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Appearances, News ♦ September 18, 2022

America Ferrera will be the keynote speaker at the 2022 Texas Women’s Foundation Gala on September 29th.

Themed “Texas for All,” the Texas Women’s Foundation’s biggest fundraiser of the year will take place virtually and feature a celebrity keynote speaker: actress America Ferrera. The event will take place 11:30 am-1 pm September 29, and in honor of the 35th anniversary, tickets are just $35 each.

The Texas Women’s Foundation works to advance women’s economic security, leadership, education, health, and safety in Texas through research, advocacy, programs, and grantmaking. For more information or to purchase a ticket, visit txwfluncheon.org.

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Films, News ♦ September 09, 2022

America Ferrera (“Ugly Betty,” “Superstore,”) will star in “Elio,” an upcoming Pixar animated film set to release in Spring 2024. The movie was announced during the D23 expo presentation on Friday.

“Elio” tells the story of the titular 11-year old boy, who is struggling to fit in until he suddenly gets beamed up by aliens and is chosen to be the galactic ambassador of earth. Ferrera voices Olga, Elio’s mother, who is working on a top secret project to decode alien messages. Yonas Kibreab voices the titular character.

Ferrera is best known for her Emmy winning role as Betty Suarez in “Ugly Betty.” In addition, she starred from 2015 to 2021 in the critically acclaimed NBC sitcom “Superstore,” and also directed several episodes and co-produced. Other notable roles include the 2005 film “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants,” and this year’s Apple TV+ miniseries “We Crashed.” Next year will see her star opposite Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in Greta Gerwig’s highly anticipated “Barbie” live-action movie. As a voice actor, Ferrera previously voiced the character Astrid in the three “How to Train Your Dragon” films for Dreamworks Animation.

“Elio” was one of several projects teased by the company during the Friday animation panel.

Source: Variety

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News ♦ August 17, 2022

America Ferrera and Gentefied season 2 are nominated at the 2022 Imagen Awards! America is nominated for the “Best director – television” award and the series is nominated in a total of 5 categories.

This year’s award ceremony will occur on Sunday, October 2, 2022, at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Los Angeles.

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Films, News ♦ April 26, 2022

The newest movie that America Ferrera will appear in, Barbie, now has an official release date! The film will be released in theaters on July 21, 2023.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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Films, News ♦ February 12, 2022

America Ferrera has joined the cast of the upcoming Barbie feature film alongside Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling.

It’s not been shared what role Ferrera will be playing in the world of Barbie, and plot details for the feature are still wrapped up in their original packaging. However, what is known is that the film will be a live-action take on the plastic doll—a first for Mattel.

Source: AV Club

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News, TV Series ♦ February 03, 2022

The new series, WeCrashed, will be premiering at SXSW 2022! If you’re attending the festival in-person, it will be showing on March 12th at the Paramount theater. The premiere episode will also be available online on March 13th!

America Ferrera will be appearing in the series, which will premiere exclusively on Apple TV+ on March 18th.

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News ♦ January 15, 2022

Netflix on Thursday canceled Gentefied. A day later, America Ferrera, who executive produced the half-hour Latinx dramedy alongside creators Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chávez, shared her reaction to Netflix’s decision on Instagram.

“So sad that our beloved Gentefied has reached its end,” she wrote. “I have nothing but immense pride for this gorgeous show and the incredibly talented humans who came together to put something new and deeply authentic on our screens.”

Ferrera praised Lemus and Chávez who “valued and loved us enough to write us into the story with humor, complexity and heart.”

Gentefied, hailed for its authentic Latino representation, could not attract big enough audience for Netflix to order another season as Season 2 did not crack the streamer’s Top 10.

But while Gentefied’s run was ultimately cut short, the show went farther than many other series efforts featuring underrepresented voices and stories. Ferrera was grateful that Gentefied, which follows East Los Angeles Latinos on their respective and collective search for the American Dream, made it to the air and thanked “all who helped make it happen.”

“It’s a small miracle and a monumental feat every time one of our stories is birthed into the world,” she said about the continuing dearth of on-screen representation. “Let’s keep figuring out how to nurture and support our storytellers and stories – there’s still so much work ahead.”

Source: Deadline Hollywood

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