10 Questions for America Ferrera

The final episode of Ugly Betty airs on April 14. America Ferrera will now take your questions

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Portrait of American actress America Ferrera photographed by Henny Garfunkel during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival promoting the film The Dry Land.

Has playing Betty on Ugly Betty given you a different perspective on the role beauty plays in a woman's life?Lauren Moon, New Brunswick, N.J.
Definitely. In Hollywood there's a certain role that women fill, and it's usually to be eye candy. I'm pretty lucky that I've gotten to play parts that — like Betty — ask what a woman has to offer if she's not perfect and beautiful.

Where did the name America come from?Kimberly Laczniak, Milwuakee
I'm named after my mother. In Latin America, April 14 is Day of the Americas, and my mother was born on...

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