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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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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."
Originally posted 10/23/2008 04:25PM
Amid rumors of an unpretty rivalry on Ugly Betty between guest star Lindsay Lohan and star America Ferrera, Lohan's agreed-upon six episodes have been cut to four, Page Six reports.
Reps from both sides, however, insist that everything is fine.
"Lindsay was scheduled for six episodes and is appearing in four but had a lovely time," a Lohan spokesperson said.
"America is grateful to have had her on the show and thinks everyone should tune in to see how great the episodes are," Ferrera rep Carrie Byalick said.
Producers of the ABC series tell PEOPLE, "Lindsay wrapped up her arc and is done filming. She did a great job and we enjoyed having her. Viewers can look forward to her episodes tonight and next week."
Originally posted 09/11/2008 02:10PM
America Ferrera says TV depicts female friendships in a skewed light.
"Like, if you're watching The Hills or 90210, all the backstabbing shapes the way we act," the Seventeen cover girl says in the magazine's October issue.
"I mean, I love Blake [Lively]; she's a wonderful friend of mine, but shows like Gossip Girl kind of condition us to be mean."
Originally posted 07/29/2008 09:25AM
When it came to telling her TV colleagues that she and husband Jerry O'Connell would be having twins, Ugly Betty's Rebecca Romijn handled the announcement quietly before the news went public.
Not that their reactions were subdued. "[We're] so excited," said Betty star America Ferrera at Monday's New York City premiere of her movie Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2.
"I'm so happy for them," gushed Ferrera, 24. "They're going to be the best parents. I don't think there could be a more wonderful father to girls."
Originally posted 07/01/2008 06:00AM
America Ferrera, lunching with a male friend at a corner table inside New York's the Coffee Shop in Union Square. The Ugly Betty star will soon be calling the Big Apple home: Production on her hit show has relocated to the city for the third season.
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