UTPA welcomes Emmy Award-winning actress and activist America Ferrera April 13

The University of Texas-Pan American welcomes Emmy Award-winning actress and activist America Ferrera as its next guest in the Distinguished Speakers Series for the 2014-2015 school year. Ferrera will speak April 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the UTPA Fieldhouse.

Ferrera was originally scheduled to speak at UTPA on March 5 but her appearance was postponed due to poor weather conditions at the time, which prevented her from traveling safely to Edinburg.

Ferrera is best known for her role as Betty Suarez on ABC’s hit comedy series Ugly Betty.” Her performance has earned her several awards including an Emmy, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, an ALMA and various Imagen Awards.

Her most recent achievements include her portrayal as Helen Chavez, Cesar Chavez’s wife, in the film, “Cesar Chavez: An American Hero.” Ferrera also voices the animated character Astrid from the family friendly film, “How to Train your Dragon 2.”

She has starred as Roxie Hart in the musical “Chicago” and her leading role performance in the film “Real Women Have Curves” earned her a Sundance Jury Award for Best Actress.

“An Evening with America Ferrera” will allow UTPA students and the community to learn about…

Read more on The University of Texas-Pan American website.

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