Remember that American actress who played a pivotal role in The Sisterhood of The Travelling Pants and as Betty Suares in Ugly Betty? You’ll surely be inspired to know how far America Georgine Ferrera (Yes, America’s her real name) have gone on her career and her life.
Well, aside from major projects in films and television that made her grow as an actress, we would surely love her on her developments as a person–physically, mentally and emotionally.
Certainly, people will love how she evolved through time. She’s been acclaimed on her craft and she’s really doing her job.
If you’re interested about how America Ferrera transformed as time passes by, have a good read through this article. Enjoy!
Beginning of an acting career in her high school.
America was very active in various school activities when she was in high school, especially in productions and acting feats. Back then, she would rather be called Georgine than America. Maybe because she hates the pressure of being tagged as patriotic.
Fast forward in 2002, she starred in a school-themed movie.
That’s Gotta Kick It Up!, a Disney Channel Original movie. The film is directed by Ramon Menendez and written by Meghan Cole, Nancy De Los Santos Ramon Menendez, Tom Musca and Stu Krieger. Her role is Yolanda “Yoli” Vargas.
During the same year, America also starred in the film “Real Women Have Curves”
According to her, this movie is one of her memorable debut movies. Real Women Have Curves is about a girl named Ana Garcia who wanted to get into tertiary education, but were hindered and bugged by various factors like family, socio-economics and the likes. Patricia Cardoso directed this production
As America get up to the ladder of fame, her entertainment engagements continue to happen.
In 2005, America played the role of Carmen Lowell in The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants.
For America, this made a huge impact on her personal career, personality, mindset, and imagination. Her role here portrays a bad tempered Half-Puerto Rican who is also caring and sensitive. She portrayed the role very realistically since she really read the book and internalized the script to the bones.
A year later, America was given the opportunity to portray the role of Betty Suares.
This TV series made her acting prowess get recognized in a prominent entertainment awards body.
In 2007, America won the “Best Leading Actress in a Comedy Series” award at the Golden Globe Awards, and “Best Actress in Comedy Series” in SAG awards.
Imagine how great she is, considering that America’s shooting for The sequel of The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants on the side.
Moving forward, she’s become part of ‘The Good Wife’ cast.
This drama-political-legal television series made her play the role of Natalie Flores-a college student who worked as a nanny.