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America Ferrera Net Worth, Career, High Profile Life, Bio, & More

America Ferrera is a renowned American actress, director, and television producer. She has received worldwide recognition due to her excellent performances. Read ahead to learn more about her career, net worth, high-profile life, and more.

Short Bio

America Georgina Ferrera was born on April 18, 1984, in Los Angeles, California. She was the youngest daughter of America Griselda Ayes and Carlos Gregorio Ferrera who originally hails from Tegucigalpa, Honduras. They immigrated to the U.S. in the mid-1970s.  She has five elder siblings. Ferrera’s mother worked as the director of the housekeeping staff for one of the Hilton Hotels. Her parents divorced when she was seven and her father went back to Honduras. In 2010, her father passed away in Honduras.


While living in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles, she attended Calabash Street Elementary School, George Ellery Hale Middle School, and El Camino Real High School. With a presidential scholarship, she enrolled at the University of Southern California. She earned her bachelor’s degree in May 2013.

Personal Life

For the first time, she met actor, writer, and director Ryan Piers Williams when he cast her in a student film at USC in 2005. They fell in love and got engaged in June 2010. Finally, on June 27, 2011, the couple tied the nuptial knot. They welcomed their first child named Sebastian in May 2018. She gave birth to a daughter named Lucia on May 4, 2020. They have been happily married ever since.


At a young age, Ferrera developed an interest in acting. In 2002, she made her feature film debut in the comedy-drama “Real Women Have Curves,” garnering praise for the role. Ferrera made her television debut in “Gotta Kick It Up!,” a Disney Channel film, in July of 2002. Furthermore, she has been a voice actor in the “How to Train Your Dragon” series since 2010. From 2015 to 2021, she co-produced and acted in the NBC comedy series “Superstore.” She has also played the main role in the web series, “Christine.”

Moreover, she was a guest narrator at Disney’s Candlelight Processional at Walt Disney World in 2015. Gallery Publishing Group published her edited anthology of stories, “American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures,” In 2018. Ferrera delivered a TED Talk titled “My Identity is a Superpower” in April 2019.

Notable Works

  • Real Women Have Curves
  • Ugly Betty
  • Gotta kick It Up!
  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • Barbie
  • Our Family Wedding
  • Dumb Money
  • Superstore
  • DreamWorks Dragons

Net Worth

She has amassed a net worth of $16 million as of 2024 from her professions as an actress and director. She lives a luxurious lifestyle.

Awards and Recognitions

She has received numerous accolades and recognitions such as a nomination for an Academy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. ‘Time’ listed her as one of the world’s 100 most influential people in 2007, and she was included in BBC’s 100 Women list in 2023.

Social Media Presence

Ferrera is a social media personality. She has millions of followers on her social media profiles. Her fan following has crossed 2M on Instagram.


America Ferrera is an outstanding actress, director, and television producer, and also a doting mother. She is living a very high-profile life thanks to her hard work, commitment, and passion for acting.