America Ferrera

TV Actress

America Ferrera was born in Los Angeles, California, United States on April 18th, 1984 and is the TV Actress. At the age of 39, America Ferrera biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, movies, TV shows, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
America Georgine Ferrera, Georgina
Date of Birth
April 18, 1984
United States, Honduras
Place of Birth
Los Angeles, California, United States
39 years old
Zodiac Sign
$8 Million
Film Actor, Stage Actor, Television Actor, Voice Actor
Social Media
America Ferrera Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 39 years old, America Ferrera has this physical status:

Hair Color
Eye Color
Dark Brown
37-29-38" or 94-74-96.5 cm
America Ferrera Religion, Education, and Hobbies
Not Available
Not Available
Calabash Street Elementary School, George Ellery Hale Middle School
America Ferrera Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Ryan Piers Williams (2003-Present)
Dating / Affair
Ryan Piers Williams (2003-Present)
Carlos Gregorio Ferrera, América Griselda Ayes
America has 5 siblings, including 4 sisters and 1 brother. She is the youngest of her siblings.
Other Family
Don Carlos Ferrera (Paternal Grandfather), Mucia/Musia Georgina Paz Mendieta (Paternal Grandmother)
America Ferrera Career

In July 2002, Ferrera appeared in her first television movie, Gotta Kick It Up! for The Disney Channel. While at a theatre program at Northwestern University that same year, she made her feature movie debut in Real Women Have Curves. Ferrera followed this with roles in television (Touched by an Angel). She also appeared in the movie Plainsong, based on the novel by Kent Haruf, which also featured Aidan Quinn and Rachel Griffiths. Ferrera played a pregnant teenager, Victoria Roubideaux, who has been kicked out of her mother's house; she is taken in by two kindly brothers who live alone on a farm. In the 2005 film How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer, she starred as Bianca, a 17-year-old third-generation Mexican-American who is disgusted with the boys in her neighborhood but finds romance with a boy from a neighboring town. In 2006, she appeared in the short film 3:52, which won the Audience Award at the San Diego Women Film Festival. Later that year, she featured in the movie Steel City, which received nominations at the Film Independent Spirit Awards and the Sundance Film Festival. In December 2005, she appeared in the Off-Broadway play Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, directed by Trip Cullman.

In 2006, Ferrera landed the lead role of Betty Suarez in ABC's new comedy-drama Ugly Betty, an adaptation of the successful Colombian telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea, in which Ferrera portrays a girl whom her peers find extremely unattractive, thus the series title. As Betty Suarez, Ferrera wears braces, has bushy eyebrows and a disheveled wig, and cosmetics and clothing intended to downplay her own looks, in contrast to most of the "glammed up" characters; Ferrera herself invented the term "Bettification" to describe the process of creating her onscreen persona. In 2007, Ferrera won numerous accolades winning the "triple crown" for her performance in the series; she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, becoming the first Latina woman to win the Outstanding Lead Actress Award.

In the wake of her Golden Globe win, Ferrera was congratulated by Hilda L. Solis in the United States House of Representatives and was commended for "helping to break down stereotypes and provide a role model for young Latinas". Time included Ferrera in their 2007 list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Also in 2007, Ferrera won Imagen Foundation's Creative Achievement Award. Ferrera starred as Carmen in the 2005 film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and reprised the role in 2008's The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. Among other film work, she supplied the voice of Astrid in the hit animated film How to Train Your Dragon (2010). She also appeared 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.

Ferrera made her London stage debut on November 7, 2011, playing Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago in London's West End. In 2012, Ferrera was featured in the four-hour documentary Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, which premiered on PBS October 1 and 2, 2012. The series introduces women and girls living in very difficult circumstances and struggling to challenge them. The Half the Sky PBS TV series is produced by Show of Force along with Fugitive Films. Ferrera starred alongside David Cross and Julia Stiles in the dark comedy It's a Disaster, which premiered at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival and had a limited commercial release on April 12, 2013.

On May 17, 2013, ABC announced that Ferrera was cast in a limited-run telenovela titled Pedro & Maria, a modern-day take on Romeo and Juliet set in Washington, D.C. The series had been in development at MTV since 2010 with Ferrera serving as a director on the project, which would have interactive participation online content from viewers. ABC later decided not to move forward with the series. On March 16, 2015, Ferrera was added to the cast of the upcoming NBC sitcom Superstore, portraying Amy, a 10-year veteran floor supervisor at a superstore named Cloud 9. In addition to her main role, Ferrera has co-production duties as well. After NBC had initially announced a sixth season of the series, the network revealed on February 28, 2020, that Ferrera would be departing the series at the end of the fifth season citing new projects and spending time with family. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic shutting down Superstore's fifth season with one episode left to film, her departure was delayed into season 6 in order to give her character's arc a proper closure. On March 10, 2021, NBC announced that Ferrera would return for the show's one-hour series finale.

In February 2019, it was announced that Ferrera would be credited as an executive producer and director for the Netflix comedy-drama series Gentefied. The series premiered on February 21, 2020.

In February 2021, it was announced that Ferrera would make her feature length directorial debut with I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, based on the young adult novel of the same name by Erika L. Sánchez. Adapted by Linda Yvette Chávez, the film will be a co-production with Netflix, Anonymous Content, Aevitas Creative Management and MACRO.


America Ferrera - who has a 29inch waistline - says it's 'crazy' she was labeled 'curvy' by Hollywood as she discusses industry body standards, December 1, 2023
America Ferrera is one of Elle magazine's cover stars for its Women in Hollywood issue. In the interview, the 39-year-old longtime actress spoke about the body standards Hollywood imposes on women. Getting candid about her experience in the entertainment industry in her early career, she noted, '...The idea that people were looking at me and saying, "That's curvy" is crazy.'

Eva Longoria dazzles in metallic silver dress while America Ferrera and Lili Reinhart opt for pink as they lead stars at Women in Film's 50th gala in LA, December 1, 2023
A number of glamorous stars gathered at the Women in Film 50th annual gala at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Los Angeles on Thursday.  Eva Longoria, 48, was a vision in a sparkling metallic silver turtleneck dress. The Desperate Housewives star added height to her frame with champagne toned platform heels. America Ferrera, 39, stunned in a long-sleeve pale pink ruched dress, while Lili Reinhart, 27, thrilled in a pink pantsuit with sheer sleeves, and matching pants.

America Ferrera stuns on Glamour's Women of the Year cover as Barbie star talks impoverished childhood: 'It was isolating and embarrassing to be hungry at school', October 16, 2023
America Ferrera 's stirring speech about the inequities of being a woman in the Barbie movie struck a note with millions of women around the world. The passion she spoke with in the blockbuster seems to reflect many of her goals for improving the lot of women and other vulnerable people, which she describes in a very personal essay. The 39-year-old actress has been named one of Glamour's Women of the Year .
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8 Nov 2022

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29 Oct 2022

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