America Ferrera is an American actress, voice actor, producer, and director. America Ferrera is famous for her portrayal of Betty Suarez in ABC’s “Ugly Betty” (2006-2010). Similarly, she rose to fame with her debut feature, “Real Women Have Curves,” in 2002.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
America Ferrera was born in Los Angeles, California, on April 18, 1984. As of the year now, her age is 38 years old. America Georgine Ferrera is her given name. Her country of origin is the United States. She is of mixed heritage, and her zodiac sign is Aries.
Similarly, she was the youngest of six children born to América Griselda Ayes (mother) and Carlos Gregorio Ferrera (father). His parents were born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Her mother was the director of housekeeping at one of the Hilton Hotels. Her parents split, and her father returned to Honduras when America was only seven years old.
Likewise, she subsequently enrolled in the University of Southern California (USC) on a presidential scholarship, where she double majored in theatre and international relations. She stopped college to pursue her acting career, although she finished her bachelor’s degree in May 2013.
She was involved in school plays and community theater in Los Angeles throughout her childhood. When she was seven, she received a tiny role in a school production of Hamlet, and when she was ten, she received the role of the Artful Dodger in “Oliver!” Her first play, Romeo and Juliet, was given to her while she was in third grade.
America Ferrera made her debut television debut in 2002 with “Gotta Kick It Up!” She made her feature film début in the same year with “Real Women Have Curves”. In 2005, she appeared in the films “Lords of Dogtown” and “How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer”. She starred in “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” for which she earned the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Similarly, in 2005, she was cast in the Off-Broadway production “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead”. In 2006, Ferrera landed her first starring role as Betty Suarez in ABC’s comedy-drama “Ugly Betty.” She made her debut with the series and stayed with it for nearly 4 years, till 2010.
She then acted in films such as “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2” in 2008, “The Dry Land” in 2009, and “Our Family Wedding” in 2010. In 2010, she voiced Astrid the Viking in the DreamWorks animated film “How to Train Your Dragon”.
Likewise, on November 7, 2011, Ferrera made her London theatrical debut as Roxie Hart in the musical Chicago in London’s West End. In 2012, she was cast in the documentary film “Half the Sky: Transforming Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide”. She then was featured in the crime drama, “End of Watch”, and in the dark comedy, “It’s a Disaster” in 2013.
Since 2015, Ferrera has played Amy, an experienced floor supervisor at a supermarket, in the NBC sitcom “Superstore”. Moreover, in 2020, she will also work as an executive producer and director for the Netflix comedy-drama series “Gentefied”.
Awards and Net Worth
She has won several awards including one Sundance Film Festival, three Imagen Awards, one ALMA Award, and one Primetime Emmy Award. Similarly, she has even won a Golden Globe Award, Satellite Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, Teen Choice Award, NAACP Image Award, and Gracie Awards.
America Ferrera’s professional job as an actor has earned her a nice living. Ferrera’s career began in 2002, and she has worked her way up to become one of the most prominent actors in her decade-long career. Her movies and television shows are undoubtedly her sources of revenue. Ferrera’s net worth, including her revenues, is believed to be over $16 million, with her salary being $2.5 million.
America Ferrera married Ryan Piers Williams. Williams is also a prominent actor, director, and writer, whom she met when he cast her in a student film while she was still at USC. The pair began dating in June 2010, got engaged in June 2010, and married on June 27, 2011.
She and Williams announced their first child’s birth on January 1, 2018. Sebastian Piers Williams, their first child, was born in May 2018. Similarly, she gave birth to their second child, a daughter called Lucia, on May 4, 2020. Ferrera said on July 1, 2020, that she and Williams have been dating for 15 years.
Ferrera has also been politically involved, attending the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, as well as the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Body Measurement and Social Media
America Ferrera is a stunning woman in her 30s with a well-maintained hourglass figure. She is 5ft. (1.55 m) tall and weighs around 59kg (130 lbs). Her physical measurements are around 37-26-37 inches, with a bra size of 37B and a dress size of 12 US. She has dark skin, brown hair, and brown eyes.
Similarly, she is active on social media including Instagram and Twitter. She has gained more than 1.3 million followers under the Instagram username @americaferrera. She has gained more than 247.3k followers on Twitter under the username @AmericaFerrera.