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Born April 18, 1984, the youngest of six siblings, America Ferrera was raised by her Honduran mother in Los Angeles's Woodland Hills. After a childhood full of school plays and community theater, Ferrera turned to film in the 2002 indie hit Real Women Have Curves, for which she won a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

In the next few years, she found film and television roles while studying theater and international relations at the University of Southern California. In 2005, Ferrera scored her biggest hit yet when she co-starred in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

But it was in 2006 that Ferrera shot to superstardom as the lovable Betty Suarez, the braces-wearing title character of ABC's "Ugly Betty." She won her first Emmy and Golden Globe in 2007 for the popular show and was congratulated by the U.S. House of Representatives for being a role model for young Latinas.

America Ferrera in How to Train Your Dragon

How to Train Your Dragon

2010 PG

As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: He must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it.

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