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America Ferrera

Biography

Actress who have starred while Betty Suarez on ABC Ugly Betty from 2006 to 2010 and covered her smile for 10 mil dollars. She also offered the tone of voice of Astrid the Viking within the DreamWorks cartoon film How exactly to Teach Your Dragon. Her 1st acting role is at Romeo & Juliet in third quality because the apothecary. She starred within the film Sisterhood from the Journeying Pants. She wedded Ryan Piers Williams in June of 2011. She starred opposing Forest Whitaker within the 2010 humor Our Family Wedding ceremony.

Quick Facts


Full Name America Ferrera
Date Of Birth April 18, 1984
Place Of Birth Los Angeles, CA
Height 1.55 m
Profession TV Actress
Education University of Southern California, Calabash Street Elementary School, George Ellery Hale Middle School, El Camino Real High School
Nationality American
Spouse Ryan Piers Williams
Parents Carlos Gregorio Ferrera, América Griselda Ayes
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, ALMA Award for Special Achievement, ALMA Award for Chevy Entertainer of The Year, ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Series, Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize: U.S. Dramatic
Nominations Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Kids' Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Actress: Comedy, Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance, Teen Choice Award for Choice Hissy Fit: Film, TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy, People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic TV Actress, ALMA Award for Favorite TV Actress - Comedy, ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress, Young Artist Award Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Comedy or Musical, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Star - Female, People's Choice Award for Favorite Star Under 35
Movies The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, How to Train Your Dragon, How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, Real Women Have Curves, Our Family Wedding, End of Watch, The Dry Land, It's a Disaster, Under the Same Moon, Lords of Dogtown, How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer, Gotta Kick It Up!, Towards Darkness, Cesar Chavez, Tinker Bell, How to Train Your Dragon 3, Special Correspondents, Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury, Book of Dragons, Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon, X/Y, Dawn of the Dragon Racers, 3:52, Steel City, Plainsong, Darkness Minus Twelve
TV Shows Ugly Betty, Superstore, DreamWorks Dragons, Independent Lens
Star Sign Aries

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#Fact
1 (June 27, 2011) Married her boyfriend of 6 years Ryan Piers Williams following a year-long engagement.
2 She has the same first name as her mother.
3 Starring and playing the lead role in ABC's Ugly Betty (2006) (aka "Betty La Fea" - USA) as "Betty Suarez". It's a modern tale of the ugly duckling fairy tale. [September 2006]
4 Playing "CB's Sister" in the Off-Broadway play, "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead", at the Century Center for the Performing Arts (New York, NY). [December 2005]
5 Shooting for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008). [2007]
6 One of Time magazine's 50 Most Influential People in 2006.
7 One of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People. [2009]
8 Was allegedly cast in the lead role in An Invisible Sign (2010), but was replaced by Jessica Alba before filming began.
9 Ranked #84 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
10 Lloyd's of London has insured America's smile for $U10 million.
11 Went to Calabash Elementary School in the San Fernando Valley from 1994-1995 where she played one of the lead characters in her 5th grade graduation play called "Oliver." She played the "Artful Dodger" in the production.
12 During an interview with her The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) co-star Alexis Bledel for Latina Magazine, she was stunned to discover that Alexis speaks Spanish and had throughout production of the film.
13 Two of her films, Lords of Dogtown (2005) and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005), opened in the United States on the same day: Friday, June 3, 2005.
14 Attended the University of Southern California where she studied International Relations.
15 Started acting in community theater and school plays at the age of eight.
16 Is the youngest of 6 siblings.
17 Parents are Honduran.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
How to Train Your Dragon 3 2019 pre-production Astrid (voice)
Gente-fied 2017 TV Series post-production
Dragons: Race to the Edge 2015-2017 TV Series Astrid
Superstore 2015-2017 TV Series Amy
Lip Sync Battle 2016 TV Series
NBC Fall Primetime Preview 2016 TV Movie Amy
Special Correspondents 2016 Brigida
Inside Amy Schumer 2015 TV Series Mena
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 2015 TV Series Maternity
What's Your Emergency 2015 TV Series Brenda Fitzgerald
Dragons: Dawn of the Dragon Racers 2014 Video short Astrid (voice)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014 Astrid (voice)
X/Y 2014 Silvia
Dragons: Riders of Berk 2012-2014 TV Series Astrid
Cesar Chavez 2014 Helen Chavez
The Good Wife 2011-2013 TV Series Natalie Flores
End of Watch 2012 Orozco
Christine 2012 TV Series Christine
It's a Disaster 2012 Hedy
Book of Dragons 2011 Video short Astrid (voice)
Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury 2011 Video short Astrid Hofferson (voice)
Funny or Die Presents... 2011 TV Series Emmy Presenter (segment "Paco Dances")
Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon 2010 TV Short Astrid (voice)
The Mis-Informant - with Jack Black as Nathan Spewman 2010 Short Teacher
Ugly Betty 2006-2010 TV Series Betty Suarez
How to Train Your Dragon 2010 Astrid (voice)
Our Family Wedding 2010 Lucia Ramirez
The Dry Land 2010 Sarah
Tinker Bell 2008 Video Fawn (voice)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 2008 Carmen Lowell
Under the Same Moon 2007 Martha
Hacia la oscuridad 2007 Luiza
Muertas 2007 Short Rebecca
Steel City 2006 Amy Barnes
3:52 2005 Kate
Lords of Dogtown 2005 Thunder Monkey
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2005 Carmen
How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer 2005 Blanca
$5.15/Hr. 2004 TV Movie
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2004 TV Series April Perez
Plainsong 2004 TV Movie Victoria Roubideaux
Darkness Minus Twelve 2004 Short Luiza
Touched by an Angel 2002 TV Series Charlee Wells
Gotta Kick It Up! 2002 TV Movie Yolanda
Real Women Have Curves 2002 Ana Garcia

