America Ferrera Talks Being The First Leading Latina Actress To Win An Emmy!
America Ferrera flashes a big smile while attending the For Your Consideration panel for her hit show Superstore held at the UCB Sunset Theater on Tuesday (June 7) in Los Angeles.
America recently opened up about being the first Latina lead actress to win an Emmy for Ugly Betty.
“I wasn’t even aware of it until after the fact, until other people brought it to my attention, that I was the first Latina to win the Emmy,” America told Variety. “Which was not a big part of the story and I certainly didn’t even think of it that way. Looking back and thinking, ‘Oh wow, that barrier was broken when I won,’ that’s really special and regardless of what happens that can never be undone. I was so in a bubble that I wasn’t even aware of what that moment meant in a larger context for women like me in the industry.”
FYI: America is wearing the Everlane Twill Crop Pant.