America Ferrera

April 14

Bye-Bye, Betty

Ferrera stars in her final episode of Ugly Betty, which ABC cancels after four seasons. "I never really pictured myself being on television. I couldn’t imagine a world coming along that would entice me enough to sign away years and years of my life to one character," she tells Parade. "Then Betty came around. I was 21 when I started and I’ve learned so much and grown so much as a person."

America Ferrera

June 17

America Gets Engaged

Months after saying goodbye to Ugly Betty, Ferrera says hello to a new fiancé when longtime love Ryan Piers Williams pops the question. The actress debuts her diamond engagement ring at the Edinburgh Film Festival screening of The Illusionist in Scotland.


America Ferrera

June 27

A Surprise Wedding

Wearing a dress by Amsale's Christos label, Ferrera, 27, ties the knot with Ryan Piers Williams, 30, in "an intimate setting amongst close friends and family," her rep tells PEOPLE. "We kind of connected from the get-go on that professional level and that was something that really drew us to each other," the actress told PEOPLE after her engagement.

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BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Patrick Harbron/ABC; J.H.Saunders/Landov; Jami Saunders

Edited by Julia Wang

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