Facts of America Ferrera
|Full Name||America Georgine Ferrera|
|Birth Name||America Georgine Ferrera|
|Birth City||Los Angeles, California|
|Birth Country||United States|
|Father Name||Carlos Gregorio Ferrera|
|Mother Name||América Griselda Ayes|
|Spouse||Ryan Piers Williams|
|No Of Children||1|
|Awards||Primetime Emmy Award,Golden Globe Award|
|Filmography||Real Women Have Curves (2002),Ugly Betty (2006- 2010),How to Train Your Dragon,Superstore (2015- Present)|
|Education||George Ellery Hale Middle School, El Camino Real High School, University of Southern California (dropped out)|
|Date of Birth||April 18,1984|
|Married Date||June 27,2011|
Professional since 2002, America Ferrera, an American-born actress & voice-actress made feature film debut in Real Women Have Curves (2002) & gained career breakthrough with the ABC TV series Ugly Betty (2006- 2010).
Considered one of 100 most influential people in the world in 2007 by Time Magazine, the actress became an only Latina to win Emmy Award for a lead role in TV series.
Some of her notable movie appearances include Gotta Kick It Up! (2002), The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) and Our Family Wedding (2010).
Currently, she stars in the NBC TV series Super Store (2015- Present) alongside Ben Feldman.
How Much Is America Ferrera's Net Worth In 2019?
With her career of over 16 years, the California-born actress Ferrera owns the net worth of $16 million as of September 2019.
Indeed, America Ferrera's prominence in acting & voice-over grabbed a massive fortune & the tag of a millionaire.
Movie And TV Shows: Career Build-Up & Success
The University of Southern California drop-out made TV debut with Disney's Gotta Kick It Up! & made feature film debut through the 2002 movie Real Women Have Curves featuring George Lopez.
Later, the American got her career breakthrough in 2006 after she was cast as lead role Betty Suarez in the ABC series Ugly Betty (2006- 2010) alongside Eric Mabius and Alan Dale.
For a fact, Ferrera's work in Ugly Betty gained her Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award & Screen Actors Guild Award in 2007.
Well, America Ferrera appeared in the movies like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005), The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008) and Our Family Wedding (2010).
Formerly, the host of Independent Lens (2002- 2008, 2010- 2011), the Satellite Award winner also voiced Astrid Hofferson in DreamWorks Dragons (2012- 2018).
What Does America Ferrera Do Currently?
Meanwhile, she stars in the single-camera sitcom Superstore (2015- Present). Sources cite that, the American actress earns $125,000 per episode.
Also, on her upcoming web drama series Gentefied, Ferrera serves as an executive producer.
Interesting Fact: In 2018, she released the book "American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures."
Voice-Over In 'How To Train Your Dragon': Box Office Collection
Till date, the Ugly Betty star records 49 acting credits & has given voice in animated films; the most recognizable being the voice of Astrid Hofferson in the hit-movie How to Train Your Dragon (all 3 installments) alongside Jonah Hill and Craig Ferguson.
The 3 movies of How to Train Your Dragon made a collective gross of $1.636 billion.
|Film||Budget||Box Office Collection|
|How to Train Your Dragon (2010)||$165 million||$494.9 million|
|How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)||$145 million||$621.5 million|
|How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)||$129 million||$519.9 million|
Lives In Los Angeles: Mansion Worth Millions & Lifestyle
Currently, America Ferrera lives in her house in Los Angeles, though is yet to open up the details about her residence.
Formerly, she owned a 3,523 sq. ft. property in Hollywood Hills, California but sold it in 2012 for $1.24 million as per The Richest.
The actress had bought the 3-bedroom & 3.5 bathroom mansion in April 2008 for a reported $1.415 million.
Well, the Super Store actress, with eco-friendly concern, drives Toyota Prius that she bought in 2006.
Prius with a hybrid engine features front-wheel drive & 4 Inline cylinders and has a base price of $24,000.
Sources report that she once had a BMW through her first paycheck from Ugly Betty but quickly turned into Toyota after it gave her financial issues. The average cost to insure BMW is $2,234 a year.
Insurance Of Her Smile
Lloyd's of London, an insurance company based in London insured the actress' smile for $10 million in May 2007.
Well, the teeth whitening product Aquafresh White Trays came up with the policy for the American actress, as she teamed up with the brand for charity campaign Smiles for Success.
Dropped-Out Of University To Pursue Acting
Born on April 18, 1984, in Los Angeles, California, as the youngest of 6 children, Ferrera's birth name is America Georgine Ferrera.
She attended Calabash Street Elementary School and George Ellery Hale Middle School & later graduated from El Camino Real High School.
Even though the actress enrolled at the University of Southern California (USC) to study theatre and international relations, she dropped out to pursue acting.
But, later in May 2013, she completed her Bachelor's degree.
As of September 2019, the Ugly Betty star is 35 years old & has a height of 5 ft. 1 inch (155 cm).
Who Are Her Parents?
America Ferrera's parents are Carlos Gregorio Ferrera and América Griselda Ayes, who moved from Honduras to the US in the mid-70s.
When Ferrera was 7, her parents divorced & became estranged with her father, while her mother worked as housekeeping staff at one of Hilton Hotels.
Weight Loss Story
Back in May 2016, the American actress became an exemplary figure of weight-loss workout. Reportedly, she shed off 30 lbs in a span of 18 months.
Well, the secret to her weight-loss journey was a high-intensity aerobics workout & a few healthy diet plans that included no skipping of breakfast.
Mother Of One
America Ferrera is happily married to her husband of 8 years, Ryan Piers Williams, an American actor, director & writer. The duo met in a student film while in the University of Southern California and started dating.
They became engaged in June 2010. After a year of engagement, they exchanged vows on June 27, 2011, in a private ceremony.
As reported, Ferrera looked gorgeous in her wedding dress by Amsale’s Christos while Ryan walked down the aisle in a black tuxedo.
Together, the couple shares a son named Sebastian Piers Williams, born on May 29, 2018.
After 6 months of their marriage, the duo announced that they were expecting a baby on New Year eve in 2017. And confirmed the birth of Sebastian via Instagram.
Sexually Harassed At The Age Of 9
The founding member of Time's Up legal defense fund, America Ferrera, 2017 stated about she was sexually harassed at the age of 9, though never opened up the identity of the person.
The issue came up after she also participated in the #MeToo Campaign in October 2017.
Charity Works Involvement
The American actress is an active charity works & participates in many fundraising & donation events. Back in 2008, she answered phones for Stand Up To Cancer telethon & became an ambassador for Save the Children in the same year.
America Ferrera has associations with many non-profit organizations like AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Clothes Off Our Back, Real Medicine Foundation and Nelson Mandela Children's Fund.
Did You Know? In 2018, she made a TedTalk appearance featuring her story of career & calling out for more authentic representation of different cultures in media.