America Ferrera

America Georgina Ferrera (born April 18, 1984) is a Honduran-American actress, best known for playing the lead role in the television comedy series "Ugly Betty". Her portrayal garnered critical acclaim, and she won the Golden Globe Award for "Best Actress in a Comedy Series", the Screen Actors Guild Award for "Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series", and the Emmy Award for "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series". She has also starred in Real Women Have Curves, The Dry Land, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, its sequel Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, and had a small role in the skateboard biopic Lords of Dogtown (2005). In addition, she was the voice of Astrid the Viking in the Dreamworks animated picture How to Train Your Dragon.

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How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

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As the son of a Viking leader on the cusp of manhood, shy Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III faces a rite of passage: he must kill a dragon to prove his warrior mettle. But after downing a feared dragon, he realizes that he no longer wants to destroy it, and instead ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois  •  Chris Sanders
CAST:  Jay Baruchel  •  Gerard Butler  •  Craig Ferguson  •  America Ferrera

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

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The thrilling second chapter of the epic How To Train Your Dragon trilogy brings back the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years later. While Astrid, Snotlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Jonah Hill  •  Cate Blanchett

Gotta Kick It Up! (2002)

This was going to be the first year that Marshal Middle School was not going to have a dance team. All that changes when the new Biology teacher, Ms. Bartlett, agrees to be the coach. Now the girls need to prove that they are ready to compete and are able to win; ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ramón Menéndez
CAST:  Camille Guaty  •  America Ferrera  •  Jhoanna Flores  •  Suilma Rodriguez

Lords of Dogtown (2005)

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"Lords of Dogtown" tells the radical true story behind three teenage surfers from Venice Beach, California, who took skateboarding to the extreme and changed the world of sports forever. Stacy Peralta (John Robinson, Elephant), Tony Alva (Victor Rasuk, Raising ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Catherine Hardwicke
CAST:  Emile Hirsch  •  Victor Rasuk  •  Rebecca De Mornay  •  John Robinson

Real Women Have Curves (2002)

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Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Her very traditional, old-world parents feel that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patricia Cardoso
CAST:  America Ferrera  •  Lupe Ontiveros  •  Ingrid Oliu  •  George Lopez

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

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Four best friends (Tibby, Lena, Carmen & Bridget) who buy a mysterious pair of pants that fits each of them, despite their differing sizes, and makes whoever wears them feel fabulous. When faced with the prospect of spending their first summer apart, the pals ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Amber Tamblyn  •  Alexis Bledel  •  America Ferrera  •  Blake Lively

Tinker Bell (2008)

Journey into the secret world of Pixie Hollow and hear Tinker Bell speak for the very first time as the astonishing story of Disney's most famous fairy is finally revealed in the all-new motion picture "Tinker Bell."  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bradley Raymond
CAST:  Mae Whitman  •  Kristin Chenoweth  •  Raven-Symoné  •  Lucy Liu

Steel City (2006)

After a tragic accident caused by the truck of the middle-aged Carl Lee where a woman dies with a crushed stern, he is arrested and sent to the county jail. His son PJ, who works washing dishes and cleaning tables in a restaurant, feels lost, without financial ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Brian Jun
CAST:  Jamie Anne Allman  •  Raymond J. Barry  •  Kristian Best  •  Clayne Crawford

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (2012)

PBS series documentary based on a book of the same name that argues the oppression of women worldwide is the "paramount moral challenge" of our time.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Maro Chermayeff
CAST:  Eva Mendes  •  Nicholas Kristof  •  Dipti Mehta  •  Meg Ryan

Cesar Chavez (2014)

A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Chronicling the birth of a modern American labour movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organiser torn between his duties as a husband and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Diego Luna
CAST:  Michael Peña  •  Rosario Dawson  •  America Ferrera  •  Jacob Vargas

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

As Hiccup fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful dragon utopia, Toothless’ discovery of an untamed, elusive mate draws the Night Fury away. When danger mounts at home and Hiccup’s reign as village chief is tested, both dragon and rider must make impossible ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois
CAST:  Jay Baruchel  •  Craig Ferguson  •  Gerard Butler  •  America Ferrera

Book of Dragons (2011)

So you want to be a dragon trainer do you? Prepare yourself for adventure, excitement and training as Hiccup, Astrid, Toothless and Gobber tell the legend behind the Book of Dragons and reveal insider training secrets about new, never-before-seen dragons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steve Hickner
CAST:  Jay Baruchel  •  Jim Cummings  •  Craig Ferguson  •  America Ferrera

Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury (2011)

The Viking town of Berk, now enjoying its new alliance with the dragons, is preparing for its annual winter holiday of Snoggletog. However, that spirit is threatened when all the dragons, except Toothless who needs Hiccup to help him, suddenly fly away for some ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Owens
CAST:  Jay Baruchel  •  Gerard Butler  •  Craig Ferguson  •  America Ferrera

End of Watch (2012)

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Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Ayer
CAST:  Jake Gyllenhaal  •  Michael Peña  •  Natalie Martinez  •  Anna Kendrick

It's a Disaster (2013)

Four couples meet for Sunday brunch only to discover they are stuck in a house together as the world may be about to end.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Berger
CAST:  Julia Stiles  •  David Cross  •  America Ferrera  •  Rachel Boston

Our Family Wedding (2010)

The weeks leading up to a young couple's wedding is comic and stressful, especially as their respective fathers try to lay to rest their feud.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Famuyiwa
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  America Ferrera  •  Carlos Mencia  •  Regina King

Legend of the BoneKnapper Dragon (2010)

The film follows Hiccup and his young fellows accompanying their mentor, Gobber, on a quest to kill the legendary Boneknapper Dragon. An extra that accompanies the film "How to Train Your Dragon".  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Puglisi
CAST:  Kevin Michael Richardson  •  Jay Baruchel  •  Gerard Butler  •  Craig Ferguson

Towards Darkness (2007)

About a kidnapped hostage's life, and the frustration his family, a special ops team, and a man in charge of delivering the ransom money all feel as they rush to save him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Antonio Negret
CAST:  America Ferrera  •  Roberto Urbina  •  David Sutcliffe  •  Tony Plana

Plainsong (2004)

Aidan Quinn (Legends of the Fall,) and Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under) star in Plainsong, a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation based on the novel by Kent Haruf. Tom Guthrie (Quinn), a high school history teacher, is faced with raising two young sons after his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Pearce
CAST:  Aidan Quinn  •  Rachel Griffiths  •  America Ferrera  •  Geoffrey Lewis

The Dry Land (2010)

A U.S. soldier returning home from war struggles to reconcile his experiences abroad with the life and family he left in Texas.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ryan Piers Williams
CAST:  America Ferrera  •  Jason Ritter  •  Wilmer Valderrama  •  Ethan Suplee
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