America Ferrera is one big actress in Hollywood that has come to stay in the hearts of many Hollywood fans all across the globe. It’s really amazing how far and how well this beautiful American actress of Honduran descent has gone in the world of entertainment.
America who is best known for her leading role in the ABC comedy-drama TV series Ugly Betty, started acting at an early age of eight but her major acting roles in such movies as Gotta Kick It Up and Real Women Have Curves helped to bring her to the limelight and today she is enjoying the fruition of her hard work.
America Ferrera Biography, Age
The Califonia native is the youngest of six children born to Honduras migrant Carlos Gregorio Ferrera and his wife América Griselda Ayes. She was born as America Georgine Ferrera on the 18th day of the month of April 1984 and was raised alongside her siblings at Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles.
Ferrera had her elementary school at George Ellery Hale Middle School. She also had her high school education at El Camino Real High School before moving to the University of Southern California where she studied theatre and International Relations. At a time Ferrera abandoned her studies to pursue her acting career but she returned and was able to finish up in 2013.
Ferrera became more passionate about acting in her high school years and as a result, she joined the school’s plays like Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and Oliver!. Ferrera’s acting career, however, started in 2002 when she took small roles in TV series like Gotta Kick It Up!. Her first movie feature was in the comedy-drama Real Women Have Curves, produced in the same year. Between 2002 and 2005, she appeared in more movies like Plainsong, How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer, and Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead.
The comedy-drama Ugly Betty was a major stepping stone for Ferrera’s rise to stardom. Not only did the film make her famous, it earned her several awards such as the ALMA Awards for Outstanding Actress in TV series and Mini-Series, and the NAACP Image Award for Best Actress – Television. It also opened her further to more notable roles in such films as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 which was released in 2008; The Dry Land, Our Family Wedding, How To Train Your Dragon, The Good Wife, and many more. She also starred and co-produced the NBC sitcom Superstore that premiered on November 30, 2015.
America Ferrera’s parents América Griselda Ayes and Carlos Gregorio Ferrera are from Tegucigalpa in Honduras but they migrated to the United States of America in the mid-1970s. The couple divorced when Ferrera was just seven years old and her mother Ayes was faced with the responsibility of taking care of her six children single-handedly, while Gregorio Ferrera returned to Honduras where he died in 2010.
Ayes aways encourage her children to invest in their education. When Ferrera was busy participating in her school’s play, her mother hardly supported her. Instead, she insisted that her daughter pursues other career interest because she feels her daughter will be ill-treated in the industry.
Ferrera’s husband’s name is Ryan Piers William. She met the American actor and movie director when she was cast in a student film at the USC. They got engaged thereafter and by June 27, 2011, they were married. The couple had their first child, a boy named Sebastian Piers Williams, on May 29, 2018.
What is America Ferrera’s Net Worth?
America Ferrera is worth $16 million according to reliable sources. The beautiful actress earned much of her wealth from her acting career which started in her early years. Her role as Betty Suarez in the TV series, Ugly Betty gave her worth a major boost and earned her more awards than the rest of the roles she has played.
Aside from her acting career, America Ferrera engages herself in some political activities as well as non-profit organizations. In her bid to help improve the lives of less privileged children in the United States of America, Ferrera joined Save the Children in 2010. She also reportedly traveled to Diassadeni village in Mali where she raised funds to build schools for the citizens. She supported the Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and was present at the 2012 Democratic National Convention and the 2016 Democratic National Convention both held in Philadelphia. Ferrera spoke at the Women’s March on Washington held on January 21, 2017, and at the 2018 “Families Belong Together” protest.
America Ferrera is 5 feet and 1 inch or 1.55m in height with a body weight of 59 Kg. Her curvaceous buxom figure measurement is 36-26-37 being her bust, waist, and hips respectively with dark brown eyes and dark hair color.