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Find Out What Are The Ugly Betty Cast Members Doing These Days

It’s been exactly 8 years since Ugly Betty’s last episode aired back in 2010 and we’re still not over it! This show was not only groundbreaking as it discussed topics rarely seen on primetime television but also because it was centered on a family that was 100% Latino. It’s because we love this show so much that we decided to check out what the Ugly Betty cast has been doing since then.

1. America Ferrera

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Betty Suarez.

Back in 2006, America took primetime television by storm winning the Golden Globe, Emmy, and SAG Award for her role as the lovable but fashion-challenged editor’s assistant, Betty. Landing the main role in this Colombian telenovela adaptation not only allowed her to reach fame but also be praised by the Secretary of Labor for her helping break the Latina stereotype in television.

1. America Ferrera

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After her breakthrough as Betty, she supplied her voice for all 3 How To Train Your Dragon movies, went off to London’s West End to play Roxie Hart in the Chicago musical and as of 2015 starred in the show Superstore. America has done more than just TV, in the past few years, she has been very political as we’ve seen give a speech at the 2017 Women’s March and also campaigning for Hillary.

2. Mark Indelicato

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Justin Suarez.

Just like Betty, Justin was another pivotal character on the show. During its 4 seasons, he became a role model for the younger audience, showing them a boy who was comfortable in his own skin even if he was a lot different from other kids. Not only was the show treating Justin’s sexual identity as a non-issue but also showed one of 1st gay teen kisses on TV.

2. Mark Indelicato

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After the show ended back in 2010, he continued his acting career on shows like Hot in Cleveland, became a fashion blogger, photographer, social media influencer, and singer. He’s also political and a strong supporter of the Women’s March.

3. Vanessa Williams

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Wilhelmina Slater.

Vanessa’s role as Wilhelmina Slater was a big hit for her. She was nominated for the Emmy Awards 3 years in a row and she won several awards including the Teen Choice Award for Best Villian on TV. Later on became she was named one of the Best 100 Characters of the Last 20 Years by Entertainment Weekly and also #25 on the list of TV’s Greatest Villians of All Time.

3. Vanessa Williams

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After her role as Wilhelmina, her next hit was the part of Renne Perry in the last 2 seasons of desperate housewives. She has also been a guest star on several hit shows like The Good Wife, Modern Family, RuPaul’s Drag Race, Broad City, and Phineas & Ferb.

4. Ana Ortiz

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Hilda Suarez.

How to forget Hilda Suarez, the amazing single mom that taught her kid to always feel comfortable with who he was, even when others were judging… The world definitely needs more unconditionally supportive parents like her.

4. Ana Ortiz

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After the show, she starred in Devious Maids, and was a guest star on shows like Revenge, How To Get Away With Murder, The Mindy Project and used her voice for Family Guy. 

5. Eric Mabius

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Daniel Meade.

Throughout the 4 season, we saw how Betty helped her (sometimes clueless) boss grow up and become one of the best Editors-In-Chief MODE magazine ever had.

5. Eric Mabius

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After playing Daniel for 4 seasons, Eric appeared as a guest star on shows like Scandal, The Client List, The L Word (final season), and Chicago Fire. He also got the lead role in Hallmark’s film series Signed, Sealed and Delivered.

6. Rebecca Romijn

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Alexis Meade.

During her 2 seasons on the show, Rebecca played Alexis Meade, one of the 1st fully-realized transgender characters on primetime TV. Even if Alexis was played by a cis-gender woman, the importance of showing her as a successful, family-oriented, intelligent woman is undeniable.

6. Rebecca Romijn

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After being on the show for 2 seasons, she continued working on the X-Men franchise as Mystique, starred her own show The Librarians, has been a guest judge on Project Runway and RuPaul’s Drag Race, and lend her voice for cartoons like The Cleveland Show and Adventure Time.

7. Judith Light

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Claire Meade.

Judith’s role as Claire, the recovered alcoholic matriarch of the Meade family earned her an Emmy nomination back in 2007.

7. Judith Light

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After the show, Judith won 2 Tony Awards and was nominated for 2 Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe, and a SAG Award. She has appeared on shows like the 2nd season of American Crime Story, Nurse Jackie and is a regular on Amazon Studio’s Transparent.

8. Michael Urie

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Marc St. James.

Marc, the loyal and devious assistant of Wilhelmina Slater made us laugh time after time with his sharp tongue and dark humor. 

8. Michael Urie

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After 2010, Michael had a recurring role in The Good Wife and was a guest star in Modern Family. He has also done a lot of theatre productions and directed a few documentaries.

9. Adam Rodriguez

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Bobby Talercio.

Bobby was Betty’s crush during High School when Hilda and him dated. Bobby’s 1st appearance is until season 4 when he gets reacquainted with Hilda and eventually gets married to her.

9. Adam Rodriguez

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After Ugly Betty, he kept playing Erik Delko in CSI: Miami and also had recurring roles in shows like Jane The Virgin, EmpireCriminal Minds, and even Sesame Street.

10. Tony Plana

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Ignacio Suarez.

Ignacio’s struggle during the show was one of the most important topics covered during the 4 seasons, as he was one of the 1st characters on primetime TV to discuss the immigration issues and fears experienced by many.

10. Tony Plana

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After 2010, Tony has appeared on shows like Desperate Housewives, The Fosters, Jane The Virgin, and One Day At A Time. He has also written and directed episodes for shows like CSI and 24. Just like many of the cast members, he’s politically active.

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