In October 2016, Curb Your Enthusiasm actress America Ferrera attended the world premiere of “Years of Living Dangerously” season two at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
In episode six of “Years of Living Dangerously,” America Ferrera examines the views of James Taylor, a well-known climate change skeptic and representative of the Heartland Institute, as he opposes the growth of clean energy (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / RWong / WENN)
Transition to Comedy: ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’
The following year, she starred as Vanessa Nadal (Lin’s wife) in The Shucker, the ninth episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm’s ninth season aired on November 26, 2017.
Lin-Manuel Miranda as himself and America Ferrera as his wife Vanessa Nadal in an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm (Credit: HBO)
Behind the Scenes: Casting America Ferrera
Curb Your Enthusiasm executive producer Jeff Schaffer told THR how America was cast as Lin-Manuel Miranda’s wife. In real life, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has been married to Vanessa Nadal since 2010.
Wait and see. But once Lin agreed to do it we knew we needed a scene with his wife. We asked him if he wanted to ask Vanessa [Nadal], or if there was someone else he wanted to play her. He asked his wife and Vanessa said, “Just get America.” They are friends and that worked out perfectly, because Lin and America are super close.
Fashion Highlights: America Ferrera’s Premiere Look
America Ferrera at National Geographic’s “Years Of Living Dangerously” season 2 premiere in New York City on September 24, 2016 (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / RWong / WENN)
The then-32-year-old actress was set to return as a correspondent for the second season of the Emmy-winning climate change documentary series, which aired on the National Geographic Channel.
At the world premiere of the second season of “Years of Living Dangerously,” America was sophisticated as usual in a black embellished cocktail dress from Jenny Packham’s Fall 2015 collection.
America Ferrera accessorized with a high bun and smudged smokey eye completed with a nude lip (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / RWong / WENN)
Accessories and Makeup: Finishing Touches
She looked radiant in the flattering number with modest, long sleeves and a knee-length hem. The form-fitting dress also features some black beads and sequins, taking the classic LBD to the next level.
America elevated her ensemble with spiked earrings and rings, complementing the look with a high bun, subtle smoky eyeshadow, and nude lipstick for added glamour.
America Ferrera in a black beaded dress from Jenny Packham’s Fall 2015 collection (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / RWong / WENN)
Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudist’ Sandals: A Closer Look
Keeping the rest of the look simple and classy, America slipped into a pair of Stuart Weitzman “Nudist” sandals.
America Ferrera displays her toes in black Stuart Weitzman “Nudist” sandals (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / RWong / WENN)
With about five-inch heels and one-inch platforms, these minimally designed glittery sandals boosted her 5’1” frame.
America Ferrera shows off her feet in Stuart Weitzman sandals (Credit: Ivan Nikolov / RWong / WENN)
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