America Ferrera

America Ferrera

TV Actress

America Georgina Ferrera is an American actress. Born in Los Angeles to Honduran parents, Ferrera developed an interest in acting at a young age, performing in several stage productions at her school.

Full Name
America Georgine Ferrera
Apr 18, 1984
5′ 1″
Net Worth


America Georgine Ferrera was born on April 18, 1984 in Los Angeles, California. She is of Honduran descent and grew up in Woodland Hills, California. She attended Catholic school and was involved in theater from a young age. As a teenager, she attended the University of Southern California’s School of Theatre where she won several awards for her performances.

Ferrera made her television debut in 2002 with a guest appearance on “Sister, Sister” before landing her breakout role as Betty Suarez on ABC’s hit comedy-drama “Ugly Betty” in 2006. The show earned her numerous awards including an Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award. After the show ended its run in 2010, Ferrera starred in films such as “The Dry Land” (2010), “Our Family Wedding” (2010) and “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2” (2008).

She returned to television with the NBC drama series “Superstore” in 2015, which ran until 2021 and earned Ferrera multiple nominations at various awards ceremonies including the Critics Choice Television Awards and Teen Choice Awards. Additionally, Ferrera has done voice work for animated films such as “How To Train Your Dragon 2” (2014) and “The Croods” (2013). In 2017 she produced and directed short film “Gente-fied” for Netflix. 

In 2020 she was announced as one of the producers for the upcoming reboot of Ugly Betty titled "Uglydolls". Additionally she has been involved in activism since 2011 when she co-founded the organization Harness which works to create social change through storytelling.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1984</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">America Ferrera is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On April 18, 1984, America Georgine Ferrera was born in Los Angeles, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Makes her Film Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Ferrera makes her film debut in Real Women Have Curves.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Graduates from High School</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Graduates from El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Ugly Betty Producers Cast Her</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Producers of the TV series Ugly Betty cast her as the lead character.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins an Emmy Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Ugly Betty.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Founds the Harness Organization</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Founds The Harness Organization, a nonprofit that connects storytellers with resources and opportunities to create impactful stories.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contribution to television.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">America Ferrera is an inspiration to many. She has defied odds and achieved success as a Latina actress in Hollywood. She is also very outspoken about social justice issues, particularly about empowering women and girls of all backgrounds.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Talented</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">America Ferrera is incredibly talented. She has starred in numerous television shows, movies and plays. Her acting skills have earned her numerous awards, including an Emmy and two Golden Globe awards.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's a Philanthropist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">America Ferrera is also very active in philanthropy. She has donated her time and money to numerous charities, such as the American Red Cross, UNICEF and the ACLU. She has also started her own foundation, The America Ferrera Foundation, which provides educational opportunities for young people from underprivileged backgrounds.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Latinx Actress to Win a Golden Globe</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">America Ferrera was the first Latinx actress to win a Golden Globe, which she won in 2007 for her role in Ugly Betty.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">America Ferrera graduated from the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts in 2013.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Has Her Own Production Company</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">America Ferrera has her own production company called Take Fountain Productions, which focuses on producing content for television and film.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Voiced Princess Atta in A Bug's Life</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">America Ferrera voiced the character Princess Atta in the 1998 Disney/Pixar film A Bug's Life.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Co-Founder of The Civic Engagement Organization</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">America Ferrera is co-founder of The Civic Engagement Organization, which works to engage young people in their communities and promote civic and political participation.</p></div>


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