, star of ABC's award-winning series Ugly Betty
, is firmly backing up presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton by assuming an active role as the national co-chairman of “HillBlazers,” the presidential campaign's youth outreach program.
"This election is too important to stand on the sidelines, especially for my generation," the Ugly Betty
actress told People
. "I believe that Hillary Clinton can turn this country around. I am confident she will be a champion for young women and men across the country."
Ferrera, who made her feature film debut in Real Women Have Curves
, has established herself a solid following with her role as Betty Suarez on Ugly Betty
. For her role on the series, she has won the 2007 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical, beating out fellow nominees Marcia Cross
, Felicity Huffman
, Julia Louis-Dreyfus
and Mary-Louise Parker
. As a result of the award, she has been recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives for being a role model for young Hispanics. She has also been chosen by Time Magazine
as of the top artists and entertainers in last year's “Time 100: The Most Influential People In The World” issue.
Meanwhile, the Ugly Betty
actress isn't the only young female celebrity who is currently endorsing the former First Lady of the United States. Amber Tamblyn, who is known for her role on Joan of Arcadia
and who also co-stars with Ferrera in the film sequel of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
, has also assumed the role of national co-chairman of Clinton's youth campaign. In fact, Ferrera, 23 and Tamblyn, 24, are expected to be in Las Vegas as part of this Saturday's Nevada assembly.
Tamblyn considers Clinton as "the only candidate who has the experience to bring about change.”
Returning the compliments, Clinton said she was "honored" to receive the young actresses' support.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of People)