About America Ferrera

 

America Ferrera, who is best known for playing the role of Betty Suarez in “Ugly Betty” from 2006 to 2010, is an American actress/voice actress/producer/director. She is the first Latin woman to win a Golden Globe, SAG Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award under the “Best Actress Award.”  In 2007, she was one of Time magazine’s “100 most influential people in the world”. She is also the voice behind Astrid in “How to Train Your Dragon.” 

Quick Info 
Full NameAmerica Georgine Ferrera
Date of BirthApril 18, 1984
Birth PlaceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Parent(s)Carlos Gregorio Ferrera and América Griselda Ayes
OccupationActress, Voice Actress, Producer, Director
Spouse(s)Ryan Piers Williams ​(m. 2011)
Net WorthUS $20 million

Early Life

 

America Ferrera’s full name is America Georgine Ferrera. She was born to parents Carlos Gregorio Ferrera and América Griselda Ayes on April 18, 1984, in Los Angeles. She has five siblings, and she is the youngest. Her parents emigrated to the USA from Honduras. Her father moved back to Honduras after her parents divorced when she was seven years old. Her mother worked at Hilton Hotels. As a child, she attended Calabash Street Elementary School.

She completed her high school education from El Camino Real High School. She took part in school plays and productions and performed across LA. She took acting classes when she was 15. She double majored in theatre and international relations from the University of Southern California.

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Career

 

America Ferrera made her film debut in 2002 with the film “Real Women Have Curves,” in which she played Ana García. In 2004, she acted in a short film named “Darkness Minus Twelve,” in which she played the role of Luiza. The following year, America acted in 4 movies. She played the role of Blanca Gracia in “How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer,” Carmen Lowell in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” Thunder Monkey in “Lords of Dogtown” and Kate in “3:52”. She acted as Amy Barnes in “Steel City” in 2006.

The following year, she acted as Rebecca in the short film “Muertas,” for which she was also an executive producer. The same year, she played Martha in “Under the Same Moon.” She reprised her role as Carmen in the sequel “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2” in 2008. The same year, she acted as Fawn in “Tinker Bell.” The following year, she acted as Sarah in “The Dry Land” and Lucia in “Our Family Wedding.” She is well known for voicing Astrid Hofferson.

In 2010, she voiced this character in “How to Train Your Dragon.” The same year, she voiced this character again in a short film titled “Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon.” The following year, she voiced Astrid in short films “Book of Dragons” and “Gift of the Night Fury.”

In 2012, she acted as Hedy Galili in “It’s a Disaster” and Officer Orozco in “End of Watch.” She also appeared in the documentary titled “Half the Sky.” In 2014, she reprised her voice acting role as Astrid in “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “Dawn of the Dragon Racers.” In 2016, she acted as Brigida in “Special Correspondents.” She once again made an appearance as Astrid in “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” in 2019.

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From 2008 to 2011, she was the Host of “Independent Lens.” This show was her TV debut, and she appeared in 112 episodes. In 2002, she appeared in an episode of “Touched by an Angel” as Charlee. She played Yoli in “Gotta Kick It Up!” in the same year. In 2004, she acted as Victoria in “Plainsong.” The same year, in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” she acted as April Perez. From 2006 to 2010, she acted as Betty Suarez in “Ugly Betty.” This series is one of her most acclaimed works to date.

From 2011 to 2013, she played Natalie Flores in 4 episodes of “The Good Wife.” From 2012 to 2018, she voiced Astrid in “DreamWorks Dragons.” From 2015 to the present, she played the role of Amy Dubanowski, a.k.a. Sosa in “Superstore. In 2020, she acted as Andy Cruz in “Gentefied.”

 

Personal Life

 

America Ferrera and Ryan Piers William first met while working in a student film. Ryan is an actor, writer, and a director. They got engaged in June of 2010. A year later, on June 27 of 2011, they got married. She gave birth to their first child, named Sebastian, on May 29, 2018. She gave birth to her daughter named Lucia on May 4, 2020. Ferrera and Ryan have been together for 15 years.  She is very vocal about her political stance. 

 

Height, Weight, and Age

 

America Ferrera stands 1.54 meters tall and weighs approximately 59 kg. As of September 2020, she is 36 years old. 

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Social Media

 

America Ferrera is active on social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. As of September 2020, she has 1 million followers on Instagram and 236.1k followers on Twitter.

 

Net Worth

 

America Ferrera has been active in the industry since 2002 and has appeared in many films and TV series. By doing this, she has amassed an impressive net worth of US$ 20 million as of September 2020. 

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