America Ferrera Named Sundance Juror

Is America Ferrera judgemental? The folks at Sundance seem to think so! The Honduran actress has been tapped to serve as a juror at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday in Park City, Utah and runs through January 30th. 

America, 26, seems like the perfect choice to help judge this year's films, especially since the festival helped launch the Ugly Betty star's career in 2002. Her breakout role in the acclaimed indie hit, Real Women Have Curves won her a Special Jury Prize for Acting and put her on the map as a bright young star in Hollywood. Real Women also won the Audience Award at Sundance and was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize. In addition, several of Ferrera's films have premiered at the festival in recent years, including, How the Garcia Girls Spent Their Summer, and La Misma Luna (Under the Same Moon).

One of the films Ferrera will be judging at this year's festival is Gun Hill Road, a powerful family drama that stars Dominican actress Judy Reyes (Scrubs) and Puerto Rican actor Esai Morales (La Bamba).