Actress Ana Ortiz attends a screening of "Whatever Works" hosted by the Cinema Society and The New Yorker at Regal Cinema Battery Park June 10, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ana Ortiz (Getty Images)more pics »
American actress Ana Ortiz
is best known for her role as Hilda Suarez on the television series Ugly Betty
, for which she won an ALMA Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2007. She was born in New York City and raised in Philadelphia, but she got her first big break after joining LAByrinth Theatre Company and being directed by Phillip Seymour Hoffman
in the off-Broadway production "In Arabia, We'd All Be Kings." Ortiz and her Ugly Betty co-star America Ferrera.
On TV, Ana appeared in shows like NYPD Blue, Boston Legal
before scoring a spot on Ugly Betty
. She was also in the TV movie Labor Pains
alongside Lindsay Lohan
Recently, according to Hissip.com
, Ana has been campaigning for Latino workers. She collaborated with PETA to write a letter to National Council of La Raza asking them not to partner with McDonald's due to the chain's poor treatment of animals and disrespect for Latino employees.
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Actress Ana Ortiz attends Chandra Wilson's debut in "Chicago" on Broadway at the Ambassador Theatre on June 8, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ana Ortiz (Getty Images)more pics »Actress Ana Ortiz opens gifts at her Baby Shower on April 19, 2009 in the Luxe Laboratory in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics » Actress Ana Ortiz arrives at Bravo's 2nd annual A-List Awards held at the Orpheum Theater on April 5, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ana Ortiz (Getty Images)more pics »Actress Ana Ortiz arrives to Picturehouse's premiere of 'El Cantante' held at the Director?s Guild of America Theatre on July 31, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)more pics »