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America Ferreira is an actress, director and producer who has a net worth of $16 million. America Ferrera first gained recognition for her role in the 2002 film “Real Women Have Curves”. She achieved greater fame with her performances in the film “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” and the ABC television series “Ugly Betty”. Ferreira’s other credits include the films “The Dry Land,” “Our Family Wedding,” and “End of Watch,” and the NBC sitcom “Superstore.”
Early life and education
America Ferreira was born on April 18, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, the youngest of six children to Honduran immigrant America and Carlos. When she was seven years old, her parents divorced and her father returned to Honduras. Growing up in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles, Ferreira went to Calabash Street Elementary School, and then went to George Ellery Hale Middle School and El Camino Real High School. From the very beginning, she knew she wanted to be an actress; At the age of 10, he called “Oliver!” Played the Artful Dodger in a school production of U.S. and later performed in “Romeo and Juliet”. Ferreira starred in several other school and community plays in his youth. For her higher education, she attended the University of Southern California with a double major in Theater and International Relations. Although she eventually dropped out to pursue a career in acting, Ferreira later returned in 2013 to pursue her degree.
Ferreira starred in the 2002 Disney Channel film “Gotta Kick It Up!” He made his television debut by acting in In the same year, he made a guest appearance in the fantasy drama series “Touched by an Angel”. This was followed by roles in the Hallmark television film “Plansong” and an episode of the procedural drama series “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”. In 2006, Ferreira landed her biggest and most acclaimed role on the ABC series “Ugly Betty”, an English-language adaptation of the Colombian telenovela “Yo Soy Betty, La Fey”. She starred as Betty Suarez, an awkward teenager characterized by her braces, bushy eyebrows, and messy hair and clothes. Ferreira received much praise and numerous accolades for her performance, including Best Actress awards from the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild, and Emmys.
After “Ugly Betty”, Ferreira had a recurring role in four episodes of the legal drama “The Good Wife”. She then joined the main cast of the animated series “DreamWorks Dragons”, voicing the character Astrid Hofferson from 2012 to 2018. During this time, Ferreira starred in the shows “Years of Living Dangerously” and “Inside Amy Schumer”. Her next big role came in 2015, when she began playing Amelia “Amy” Sosa on the NBC sitcom “Superstore”. The show ran for six seasons until 2021; In addition to his acting, Ferreira also co-produced and directed a few episodes. Among his other credits are episodes of “Curve Your Enthusiasm” and “Gentifed”.
In 2002, Ferreira made her feature film debut in “Real Women Have Curves”, starring as high school student Ana Garcia. The film was widely acclaimed, winning both the Audience Award and the Special Jury Award for Performance at the Sundance Film Festival. A few years later, Ferreira had further successes with “How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer,” “Lords of Dogtown,” and the literary adaptation “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” In the latter film, Ferreira plays Carmen Lowell, a young Puerto Rican woman who, along with her three best friends, buys a mysterious pair of pants that fits them all, despite their different sizes. The film also starred Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel and Blake Lively. Ferreira and her cast would later reprise their roles in the sequel “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2”.
In 2006, Ferreira starred in the play “Steel City”. The following year, she was in “Under the Same Moon” and “Towards Darkness”, the latter of which she also executive produced. Ferreira returned to executive production duties with 2010’s “The Dry Land”, in which she starred as the wife of a returning veteran of the Iraq War. She then followed this up with the romcom “Our Family Wedding”; animated film “How to Train Your Dragon”; black comedy “It’s a disaster”; action thriller “End of Watch”; and the biopic “César Chavez”, in which she portrayed the wife of the eponymous Mexican-American activist. Ferreira’s other credits include the drama “X/Y” and the Ricky Gervais comedy “Special Correspondent”. She also reprized her voice role as Astrid Hofferson in “How to Train Your Dragon 2” and “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”.
In early 2021 it was announced that Ferreira would make her feature film directorial debut with “I’m Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter”, starring Erica L. Sanchez’s young adult novel of the same name.
Personal life and activism
In 2011, Ferreira married actor, writer, and director Ryan Pierce Williams, whom she had met while both were attending the University of Southern California. They had a son named Sebastian in 2018 and a daughter named Lucia in 2020.
Heavily involved in political activism, Ferreira was one of the women who led the Hillblazer youth movement in support of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2008. She went on to attend the 2012 and 2016 Democratic National Conventions, later speaking on stage. Ferreira is also active in encouraging Latinx people in the US to vote. She is associated with the Voto Latino organization, and co-hosts a digital lifestyle platform called She Se Puede with Eva Longoria.
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