Played by America Ferrera

Actor Bio

America Ferrera stars as Amy, Cloud 9's intelligent and responsible floor supervisor on NBC's hit comedy "Superstore." She also serves as a producer on the series.

Ferrera is perhaps best known for her breakthrough role as Betty Suarez on ABC's hit comedy "Ugly Betty." Ferrera was recognized for her performance on the show with Golden Globe, Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Awards, as well as ALMA and Imagen honors.

Upcoming, she will executive produce Refinery29's "Behind the Headlines," a multimedia experience comprising video, text and images dedicated to humanizing the conversations around the issues that matter to women, and "Only Girl," a docuseries investigating what it means to be a female in a male-dominated field, ranging from baseball players to airplane pilots.

Ferrera was recently seen in Ricky Gervais' satirical film "Special Correspondents" on Netflix, opposite Gervais, Vera Farmiga and Eric Bana. Her recent film credits also include Ryan Piers Williams' drama "X/Y," which she produced and starred in opposite Amber Tamblyn. She also starred in Diego Luna's biopic "Cesar Chavez," receiving an ALMA Award for her portrayal of Cesar Chavez's wife, Helen. She also continues to lend her vocal talents to the DreamWorks Animation franchise "How to Train Your Dragon."

Prior to this, Ferrera was seen in Ryan Piers Williams' feature "The Dry Land," opposite Melissa Leo and Jason Ritter. Released by Maya Entertainment, it won best international film at the 2010 Edinburgh Film Festival. Other film credits include "End of Watch," the crime thriller co-starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna Kendrick and Michael Peña; the drama-comedy "It's a Disaster," alongside Julia Stiles and David Cross; "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" (parts 1 and 2); and the biographical film "Lords of Dogtown," directed by Catherine Hardwicke.

On stage, Ferrera starred in Terrence McNally's off-Broadway production "Lips Together, Teeth Apart" in the fall of 2014. Earlier, she appeared as Crystal in Laura Marks' off-Broadway play "Bethany"; as Roxie Hart in the West End production of the hit musical "Chicago" for an eight-week run; and off-Broadway in "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead."

Ferrera first garnered attention in Hollywood with her starring role in the Patricia Cardoso film "Real Women Have Curves." Her performance earned her a Sundance Jury Award for Best Actress, an Independent Spirit Award nomination for best debut performance, and a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Young Actress.

In 2012, Ferrera appeared as an activist and correspondent in Showtime's Emmy Award-winning documentary "Years of Living Dangerously," which explores the acts, science and human cost of climate change. In the same year, she joined reporter Nicholas Kristof and actresses Diane Lane, Eva Mendes, Meg Ryan, Gabrielle Union and Olivia Wilde in a four-hour internationally broadcast television special for PBS, "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide."

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