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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 End of Watch

End of Watch

2012 R

Officers Taylor and Zavala patrol the streets of South Central Los Angeles, an area of the city ruled by gangs and riddled with drug violence. Their perilous beat is captured on security footage and with the HD cameras of cops, criminals and victims.

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  • America Ferrera in How to Train Your Dragon 2 How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • America Ferrera in Our Family Wedding Our Family Wedding
  • America Ferrera in Cesar Chavez Cesar Chavez
  • America Ferrera in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • America Ferrera in Tinker Bell Tinker Bell
  • America Ferrera in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2
  • America Ferrera in Superstore Superstore
  • America Ferrera in Real Women Have Curves Real Women Have Curves
  • America Ferrera in Under the Same Moon Under the Same Moon
  • America Ferrera in Gift of the Night Fury / Book of Dragons Gift of the Night Fury / Book of Dragons
  • America Ferrera in Dragons: Riders of Berk: Specials Dragons: Riders of Berk: Specials
  • America Ferrera in Half the Sky Half the Sky
  • America Ferrera in Steel City Steel City
  • America Ferrera in Ugly Betty Ugly Betty
  • America Ferrera in Towards Darkness Towards Darkness
  • America Ferrera in It's a Disaster It's a Disaster
  • America Ferrera in How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer
  • America Ferrera in The Dry Land The Dry Land
  • America Ferrera in Dragons: Riders of Berk: Part 1 Dragons: Riders of Berk: Part 1
  • America Ferrera in Dragons: Riders of Berk: Part 2 Dragons: Riders of Berk: Part 2
  • America Ferrera in Dragons: Defenders of Berk: Part 1 Dragons: Defenders of Berk: Part 1