America Ferrera and Michael Urie filming Ugly Betty in NYC
Michael Urie and America Ferrera on the set of ‘Ugly Betty’ filming in Chelsea New York City.
You can find America Ferrera in the following movies: “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2″, “Real Women Have Curves”, and coming out in 2010 “How to Train Your Dragon” (animated film).
You can find the show “Ugly Betty” on the ABC network!
Ugly Betty is the story of Betty Suárez, a good-hearted girl from Queens, New York, brave but sorely lacking in fashion sense and aesthetic polish. Betty is suddenly thrust into a different world when she is hired as a personal assistant at Mode, a fashion magazine headquartered in Manhattan and part of the publishing empire of the wealthy Bradford Meade and his family. Meade hires Betty, despite being a fish out of water, to look after (and keep out of trouble from womanizing) his son, newly-installed Mode editor-in-chief Daniel Meade. As time goes by, Betty and Daniel learn to trust one another, and ultimately become friends and allies in a world sometimes beautiful and sometimes maddeningly chaotic.
A cast of characters populates their worlds. Creative Director Wilhelmina Slater, who wanted the Editor-In-Chief position, is Daniel’s nemesis, while Betty finds herself dealing with Marc St. James, Wilhelmina’s assistant/henchman and receptionist Amanda Sommers (originally Tanen until the end of the first season), who wanted Betty’s job in large part, initially, because of her attraction to Daniel. The only friends that Betty trusts at Mode are seamstress Christina McKinney and accountant Henry Grubstick, to whom Betty is attracted; meanwhile, at home she relies on her father Ignacio Suarez, older sister Hilda and Hilda’s son Justin. Daniel’s family, includes his mother Claire Meade; and, after returning from a two-year disappearance, his transsexual and competitive sister Alexis Meade (formerly known as Alex), who has made a successful transition to being female.
In-show parody of the telenovela genre and the original version of Ugly Betty in Latin America.
Betty sports thick-framed eyeglasses and a large and prominent set of dental braces (which have become the most identifiable symbol for both Ferrera’s character and the show itself). Her lackluster physical appearance and awkward nature result in her immediately being singled out in the single-minded world of New York City fashion, and she is quickly saddled with the show’s eponymous nickname. The show contains a degree of surrealism used to express the inner thoughts of its characters. For example, in “I See Me, I.C.U.”, Betty speaks with an earlier version of herself about how far she has come since her first day. – courtesy of wikipedia