America Ferrera Is Engaged!

By George Loomis

Thank god her award-winning run on “Ugly Betty” is over, because now America Ferrera has time for other important things … like getting married! The “How to Train Your Dragon” star will head down the aisle with longtime boyfriend Ryan Piers Williams, her rep confirmed to People Thursday.

And get this: America and Ryan have a better “How did you meet?” story than most couples could even dream of. America first met her future husband at the University of Southern California, when he cast her in his student film! Like so many other Hollywood couples, not only will America have a ring to show her kids, she’ll be able to dig up a film!

Though some were already suspicious that this happy couple was readying to tie the knot, the 26-year-old shocked everyone on the red carpet at the Edinburg Film Festival Wednesday, when she attended a screening of “The Illusionist in Scotland.” Yes, she looked dressed to kill in a black one-shoulder dress, but the blong around her wedding ring finger is what really had people talking.

Even as she embarks on marriage, America plans on keeping up with her big-screen career in a big way. At a junket to promote “How to Train Your Dragon” earlier this year, America told us that she “staying open” to new possibilities for her career. “I could have never forseen ’Betty’ coming around,” she said. “I think it’s about being open to something coming around and unexpectedly inspiring me to jump in.”

What do you think of America and Ryan’s engagement? Are you excited to see the “Ugly Betty” star become a beautiful bride?