‘Ugly Betty’ Cast Then and Now

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Ugly Betty is a delightful show that ran from 2006 to 2010 and tells a story about a woman named Betty who starts working for a high-end fashion magazine called The Mode. The thing about Betty is she doesn’t exactly fit in with the elite fashion world. The show follows her adventures in a classic fish-out-water story. See where the cast of this lovable show is now.

Rebecca Romijn as Alexis Meade

We won’t spoil the show for you, but we will say that Alexis Meade was a huge plot twist in the series. Well, Rebecca Romijn’s career isn’t surprising at all, as the actress continues to be successful in Hollywood. She has voiced Lois Lane in four different animated superhero films, and appeared in The Librarians, Eastwick, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, and X-Men.

Ashley Jensen as Christina McKinney

Christina McKinney was Betty’s best friend in her intimidating work environment. Ashley Jensen has continued that success across the pond by starring in the UK series Agatha Raisin. She’s also appeared in Accidentally on Purpose, Catastrophe, Love & Marriage, and After Life.

Vanessa Williams as Wilhelmina Slater

As a former beauty queen, Vanessa Williams was the perfect person to play Betty’s scarily fashionable boss Wilhelmina Slater. In fact, the actress did such a good job in the role that she won the Best TV Villain award at the 2007  Teen Choice Awards. Since then, Williams has starred in 666 Park Ave and Daytime Divas.

Becki Newton as Amanda Tanen

Amanda Tanen was low-key everyone’s favorite character from Ugly Betty. Since being the receptionist we hated to love, Becki Newton has lent her voice to the animated series American Dad. She’s also starred in The Lincoln Lawyer, Love Bites, How I Met Your Mother, and Divorce.

America Ferrera as Betty Suarez

Betty Suarez was the hero of Ugly Betty, and we all watched her grow in confidence and integrity throughout the series. The role earned America Farrera a SAG and Golden Globe award. She’s also starred in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and another popular series, Superstore.

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These days, Ferrera is trending for her role in the movie Barbie, which has earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress.