The halls of MODE magazine have long been empty. It's been 10 years since the "Ugly Betty" finale aired on April 14, 2010, and in honor of the show's anniversary, Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the cast to find out what everyone has been up to since then. Keep reading to find out what the actors and actresses who made up the magazine's staff and the Suarez and Meade families are doing today…
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America Ferrera played geeky magazine employee Betty Suarez on "Ugly Betty."
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Since wrapping "Ugly Betty" in 2010, America Ferrera has stayed busy. She hit London's West End, playing Roxie Hart in "Chicago" in 2011, starred in movies like "It's a Disaster" and appeared on the sitcom "Superstore," which she also co-produces. She remains an activist, using her role in entertainment to promote pieces like "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide," a 2012 PBS documentary in which she was featured, participating in the Women's March and remaining politically active and vocal. Right after the show wrapped, America got engaged to Ryan Piers Williams, whom she married in June 2011. The couple welcomed their first child, Sebastian, in May 2018 and are expecting their second child in 2020.
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Vanessa Williams played former supermodel-turned-creative director of MODE magazine, Wilhelmina Slater, on "Ugly Betty."
Post-"Ugly Betty," Vanessa Williams has continued to do TV, joining the cast of "Desperate Housewives" in 2010, and has also done theater, starring in Broadway's "Sondheim on Sondheim" in 2010 and "The Trip to Bountiful" in 2013. She's kept busy with a fashion line she launched in 2016, V. by Vanessa Williams. She's remarried since the finale aired, tying the knot with Jim Skrip in 2015.
Eric Mabius played MODE magazine's editor-in-chief, Daniel Meade, on "Ugly Betty."
Eric Mabius has become a Hallmark Movies sweetheart since finishing his role as Daniel Meade on "Ugly Betty." The father of two has starred in the "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" film series and movies like "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas" on the channel.
Judith Light played Daniel Meade's mother, Claire Meade, on "Ugly Betty."
Judith Light's illustrious acting career did not stop after "Ugly Betty." She earned her first Tony Award nomination in 2011 for her work in Broadway's "Lombardi" and won two Tonys in 2012 and 2013 for her performances in "Other Desert Cities" and The Assembled Parties," respectively. One of her most notable roles since "Ugly Betty" was on "Transparent," which allowed her to combine her acting career with her advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights and HIV and AIDS and earned her Golden Globe and Emmy nods. Judith, who was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2019, is still married to author Robert Desiderio.
The role of Henry Grubstick, an accountant at Meade Publications, was played by Christopher Gorham.
Christopher Gorham has played special ops agents, the Wizard of Oz and a pageant coach since he wrapped as Betty Suarez's love interest on "Ugly Betty." In his personal life, he's dad and husband: He's been married to Anel Lopez Gorham, his former co-star on "Popular," since 2000. The actor, who has a son who was diagnosed with autism, has become an awareness advocate for the condition. Next up, fans will see him in "Work Wife," an ABC comedy based on the work relationship between TV hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest.
Tony Plana played Betty Suarez's father, Ignacio Suarez, on "Ugly Betty."
Tony Plana has spent much of his energy supporting the younger generation of actors since his "Ugly Betty" days. The Cuban American star teaches acting at California State University, Dominguez Hills and Rio Hondo College. Tony still acts himself: He's appeared on "Madam Secretary" and played Geraldo Rivera in the 2019 movie "Bombshell."
Mark Indelicato played Justin Suarez, Betty's fashion-obsessed nephew, on "Ugly Betty."
Mark Indelicato grew up on "Ugly Betty," finishing his role at 16. The now all-grown-up former child star has continued to act, appearing on the TV show "Dead of Summer." He also created a fashion blog, "The Fashion Gangster," which he worked on until 2012.
Michael Urie played Marc St. James, Wilhelmina Slater's personal assistant, on "Ugly Betty."
Michael Urie has focused on a number different mediums following "Ugly Betty." Like many of his former co-stars, he turned to theater, appearing on Broadway in 2012 in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying." He also hosted Logo TV's "Cocktails & Classics" and appearing on TVLand's "Younger" as a recurring character. In late 2019, he teamed up with former co-star Becki Newton for the yet-to-be released comedy series "Fun." He's been in a long-term relationship with Ryan Spahn, a stage actor, for more than 10 years.
Becki Newton played Amanda Tanen, a receptionist at MODE magazine, on "Ugly Betty."
Becki Newton welcomed two children, a son in 2010 and a daughter in 2014, with husband Chris Diamantopoulos. But motherhood has not kept her from acting. She starred on the short-lived romantic comedy "Love Bites" following "Ugly Betty" and had recurring roles on "How I Met Your Mother" and "Divorce." She remains close friends with old co-star Michael Urie. It was announced that the two were working together on a sitcom project for CBS in late 2019.
Ana Ortiz played Betty Suarez's vain older sister, Hilda Suarez, on "Ugly Betty."
Ana Ortiz has continued to work in film and on TV since wrapping her role as Hilda Suarez. She appeared in movies like "Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son" and starred on "Devious Maids" from 2013 to 2016. After welcoming a daughter while filming "Ugly Betty," she and husband Noah Lebenzon had a son in 2011. Ana, who remains close with Mark Indelicato and America Ferrera, is also an activist who focuses on gun control issues and the Human Rights Council, among other initiatives.
Ashley Jensen appeared on "Ugly Betty" in the role of Christina McKinney, a seamstress at MODE magazine.
Ashley Jensen has dealt with tragedy since her days on "Ugly Betty." In 2017, husband Terence Beesley, with whom she had a son in 2009, died by suicide. Since "Ugly Betty," the Scottish actress has mostly appeared on British shows like "The Reckoning," "Catastrophe" and "Sisters."
Alan Dale played Bradford Meade, the publishing mogul behind MODE magazine, on "Ugly Betty."
After Alan Dale was killed off on "Ugly Betty," he dabbled in theater work on London's West End and appeared in a number of films. His most notable role since playing Bradford Meade was on the "Dynasty" reboot as Joseph Anders.
Rebecca Romijn played Alexis Meade, the transgender daughter of Bradford and Claire Meade, on "Ugly Betty."
Rebecca Romijn has continued to act. Post-"Ugly Betty," she's enjoyed roles on shows including "Eastwick," "The Librarians" and "Star Trek: Discovery" and done voice work as Lois Lane in a number of direct-to-video superhero films in which her husband, actor Jerry O'Connell, voices Superman. The couple has also worked together on the 2017 Hallmark channel movie "Love Locks," the 2019 film "Satanic Panic" and on the Quibi streaming service. The mother of two has also expanded into merchandise, selling luxury jewelry under the name Charlie Dolly, which is named after her twin daughters.