America Ferrera

America Ferrera

by Dennis Abrams




In just a few years, America Ferrera has gone from being an unknown struggling actress to America's sweetheart, winning awards and accolades from critics and audiences alike. But there is more to her than her best known role, the title character on television's Ugly Betty. In films such as Real Women Have Curves and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, she has not only redefined the role of Latinas in television and film, she has helped redefine what it means to be beautiful in Hollywood. In a short amount of time, this daughter of Honduran immigrants quickly rose from indie actress to mainstream star without compromising herself or becoming a Hollywood standard.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604139679
Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/2010
Series: The Great Hispanic Heritage Series
Pages: 107
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

Table of Contents

1 Yo Soy Betty, La Fea 6

2 Latinos in Hollywood 15

3 Dreaming the Dream 26

4 Paying Her Dues 38

5 Breakthrough 54

6 Becoming a Star 64

7 The Ups and Downs of Fame 76

8 Being America 86

Chronology and Timeline 94

Notes 96|

Bibliography 99

Further Reading 102

Index 104

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