America Ferrera

#OverItMoment: Ferrera worked with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof to film a documentary series called Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide that focused on human trafficking in India.

America Ferrera was born on April 18, 1984 in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from USC in 2013 with a degree in international relations. She is a Honduran-American actress known for her roles in Real Women Have Curves, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Ugly Betty. Ferrera was the first Latina to receive the Outstanding Lead Actress Primetime Emmy Award. In 2007, she was listed on TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list for breaking down racial inequality and being a positive role model for Latinas. Ferrera is also a political activist who supported Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, attended the 2012 Democratic National Convention, spoke at the Women’s March on Washington in 2017 and spoke at the Families Belong Together protest in 2018. She supports the #MeToo campaign and helped kickstart Time’s Up.

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