The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is proud to announce the appointment of renowned television and film actress and social activist America Ferrera as its new Global Goodwill Ambassador.

Ferrera is an Oscar-nominated and Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG Award-winning celebrated actress, director, and producer, known for her many iconic roles in TV and film including Ugly Betty, Real Women Have Curves, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Superstore, and most recently, the history-making Barbie, for which she garnered her first Academy Award nomination.

“I could not be more honored to be entrusted with the role of IOM’s Global Goodwill Ambassador,” said America Ferrera. “I’m so excited for the opportunity to continue amplifying stories that move us towards better and safer solutions for global migration.”

“The issue of migration has always been so close to my heart. As an advocate, I’ve spent years listening and learning about the experiences and struggles of migrants, and I’ve had the privilege of witnessing the great value they have to contribute as they pursue happy and healthy lives for themselves and their families. This issue means a great deal to me personally, as I am the daughter of Honduran immigrants to the U.S. and my story is a migration story,” she added.

As a Global Goodwill Ambassador, Ferrera intends to continue speaking on issues she has been involved with in the past, including migration, women’s rights, amplifying underrepresented voices, and community engagement.

“IOM is delighted to welcome America Ferrera as our Global Goodwill Ambassador,” said IOM Director General Amy Pope. “Her dedication to migrant issues, especially those affecting women, is truly inspiring. We look forward to working together to raise awareness of the benefits and opportunities of migration, for women and the millions of people on the move worldwide.”

The announcement was made today in New York, during IOM’s International Dialogue on Migration.

America Ferrera joins Olympic champion and long-distance runner Sir Mo Farah as IOM’s first-ever Global Goodwill Ambassadors, as well as nine Regional and National Goodwill Ambassadors.

For more on IOM’s Goodwill Ambassador Programme, please visit: https://www.iom.int/iom-goodwill-ambassador-programme

May 21, 2024 Jennifer Comments Off on Actress and Activist America Ferrera Appointed IOM Global Goodwill Ambassador

Hi everyone! First, I want to apologize for the sporadic updates in the past 6 months. I’ve been really busy with offline responsibilities including working full-time and finishing up my Master’s thesis. I am now finished with my thesis and will have more free time to get back to updating my fan sites; thank you for hanging in there with me!

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February 17, 2024 Jennifer Comments Off on Event Photos From This Week

America Ferrera will be a guest on some talk shows this upcoming week!

  • Tuesday, February 13th: Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC
  • Thursday, February 15th: Late Night with Seth Meyers on NBC
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On the evening of February 7 in New York City, the stars gathered on Fifth Avenue for the grand opening of Chanel’s first Watches & Fine Jewelry flagship boutique in the United States. Attending the glamorous event were Michelle Williams, Katie Holmes, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Olsen, Zazie Beetz, and many more. But one celeb in particular shined bright in an all-black, sheer dress topped with a long raven coat: America Ferrera, who has been the name on everybody’s lips since her recent Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for Barbie.

There was yet another star in the mix—only this time, it was around Ferrera’s neck: the Chanel Fil De Comète collar, made of 18-karat white gold and diamonds. “It felt like a bold statement,” Ferrera said of the piece. Indeed, the night called for a more-is-more approach to jewelry—so working with her stylist, Karla Welch, Ferrera topped off the comet-inspired necklace with a pair of Chanel’s dazzling Étoile Filante 1932 earrings. “The dress and the jewelry really complemented one another, but we’re letting the diamonds shine and be the center of attention tonight.” Of course, they could only go so far in outshining Ferrera, who, after starring in such film favorites as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Real Women Have Curves, is finally getting the attention from the Academy that she deserves. Here, the actress discusses her upcoming projects, her fashion plan for the Oscars, and her most prized pieces of jewelry.

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February 8, 2024 Jennifer Comments Off on America Ferrera Talks Her Feature Directorial Debut and the Diamonds That Make Her Dance

It’s been a big year for America Ferrera: The “Barbie” star just received her first Academy Award nomination, and her directorial debut is now in development at Amazon MGM Studios’ Orion Pictures.

Now, the actor, producer and author is being honored by the University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts (SDA) as the recipient of its second annual Multihyphenate Award. The award celebrates artists whose career embraces versatility and innovation in the multifaceted landscape of the entertainment world.

“I’m honored to receive the Multihyphenate Award,” said Ferrera. “Since my days at USC I have had the privilege to explore my many passions and interests. I’ve created my own path by staying true to all the different things I care about and love doing. We do not need to limit our creative lives to neat job titles. I hope students feel inspired to explore the diverse facets within themselves in order to find their own unique paths.”

“America Ferrera’s remarkable journey in the entertainment industry is a testament to the transformative power of storytelling,” said Dr. Emily Roxworthy, Dean of the USC School of Dramatic Arts. “As the recipient of the Multihyphenate Award, America embodies the spirit of innovation and resilience that we aim to instill in our students. Her impact goes beyond the screen, inspiring the next generation of storytellers to embrace diversity, creativity, and the limitless possibilities within the realm of dramatic arts.”

Last year, Mindy Kaling was honored with the inaugural award in an event that marked the commencement of SDA’s Multihyphenate Masterclass Series. The series, which has included Colman Domingo, Judith Light and more, aims to empower students with the skills and knowledge needed to sustain careers as working artists in entertainment today.

Ferrera will be feted on Feb. 11 in USC’s Bing Theatre, in an event also featuring a Q&A session moderated by the head of USC’s Dramatic Writing program Luis Alfaro, a distinguished Chicano playwright and associate professor. The discussion will cover Ferrera’s multifaceted career and the art of being a multihyphenate artist. The event is exclusively open to current USC students.

Source: Variety

February 7, 2024 Jennifer Comments Off on America Ferrera to Receive USC School of Dramatic Arts’ Multi-Hyphenate Award