America Ferrera Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

20th February 2016

Quote: "She’s the kind of person I want to share a bottle of wine with. I really heart Hillary... I’d like to Netflix and chill with her... Hillary and I could be BFFs (best friends forever) if she would just give it a chance." Ugly Betty star America Ferrera shows her support - and admiration - for Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at a rally in Las Vegas on Friday (19Feb16).

4th January 2016

Quote: "Put on a vest and a name tag and stand anywhere, and people will come up to you and start asking you questions! We were shooting in a real Kmart (retail store) that was open and functioning and people would be like, 'Oh, where can I find...?'" Actress America Ferrera and the cast of her new TV comedy Superstore were frequently mistaken for real shop assistants as they filmed the pilot episode of the series.

19th June 2014

Fact: Bryan Cranston, America Ferrera, Matthew Morrison, Steve Martin, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and John Lithgow were among the stars who turned out for the opening night performance of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing at the Delacorte Theater in New York City on Monday night (26Jun14).

17th May 2014

Quote: "It's fine - I'm over it... Everyone was so supportive. They all just wanted to know I was Ok." Actress America Ferrera has recovered from her shocking moment at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Friday when a prankster ran onto the red carpet and tried to scramble under her flowing dress. The man, notorious Ukrainian journalist Vitalii Sediuk, was arrested.

20th March 2013

Fact: Actress America Ferrera's next movie project will be a family affair - X/Y has been written by her husband Ryan Piers Williams, who will also direct the film and star as his real-life wife's onscreen partner.

15th January 2013

Fact: America Ferrera, Paul Rudd, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Rock and Sam Rockwell were among the famous faces who participated in a charades championship in New York City on Monday (14Jan13). The Hollywood stars took part in the silent guessing game to raise money for the Labyrinth Theater Company's acting programs.

6th November 2012

Tweet: "Mission accomplished! I voted! My polling place needed more workers though, so that's what I'll be doing next election!" Actress America Ferrera is already planning for the 2016 elections after voting at her local polling station.

11th July 2012

Tweet: "Just finished the most amazing anniversary trip in Mexico. Mexico has such beautiful treasures. Especially it's (sic) people!" Actress America Ferrera marked her first wedding anniversary with husband Ryan Piers Williams with a romantic holiday. The couple wed on 27 June, 2011.

3rd May 2012

Fact: Actor Michael Pena is to play Cesar E. Chavez in an upcoming biopic of the famed civil rights activist and union leader. The movie, titled Chavez, also stars Wes Bentley and Ugly Betty actress America Ferrera.

6th July 2011

Fact: America Ferrera's June (11) nuptials were somewhat of an Ugly Betty cast reunion - the ceremony was held at co-star Vanessa Williams' sprawling estate in Chappaqua, New York and actress Judith Light officiated. Ferrera wed Ryan Piers Williams last month (Jun11).

29th June 2011

Fact: Actress America Ferrera exchanged vows with her husband at Ugly Betty co-star Vanessa Williams' New York home. Other celebrity guests included Rebecca Romijn, who also starred in the popular TV show, and Blake Lively, her pal from Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

14th June 2011

Fact: Actress America Ferrera is struggling to sell her Hollywood Hills home - she has been forced to slash almost $300,000 (£188,000) from her original asking price. The Los Angeles mansion is currently on the market for $1.395 million (£871,875) - $20,000 (£12,500) less than the former Ugly Betty star bought it for in 2008.

18th January 2011

Fact: Actress America Ferrera, director Jason Reitman and The Simpsons creator Matt Groening are among the famous faces who will act as jury members at Robert Redford's 2011 Sundance Film Festival in Utah, which kicks off on 20 January (11).

13th January 2011

Fact: UGLY BETTY star America Ferrera is heading back to the small screen - the actress has landed a role as a graduate student in legal drama THE GOOD WIFE.

16th October 2010

Fact: UGLY BETTY star America Ferrera is in talks to make her West End debut in a new NEIL LaBUTE production. The actress looks set to join Julia Stiles in Reasons to be Pretty at the Ambassador Theatre Group in London next spring (11).

22nd July 2010

Quote: "It can get dangerous... I've fallen asleep in traffic. I've fallen asleep on the 405 (freeway)... It's scary... It was, like, three seconds of nodding off, but you wake up and it's the most terrifying thing in the world." Former UGLY BETTY star America Ferrera was exhausted as she produced and starred in her fiance Ryan Piers Williams' new movie Dry Land.

26th April 2010

Fact: The stars of UGLY BETTY came together again in New York City on Saturday night (24Apr10) to celebrate America Ferrera’s birthday. The actress turned 26 last Sunday (18Apr10) and the cast of the cancelled U.S. show turned out for a lavish bash at Manhattan's SL Nightclub.

