Carlos Gregorio Ferrara can be recognized as the father of renowned actress America Ferrera, known for her leading role as Betty Suarez on the American Broadcasting Company’s comedy-drama television series Ugly Betty.
Carlos Gregorio Ferrera’s Family
America Georgine Ferrera was born on April 18, 1984, in Los Angeles, California, to América Griselda Ayes and Carlos Gregorio Ferrera. Both her parents were originally from Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and emigrated to the United States in the mid-1970s before they had children. Carlos Gregorio Ferrera was a businessman by profession and was born and raised in La Esperanza, Honduras. His parents were Don Carlos and Georgina. America has five elder siblings that include four sisters and one brother. She is the youngest of all.
Although America and her siblings were born and raised in Los Angeles, she jokes that she was a Valley Girl, and she feels a connection to Honduras because of the culture she grew up with. When America was seven, her parents divorced and her father returned to Honduras, where he was born. After returning there from the US, Carlos opened a computer school and had some success in this endeavor. Carlos died in 2010.
After the divorce, America’s mother stayed back in the U.S. with all her children and worked as the director of the housekeeping staff for one of the Hilton Hotels.
America first met actor Ryan Piers Williams when he cast her in a student film at USC. The couple got engaged in June 2010, when Ryan gave her the ring worth $70000. They got married on June 27, 2011. On May 29, 2018, America gave birth to a boy, Sebastian Piers Williams, and her daughter, Lucia Marisol Williams was born on May 4, 2020. She lives in New York with her husband and kids.
Carlos Gregorio Ferrera’s Career
Ferrera is characterized as a beloved actress whose fame began as a teenager when she appeared in Real Women Have Curves and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Her role in Ugly Betty earned her an Emmy and a Golden Globe award, at age 23. She is the youngest person to win an Emmy for Lead Actress. She appeared in ‘The Dry Land’ which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and ran at the Dallas International Film Festival where it won the top prize in the Filmmaker Award for Best Narrative Feature. She was one of People Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful People in 2009 and Time magazine’s 50 Most Influential People in 2006.
Carlos Gregorio Ferrera’s Net Worth
Carlos died in 2010. He has not disclosed his net worth in public had been living a very private life. He was only known and recognized as America’s father. America Ferrera is an actress, director & producer. As of 2022, she has a net worth of $16 million, and her husband Ryan Piers Williams, who is also an actor, director, and writer has a net worth of $5 million.