America Ferrera

by ethnic on August 24, 2008

Birth Name: America Georgine Ferrera

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, USA

Date of Birth: April 18, 1984

Ethnicity: Honduran

America Ferrera is an American actress. She is well known for her role as “Ugly Betty” on the television show of the same name.

America is the daughter of América Griselda Ayes and Carlos Gregorio Ferrera, who were from Tegucigalpa, in the Central American nation of Honduras. 90 percent of Hondurans are Mestizo, a mixture of Native American and European. The remainder of the population is made up of Native American, Black and White people.

America is married to actor, writer, and director Ryan Piers Williams.

America’s paternal grandparents were Don Carlos Ferrera (the son of Gregorio Ferrera and Maria Luisa) and Georgina. Gregorio was the son of Sebastian Ferrera and Gregoria Gonzalez.

Source: Genealogy of America Ferrera (focusing on her father’s side) – https://www.geni.com

photo by s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

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Ajaxfan October 26, 2015 at 11:26 am

Seriously, she is named ”Ameirca”?

Ajaxfan October 26, 2015 at 11:27 am

America*

yamilethmiller April 11, 2015 at 4:40 pm

I’m actually from Honduras, so I can tell you accurately that besides her Native American ancestry she also has European, African, Middle Eastern and Asian ancestry. Hondurans are probably the most mixed group from Latin America. Most of us tend to have non Spanish names.
Most, if not all of Hondurans have Black ancestry. Actually Black people in Honduras are very much treasured dearly. They are mostly honest, hardworking and creative people.

cwm85 July 31, 2015 at 6:24 pm

My ex boyfriend looked mestizo with maybe so arab…

Sully January 20, 2015 at 6:05 pm

She looks similar to Jordan Sparks who is half White, half- Black. http://p2e.mobi/wp-content/uploads/jordin-sparks-9.jpg

I don’t really see the Native American in here, and would assume, just be looking at her, that she was more Black than Native American. I have 3rd generation Mulatto cousins (with slight Native American ancestry) who look like her. But anyways, she is what she is, but I wouldn’t be surprised if she was more so of Sub-Saharan descent than European or Native American.

Man in NY July 2, 2016 at 2:07 pm

@Sully “She looks similar to Jordan Sparks who is half White, half- Black….I don’t really see the Native American in here, and would assume, just be looking at her, that she was more Black than Native American. I have 3rd generation Mulatto cousins (with slight Native American ancestry) who look like her. But anyways, she is what she is, but I wouldn’t be surprised if she was more so of Sub-Saharan descent than European or Native American.”

I also thought she bears some similarity to Jordin Sparks. We can only speculate, but she probably has a mix of all three influences that you mentioned.

wendycs June 1, 2014 at 7:31 am

She is Mestiza, I can see the Indian in her features. I am Mestiza too, but look completly different (caucasian with dark eyes)

Nikki April 21, 2014 at 2:35 pm

She looks native american and spanish and honduran to me

PandaCutie May 17, 2014 at 8:04 pm

Thats what Mestizo is…
Native and Spanish…making her “Honduran” geez louise…

WTF April 17, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Honduras has some Black people living there, so it’s not impossible for her to be part black. She looks multiracial to me. Indigenous, Spanish (WHITE), and Black.

Europa May 21, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Where on earth do you see the black in her? She’s at least 70% white and 30% native, not a percent of black

Check7t April 17, 2014 at 8:37 am

She looks like a quadroon. I see minor Native influences in all honesty.

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