America Ferrera, 2006
|Born||April 18, 1984 |
Los Angeles, California, USA
America Georgina Ferrera (born April 18, 1984) is an American actress. Events 1025 - Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 1025 - Bolesław Chrobry is crowned in Gniezno, becoming the first King of Poland. Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works
Ferrera, the youngest of six siblings, was born in Los Angeles, California, to Honduran parents. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Honduras in Spanish, República de Honduras) is a democratic republic in Central America. She was raised by her mother in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles. Woodland Hills is a district in the City of Los Angeles, California, United States. She started acting at age eight in school plays and community theater. She attended George Ellery Hale Middle School and El Camino Real High School in Woodland Hills. El Camino Real High School (also known locally as "ECR" and by some more recently as "ELCO" is a public secondary school located in the Woodland Hills district In interviews Ferrera has noted the contrast between the image of the “typical Latina” experience and her own childhood. Observing that growing up in a mostly Jewish, non-Latino neighborhood, she attended 52 bar mitzvahs and not a single quinceañera. PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ In Judaism, Bar Mitzvah ( Hebrew: בר מצוה "one (m to whom the commandments apply" Bat Mitzvah (בת מצוה "one (f The Quinceañera or Quince años is in some Spanish -speaking regions of the Americas, a young woman's celebration of her fifteenth birthday "
In July of 2002, she made her first TV movie, Gotta Kick It Up! for The Disney Channel. Gotta Kick It Up is a Disney Channel Original Movie. In the US it was first aired July 31, 2002 and garnered 1 For the Disney Channel in other countries see Disney Channel around the world. That same year, she made her feature film debut in the indie sleeper hit Real Women Have Curves. Real Women Have Curves is a 2002 American movie starring Ferrera followed this with roles in both television Touched by an Angel and film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Lords of Dogtown. Touched by an Angel is an American Drama Television series that chronicles the missions of a group of Angels sent by God The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (released in the UK as The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants) is an American Film Lords of Dogtown is an American Film from 2005 from both Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures, directed by Ferrera received a 2005 Movieline Breakthrough Award. In December 2005, she appeared in the off-Broadway play Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, directed by Trip Cullman. Dog Sees God Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead is a play written by Bert V
She landed the lead role in Ugly Betty in 2006. Ugly Betty is an American television Comedy-drama series starring America Ferrera in the title role along with Eric Mabius Ugly Betty is an adaptation of the Colombian hit telenovela Betty La Fea, in which she portrays a girl whom her peers find extremely unattractive, thus the series title. Colombia (kəˈlʌmbɪə officially the Republic of Colombia () is a country in northwestern South America. Yo soy Betty la fea ( I am Betty the ugly one) also known as simply " Betty la fea " ( Ugly Betty) was a popular As Betty Suarez, Ferrera wears braces, has bushy eyebrows and a disheveled wig, and make-up and clothing intended to downplay her own looks. Beatriz "Betty" U Suarez is a central fictional character and heroine of the American dramedy series Ugly Betty. Ferrera’s famous smile is reportedly insured by Lloyd's of London for $10 million. For the film see Lloyd's of London (film. Lloyd's of London is a British Insurance market  It’s in contrast to the rest of the show, where everybody else is glammed up”, adding that it was Ferrera herself who coined the term “Bettification” to describe the process. 
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. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner Marcia Anne Cross (born March 25, 1962) is an Emmy - and Golden Globe -nominated American Actress. Felicity Huffman (born December 9, 1962) is an Academy Award -nominated American Actress. Julia Scarlett Elizabeth Louis-Dreyfus (born January 13, 1961) is an American Actress and Comedienne best known for her Mary-Louise Parker (born August 2, 1964) is an American Tony - Emmy - and Golden Globe -winning actress As a result of the award, she was congratulated by the U. S. House of Representatives as being a role model for young Hispanics. Hispanic (hispano hispánico hispânico Hispānus adjective from ''Hispānia'', the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically  On 28 January 2007 Ferrera won the prestigious Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series. The Screen Actors Guild ( SAG) is an American labor union representing over 120000 Film and television principal performers and background She also starred in and executive produced 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. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and  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. This is a list of winners of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. In the summer of 2007, she wrapped filming on the sequel to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
Ferrera is the youngest of six siblings which include one brother and four sisters. She dated Ryan Piers Williams, but they have now split. They first met while working on his student film at USC. Ferrera has repeatedly denied rumors that they are engaged.  Although rumors that they had split up in January 2008 were not denied, America and Ryan attended the NAACP Awards together in February of 2008.
Ferrera attends the University of Southern California, where she is majoring in International Relations; as of January 2007, she lacked only one semester’s coursework to earn her degree. The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly  She spent the autumn of 2004 studying in the American University Washington Semester Program and also attended New York University as a part of their Spring in New York program in the spring of 2006 while she was performing in Dog Sees God. For other universities known as American University see American University (disambiguation.
In January 2008, Ferrera announced her endorsement of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's run for president and joined the senator and her daughter Chelsea Clinton during several campaign events in Nevada and Pennsylvania. Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26 1947 is the junior United States Senator from Chelsea Victoria Clinton (born February 27 1980 is the daughter and only child of former U Nevada ( is a state located in the western region of the United States of America. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ( often colloquially referred to as PA (its abbreviation by natives and Northeasterners is a state located in the Northeastern  She has been quoted as saying that the United States should take responsibility for illegal immigration and provide more help to immigrants.  At the 2007 Independent Spirit Awards, Ferrera said that America won't be free until 2008 when George W. Bush leaves office. Founded in 1984, the Independent Spirit Awards were originally known as the FINDIE Awards ("Friends of Independents" and presented winners with George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States.  The Bush administration ends in 2009. 
|2008||NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series||Won|
|2008||Golden Globe Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical||Nominated|
|2007||Golden Globe Awards||Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical||Won|
|2007||Satellite Awards||Best Actress in a Series - Comedy or Musical||Nominated|
|2008||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Comedy Series||Nominated|
|2008||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series||Nominated|
|2007||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Comedy Series||Won|
|2007||Screen Actors Guild Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast in a Comedy Series||Nominated|
|2007||NAACP Image Awards||Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series||Nominated|
|2007||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series||Won|
|2007||1st Annual Wave Awards, Academy of Wireless Arts, Video and Entertainment||2007 Favorite Clipped (from television) Comedy Artist||Won|
for Desperate Housewives
|Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress - Comedy Series|
for Ugly Betty
for 30 Rock
|Golden Globe Award for Best TV Actress in a Comedy or Musical|
for Ugly Betty
for 30 Rock
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 18, 1984|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Los Angeles, California, United States|
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