America Georgine Ferrera was born in Los Angeles, California, United States, April 18, 1984, is a United States actress known as a Golden Globe winner, Screen Actors Guild-, and Emmy Award- for acting as Betty Suarez in the comedy-drama series, UGLY BETTY and for her role in the film REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES and THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS.
Ferrera is the youngest of 6 children. Her parents moved to America from Honduras in the mid-1970s. Her mother worked as director of the cleaning department in a hotel that raised Ferrera and her brother by adhering to the importance of education.
Ferrera grew up in Woodland Hills, California where she attended school at Ellery Hale Junior High School and El Camino Real High School. Since she was seven years old, when she participated in a school performance entitled HAMLET and when she was 10 years old he acted as Artful Dordger in OLIVER. Ferrera realized that she wanted to become an actress. She often participated in shows at theater schools and communities in Los Angeles in her youth with a little help from her mother. Ferrera did not like her first name, so she used her middle name, Georgine, until he acted professionally.
In July 2002 Ferrera acted for her first film titled GOTTA KICK IT UP for the Disney Channel. The same year her uncle died. She made her debut film in REAL WOMAN HAVE CURVES. She also acts in two types; Television TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL, THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS, and LORDS OF DOGTOWN. She got Movielline Breakthrough Award in 2005. She also played in DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSION OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD in December.
In 2006 she again honed her acting skills by acting as Betty in UGLY BETTY. This film is an adaptation of the Columbia telenovela entitled YOU SOY BETTY, LA FEA. Ferrera plays a passive girl who has thick eyebrows and wears braces, a neat wig, a face tattoo, and an outdated shirt. In this film, she won the award for the Best Performance. 28 January 2007, Ferrera was awarded again as the best comedy artist. She also became an executive producer of short films entitled MUERTAS. Ferrera also received an award from Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. 2007 he won the Imagen Foundation’s Creative Achievement Award again.
September 16, 2007, Ferrera won the Primetime Ammy Award as Outstanding Lead Actress Comedy Series in its role as Betty. She was the first Latin American to win the category. At that time she was only 23 years old. She also acted in the film THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS 2 as Carmen. Also in other films such as THE DRY LAND.