April 18, 1984
37 years old
5 ft 1 in | 155 cm
37-29-38 in | 94-74-96.5 cm
59 kg | 130 lbs
6.5 US | 37 EU
America Georgine Ferrera was born in Los Angeles, California, United States, on April 18, 1984, is an American actress.
Young America Ferrera first started performing in school theater productions and community theater, at the age of 7.
She made her big screen debut in comedy drama film Real Women Have Curves (2002) in role as Ana García.
She got her television debut in PBS television series Independent Lens (2002) as a host.
Her breakthrough performance came as Betty Suarez in ABC comedy drama television series Ugly Betty (2006-2010).
She voiced Astrid Hofferson in animated action fantasy film How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019).
She voiced Astrid Hofferson in animated action fantasy films:
How to Train Your Dragon (2010) for which she won the Alliance of Women Film Journalists for Best Actress-Animated Female Film
Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon (2010) short
Book of Dragons (2011) short
Gift of the Night Fury (2011) short
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
Dawn of the Dragon Racers (2014) short
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)
She played Carmen Lowell in comedy drama movies:
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) for which she won the Imagen Award for Best Actress
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)
She was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance and a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress for her role as Ana García in comedy drama film Real Women Have Curves (2002).
She was nominated for the Imagen Award for Best Actress – Film for her role as Sarah in drama movie The Dry Land (2010).
She was nominated for the Imagen Award for Best Actress – Film for her role as Lucia Ramirez in romantic comedy film Our Family Wedding (2010).
End of Watch (2012) action thriller opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña and Anna Kendrick
It's a Disaster (2012) comedy drama with Rachel Boston, David Cross and Jeff Grace
She voiced Fawn in animated film Tinker Bell (2008).
Under the Same Moon (2007) drama opposite Adrián Alonso, Kate del Castillo and Eugenio Derbez
Cesar Chavez (2014) biographical drama with Michael Peña, Rosario Dawson and John Malkovich
Special Correspondents (2016) satirical comedy opposite Ricky Gervais, Eric Bana and Vera Farmiga
She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for her role as Betty Suarez in ABC comedy drama television series Ugly Betty (2006-2010).
She won the Gracie Award for Actress in a Leading Role - Comedy or Musical for her role as Amelia “Amy” Sosa in NBC sitcom Superstore (2015-2020).
She hosted PBS television series Independent Lens (2002–2008, 2010–2011) in 112 episodes.
She had recurring role as Natalie Flores in CBS legal and political drama television series The Good Wife (2011-2013).
She voiced Astrid Hofferson in animated television series DreamWorks Dragons (2012-2018) and in television movie How to Train Your Dragon: Homecoming (2019).
Attended the Calabash Street Elementary School and George Ellery Hale Middle School.
Studied at El Camino Real High School in Woodland, Los Angeles.
Graduated from the University of Southern California (2013) with double major in theatre and international relations.
Her parents are Honduras emigrants.
Has four sisters and one brother.
She was a founding member of the Time's Up legal defense fund in 2018.
Featured in music video for Jay-Z (featuring Beyoncé) "Family Feud" (2017).
She started dating director and actor Ryan Williams in 2003, the couple got married in 2011, they have a son, Sebastian and a daughter, Lucia.