Ferrera, America 1984- (Georgina Ferrera)

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Ferrera, America 1984- (Georgina Ferrera)


Full name, America Georgine Ferrera; born April 18, 1984, in Los Angeles, CA. Education: Studied international relations and theater at the University of Southern California; also attended Northwestern University.


Agent—Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210; Special Artists Agency, 9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 890, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Publicist—I/D Public Relations, 8409 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.


Actress. Appeared in a television commercial for Hispanic Scholarship Fund, 2002.

Awards, Honors:

Special Jury Prize—dramatic (with Lupe Ontiveros), Sundance Film Festival, 2002, Young Artist Award nomination, best performance in a feature film—leading young actress, Independent Spirit Award nomination, best debut performance, 2003, all for Real Women Have Curves; Teen Choice Award nominations, choice movie breakout performance—female and choice movie hissy fit, Satellite Award nomination, outstanding actress in a supporting role, comedy or musical, International Press Academy, 2005, ALMA Award nomination, outstanding actress in a motion picture, American Latin Media Arts Awards, 2006, all for The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants; Satellite Award nomination, best actress in a series, comedy or musical, 2006, Screen Actors Guild Award, outstanding performance by a female actor in a comedy series, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by an ensemble in a comedy series, Image Award, outstanding actress in a comedy series, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Awards, Golden Globe Award, best performance by an actress in a television series—musical or comedy, 2007, all for Ugly Betty.


Film Appearances:

Luiza, Darkness Minus Twelve (short), 2004.

How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer, 2005.

Carmen, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Warner Bros., 2005.

Thunder Monkey, Lords of Dogtown (also known as Dogtown Boys and American Knights), TriStar, 2005.

Kate, 3:52, 2005.

Amy Barnes, Steel City, Your Half Pictures, 2006.

Rebecca, Muertas (short), 2007.

Marta, La misma luna (also known as The Same Moon), 2007.

Luiza, Hacia la oscuridad (also known as Towards Darkness), 2007.

Film Executive Producer:

Muertas, 2007.

Hacia la oscuridad (also known as Towards Darkness), 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Betty Suarez, Ugly Betty, ABC, 2006—.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Ana Garcia, Real Women Have Curves, HBO, 2002.

Yolanda, Gotta Kick It Up!, Disney, 2002.

Victoria Roubideaux, Plainsong, CBS, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Presenter, The 2006 ALMA Awards, ABC, 2006.

Presenter, The 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT and TBS, 2007.

The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2007.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

$5.15/Hr., HBO, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Charlee, "The Word," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2002.

April Lopez, "Harvest," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as CSI, CSI: Las Vegas, CSI: Weekends, and Les experts), CBS, 2004.

The Sharon Osbourne Show, syndicated, 2004.

The View, ABC, 2005.

The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2006.

Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC, 2006.

Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2006.

Entertainment Tonight (also known as E.T.), syndicated, 2006, 2007.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2006, 2007.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2007.

Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2007.

Also appeared as herself, "Real Women Have Curves," HBO First Look, HBO.

Stage Appearances:

Lillian Rivera, The Have Little, Marilyn Monroe Theatre, Los Angeles, 2002.

C. B.'s sister, Dog Sees Gold: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, Century Center for the Performing Arts, New York City, 2005.



Newsmakers, Issue 2, Thomson Gale, 2006.


America, February 12, 2007, p. 18.

Interview, October, 2002, p. 108.

People Weekly, October 2, 2006, p. 146.

Teen People, September 1, 2002, p. 160.