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FIRST LOOK: America Ferrera Returns to TV on The Good Wife | Alan Cumming, America Ferrera

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FIRST LOOK: America Ferrera Returns to TV on The Good Wife

Originally posted 02/08/2011 10:45AM

She's going from Ugly to sexy!

America Ferrera will step into the legal arena on CBS's The Good Wife in her first television role since Ugly Betty ended last year.

Ferrera, 26, will come in as "a potential love interest for Alan Cumming's character, Eli," a source tells PEOPLE.

Her first episode airs Feb. 22, and she will be on for at least two more. Her character, a DePaul University student majoring in economics, "will play a central role in the political race for State's Attorney," the source says.

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Ugly Betty Actor Calls Mother's Murder 'the Work of God'

Ugly Betty Actor Calls Mother's Murder 'the Work of God'

Originally posted 11/26/2010 12:00PM

Onetime Ugly Betty bit-part actor Michael Brea has confessed to brutally killing his mother with a three-foot ceremonial Freemason sword – saying God told him to do so because she was possessed by a demon.

"I didn't kill her. I killed the demon inside her," Brea, 31, told New York's Daily News in a prison-ward interview at Bellevue Hospital, where he is being psychiatrically evaluated.

Brea said he heard voices, including that of God, instructing him to attack his mother Yannick, 55. He confronted her late Monday night in the Brooklyn apartment they shared together.

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Ugly Betty Actor Wanted 'Sinner' Mother to Repent: Reports

Ugly Betty Actor Wanted 'Sinner' Mother to Repent: Reports

Originally posted 11/24/2010 11:00AM

The bit-player Ugly Betty actor who allegedly killed his mother with a samurai sword in Brooklyn on Tuesday was in the throes of a religious frenzy and shouting at his mother to repent for being a sinner, according to multiple reports.

Michael Brea, 31, who has been charged with murder, howled, "Sinner! Sinner! You never accepted Jesus!" at his mother Yannick before killing her, neighbors and police told New York's Daily News.

He screamed at her to repent and later told psychiatrists at Bellevue Hospital that he had seen the devil in her, according to the New York Post.

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Report: Ugly Betty Actor Kills Mother with Samurai Sword

Report: Ugly Betty Actor Kills Mother with Samurai Sword

Originally posted 11/23/2010 02:40PM

An actor who had bit parts on Ugly Betty and in Step-Up 3D has allegedly murdered his mother with a samurai sword, according to reports.

A black 55-year-old woman identified as Yannick Brea was found dead in a Brooklyn apartment with multiple stab wounds early Tuesday morning, the NYPD confirms to PEOPLE.

A male was taken into custody and transported to Kings County Hospital, and while the NYPD is not yet releasing the alleged suspect's name, WPIX-11 in New York reports he is Michael Brea, 31, and that he used a samurai sword to commit the crime.

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Bye Bye, Ugly Betty — See You on the Big Screen?

Bye Bye, Ugly Betty — See You on the Big Screen?

Originally posted 04/15/2010 12:00AM

Ugly Betty: The Movie? It just might happen, according to actress Ana Ortiz.

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America Ferrera Says Goodbye to Ugly Betty

America Ferrera Says Goodbye to Ugly Betty

Originally posted 02/25/2010 12:00AM

Ugly Betty may be in its final season, but that doesn't mean Betty herself is ready to let go.

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ABC Cancels Ugly Betty

ABC Cancels Ugly Betty

Originally posted 01/27/2010 12:00AM

Say goodbye to Betty Suarez and the stylish staff of Mode magazine. ABC announced Wednesday that Ugly Betty has been canceled.

"We've mutually come to the difficult decision to make this Ugly Betty’s final season, and are announcing now as we want to allow the show ample time to write a satisfying conclusion," executive producer Silvio Horta and ABC president Steve McPherson said in a joint statement. "We are extremely proud of this groundbreaking series, and felt it was important to give the fans a proper farewell."

Mark Indelicato, who plays Betty's nephew, Justin Suarez, called working on the show a learning experience. “It’s been an amazing four years," Indelicato, 15, tells PEOPLE. "I’ve learned so much from the wonderful actors I have worked with. It’s sad to see this come so unexpectedly but I think that we all recognize the tremendous work that we have done -- and am very grateful for that.”

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Ana Ortiz's Daughter Serves as Ugly Betty's Mascot | Ana Ortiz

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Ana Ortiz's Daughter Serves as Ugly Betty's Mascot

Originally posted 09/21/2009 07:30AM

Just three weeks after giving birth to her first child, daughter Paloma Louise, Ugly Betty star Ana Ortiz was back on set, baby in tow.

"[Paloma]'s like a little Ugly Betty mascot," Ortiz, 38, told PEOPLE at the Fitness Mind, Body, Spirit Games in New York City last week. "Everybody is constantly popping into my room to pick her up or talk to her. She has this whole other family at [the show], and it's great."


During takes, her mother and costar Mark Indelicato's mom watch Paloma, now 3 months old, whose father is Ortiz's husband, musician Noah Lebenzon.

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Ugly Betty's Ana Ortiz Welcomes a Baby Girl | Ana Ortiz

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UpdatePosted 06/28/2009 05:00PM

Ugly Betty's Ana Ortiz Welcomes a Baby Girl

Originally posted 06/28/2009 03:30PM

Ugly Betty star Ana Ortiz and her husband, musician Noah Lebenzon, have welcomed their first child, a daughter, on Saturday, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.

"She is elated and completely glowing," said Ortiz's rep. "She is surrounded by her friends and family and so happy to be a mom. She is just really enjoying the moment. The baby is absolutely beautiful."

The baby girl – Paloma Louise Lebenzon – was born at 4:25 p.m. in New York City and weighed 7 lbs., 10 oz.

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Ugly Betty Love Triangle in the Works | America Ferrera

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Ugly Betty Love Triangle in the Works

Originally posted 04/24/2009 01:30PM

Ugly Betty is back – and so is her first love!

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