There's nothing "Ugly" about this talented actress. America Ferrera was born and raised in Los Angeles and began acting in community theater and school plays when she was only eight. Young Hollywood knew that America was destined to be a star and has followed her from the very beginning.
Her breakthrough role, Real Women Have Curves, got the attention of the rest of Hollywood and she's since appeared in several films including The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Even with the success of her movie career, America has also embraced her role on the hit ABC show "Ugly Betty." Her portrayal of the awkward but lovable Betty has garnered her numerous awards including a Golden Globe and an Emmy. Once again, Young Hollywood was along for the ride to see the actress be honored with a Breakthrough Performance Award. This California girl has come a long way and is sure to keep us entertained for years to come.
America is the youngest of six siblings.
She studied for a double-major in International Relations and Theater at the University of Southern California.
Two of her films, Lords of Dogtown and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, opened in the United States on the same day: Friday, June 3, 2005.
Lloyd's of London has insured America's smile for $10 million.