America Georgine Ferrera was born on April 18, 1984. America Ferrera is an American actress. Ferrera, the youngest of six siblings, was born in Los Angeles, California, to parents who emigrated to the United States from Honduras in the mid-1970s. Her mother is a hotel executive in charge of housecleaning staff. Later, her mother divorced her father and raised six children – five girls, one boy – while stressing the importance of higher education. Five have graduated from college and America is working on earning her degree.