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Also Known As: America Georgina Ferrera Died:
Born: April 18, 1984 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession: actress

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Ever since her dynamic film debut in "Real Women Have Curves" (2002), actress America Ferrera earned considerable acclaim for playing complex roles despite her young age. Exuding grace, intelligence and maturity in her first leading role, which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination, Ferrera found herself suddenly in demand, landing both film and television roles in rapid succession. After memorable performances on an episode of "Touched By an Angel" (CBS, 1994-2003) and in the television movie "Plainsong" (CBS, 2004), she returned to the big screen in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" (2005), stealing the show in an ensemble drama about four friends who share a very special summer together. Already a rapidly rising star, Ferrera delivered a charming and endearing portrayal of a young woman who struggles to fit into the high-pressure world of fashion on "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006- ), which earned the young actress a surprising Emmy Award and international fame.

Ever since her dynamic film debut in "Real Women Have Curves" (2002), actress America Ferrera earned considerable acclaim for playing complex roles despite her young age. Exuding grace, intelligence and maturity in her first leading role, which earned her an Independent Spirit Award nomination, Ferrera found herself suddenly in demand, landing both film and television roles in rapid succession. After memorable performances on an episode of "Touched By an Angel" (CBS, 1994-2003) and in the television movie "Plainsong" (CBS, 2004), she returned to the big screen in "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" (2005), stealing the show in an ensemble drama about four friends who share a very special summer together. Already a rapidly rising star, Ferrera delivered a charming and endearing portrayal of a young woman who struggles to fit into the high-pressure world of fashion on "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006- ), which earned the young actress a surprising Emmy Award and international fame.

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 X/Y (2014)
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 It's a Disaster (2012)
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 End of Watch (2012)
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 Dry Land, The (2010)
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 Tinker Bell (2008)
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Started acting in community theater and school plays at the age of eight
2002:
Starred in Disney Channel movie "Gotta Kick It Up!"
2002:
Gained national attention for starring in HBO film "Real Women Have Curves"; earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination
2004:
Appeared in the CBS TV-movie "Plainsong," co-starring Aidan Quinn
2005:
Joined an ensemble cast in feature adaptation of "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" as shy Carmen
2005:
Cast in Catherine Hardwicke directed "Lords of Dogtown," a fictionalized take on a group of skateboarders that originated in Venice, CA during the 1970s
2005:
Cast in ensemble feature "How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer"
2006:
Starred as Betty Suarez, a socially awkward but efficient secretary at a fashion magazine in "Ugly Betty" (ABC); earned Golden Globe (2008, 2009), SAG (2008, 2009) and Emmy (2008) nominations for Best Actress in a Comedy Series
2007:
Made feature producing debut in "Hacia la oscuridad"; also co-starred
2008:
Reprised role of Carmen in the sequel "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2"
2010:
Joined an ensemble cast for romantic comedy "Our Family Wedding"
2010:
Voiced Astrid in the animated feature "How to Train Your Dragon"
2011:
Landed recurring guest role on CBS drama "The Good Wife"
2012:
Cast opposite Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña in cop drama "End of Watch"
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Education

El Camino Real High School: Woodland Hills , California -
George Ellery Hale Middle School: Woodland Hills , California -
Northwestern University: Chicago , Illinois - 2002
University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California - 2003
University of Southern California: Los Angeles , California - 2003

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