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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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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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Official Sites:

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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"Betty la Fea" is the title of the original Colombian soap-opera and its other international spin offs. See more »

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Marc St. James: I'm not going stag, hag!
Amanda Tanen: You'll have to buy your own beer, queer!
Marc St. James: You can't just ditch, bitch!
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A show worth the watch
4 February 2007 | by oh_lalaSee all my reviews

OK..so I am from the UK and have cheated a little, got my American friend to send me all the first season of ugly Betty and I love it :)

When I first heard about ugly Betty I thought...yes a show about a girl who isn't drop dead gorgeous - forgive me for being so clique - but I felt I could relate to her. Although point 1 Betty is NOT ugly, sure she has glasses, who doesn't now a days? braces, with the most perfect teeth I have ever seen and some questionable eyebrows but who cares? To me Betty is not ugly! Let's just get that out the way.

This show is one of the best American show I have seen in a long time -apart from DH which I very much enjoy. The characters are fabulous, Betty a sweetheart who everyone would love as a friend, Daniel some eye candy, Willamina, I was surprised how much I have grown to like her over the season. Amanada and Marc are a fabulous double act, can I join please? Christina :D:D being a Scot myself I love her and even though some characters make fun of her being Scottish, like calling her "braveheart" I love the character and the jokes about her accent :) The show to me has everything, and I am not just saying this but in the very first episode I laughed, I cried (at people laughing at Betty) and overall I was left with a warm feeling, that my dreams are possible and that beauty is on the inside also I was left wanting more.

The only one thing "bad" I have to say about it is that the message "beauty is on the inside, your dreams are possible" is smacked a bit too much in the audiences face, I think it was at least once an episode - we get it.

Overall, Ugly Betty is an enjoyable sitcom, that although people may be put off by its warm side has a great storyline with most of the central characters...my only request for season 2 more Christina


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