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 Betty Suarez (85 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Daniel Meade (85 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Ignacio Suarez (85 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Hilda Suarez (85 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Amanda Tanen / ... (85 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Marc St. James (85 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Justin Suarez (85 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Wilhelmina Slater (85 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Claire Meade (71 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Christina McKinney (66 episodes, 2006-2010)
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 Henry Grubstick (35 episodes, 2006-2010)
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A young, smart and wise woman named Betty Suarez goes on a journey to find her inner beauty. The only problem is that it's hard for a slightly less attractive woman to find her beauty surrounded by tall skinny models at a fashion magazine but Betty doesn't let this stop her or her positive attitude towards her work. Written by James Robson

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The Suarez family is from Mexico, but none of the actors are ethnically Mexican. America Ferrera is Honduran, Tony Plana is Cuban, Ana Ortiz is Puerto Rican-Irish, and Mark Indelicato is Puerto Rican-Italian. See more »

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Marc St. James: In the next few days something big is going to happen at Mode and when it does Wilhelmina is going to be in charge and when she is, these are the people who are staying and these are the people who get the Jimmy Choo.
Amanda Tanen: What?
Marc St. James: The boot.
Amanda Tanen: What?
Marc St. James: Gone.
Amanda Tanen: Huh?
Marc St. James: Later skater.
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Great new show
30 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just watched "Ugly Betty" Thurs. night and I have to say that I think it is a wonderful new series.

Star America Ferrara makes the show completely worthwhile. I have seen most of the new show's that have premiered this season so far and, in my opinion, Ferrara gives hands-down the best new female performance out there. The portrait that she paint's as Betty is realistic, humorous, and makes you feel for her in everything that she does or wants to do. I doubt there is anybody that won't root for this lovely girl (and yes, she is lovely and MORE, even in the "Betty" get-up because she is such a sweet, intelligent, accomplished, and kind person).

The show as a whole is a bit formulaic, but what show isn't up to a certain degree? The rest of the characters are pretty well done (most especially the girls who become Betty's friends at the magazine), though it will take some time to make them as interesting as the main character.

My wife wanted to watch this first episode more than I did, but I'm very glad I watched with her. This will easily be classified as a "chick show" but I believe that anybody will like it once they give it half a chance. Everybody has felt the way Betty feels at some point in there life & that will be a drawing point into her world, I think.

All I can say is WATCH IT. It won't be for everyone but many will be pleasantly surprised. America Ferrara is brilliant. I think she should get her Emmy speech ready now.


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