America Ferrera

America Ferrera

Highest Rated: 100% Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure (2009)

Lowest Rated: 11% Towards Darkness (2007)

Birthday: Apr 18, 1984

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Few aspiring actresses could ever hope to experience the early career success of Ugly Betty starlet America Ferrera. In the scant four years after earning a Sundance Jury Award, an Independent Spirit Award nomination, and a Young Artist Award nomination for her role as a first-generation Mexican-American girl teetering on the cusp of womanhood for Real Women Have Curves, the hardworking actress rose quickly through the ranks to become one of television's brightest young stars.A Los Angeles native and the youngest of six siblings born to Honduran parents, Ferrera, born April 18, 1984, was raised by her mother in Woodland Hills, CA. Though at first hesitant to pursue a career on camera, the natural-born actress and high school valedictorian displayed an instinctive talent on the stage that seemed to signal she had found her true calling. It was during this time that Ferrera began working as a waitress to fund her classes and pay for headshots, and shortly thereafter she made her screen debut as a cheerleader in the Disney Channel feature Gotta Kick It Up! (2002). Later, while attending summer theater camp at Northwestern University, Ferrera taped an audition for Real Women Have Curves; after six auditions, she was ecstatic to learn that she had been cast as first-generation American Ana Garcia. It was the perfect role for the emerging actress, as she too was among the first of her family to be born in America.In the following two years, Ferrera appeared in a number of film and television projects while studying International Relations and Theater at the University of Southern California, with high-profile roles in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Lords of Dogtown helping to form a solid foundation for an enduring career. Roles in the addiction drama 3:52 and the working-class drama Steel City were quick to follow, and in 2006 Ferrera became a small-screen sensation with her role as an unattractive secretary working for a popular fashion magazine in ABC's Ugly Betty. An Americanized remake of the popular Columbian comedy drama Yo Soy Betty, la Fea, Ugly Betty was produced by screen star Salma Hayek and became an immediate hit with viewers. When the Golden Globes were handed out in early 2007, young star Ferrera was visibly thrilled to be bestowed with a Best Actress award for her work on the series. She also won a the Screen Actors Guild Award for Female Actor in a Comedy Series shortly thereafter. That same year, Ferrera would expand her resumé to include the role of producer for the dramatic crime thriller Towards Darkness -- in which she also starred as a girl who shares a sensitive relationship with a young kidnapping victim.2008 saw Ferrera with a starring role in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, and the actress would voice the role of Astrid in 2010's animated hit How to Train Your Dragon. The same year, Ferrera appeared in The Dry Land; the film premiered at te Sundance Film Festival in 2010, and won the Filmmaker Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Dallas International Film Festival. Ferrera will co-star alongside Rosario Dawson in Chavez, a biopic depicting the life of labor activist Cesar E. Chavez slated for release in 2013.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World Astrid 2019
No Score Yet Dragons : Retrouvailles Astrid 2019
No Score Yet The Words That Built America Actor 2017
17% Special Correspondents Brigida 2016
50% X/Y Sylvia Producer $0.2M 2015
No Score Yet Dragons: Dawn of the Dragon Racers Astrid 2015
91% How to Train Your Dragon 2 Astrid $147.1M 2014
38% Cesar Chavez Helen Chavez $5.6M 2014
79% It's a Disaster Hedy Galili $57.7K 2013
85% End of Watch Officer Orozco $39.2M 2012
No Score Yet The Latino List Actor 2012
No Score Yet Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury Astrid 2011
No Score Yet Dreamworks Holiday Classics Actor 2011
No Score Yet Dragons: Gift Of The Night Fury / Book Of Dragons Actor 2011
No Score Yet Dreamworks How To Train Your Dragon Legends Actor 2011
No Score Yet Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon Astrid 2010
64% The Dry Land Sara Executive Producer $7.9K 2010
99% How to Train Your Dragon Astrid $217M 2010
14% Our Family Wedding Lucia Ramirez $18.7M 2010
No Score Yet Pushing The Elephant Actor 2010
100% Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Actor 2009
90% Tinker Bell Fawn 2008
65% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 Carmen $44.1M 2008
79% How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer Blanca Garcia $91.9K 2008
73% Under the Same Moon Martha $12.6M 2008
83% Steel City Amy Barnes 2007
11% Towards Darkness Luiza 2007
No Score Yet 3:52 Kate 2005
55% Lords of Dogtown Thunder Monkey $11.1M 2005
77% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Carmen $43.6M 2005
No Score Yet Plainsong Victoria Roubideaux 2004
84% Real Women Have Curves Ana $5.7M 2002
No Score Yet Gotta Kick It Up Yolanda Vargas 2002

