Ferrera is a well-known American Actress. She featured in many films and won several awards. Real Women Have Curves, an HBO movie,
, the television comedy series, and the movie The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants were some of her best works.
Ferrera was born on April 18, 1984, in Los Angeles, California, U.S. She is the youngest of six children. Her parents had roots in Tegucigalpa, Honduras but they settled in the United States in the mid of 1970s. When she was 7, her parents divorced and, later on, her father died in 2010.
Ferrera attended various schools in her life. She went to Calabash Street Elementary School George Ellery Hale Middle School and El Camino Real High School. After that she entered the University of Southern California (USC) on a presidential scholarship. America Georgine Ferrera took ten years to complete her graduation from USC and received a bachelor`s degree in International Relations in May 2013.
Ferrera met Ryan Piers Williams, an actor, director, and writer, and after that, they got engaged in June 2010. Later on, they married on June 27, 2011.
America’s career started when she landed in a small role in a school production of Hamlet. After that at the age of 10, she played the role as the Artful Dodger in Oliver. This was enough for her to realize that that she wanted to be a performer.
Ferrara's first play was Romeo and Juliet. She also acted in school plays. In July 2002, America appeared in her first television movie named Gotta Kick It Up for The Disney Channel. Her movie debut was in Real Women Have Curves.
Ferrara also did a movie named Plainsong, which is based on a novel by Kent Haruf. She also played a pregnant teenager. In 2005, she did How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer.
In 2006, America featured in the short film 3:52 that garnered the Audience Award at the San Diego Women Film Festival.
Ferrera has also been very active in politics. She was seen attending the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. She also supported Barack Obama`s re-election campaign.
In 2002, Ferrara won an Award in Sundance film festival in the category of Special Jury Prize in Dramatic for the works of Real Women Have Curves.
Ferrara made good use of her celebrity status and stood up for causes that she supported. Save the Children is an initiative of which she was an ambassador.
In 2006, Ferrara won the Best Actress Award in Imagen Award.
2007 was the golden period for America because she won various awards like ALMA Award, Imagen Award, Primetime Emmy Award, Golden Globe Award, Satellite Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Teen Choice Award. She has various other awards to her credit.