America Ferrera to receive Chairman’s award

The award honours individuals for significant breakthrough in television and will be presented during NAB 2017.

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Washington, D.C – Award-winning actress and producer America Ferrera will receive the NAB Television Chairman’s Award during the NAB Show Television Luncheon. The luncheon will be held Monday, April 24 at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino. Ferrera is best known for her breakthrough role as Betty Suarez on ABC’s comedy Ugly Betty. She was recognised with a Golden Globe, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild Award, ALMA and Imagen Award for her performance.

Ferrera currently produces and stars as Amy in the second season of NBC’s workplace comedy Superstore. She is also a contributor in the EPIX TV mini-series America Divided, a five-part documentary that explores inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labour, criminal justice and other related topics. Ferrera most recently appeared in Showtime’s second season of the groundbreaking documentary The Years of Living Dangerously. She is the executive producer of Refinery 29’s “Behind the Headlines,” a multimedia experience comprising video, text and images dedicated to humanising the conversations around issues that matter to women.

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