America Ferrera was born in Los Angeles, California to
Honduran parents and was raised by her mother in San Fernando
Valley. She started acting at age eight at the local theater and
in school plays. In 2002 she made her film debut in Real Women
Have Curves. She won best actress at the Sundance Festival that
year for her role. She has continued to land roles in both
television (such as Touched by an Angel) and film (The
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Lords of Dogtown). In 2006,
she landed the lead role in Ugly Betty, an upcoming comedy-drama
series for ABC, which will debut in the fall of 2006. The show
is an adaptation of the Colombian hit telenovela Betty La Fea.
America Ferrera currently attends the University of Southern California where she's double-majoring in Theater and International Relations.
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