Today in 1984 actress America Ferrera was born to Honduran parents in Los Angeles. The Ugly Betty star starred in local school productions before heading to Hollywood but it was her role as Betty Suarez that put her on the map, a role she had from 2006-2010. Ferrera won a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild award and Emmy for her leading role on the show.
Ferrera is a multi-tasking Aries that has also made a name for herself in films. She was just 17-years-old when she starred in the 2002 ‘Real Women Have Curves’ that received critical acclaim. Currently she is back on TV as the star and producer of ‘Superstore’.
The Latina star is looking to get into directing while remaining focused on her social activism. She is an advocate for the LG BTQ community, and for immigrant rights – a very personal cause since she is the daughter of Latin American immigrants.
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