America Ferrera Bio-Wiki, Age, Husband, Kids, Movies and TV Shows

Who Is America Ferrera?

America Ferrera (Born: America Georgine Ferrera) is an American actress, voice actress, producer, director, singer, and fashion model.

Ferrera made her film debut in 2002 with the comedy-drama Real Women Have Curves, winning praise for her performance. She is the recipient of numerous accolades including an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and also a Screen Actors Guild Award among others.

She garnered much success early in her career with roles in films like the Disney original Gotta Kick It Up! (2002) and also the drama The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005). For the latter, she earned the Imagen Award Best Actress and her first nomination at the ALMA Awards.

In July 2002, America appeared in her first television movie, Gotta Kick It Up! for The Disney Channel July 2002. While he was at a theatre program at Northwestern University that same year, Georgine made her feature movie debut in Real Women Have Curves. She also followed this with roles in television (Touched by an Angel).

Georgine also appeared in the movie Plainsong, which is based on the novel by Kent Haruf, which then featured Aidan Quinn and Rachel Griffiths. She played a pregnant teenager, Victoria Roubideaux, who has then been kicked out of her mother’s house and she is also taken in by two kindly brothers who live alone on a farm. In a 2005 film How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer, Ferrera starred as Bianca, a 17-year-old third-generation Mexican-American who is rather disgusted with the boys in her neighborhood but then finds romance with a boy from a neighboring town.

Ferrera appeared in the short film 3:52 in 2006, which then won the Audience Award at the San Diego Women Film Festival. Ferrera featured in the movie Steel City later that year, which then received nominations at the Film Independent Spirit Awards and the Sundance Film Festival. She then appeared in the Off-Broadway play Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, directed by Trip Cullman in December 2005.

How Old Is America Ferrera?

America Georgine Ferrera was born on April 18, 1984 in Los Angeles, California. She is 34 years old as of 2018.

America Ferrera Parents | Siblings

America was born the youngest in a family of six children to América Griselda Ayes and Carlos Gregorio Ferrera. Her parents were originally from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and emigrated to the United States in the mid-1970s. Ferrera’s mother worked as the director of the housekeeping staff for one of the Hilton Hotels, and also stressed the importance of higher education.

Her parents divorced when she was 7 and her father returned to Honduras. She was estranged from her father when he died there in 2010.

 

America Ferrera Education

Being raised in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles, Ferrera attended Calabash Street Elementary School, George Ellery Hale Middle School and then El Camino Real High School.

While she was at El Camino High School, Georgine took acting lessons at the age of 15 and was able to pay for them by waiting tables and also babysitting. She then entered University of Southern California (USC) on a presidential scholarship where she double majored in theatre and international relations. Ferrera dropped out to focus on her acting career but then later completed her bachelor’s degree in May 2013.

America Ferrera Husband

Ferrera married actor, director, and writer Ryan Piers Williams on June 27, 2011. The couple first met when Piers cast her in a student film at USC. They then became engaged in June 2010.

America Ferrera Children | America Ferrera Kids

America and Williams announced that they were expecting their first child on December 31, 2017. On May 29, 2018, Ferrera gave birth to a boy, Sebastian Piers Williams. She announced the news trough her Instagram page.

America Ferrera Ugly Betty

Georgine landed the lead role of Betty Suarez in ABC’s new comedy drama Ugly Betty in 2006. It is an adaptation of the successful Colombian telenovela Yo soy Betty, la fea, in which she portrays a girl whom her peers find extremely unattractive, thus the series title. As Betty Suarez, she wears braces, has bushy eyebrows and a disheveled wig, and cosmetics and clothing which are intended to downplay her own looks, in contrast to most of the “glammed up” characters.

Georgine herself invented the term “Bettification” to describe the process of creating her onscreen persona. She won numerous accolades winning the “triple crown” for her performance in the series in 2007. She then 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 also the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, becoming the first Latin woman to win the Outstanding Lead Actress Award.

America Ferrera Superstore

Georgine 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 on March 16, 2015. In addition to her main role, she has co-production duties as well. The series has then since been renewed for a fourth season.

America Ferrera Activism

Georgine took part in the #MeToo campaign, publicly revealing that she was sexually harassed when she was 9 years old in October 2017. Ferrera did not reveal any details about the harassment or the person who harassed her. She was also a founding member of the Time’s Up legal defense fund in January 2018.

She has been politically active. During the 2008 presidential primaries, Georgine, alongside Chelsea Clinton and Amber Tamblyn, led the Hillblazers organization in support of Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
She was the opening speaker for the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, 2017.
She also spoke at the Families Belong Together protest on June 30, 2018.

America Ferrera Movies

Year

Title

Role

2019

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Astrid Hofferson

2016

Special Correspondents

Brigida

2014

César Chávez

Helen Chavez

X/Y

Silvia

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Astrid Hofferson

Dawn of the Dragon Racers

Astrid Hofferson

2012

It’s a Disaster

Hedy Galili

End of Watch

Officer Orozco

Half the Sky

Herself

2011

Book of Dragons

Astrid Hofferson

Gift of the Night Fury

Astrid Hofferson

2010

The Dry Land

Sarah

Our Family Wedding

Lucia Ramirez

How to Train Your Dragon

Astrid Hofferson

Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon

Astrid Hofferson

2008

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

Carmen Lowell

Tinker Bell

Fawn

2007

Muertas

Rebecca

Towards Darkness (Hacia la oscuridad)

Luiza

Under the Same Moon

Martha

2006

Steel City

Amy Barnes

2005

How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer

Blanca Garcia

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

Carmen Lowell

Lords of Dogtown

Thunder Monkey

3:52

Kate

2004

Darkness Minus Twelve

Luiza

2002

Real Women Have Curves

Ana Garcia

America Ferrera Show | America Ferrera TV Show

Year

Title

Role

2017

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Vanessa Nadal (Lin’s wife)

2015–present

Superstore

Amy Dubanowski/Sosa

2014

Years of Living Dangerously

Herself

2012–2018

DreamWorks Dragons

Astrid Hofferson

2011–13

The Good Wife

Natalie Flores

2011

Handy Manny

Graciela Morales

2006–10

Ugly Betty

Betty Suarez

2004

Plainsong

Victoria Roubideaux

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

April Perez

2002–08, 2010–11

Independent Lens

Herself / Host

2002

Touched by an Angel

Charlee

Gotta Kick It Up!

Yolanda “Yoli” Vargas

America Ferrera Measurements

Ferrera’s body measurements include:

  • Dress size: 8
  • Breasts-Waist-Hips: 37-26-37 inches (94-66-94 cm)
  • Shoe/Feet: 6.5
  • Bra size: 34C
  • Cup size: C

America Ferrera Height

Ferrera stands at a height of 1.55 m.

 

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