With her Ugly Betty days well over, America Ferrera has lived to see a transformation and recognition as one of the most talented TV show actresses of this decade.
And indeed, the thirty-two-year-old achieved what many cannot: a total dedication, both spiritual and physical to her character.
This Honduran actress, born and raised in Los Angeles, California caught the acting bug at a very young age.
She performed in several school stage productions. Her first feature debut was back in 2002 with the comedy drama Real Women Have Curves.
The role that marked her professional life came in 2006 when she was cast to play the lead in the ABC comedy drama Ugly Betty (2006-2010).
America has received numerous accolades and awards including the Emmy Award, a Golden Globe award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Let’s get acquainted with this girl some more!
1.She first started dabbling in theater when she was just in middle school.
2. Her very first role was the portrayal of Yolanda “Yoli” Vargas in the Disney Channel long length feature called Gotta Kick It Up!
3. Her first official appearance for a major movie was in the 2002 feature Real Women Have Curves. This movie strongly promoted positive body image.
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4. She had a brief cameo appearing both on CSI and Touched by an Angel!
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5. In ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants!’ she portrayed Carmen.
6. America remains friends with the cast. For this particular movie, she shared the big screen with other distinguished actresses such as Blake Lively and Alexis Bledel.
7. The scene where Carmen breaks down and tells her dad how she’s feeling is truly a testament of this actress’ versatility.
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8. Talking about versatility, she starred in Ugly Betty for four seasons! And did a hell of a good job in it!
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9. She was awarded a Golden Globe, SAG and Emmy award for her performance. The producers are seriously entertaining the idea of a feature film.
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10. Talking about sequels, she also acted in the second part of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants!
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11. Her voice acting skills are to be admired as well. She gave her voice in ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’, the famous Jon Snow being her colleague. You go, America!
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12.News of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 3 just came in! We might see her in that too!