Smart but wholesome Betty embraces her unique appearance and independent attitude in the cutthroat world of New York fashion.
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Series cast summary:
America Ferrera ...  Betty Suarez 85 episodes, 2006-2010
Eric Mabius ...  Daniel Meade 85 episodes, 2006-2010
Tony Plana ...  Ignacio Suarez 85 episodes, 2006-2010
Ana Ortiz ...  Hilda Suarez 85 episodes, 2006-2010
Becki Newton ...  Amanda Tanen / ... 85 episodes, 2006-2010
Michael Urie ...  Marc St. James 85 episodes, 2006-2010
Mark Indelicato ...  Justin Suarez 85 episodes, 2006-2010
Vanessa Williams ...  Wilhelmina Slater 85 episodes, 2006-2010
Judith Light ...  Claire Meade 71 episodes, 2006-2010
Ashley Jensen ...  Christina McKinney 66 episodes, 2006-2010
Christopher Gorham ...  Henry Grubstick 35 episodes, 2006-2010


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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Fashion has a new face (UK) See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Did You Know?


The house in which the Suarez family live in is not a real house. The inside of the house is a set and the outside is just 1 wall against a green screen to create a fake street with many other homes. This is the case when the show was filmed in Los Angeles, when the show relocated to New York, an actual house in Jackson Heights, Queens was used for the exteriors. See more »


Betty Suarez: You are an attractive, intelligent, confident businesswoman.
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Excellent Show !
4 February 2010 | by trixyinazSee all my reviews

We all have an "Ugly Betty" in us. This show is fantastic. I love the warm messages you get from each episode. At first I was like, "these people are mean to Betty." or "I don't want my daughter ever to act like that...perhaps this isn't a show for her.", but by time the episode ends, the true message that you get from the show is astounding and a show everyone can learn from. I can cry, laugh, feel sad, get excited all in one episode. The emotions run high and you can't help but feel for these characters as if you know them personally. It's fresh and such an innovative comedy. The only thing I am upset about is the channel in which it airs. It is canceling it this season and as we know, the storyline will be rushed and it will not receive the proper finale it deserves. I am saddend to see it go as its loyal viewers will not see their characters evolve into what the writers had intended. Only 7 or so episodes justice can be served with trying to finalize a series in such little time. This is a series that I will buy on DVD and keep for my children and grandchildren. Thanks to the writers for bringing us such a great family show, and no thanks to ABC for changing the time slot, losing views and cancelling this amazing, witty and cleaverly written show. After ABC canceled Life on Mars, I stopped tuning in to new shows on that Network. After Betty is gone, I'll wait for Lost to end and then ABC will be banned from our household. I wish another network would pick up UB so it can get the recognition it so deserves.

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Release Date:

28 September 2006 (USA) See more »

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Betty the Ugly See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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