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gente-fied 2017 TV Series executive producer post-production
Superstore 2015-2016 TV Series producer - 14 episodes
X/Y 2014 producer
The Dry Land 2010 executive producer
Hacia la oscuridad 2007 executive producer
Muertas 2007 Short executive producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Six by Sondheim 2013 TV Movie documentary performer: "Opening Doors"
It's a Disaster 2012 performer: "Blister in The Sun"
Ugly Betty 2008-2010 TV Series performer - 3 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Today 2014-2016 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2006-2016 TV Series Herself
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Insider 2016 TV Series Herself
Real Time with Bill Maher 2016 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 4%: Film's Gender Problem 2016 Documentary short Herself
21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2016 TV Movie Herself
2016 Golden Globe Arrivals Special 2016 TV Special Herself
73rd Golden Globe Awards 2016 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Actor-TV Series Drama
E! Live from the Red Carpet 2007-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - After Party Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2006-2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Access Hollywood Live 2015 TV Series Herself
The 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2015 TV Movie Herself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2015 TV Series Herself - Guest
Who Do You Think You Are? 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
SXSW Flashback 2014 2014 TV Movie Herself
Loose Women 2014 TV Series Herself
Lorraine 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Fox and Friends 2014 TV Series Herself
Made in Hollywood 2010-2014 TV Series Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2007-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Sidewalks Entertainment 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2010-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2014 2014 TV Special Herself
The View 2005-2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show 2014 TV Series Herself - Guest
Watch What Happens: Live 2014 TV Series Herself
Six by Sondheim 2013 TV Movie documentary Mary / Herself
Anderson Live 2012 TV Series Herself
Half the Sky 2012 Documentary Herself
2012 ALMA Awards 2012 TV Special Herself
Independent Lens 2003-2011 TV Series documentary Herself - Host / Himself - Host / Herself - Narrator
The Latino List 2011 Documentary Herself
Chris Moyles Quiz Night 2011 TV Series Herself
The 7PM Project 2010 TV Series Herself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber 2010 TV Series Herself
Lopez Tonight 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
Moving Pictures Live! 2010 TV Series Herself
HBO First Look 2002-2010 TV Series documentary Herself
Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child 2010 Documentary Herself - Host
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within 2010 Documentary Herself - Host
2009 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special 2009 TV Special Herself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2009 2009 TV Special Herself
15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Rachael Ray 2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
TV Guide Live at the Emmy Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
2008 ALMA Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
Stand Up to Cancer 2008 TV Movie Herself
Good Morning America 2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2007-2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Extra 2008 TV Series Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 2007-2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2006-2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2008 2008 TV Special Herself
Access Hollywood 2008 TV Series Herself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2006-2008 TV Series Herself - Guest
39th NAACP Image Awards 2008 TV Special Herself
Speechless 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 9th Annual Family Television Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 TV Special Herself - Co- Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and Winner: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
2007 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
Infanity 2007 TV Series documentary Herself
The Teen Choice Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Herself
Becoming Ugly: A New Face for Television 2007 Video short Herself
Xposé 2007 TV Series Herself
38th NAACP Image Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
Film Independent's 2007 Spirit Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2007 TV Special Herself - Winner: Best Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2006 TV Series Herself - Guest
2006 ALMA Awards 2006 TV Special Herself
Planet H2O 2006 TV Mini-Series Herself
Young Hollywood Awards 2005 TV Special Herself
The Drop 2005 TV Series Herself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '05 2005 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Sharon Osbourne Show 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Express Yourself 2001 TV Series Herself
100 Years 2017 Documentary short
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2016-2017 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
Years of Living Dangerously 2014-2016 TV Series documentary Herself
The Talk 2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Guest
America Divided 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The Chew 2016 TV Series Herself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Insider 2016 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2016 TV Series Herself
CBS News Sunday Morning 2008 TV Series Betty Suarez
The Beautiful World of Ugly Betty 2007 TV Movie Betty Suarez
The Beauty of Ugly Betty 2007 TV Movie Betty Suarez