TV

Credit
91% Gentefied
2020
Executive Producer 2020
92% Superstore
2015
Producer Director Amy 2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
No Score Yet Independent Lens
1999
Appearing Host Host (Season 11-) 2020
2011
2010
90% A Little Late With Lilly Singh
2019
Guest 2019
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest 2019
2017
2016
2015
No Score Yet Years of Living Dangerously
2014-2016
Reporter 2019
2016
2014
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
2015-2019
Reporter Guest 2018
2017
No Score Yet America Divided
2016
Appearing 2018
2016
No Score Yet DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge
2015-2018
Voice 2018
2017
2016
2015
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest 2018
2017
2016
2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2018
2014
No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
2015
Panelist 2017
92% Curb Your Enthusiasm
2000
Lin's Wife 2017
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Lass es, Larry!
2000-2017
Lin's Wife 2017
No Score Yet Harry
2016-2018
Guest 2017
2016
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2017
2016
No Score Yet Lip Sync Battle
2015
Performer 2016
No Score Yet Real Time with Bill Maher
2003
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Chew
2011-2018
Guest 2016
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
2009-2019
Guest 2016
86% Inside Amy Schumer
2013-2016
Appearing 2015
No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are?
2010-2018
Appearing 2015
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest 2015
2008
2007
2006
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest 2014
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008
Guest 2014
No Score Yet DreamWorks Dragons: Defenders of Berk
2012-2013
Voice 2014
2013
2012
No Score Yet DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk
2012
Voice 2013
2012
94% The Good Wife
2009-2016
Natalie Flores 2013
2011
No Score Yet Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
2012
Appearing 2012
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
Guest 2010
97% Ugly Betty
2006-2010
Betty Suarez 2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
Guest April Perez 2004
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
1994-2003
Charlee 2002
No Score Yet Christine
2012
Christine

QUOTES FROM America Ferrera CHARACTERS

Astrid says: Take 'em down, Babe!

Astrid says: That's your mother?!

Hiccup says: Now you know where I get my dramatic flair!

Astrid says: Where've you been?

Hiccup says: Oh, you know, catching up with Mom.

Astrid says: Snotlout! They're gonna win now!

Snotlout says: I can't help it, she's my princess! Whatever she wants, she gets!

Astrid says: Ruffnut?! Didn't she try to bury you alive?

Snotlout says: Only for a few hours!

Astrid says: Never take a toy from a dragon. Don't you know anything?

Astrid says: Who could've done this?

Astrid says: [to Hiccup] Is this some type of joke to you? Our parent's war is about to become ours. Pick what side your on.

Astrid says: [punches Hiccup] That's for scaring me.

Hiccup says: Wha.. is it always going to be this way? Is... [gets a full-on kiss by Astrid] I could get used to it.

Astrid says: [punches Hiccup] That's for kidnapping me. [pauses, then quickly kisses Hiccup] That's for... everything else.

Hiccup says: Well, whatever! I wouldn't! Three hundred years, and I'm the first Viking who wouldn't kill a dragon.

Astrid says: First to ride one, though...

Astrid says: *hits with axe*

Hiccup says: Why would you do that?

Astrid says: That's for tricking me. *Hits with axe again* That's for everything else.