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Ugly Betty 

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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
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Storyline

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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Ugly is the new beautiful. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

ABC [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Betty the Ugly See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The outside of the modern art museum shown is actually the outside of the New England Aquarium in Boston, with some computer-generated differences. See more »

Quotes

Christina McKinney: Oh, the sound of clinking ice cubes. It's like a Scottish lullaby.
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Referenced in Vecinos: Sesión espiritista (2006) See more »

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Funny and insightful if sometimes a little clichéd
29 October 2006 | by dlee287See all my reviews

A dramedy with a lot of heart. The humor can be pretty subtle which makes it more effective and does not detract from the story line. It also has a moral point of view that shows that the consequences of behavior can be long lasting and far reaching, and that other people are affected even when you want to believe that no one else is being hurt. The fact that Salma Hayeck, who is one of the producers, is willing to make fun of herself by being shown in an over the top Latino soap opera on the TV in Betty's house that her father is hooked on also adds to the levity and fun of the show. The ongoing story thread about Fey is a good hook, since you keep watching to find out what is going on. You find out a little more about the plot line each episode, much like a good mystery.


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