Ugly Betty alum America Ferrera looked back at her rollercoaster year via Instagram and here's what she said! Scroll down to keep reading. Ugly Betty is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Silvio Horta, which it has gained a cult following. With the end of the series, talk arose of a push by Ana Ortiz and America Ferrera for an Ugly Betty movie. The adaptation of a Colombian telenovela, starring America Ferrera as braces-wearing fashion industry wannabe Betty Suarez, reversed the.