America Ferrera

Actress
Ever since her dynamic film debut in "Real Women Have Curves" (2002), actress America Ferrera earned considerable acclaim for playing complex roles despite her young age. Exuding grace, intelligence and maturity in her ... Read more »
Born: 04/18/1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (44)

How to Train Your Dragon 3 2016 (Movie)

Astrid (Voice)

Superstore 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside Amy Schumer 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

X/Y 2015 (Movie)

Silvia (Actor)

Cesar Chavez 2014 (Movie)

Helen Chavez (Actor)

How to Train Your Dragon 2 2014 (Movie)

Astrid (Voice)

Six by Sondheim 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

2012 NCLR ALMA Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

Dreamworks Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

It's a Disaster 2013 (Movie)

Hedy (Actor)

The Good Wife 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

End of Watch 2012 (Movie)

Orozco (Actor)

DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk 2011 (TV Show)

Voice

How to Train Your Dragon 2010 (Movie)

Astrid (Voice)

Our Family Wedding 2010 (Movie)

Lucia Ramirez (Actor)

The Dry Land 2010 (Movie)

Sara (Actor)

Ugly Betty 2006 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

2008 ALMA Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

2009 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Stand Up To Cancer 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Countdown To The Emmys 2007 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer 2008 (Movie)

Blanca Garcia (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids' Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 9th Annual Family Television Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 2008 (Movie)

Carmen Lowell (Actor)

Tinker Bell 2008 (Movie)

Voice of Fawn (Actor)

Towards Darkness 2008 (Movie)

Luiza Monterro (Actor)

Under the Same Moon 2008 (Movie)

Martha (Actor)

Steel City 2007 (Movie)

Amy Barnes (Actor)

The 2007 Film Independent's Spirit Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 Teen Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

2006 Alma Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Muertas 2006 (Movie)

Rebecca (Actor)

Lords of Dogtown 2005 (Movie)

Thunder Monkey (Actor)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2005 (Movie)

Carmen (Actor)

Darkness Minus Twelve 2002 (Movie)

Luiza (Actor)

Real Women Have Curves 2002 (Movie)

Ana Garcia (Actor)

Gotta Kick It Up (TV Show)

Actor

Plainsong (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

X/Y 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Dry Land 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Towards Darkness 2008 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Ever since her dynamic film debut in "Real Women Have Curves" (2002), actress America Ferrera earned considerable acclaim for playing complex roles despite her young age. Exuding grace, intelligence and maturity in her first leading role, which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination, Ferrera found herself suddenly in demand, landing both film and television roles in rapid succession. After memorable performances on an episode of "Touched By an Angel" (CBS, 1994-2003) and in the television movie "Plainsong" (CBS, 2004), she returned to the big screen in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" (2005), stealing the show in an ensemble drama about four friends who share a very special summer together. Already a rapidly rising star, Ferrera delivered a charming and endearing portrayal of a young woman who struggles to fit into the high-pressure world of fashion on "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006- ), which earned the young actress a surprising Emmy Award and international fame.

Relationships

América Ayes

Mother
Honduran; raised America and her siblings as a single mother

Carlos Ferrera

Father
Honduran; left the family when America was young

Ryan Piers Williams Director

Husband
Met while attending University of Southern California when he cast her in his student film Engaged June 2010 Married June 27, 2011 in an intimate ceremony with close friends and family in attendance

EDUCATION

George Ellery Hale Middle School

Woodland Hills , California

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California 2003

Northwestern University

Chicago , Illinois 2002
Attended the summer theatre camp

University of Southern California

Los Angeles , California 2003

El Camino Real High School

Woodland Hills , California

Milestones

2012

Cast opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña in cop drama "End of Watch"

2011

Landed recurring guest role on CBS drama "The Good Wife"

2010

Voiced Astrid in the animated feature "How to Train Your Dragon"

2010

Joined an ensemble cast for romantic comedy "Our Family Wedding"

2008

Reprised role of Carmen in the sequel "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2"

2007

Made feature producing debut in "Hacia la oscuridad"; also co-starred

2006

Starred as Betty Suarez, a socially awkward but efficient secretary at a fashion magazine in "Ugly Betty" (ABC); earned Golden Globe (2008, 2009), SAG (2008, 2009) and Emmy (2008) nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy Series

2005

Cast in ensemble feature "How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer"

2005

Cast in Catherine Hardwicke directed "Lords of Dogtown," a fictionalized take on a group of skateboarders that originated in Venice, CA during the 1970s

2005

Joined an ensemble cast in feature adaptation of "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" as shy Carmen

2004

Appeared in the CBS TV-movie "Plainsong," co-starring Aidan Quinn

2002

Starred in Disney Channel movie "Gotta Kick It Up!"

2002

Gained national attention for starring in HBO film "Real Women Have Curves"; earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination

Started acting in community theater and school plays at the age of eight

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