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 ALMA Award ALMA Awards Special Achievement in Film Cesar Chavez (2014) · Diego Luna
· Michael Peña
· Rosario Dawson
2014 Imagen Award Imagen Foundation Awards Best Actress/Supporting Actress - Feature Film Cesar Chavez (2014)
2011 EDA Female Focus Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Animated Female How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
2010 Imagen Award Imagen Foundation Awards Best Actress - Television Ugly Betty (2006)
2009 Imagen Award Imagen Foundation Awards Best Actress/Television Ugly Betty (2006)
2009 Muse Award New York Women in Film & Television
2008 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Ugly Betty (2006)
2007 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Ugly Betty (2006)
2007 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Ugly Betty (2006)
2007 ALMA Award ALMA Awards Outstanding Actress - Television Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie Ugly Betty (2006)
2007 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Lead Actress Ugly Betty (2006)
2007 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Breakthrough Performer of the Year
2007 Creative Achievement Award Imagen Foundation Awards
2007 Imagen Award Imagen Foundation Awards Best Actress - Television Ugly Betty (2006)
2007 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Comedy Series Ugly Betty (2006)
2007 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical Ugly Betty (2006)
2007 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series Ugly Betty (2006)
2007 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Breakout Ugly Betty (2006)
2006 Imagen Award Imagen Foundation Awards Best Actress The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
2002 Special Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Real Women Have Curves (2002) · Lupe Ontiveros

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Imagen Award Imagen Foundation Awards Best Actress - Television Superstore (2015)
2015 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Female Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting Role How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
2015 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) · Jay Baruchel
· Cate Blanchett
· Gerard Butler
· Djimon Hounsou
· Kristen Wiig
· T.J. Miller
· Jonah Hill
· Christopher Mintz-Plasse
· Craig Ferguson
2011 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Voice-Over Performance How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
2011 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series The Good Wife (2009)
2010 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Ugly Betty (2006)
2010 Imagen Award Imagen Foundation Awards Best Actress - Film The Dry Land (2010)
2010 Imagen Award Imagen Foundation Awards Best Actress - Film Our Family Wedding (2010)
2009 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Ugly Betty (2006)
2009 ALMA Award ALMA Awards Actress in Television - Comedy Ugly Betty (2006)
2009 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Ugly Betty (2006)
2009 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Television Actress Ugly Betty (2006)
2009 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Comedy Series Ugly Betty (2006)
2009 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series Ugly Betty (2006)
2009 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy Ugly Betty (2006)
2008 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical Ugly Betty (2006)
2008 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Ugly Betty (2006)
2008 Imagen Award Imagen Foundation Awards Best Actress- Television Ugly Betty (2006)
2008 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actress in a Comedy Series Ugly Betty (2006)
2008 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical Ugly Betty (2006)
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series Ugly Betty (2006)
2008 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Ugly Betty (2006) · Alan Dale
· Christopher Gorham
· Mark Indelicato
· Ashley Jensen
· Judith Light
· Eric Mabius
· Becki Newton
· Ana Ortiz
· Tony Plana
· Rebecca Romijn
· Michael Urie
· Vanessa Williams
2008 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy Ugly Betty (2006)
2007 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble of the Year Ugly Betty (2006) · Alan Dale
· Christopher Gorham
· Mark Indelicato
· Ashley Jensen
· Judith Light
· Eric Mabius
· Becki Newton
· Ana Ortiz
· Tony Plana
· Rebecca Romijn
· Kevin Sussman
· Michael Urie
· Vanessa Williams
2007 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Ugly Betty (2006)
2007 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Ugly Betty (2006) · Alan Dale
· Mark Indelicato
· Ashley Jensen
· Eric Mabius
· Becki Newton
· Ana Ortiz
· Tony Plana
· Kevin Sussman
· Michael Urie
· Vanessa Williams
· Stelio Savante
2007 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Comedy Ugly Betty (2006)
2007 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Comedy Ugly Betty (2006)
2006 ALMA Award ALMA Awards Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
2006 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Series, Comedy or Musical Ugly Betty (2006)
2005 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Hissy Fit The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
2005 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Breakout Performance - Female The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)
2003 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Debut Performance Real Women Have Curves (2002)
2003 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Breakthrough Performance - Female Real Women Have Curves (2002)
2003 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress Real Women Have Curves (2002)


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#Quote
1 [observation, 2016] Please stop telling me to shut up because I'm an actor. I am an American and, like everyone else, there's a lot at stake for me in this election.
2 I just want to wake up and do the best I can every day.
3 I think it's hilarious when people call Jessica Alba or Eva Longoria curvy. Come on. They're not curvy. They're small. I'm curvy.
4 It's so reassuring to have a woman heroine who triumphs with more than just what she has on the outside... who has more to offer the world than just a pretty picture. To me, the tragedy about this whole image-obsessed society is that young girls get so caught up in just achieving that they forget to realize that they have so much more to offer the world.
5 I think Hispanic women are beautiful with their curves. I'm not sure who feels that way in Hollywood. I was never told to lose 50 pounds. If they think that they just don't bother with you. You just don't get the role and you never know why. That's still better than physically harming yourself and becoming unhealthy just to star in a movie.
6 Weight. It's a very emotional issue

#Trademark
1 Deep sultry voice
2 Frequently winces when delivering lines
3 Curvaceous, buxom figure
4 Her bright smile

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