Who knew that ditzy sex-retary on Ugly Betty boasted a BA in European History from our beloved university? That’s right, folks: Becki Newton, who played the oft-misunderstood Amanda Tanen on the ABC comedy, is a College alum.
While at Penn, Newton was a member of AXO, which we’re sure Amanda would’ve approved of. Betty totally wouldn’t have rushed, though. Newton also spent several semesters studying abroad, which is like, so fashion-forward of her. We just hope she didn’t spend any time in Spain.
After graduation, Newton moved to New York City, where she got involved in acting and met her husband, actor Chris Diamontopoulos. And there ain’t nothin’ ugly about him.
Newton has recently landed roles on How I Met Your Mother and Love Bites, though the latter was cancelled after only eight episodes. She is now slated to appear in the new Fox mini-series The Goodwin Games, proof that you can, in fact, get a job with a College degree.