America Ferrera Biography

America Ferrera, an exceptional actress, and acclaimed producer, hails from the United States. Her Full name is America, Georgina Ferrera. She is also one of the founding investors of Angel City Football Club since July 2020. Recently, she was seen as Gloria in the 2023 American fantasy comedy film “Barbie”, directed by Greta Gerwig. In the film, she is a Mattel employee who helps Barbie in the real world.

Early Life

America Ferrera was born on 18th April 1984 and she is 39 years old. America was brought up by her loving and caring parents, América Griselda Ayes and Carlos Gregorio Ferrera. She grew up in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles.

She went to three different schools for each phase of education – Calabash Street Elementary School, George Ellery Hale Middle School, and El Camino Real High School. When she was seven, she participated in a school production of Hamlet and then played the Artful Dodger in Oliver at age ten.

Since childhood, she had a keen interest in acting and started having classes at El Camino High School. Later, she earned her theatre and international relations degree from the University of Southern California (USC), where she was admitted based on a presidential scholarship.

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America Ferrera Career

Ferrera started her professional life in 2002 in the entertainment industry. She began with Disney Channel Original Movie, “Gotta Kick It Up!” then, in 2004, 2005, 2007, and 2008, she was seen in other movies like Plainsong (2004), Darkness Minus Twelve (2004 in role of Luiza), Towards Darkness (2007), How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer (2005), The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005), The Dry Land (2008), and Tinker Bell (released on 28th October 2008). Then from 2006 to 2010, she was seen in the American comedy-drama TV series Ugly Betty.

Ferrera rose to fame in 2007 when she started receiving honors and awards for her performances, acting skills, and other talents. She won the Golden Globe Award for best actress and the Screen Actors Guild Award [category- Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series].

She became the first Latina woman to win Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. Ferrera was counted in the list of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine the same year.

From 2015 to 2021, she starred in the episodes of the Superstore TV series for which she gained the Outstanding Series Producer Award. Then in 2016, she was seen in the film, “Special Correspondents”, which had a worldwide release by Netflix in April 2016.

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She has been involved in political activities since 2008. Ferrera has attended various campaigns, programs, and protests. She has also remained a speaker and spoke at various stages. On 21st January 2017, she was the opening speaker for the Women’s March on Washington and also spoke at the Families Belong Together protest on 30th June 2018.

America Ferrera Biography

Real Name America Georgina Ferrera
Birth Date 18 April 1984 
Age (as of 2023) 39 Years
Birth Place Los Angeles, California, United States
Profession Actress
College University of Southern California
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 1” – in Centimeters – 155 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 59 kg  –  in Pounds –  130 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown


Father Carlos Gregorio Ferrera
Mother América Griselda Ayes
Sister Four
Brother One

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Husband Ryan Piers Williams
Children Two

Personal Life

America Ferrera is a happily married woman. She was engaged in June 2010 to a writer and producer, Ryan Piers Williams. Then, they got married in June 2011. Later in 2018, the couple announced that they had given birth to a baby boy named Sebastian. Then, in 2020, the pair gave birth to a baby girl named Lucia. In June 2020, the couple celebrated their 15th anniversary of togetherness.

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Social Life

America Ferrera is available on Instagram with a verified account and by the name – America Ferrera. She has 1.4M followers there, with 545 in the following list. On Twitter, she is available as @AmericaFerrera, who joined in March 2012. Since then, she has gathered around 235.4K followers.

America Ferrera Net Worth

America Ferrera is professionally involved in multiple careers like politics and acting. She is surely getting good fortune because of her hard work and determination. She is estimated to have a net worth of around $15 million, even more than that, as she started having professional life in her early childhood.


  • In October 2017, she joined the #MeToo campaign and revealed that she was sexually harassed at 9.
  • In January 2018, she became the founding member of the Time’s Up legal defense fund.

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