11th March 2010

Quote: "I've been making a list of all the things I've always wanted to do and tap lessons is one of them. I'm just so excited to do other things, and all of the things I've always wanted to do." UGLY BETTY star America Ferrera looks forward to having free time after filming the fourth and final season of the U.S. TV series, which was abruptly cancelled by network executives this year (10).

2nd February 2010

Quote: "I'm a Viking, who is blonde... with blue eyes and a sick body." Latino star America Ferrera doesn't recognise herself in new animated movie HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON.

2nd February 2010

Quote: "I wish I could say we had some big, dramatic fights on set, but we didn't." America Ferrera on shooting new movie THE DRY LAND with writer/director boyfriend RYAN PIERS WILLIAMS.

2nd February 2010

Fact: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants co-stars Amber Tamblyn and America Ferrera have teamed up for a new article in feminist magazine Bust - Tamblyn plays interviewer to cover girl Ferrera.

12th September 2009

Quote: "They want to make us look like we fought like cats and dogs, because people are going to believe it. And it's total BS. It's not true. It does such a disservice to the image of young women." UGLY BETTY star America Ferrera on reports of a feud between her and one-time co-star Lindsay Lohan.

20th April 2009

Fact: UGLY BETTY star America Ferrera turned 25 on Saturday (18Apr09) - and celebrated with a joint birthday and series wrap bash. Co-stars Eric Mabius and pregnant Ana Ortiz partied at New York's Kiss & Fly, and Ferrara was showered with confetti and surprised with a video message from her boyfriend.

20th February 2009

Quote: "There isn't a joke you can tell about (the name) America that I haven't heard... It made me way too different. I hated when they'd call out 'America' and everyone in the classroom would turn around to see whose name it was. I dreaded it. So I used my middle name, Georgina." UGLY BETTY actress America Ferrera had a difficult time accepting her patriotic name.

21st July 2008

Quote: "I wanted to be Bette Midler when I grew up. It's not about being her. It's about being myself the way Bette Midler unapologetically has been herself." UGLY BETTY actress America Ferrera looks up to the veteran star.

22nd April 2008

Quote: "We took the train through Germany, Italy, France and the U.K." UGLY BETTY star America Ferrera on her recent romantic break with boyfriend RYAN PIERS WILLIAMS.

17th April 2008

Fact: America Ferrera's new film, LA MISMA LUNA, has scored the biggest opening in America for a Spanish-language movie.

13th March 2008

Quote: "We bonded over the really dorky camps we went to as kids. She went to calculus camp and I went to law camp. At law camp we just watched My Cousin Vinny." Hillary Clinton supporter America Ferrera is friends with the U.S. Democrat presidential candidate's daughter CHELSEA.

4th March 2008

Fact: The necklace featuring the initial 'B' worn by actress America Ferrera's character in hit TV comedy UGLY BETTY is modelled on the jewellery of Anne Boleyn, the second wife of England's King Henry VIII. A replica necklace is also worn by Natalie Portman in her portrayal of the late queen in her new movie THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL.

16th November 2007

Quote: "I never liked my legs - God forbid if a picture of me in a bathing suit ever appears in a magazine." UGLY BETTY star America Ferrera reveals her least favourite feature.

29th October 2007

Quote: "She definitely belongs in the Mode world. She'd definitely be somebody that Wilhemina would be good buddies with!" America Ferrera thinks Victoria Beckham is well-suited for her cameo role in UGLY BETTY.

12th October 2007

Quote: "The most embarrassing thing was I forgot to thank Salma Hayek, who's the executive producer of our show. That was bad. She was at home about to have her baby so she was probably more mad at me." UGLY BETTY star America Ferrera forgot to thank her boss in her Best Actress acceptance speech at the Emmy Awards last month (Sep07).

4th October 2007

Quote: "I was up on the stage having won the award, looking out at Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. That was the first time I thought, 'My gosh, this is real and actually happening'." UGLY BETTY actress America Ferrera on feeling the effects of fame for the first time at this year's (07) Golden Globes.

11th May 2007

Fact: UGLY BETTY star America Ferrera's famous teeth have been insured for $10 million (GBP5 million) by Lloyds of London to raise awareness for the Smiles For Success campaign.

2nd May 2007

Quote: "I was staring at her boobs the whole time." UGLY BETTY star America Ferrera on her fascination for producer Salma Hayek's impressive chest during the actresses' first meeting about the sitcom.

15th January 2007

Fact: UGLY BETTY star America Ferrera fell for boyfriend RYAN PIERS WILLIAMS while she was starring in her fellow film student's movie project at the University of Southern California. Ferrera now lives with the 22-year-old film production co-ordinator.

13th January 2007

Quote: "It takes about an hour, which isn't as long as I wish it would take." America Ferrera wishes it would take longer to transform her into TV character UGLY BETTY.

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