America Ferrera life and biography

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America Ferrera biography

Date of birth : 1984-04-18
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2010-04-22
Credited as : American actress, the Ugly Betty series, Emmy Awards

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America Georgine Ferrera is an American actress. She played the lead role in the television series Ugly Betty from 2006 to 2010. She also starred in the movies Real Women Have Curves, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and its sequel Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.

America Ferrera was fresh out of high school when her 2002 film Real Women Have Curves won her raves from independent film critics. From there she landed a few small roles in feature films before being chosen for the lead role in Ugly Betty, an ABC television series that began in 2006. An American whose parents were Honduran, Ferrera began acting in local theater productions as a child. After her success in Real Women Have Curves, she continued starring in feature films and TV shows while also attending classes at the University of Southern California. Her other films include Lords of Dogtown (2005, starring Heath Ledger) and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005). She added an executive producer credit to her resumé for the 2007 Colombian film Hacia la Obscuridad (Towards Darkness), in which she also appeared.

Extra : For her role in Ugly Betty, Ferrera won the 2007 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical, beating out fellow nominees Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Mary-Louise Parker. As a result of the award, she was congratulated by the U.S. House of Representatives as being a role model for young Hispanics. On 28 January, 2007, Ferrera won the prestigious Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series. She also starred in and was the executive producer for the poignant short film Muertas.

In 2007, Time Magazine chose Ferrera as one of the top artists and entertainers in their "Time 100: The Most Influential People In The World" issue. In July 2007, America Ferrera also won Imagen Foundation’s Creative Achievement Award.

On September 16, 2007, Ferrera won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress - Comedy Series for her role of Betty Suarez on ABC’s Ugly Betty. In the summer of 2007, she wrapped filming on The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, the sequel to the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants as Carmen. She also is the voice of one of the nature fairies in Tinkerbell (2008). She appears 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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