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America Ferrera Reveals Her Latest Musical Obsession

America Ferrera Reveals Her Latest Musical Obsession

Originally posted 03/22/2014 12:15PM

Ferrera, who admits she's not the best with (celeb!) names, chatted with PEOPLE this week about "one last thing" ...

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PHOTOS: Blake & Ryan Attend Amber Tamblyn's Wedding | Amber Tamblyn, David Cross

Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds Attend Amber Tamblyn's Wedding

Originally posted 10/09/2012 12:30PM

When Amber Tamblyn and David Cross got married on Saturday, it was a star-studded affair.

Newlyweds Blake Lively – who starred with Tamblyn in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants – and Ryan Reynolds were on hand for the celebration, as were Amy Poehler, America Ferrera, Alexis Bledel, Kristen Schaal and Jason Ritter.

Questlove – who deejayed the reception – shared photos from the couple's nuptials, hashtagged with #weddinginthewoods, with his Instagram followers on Tuesday.

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Eva Mendes Embarks on 'Life-Changing' Visit to Sierra Leone | Eva Mendes

Eva Mendes Embarks on 'Life-Changing' Visit to Sierra Leone

Originally posted 10/01/2012 09:50AM

With a visit to Sierra Leone, Eva Mendes is helping raise awareness about serious issues affecting girls and women around the world.

Based on the best-selling book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the new series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide introduces Mendes and other stars, including America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde to women and girls living under difficult circumstances, ranging from maternal death to prostitution.

Mendes, 38, kicks off the four-hour series – airing Oct. 1 and 2 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS – with her visit to Sierra Leone, where she meets with activist Amie Kandeh, a survivor of gender-based violence working with the International Rescue Committee to help other survivors toward safe, productive futures.

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America Ferrera Is Married!

UpdatePosted 06/28/2011 03:00PM

America Ferrera Is Married!

Originally posted 06/28/2011 01:10PM

She may have played Ugly Betty on TV, but America Ferrera glowed as a gorgeous bride when she tied the knot with longtime boyfriend Ryan Piers Williams.

The Emmy-winning actress, 27, and Williams were married Monday night in "an intimate setting amongst close friends and family," her rep tells PEOPLE. "The bride wore a dress by Amsale's Christos label and Fred Leighton earrings."

Guests at the ceremony included the actress's former Ugly Betty costars Vanessa Williams, Rebecca Romijn, her husband Jerry O'Connell and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants's Blake Lively.

The couple, who became engaged in June 2010, first met when Williams cast Ferrera in his student film at the University of Southern California.

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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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America Ferrera: Working on Fiancé's Film Was Like Giving Birth

America Ferrera: Working on Fiancé's Film Was Like Giving Birth

Originally posted 07/26/2010 05:30AM

America Ferrera and Ryan Piers Williams are engaged, but lately they have been focusing on some very parental duties, according to the Ugly Betty star.

Williams wrote and directed The Dry Land, which stars Ferrera, who also executive produced. Based on war veterans affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the film "certainly is his baby, and I feel like I've been here to get to witness it," Ferrera told PEOPLE at last week's premiere of the movie in Los Angeles. "It's a little bit like he had the pregnancy and I'm holding his hand through Lamaze."

Meanwhile, their active work schedules have left the couple little time for wedding planning. "If there is a scale between 0 and 10, I'm at like negative 10," Ferrara says. "I haven't gone there and [am] not thinking about it. We got engaged and then left for Iraq the next day."

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Costar: America Ferrera & Fiancé Destined for 'Fairytale Life'

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Costar: America Ferrera and Fiancé Destined for 'Fairytale Life'

Originally posted 06/18/2010 01:00PM

Now that America Ferrera is engaged, her Ugly Betty costar and close pal Mark Indelicato says her fiancé Ryan Piers Williams is a lucky man.

"America is going to be a great wife," Indelicato tells PEOPLE. "She is so cool and so loving and committed."

Costar Ana Ortiz also has praise for the happy couple. "They are ready to start a new chapter together," she says. "That takes a lot of love and a lot of guts."



Ortiz quips about the Ugly Betty star, "Oh, and she will be bossy!"

For four years playing Ferrera's nephew Justin Suarez on the ABC comedy series that ended in April, Indelicato witnessed the couple's relationship firsthand and thinks she has met the perfect guy.

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America Ferrera Is Engaged!

America Ferrera Is Engaged!

Originally posted 06/17/2010 03:30PM

Ugly Betty is going to make one beautiful bride!

Actress America Ferrera is engaged to marry longtime boyfriend Ryan Piers Williams, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Ferrera, 26, first met Williams at the University of Southern California when he cast her in his student film.



On Wednesday, the actress sported her new diamond on the red carpet at the Edinburgh Film Festival screening of The Illusionist in Scotland.

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Jessica Alba, Brooke Shields to Judge Tribeca Film Festival | Brooke Shields, Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba, Brooke Shields to Judge Tribeca Film Festival

Originally posted 04/20/2010 11:15AM

Jessica Alba, Brooke Shields, Alicia Keys and America Ferrera have been summoned to jury duty – for New York's Tribeca Film Festival.

Joining them on the judging panel will be Zach Braff, Aaron Eckhart, Justin Bartha, Selma Blair, Peter Facinelli, Cheryl Hines and Whoopi Goldberg.

Their civic duty to the independent film community involves being holed up in screening rooms and together choosing their favorite entries – with 12 narrative films and 12 documentaries competing for $100,000 in cash prizes.

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Dina Lohan: Lindsay & America Feud Rumors 'Just Silly' | America Ferrera, Lindsay Lohan

Dina Lohan: Lindsay & America Feud Rumors 'Just Silly'

Originally posted 10/28/2008 01:35PM

Despite reports of ugliness between Lindsay Lohan and America Ferrera on the set of Ugly Betty, Dina Lohan tells PEOPLE that her daughter "had fun" working on the show.

"It was just silly," Dina Lohan said of the reports about her daughter battling on-set and off with Ferrara. "America's a doll. And they said [Lindsay] brought a posse. It was my mother and myself, and [sister] Ali. It was not a posse. We had sushi and no one trashed the room."

Dina adds that Lindsay doesn't know why her six-episode guest stint on the ABC show was cut to four, but says the actress enjoyed her time there. "She had fun on Ugly Betty," says Dina, who spoke with PEOPLE Monday at Animal Fair magazine's Halloween Pet Costume Party in New York City. "It was long hours and when you're on a movie set it's a lot different. She's not used to television, but it was fun."

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