One way to learn about some of the biggest television talents of the past few years is by looking at a list of the "Ugly Betty" cast. "Ugly Betty" was a television program that aired from the autumn of 2006 to the spring of 2010. The dramatic comedy show was centered around the title character, Betty Suarez, and her competitive work environment at the high fashion magazine "Mode." "Ugly Betty" was based on the Latin American telenovela "Yo Soy Betty, La Fea."

  1. America Ferrera is a young Honduran-American actress who portrayed the main character. The Los Angeles native has been active in Hollywood since her 2002 movie debut, "Real Women Have Curves." Other notable movie roles for the raven-haired and curvaceous thespian include "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," "How to Train Your Dragon" and "The Dry Land."

  2. Vanessa Williams is a seasoned actress and and pop vocalist who played the cunning, arrogant and self-obsessed Mode creative director, Wilhelmina Slater. The New York-born actress has been well-known since her days as a beauty pageant queen in the 1980s. Some of Vanessa Williams' best known movies include "Soul Food," "Eraser" and "Shaft."

  3. Becki Newton is an attractive sandy-blonde actress who part of the Ugly Betty cast as Amanda Tannen, a receptionist in the office. The Connecticut-bred actress has been active in television since the early 2000s, and has had roles in programs including "Law & Order," the soap opera "Guiding Light," "Cold Case" and "Charmed."

  4. Michael Urie starred on Ugly Betty as Marc St. James, Wilhelmina Slater's assistant and right-hand man. Michael Urie was born and raised in the Dallas area of Texas. Some of the dark-haired actor's most noteworthy roles include "Beverly Hills Chihuahua," "WTC View" and the television film "Kat Plus One."

  5. Ana Ortiz is a bubbly New York native of mixed Irish and Puerto Rican descent. In the Ugly Betty cast, Ana Ortiz plays Hilda, who is Betty's fiery older sister. Ana Ortiz has been working steadily in movies and television since the middle of the 1990s. The actress' movies include "Tortilla Heaven," "Carolina," "Labor Pains" and "Meet the Browns."

-Duncan Jones