Betty a La Mode

America Ferrera


Not-so-ugly America Ferrera may have only appeared in a few films, but that didn’t stop her from becoming the one and only, ‘Betty’!

America was born in Los Angeles, California on April 18th 1984. After finishing her schooling at El Camino Real High School, she went on to further education at the University of Southern California, where she double-majored in Theater and International Relations.

Landing her first leading role in 2002’s ‘Real Women Have Curves’, she then went on to star alongside Alexis Bledel as ‘Carmen’ in the popular chick flick ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’.

She is currently dating long-term boyfriend Ryan Piers Williams.

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Career Timeline

  • 2006 Played Betty Suarez an unattractive but efficient secretary at a fashion magazine in “Ugly Betty” (ABC); earned an Emmy (2007) nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy Series
  • 2005 Cast in the Catherine Hardwicke directed “Lords of Dogtown” a fictionalized take on a group of skateboarders that originated in Venice, California during the 1970’s
  • 2005 Co-starred in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” with Alexis Bledel
  • 2004 Appeared in the Hallmark Hall of Fame’s “Plainsong,” (CBS) starring Aidan Quinn
  • 2002 First gained national attention with her starring role in “Real Women Have Curves,” (HBO) which earned her a Sundance Jury Award for Best Actress and an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Debut Performance
  • 2002 Starred in the Disney Channel movie “Gotta Kick It Up!”



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