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AMERICA FERRERA (Astrid) stars as the title character in the hit ABC series "Ugly Betty.” Ferrera's portrayal of Betty has earned her an Emmy for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series-Musical or Comedy, and a Screen Actors Guild Award® for Outstanding Performance for a Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, as well as ALMA and Imagen Awards.

Ferrera secured her place as one of Hollywood's most vibrant young talents with her starring role in the Patricia Cardoso film "Real Women Have Curves.” Her performance earned her a Sundance Jury Award for Best Actress, an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Debut Performance, and a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance for a Leading Young Actress. Ferrera stars in and executive produced "The Dry Land,” opposite Melissa Leo and Jason Ritter, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. She can next be seen in Rick Famuyiwa's "Our Family Wedding,” opposite Forest Whitaker and Carlos Mencia, which will be released by Fox Searchlight on March 12th, 2010.

Recent feature film work includes Warner Bros.' "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2,” the sequel to the hit 2005 film she starred in. She also starred in the bilingual independent film "Towards Darkness,” which she executive produced, and Fox Searchlight's independent film "Under the Same Moon.”

Ferrera currently serves as an Artist Ambassador for the global humanitarian organization Save the Children, with a focus on championing education for children in marginalized communities, both in the United States and in developing countries.


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