America Georgina Ferrera
(born April 18, 1984) is an American actress, best known for playing the lead role in the television comedy series Ugly Betty
. Her portrayal garnered critical acclaim, and she won the Golden Globe Award
for "Best Actress in a Comedy Series", the Screen Actors Guild Award
for "Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series", and the Emmy Award
for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series".
She has also starred in Real Women Have Curves
, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
, its sequel Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
, and The Dry Land
, and had a small role in the skateboard biopic Lords of Dogtown
(2005). In addition, she was the voice of Astrid the Viking in the Dreamworks
animated picture How to Train Your Dragon
Ferrera, the youngest of six children, was born in Los Angeles, California, to parents who immigrated to the United States from Honduras
in the mid-1970s. Her mother worked as the director of the housecleaning staff for Hilton Hotels
Ferrera was raised in the......