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Ugly Betty: Season 1 (2006-2007)

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Critic Consensus: America Ferrera is a revelation as Ugly Betty, although the show itself tends toward the twee and gently ridiculous.

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The first season of "Ugly Betty" follows Betty Suarez (America Ferrera), an "ugly duckling" assistant at a women's magazine, as she struggles to fit in amongst her haute couture-clad and s tiletto- wearing colleagues. I ntelligent, tragically awkward and easily manipulated, Betty still lives at home with her father, Ignacio (Tony Plana), older sister, Hilda (Ana Ortiz), and nephew, Justin (Mark Indelicato) . Salma Hayek guest stars.

Cast

America Ferrera
as Betty Suarez
Eric Mabius
as Daniel Meade
Ana Ortiz
as Hilda
Vanessa L. Williams
as Wilhelmina Slater
Tony Plana
as Ignacio
Ashley Jensen
as Christina
Alan Dale
as Bradford Meade
Rebecca Romijn
as Masked Woman
Christopher Gorham
as Henry Grubstick
Judith Light
as Claire Meade
Salma Hayek
as Sofia Reyes
Jayma Mays
as Charlie
Octavia Spencer
as Constance Grady
Max Greenfield
as Nick Pepper
Lucy Liu
as Grace Chin
Rhys Coiro
as Vincent Bianchi
Debi Mazar
as Leah Feldman
Lucy Davis
as Fashion TV Host
Tim Gunn
as Fashion TV Reporter
Ava Gaudet
as Gina Gambarro
Sal Landi
as Mr. Green
Sarah Jones
as Natalie Whitman
William Abadie
as Phillippe Michel
Nicholas Gonzalez
as Carlo Medina
Rita Moreno
as Aunt Mirta
Leslie Jordan
as Quincy Combs
Patti LuPone
as Mrs. Weiner
Gilles Marini
as Jean-Luc
Holly Bonelli
as Waitress
Angelica Vale
as Angélica
Bryan Okes
as Hotel Clerk
Jamison Yang
as Translator
Scottie Thompson
as Photo Editor
Ron Gilbert
as Jody Pennette
Darlena Tejeiro
as Maria Ortiz
Arap Bethke
as Antonio
Mike Faiola
as Mailroom Boy
Miranda Kaha
as Hostess
Maria Costa
as Valerie
Amanda Lockwood
as Mode Girl
Kurt David Anderson
as Production Assistant
Jeanne Simpson
as Receptionist
Justin Scot
as Editorial Assistant
Countrified Wedman
as Street Vendor
Leila Yavari
as Model No. 2
Lilyan Chauvin
as Curandera
Jonathan Slavin
as Squire Josh
Kit Paquin
as Skinny Cashier
Lorin Shapiro
as Jersey Bachelorette
Olga Fonda
as Model No. 3
Shayna Rose
as Younger Wench
Kate Johnson
as Model No. 4
Blumes Tracy
as Male Stripper
Kate Lang Johnson
as Model No. 4
Tomiko Martinez
as Receptionist
Jelly Howie
as Model No. 5
Joe Duer
as Lorenzo
Ella Thomas
as Striking Amazon
Chris Stone
as Janitor
Maura Soden
as Short and Buxom
Davis Mikaels
as Stage Manager
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Critic Reviews for Ugly Betty: Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (9)

Ferrera and ``Ugly Betty" are bound to become media darlings if the series takes off, which it undoubtedly will.

September 8, 2006 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Like the lovely Betty, its brilliance is not to be underestimated.

September 8, 2006 | Full Review…
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Everybody will love Betty as much as her widowed father does.

September 8, 2006 | Full Review…
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

There's nothing neat about the way this high-pitched program enshrines the way minorities are subjugated to boost upper-class privilege.

September 8, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Slant Magazine
Top Critic

Whatever "Ugly Betty's" ultimate fate, it's going to be fun to watch America discover America.

September 8, 2006 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

"Ugly Betty" shines because Ms. Ferrera is luminous and credible as a character surrounded by caricatures.

September 8, 2006 | Full Review…
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

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