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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 ... See full summary »
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 48 wins & 118 nominations. See more awards »

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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
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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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Fashion has a new face (UK) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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ABC [United States]

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USA

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English

Release Date:

28 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Betty the Ugly See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Silvio Horta revealed in an interview that it was entirely the network's decision to hire Lindsay Lohan on the show, against Horta's own wishes. Lohan was so difficult to work with that even though she signed up for six episodes in season 3, her character was written out after three. See more »

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Betty Suarez: [Betty wants to set up Daniel with another celebrity] Somebody like Jennifer Aniston would be amazing.
Christina McKinney: Betty, fixing up Daniel isn't part of your job description, is it?
Betty Suarez: I know, I know, I just feel so guilty. What about Tara Reid?
Christina McKinney: Lovely. Dinner with Tara Reid, breakfast at the free clinic.
Betty Suarez: Right. Oh, Gisele! I wish I could make that happen, Gisele would make Daniel forget about Sofia.
Christina McKinney: So do it.
Betty Suarez: What do you mean, "So do it"? It's Gisele, it's not like we go to the same laundromat.
Christina McKinney: Don't be such ...
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Quirky and funny
30 September 2006 | by dalemarshallSee all my reviews

Not the usual network fare. The story may be an old one, but the cast delivers and there are some amusing barbs that strike home. The Hispanic-American environment for Betty's family gives the formula new life, with true-to-life touches like the telenovela playing on the TV at home. Mark Indelicato as Betty's nephew is believable with a subtle touch in a role that could easily be overplayed for cheap laughs. Vanessa Williams gets a chance to vamp as the conniving, power-hungry rival for the company, and Gina Gershon offers a wonderful parody -- or is it? -- of an aging supermodel. The Beautiful People -- and the less-than-perfect who also inhabit their world, however under-appreciated -- are here in force.


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