Williams and Sundance filmmakers on why they make movies now
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People often like to refer to the “Sundance bubble” as a dismissive way to wave off whatever happens in Park City, Utah, during the annual film festival. But this year it seemed as if people in Park City were actively pressing themselves up against that bubble, puncturing any insularity by remaining...
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10 Things The Women's March On Washington Accomplished
Huffington Post - about 1 month
This past weekend, my family -- consisting of myself, my wife, my 18 year-old son, and my 14 year-old daughter -- drove from Indiana to Washington, D.C. and joined a half million people for the Women's March. It's been estimated that over 3 million people participated in 500 sister marches around the world. L.A. had between a half million and three-quarters of a million. New York had almost a half million. My own home city of Chicago had a quarter million. The turnout was historic and unexpected. All in all, one in every 100 Americans participated.  That's amazing!  (It's no wonder our ratings-obsessed President is in denial.) During the rally, I was interviewed by an Associated Press reporter who asked me why I was there. I told her I was there first and foremost for my daughter. I wanted her to see the power that women can manifest. And I wanted her to see men supporting women who were manifesting that power. I wanted her to feel powerful, rather than fearful. I wanted her to s ...
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Rallies organized across Canada to support Washington Women's March - CTV News
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CTV News Rallies organized across Canada to support Washington Women's March CTV News An estimated 500,000 people marched through the streets of Washington, D.C. on Saturday with a message for Donald Trump. “We march today for the moral code of this nation against which our new president is waging a war,” said actress America Ferrera. Canadians headed to Women's March turned away at US borderToronto Star 10 striking signs from the Women's March in 'Sisters of the north' join massive marchBrockville Recorder and Times MetroNews Canada -BBC News -CNN all 158 news articles »
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America Ferrera to Trump: You are not America
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Actress and activist America Ferrera gives a speech at the Women's March on Washington following the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
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America Ferrera: 'The President Is Not America. We Are America.'
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Zoe Saldana Explains Why She's Placing Her ‘Faith’ In Donald Trump
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Zoe Saldana is planning to give Donald Trump a chance. Shortly after her controversial comments on why she feels Hollywood has “bullied” the president-elect, the actress spoke with Univision’s Jorge Ramos about why she’s going to give Trump the “respect he deserves.” Saldana appeared on Ramos’ Sunday show “Al Punto” to discuss her new movie “Live By Night.” During the interview the host asked her about how she’d previously said she’d leave the United States if Trump won. “I know, and I think I have to wait and see when things start happening,” Saldana said in the interview, translated from Spanish by HuffPost Latino Voices. “I think it’s my duty as an American to stay here, and see what happens: to unite my voice and my job and my actions to all the people who are trying to push forward, because if I leave in reality I’m not going to be helping this country to continue progressing. I think this country has been successful because those who’ve stayed have kept ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of America Ferrera
  • 2016
    Age 31
    Ferrera spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
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  • 2013
    Age 28
    In May 2013, Ferrera graduated from USC, earning a bachelor's degree in international relations, which took her ten years to complete.
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    On May 17, 2013, ABC announced that Ferrera was cast in a limited-run telenovela titled Pedro & Maria, a modern-day take on Romeo and Juliet set in Washington, D.C. The series had been in development at MTV since 2010 with Ferrera serving as director on the project, which would have interactive participation online content from viewers.
    More Details Hide Details ABC later decided not to move forward with the series. On March 16, 2015, Ferrera 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. In addition to her main role, Ferrera has co-production duties as well. The series has since been renewed for a second season.
  • 2012
    Age 27
    Ferrera has also been politically active. She was seen attending the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, pledging her support for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.
    More Details Hide Details Ferrera is also active in getting Latinos in the United States to vote through her involvement with the organization Voto Latino by appearing on various news programs.
    Ferrera starred alongside David Cross and Julia Stiles in the dark comedy It's a Disaster, which premiered at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival and had a limited commercial release on April 12, 2013.
