America Ferrera (Betty Suarez on Ugly Betty)

Current Character: Betty Suarez

Birthday: 1984-04-18

Birthplace: Born in Los Angeles, California


America Ferrera portrays (the leading role) Betty Suarez in the new ABC primetime drama Ugly Betty. Betty, unlike America, wears braces and is portrayed as being an unattractive woman.

Ferrera began her acting career in 2002. She made her debut was in Real Women have Curves. She was awarded with the Best Actress Award for her portrayal at the Sundance Festival. Her other television credits include CSI and Touched by an Angel. He initial interests in the entertainment industry was taking part in plays at local theaters and schools.

Career Highlights

Ugly Betty - Betty Suarez (2006)
Steel City - Amy Barnes (2006)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - April Lomez (2004)
Touched By and Angel - Charlee (2002)
Real Women Have Curves - Ana Garcia (2002)

Awards & Acclaim

Independent Spirit Award Nomination, Best Debut Performance (2003)
Satellite Award Nomination, Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role, Comedy/Musical (2005)
Teen Choice Award Nomination, Choice Movie Breakout Performance - Female (2005)
Teen Choice Award Nomination, Choice Hissy Fit (2005)
Young Artist Award Nomination, Best Performance in a Feature Film- Lead Actress (2002)

Sundance Film Festival Award Winner, Special Jury Prize Dramatic (2002)