America Ferrera

Actress 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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America Ferrera Explains Why She Would Never Name Her Baby After Herself
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Mother knows best!
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'The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants' Cast Reunites For A Special Photo Op
Huffington Post - about 2 months
“Starting the New Year off with blessings from my Sisterhood,” America Ferrera writes on Instagram.
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America Ferrera Announces Pregnancy In Cutest New Year's Way
Huffington Post - about 2 months
There's lots in store for the "Superstore" star.
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Table for Three: Hillary Clinton and America Ferrera on Pain and Progress (and Hiking)
New York Times - 5 months
The former presidential candidate and the politically active actress discuss the hurt of the 2016 election and how they are both moving on.
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Uzo Aduba: Amplifying The Black Immigrant Experience In America Is 'Crucial'
Huffington Post - 8 months
Uzo Aduba is an award-winning actress, an inspiring artist and the proud daughter of Nigerian immigrants. And it’s her undying love for her parents, who she said made many sacrifices in support of her and her dreams, that motivated her to participate in a new video that honors immigrant lives in America. “Millions of Americans, like me, are the children of immigrants, dating back to the hundreds of years in this country,” Aduba told HuffPost. “And millions of people, like my parents, came here for a better opportunity at life. I see myself in all of them, and so I joined this campaign to show my support.”  The campaign, I Stand With Immigrants, was created by FWD.us ― a mission led by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg that aims to fix the country’s broken immigration system. It includes a two-minute video featuring several other celebrities ― like America Ferrera, George Takei and Ilana Glazer ― that was made in honor of Immigrant Heritage Month, which is recognize...
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After that epic 'Superstore' kiss, what's next? America Ferrera likes that anything can happen
LATimes - 9 months
The Season 2 finale of “Superstore” ended with a double-dose of chaos: a tornado plowed through Cloud 9, the big-box megastore at the center of the series, and a long-awaited, illicit kiss between fan-favorites Amy and Jonah left a question mark in the air. The uncertainty of what comes next has...
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You Don't Have To March To Be In The Resistance
Huffington Post - 9 months
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America Ferrera recalls her triathlete journey
ABC News - 9 months
Actress recalls making the shift from obsessing over her body to making it work.
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America Ferrera Wants To Change The Way Americans View Activism
Huffington Post - 9 months
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'The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Pants' Ladies Reunited In New York And We Loved It
Huffington Post - 10 months
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Thursday's TV highlights: 'The Blacklist' on NBC
LATimes - 10 months
SERIES Superstore While doing some spring cleaning Amy and Garrett (America Ferrera, Colton Dunn) find some intriguing photographs. Also, Cheyenne’s (Nichole Bloom) fiance (guest star Johnny Pemberton) becomes her co-worker. 8 p.m. NBC MasterChef: Junior Edition The young cooks prepare dishes...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of America Ferrera
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 31
    Ferrera spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
  • TWENTIES
  • 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.
    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.
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  • 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.
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    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.
    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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
    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.
    Ferrera's father died in 2010.
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  • 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.
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    In July 2007, Ferrera won Imagen Foundation's Creative Achievement Award.
    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.
    On January 28, 2007, Ferrera won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series.
    For her role in Ugly Betty, Ferrera won the 2007 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy.
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  • 2006
    Age 21
    She won the lead role of Betty in Ugly Betty in 2006.
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  • 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.
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2002
    Age 17
    In July 2002, Ferrera appeared in her first television movie, Gotta Kick It Up! for The Disney Channel.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1984
    Born
    Born on April 18, 1984.
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