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    In 2012, Ferrera was featured in the four-hour documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, which premiered on PBS October 1 and 2, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details The series introduces women and girls living in very difficult circumstances and struggling to challenge them. The Half the Sky PBS TV series is produced by Show of Force along with Fugitive Films.
  • 2011
    Age 26
    Ferrera made her London stage debut on November 7, 2011, playing Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago in London's West End.
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  • 2010
    Age 25
    Ferrera first met actor, director, and writer Ryan Piers Williams when he cast her in a student film at USC. The couple became engaged in June 2010, and married on June 27, 2011.
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    She also appearred in The Dry Land which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and ran at the Dallas International Film Festival where it won the top prize in the Filmmaker Award for Best Narrative Feature.
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    Ferrera's father died in 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Ferrera was raised in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles, where she attended Calabash Street Elementary School, George Ellery Hale Middle School and El Camino Real High School. From the time she was seven years old, when she landed a small role in a school production of Hamlet and then at age 10, the role as the Artful Dodger in Oliver! Ferrera knew that she wanted to be a performer. Her first play was Romeo and Juliet, and although only in the third grade, she went to the junior high school and auditioned and got the role of the Apothecary. She acted in school plays and community theatre in Los Angeles throughout her youth, though with little help from her mother, who insisted that she pursue other interests because she was concerned her daughter would not be treated fairly. Ferrera disliked her first name as a child and went by her middle name, "Georgine", until she began acting professionally.
  • 2007
    Age 22
    On September 16, 2007, Ferrera won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her Ugly Betty role, the first Latina to win in that category.
    More Details Hide Details Ferrera starred as Carmen in the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and reprised the role in 2008's The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. Among other film work, she supplied the voice of Astrid in the hit animated film How to Train Your Dragon (2010).
    In July 2007, Ferrera won Imagen Foundation's Creative Achievement Award.
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    In 2007, TIME chose Ferrera as one of the top artists and entertainers in their "Time 100: The Most Influential People In The World" issue.
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    On January 28, 2007, Ferrera won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series.
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    For her role in Ugly Betty, Ferrera won the 2007 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy.
    More Details Hide Details As a result of the award, she was congratulated by the U.S. House of Representatives as being a role model for young Hispanics.
  • 2006
    Age 21
    She won the lead role of Betty in Ugly Betty in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details Ugly Betty is an adaptation of the successful Colombian telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea, in which Ferrera portrays a girl whom her peers find extremely unattractive, thus the series title. As Betty Suarez, Ferrera wears braces, has bushy eyebrows and a disheveled wig, and cosmetics and clothing intended to downplay her own looks, in contrast to most of the "glammed up" characters; Ferrera herself invented the term “Bettification” to describe the process of creating her onscreen persona.
  • 2005
    Age 20
    In December 2005, she appeared in the Off-Broadway play Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, directed by Trip Cullman.
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    In the 2005 film How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer, she starred as Bianca, a 17-year-old third-generation Mexican-American who is disgusted with the boys in her neighborhood but finds romance with a boy from a neighboring town.
    More Details Hide Details In 2006, she appeared in the short film 3:52, which won the Audience Award at the San Diego Women Film Festival. Later that year, she featured in the movie Steel City, which received nominations at the Film Independent Spirit Awards and the Sundance Film Festival.
  • 2002
    Age 17
    In July 2002, Ferrera appeared in her first television movie, Gotta Kick It Up! for The Disney Channel.
    More Details Hide Details While at a theatre program at Northwestern University that same year, she made her feature movie debut in Real Women Have Curves. Ferrera followed this with roles in television (Touched by an Angel). She also appeared in the movie Plainsong, based on the novel by Kent Haruf, which also featured Aidan Quinn and Rachel Griffiths. Ferrera played a pregnant teenager, Victoria Roubideaux, who has been kicked out of her mother's house and she is taken in by two kindly brothers who live alone on a farm.
  • 1984
    Born on April 18, 1984.
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