Award-Winning Actress, Activist & Author

America Ferrera Speaking Fee: $100,000 to $125,000

Award-Winning Actress, Activist & Author

 
Speaking Fee:
$100,000 to $125,000

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Primary Topic Category:
Comedy and Entertainment

Secondary Topic Category:
Latinx / Hispanic Heritage

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America Ferrera Speaker Profile: At A Glance

America Ferrera is an award-winning actress and producer known for her breakthrough role as “Betty Suarez” on ABC’s hit comedy, Ugly Betty. For her performance, Ferrera was recognized with a Golden Globe®, Emmy® and Screen Actors Guild Award®, as well as ALMA and Imagen Awards. In tandem with her work on the series, Ferrera will serve as ambassador on a campaign called "America4America" joining Voto Latino, the leading non-partisan national youth empowerment organization. The campaign aims to reach people across the country by using online content to engage in conversations with the actress to discuss various issues.

America Ferrera is an actress. Born in Los Angeles, California, to Honduran parents, Ferrera developed an interest in acting at a young age performing in several stage productions at her school. She made her feature film debut in 2002 with the comedy drama Real Women Have Curves, winning praise for her performance. Ferrera is the recipient of numerous accolades including an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award among others. Ferrera garnered modest success early in her career with roles in films like the Disney original Gotta Kick It Up! (2002) and the drama The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005); the latter earned her the Imagen Award Best Actress and her first nomination at the ALMA Awards. She ventured into television roles and landed the leading part on the ABC comedy drama Ugly Betty (2006–2010). Ferrera garnered critical acclaim for playing the protagonist of the series Betty Suarez, and won the Best Actress Awards at various award ceremonies in 2007 including the Golden Globe Awards, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the Primetime Emmy Award, the first for a Latin woman in the category. Ferrera garnered wide recognition for Ugly Betty and her subsequent roles and has been dubbed as a "role model" for the young Hispanic women owing to her achievements in the entertainment industry. Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2007.
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