33 Facts About Sara Ramirez


Sara Elena Ramirez is a Mexican-American actor and singer.


Sara Ramirez began acting in Broadway productions, making their debut in Paul Simon's The Capeman, and later ventured into film and television roles.


Sara Ramirez's breakthrough came with their portrayal of the original Lady of the Lake in the 2005 Broadway musical Spamalot, winning the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.


Sara Ramirez was offered to pick their own primetime television show in an array of ABC lineups, choosing Grey's Anatomy.


Sara Ramirez's volunteered addition of the character's bisexuality marked one of the earliest series regular queer roles on primetime television.


Sara Ramirez debuted as a voice actor in the 1999 video game entitled Um Jammer Lammy, and has voiced Queen Miranda in the animated series Sofia the First.


Sara Ramirez has been the recipient of a Tony Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Satellite Award, among other accolades.

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Sara Ramirez was born on August 31,1975, in Mazatlan, Sinaloa in northwestern Mexico.


When Sara Ramirez was eight years old, their parents divorced, and Sara Ramirez went to live with their mother, eventually settling in Tierrasanta, San Diego, California.


At Juilliard, Sara Ramirez further worked on their acting skills and trained as a vocalist.


In 1999, Sara Ramirez appeared in Mark Lamos' The Gershwins' Fascinating Rhythm.


Sara Ramirez then appeared in the 2001 Broadway production of Edward Kleban's A Class Act.


Sara Ramirez was singled out for their performance, winning several awards including the 2005 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance.


Sara Ramirez picked Grey's, as they were already a fan of the show.


Sara Ramirez further explained that at their initial audition, the producers liked them and intended to add them to the show but did not know who to cast them as.


Sara Ramirez said they were in awe of how the executives said, "Pick a show, any show," explaining that it is rare.


Sara Ramirez, who was initially given a recurring status at the time of the character's inception, received a star billing in the show's third season, alongside fellow cast member Eric Dane, who portrayed Dr Mark Sloan.


Sara Ramirez provided a cappella vocals in the song "Silent Night" for the soundtrack of the show's sixth-season episode "Holidaze," airing on November 19,2009.


Sara Ramirez served as the main vocalist for the musical episode of Grey's Anatomy, "Song Beneath the Song", which aired on March 31,2011.


Sara Ramirez was nominated for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Television Series at the Alma Awards in 2007 and 2008.


In 2011, at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards, Sara Ramirez was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.


In May 2016, Sara Ramirez left the show at the conclusion of the 12th season, after having played the character for a decade.


Sara Ramirez's performance inspired me as well as millions of fans each week.


Sara Ramirez turned producer with the 2016 teen comedy film, Loserville.


From 2017 to 2019, Sara Ramirez co-starred in the fourth and fifth seasons of the CBS political drama Madam Secretary, replacing Bebe Neuwirth, who played Nadine Tolliver.

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On June 27,2011, Sara Ramirez got engaged to longtime boyfriend Ryan DeBolt, a business analyst at TIMEC in Paris, France.


On July 6,2021, Sara Ramirez announced in an Instagram post that they had separated from DeBolt.


In September 2016, Sara Ramirez donated their hair to Locks of Love, an organization that makes wigs for children who suffer from medical conditions that lead to hair loss.


In October 2016, Sara Ramirez described themself as queer and bisexual at the True Colors Fund's 40 To None Summit in Los Angeles, California.


Sara Ramirez released their first single, a rendition of Silent Night, in 2009.


Sara Ramirez debuted at number 37 on the Billboard 200, number nine on Billboard Independent Albums chart, and number 38 on the Canadian Albums Chart.


Sara Ramirez is an activist and extensively campaigns for LGBT rights.


Sara Ramirez won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical and the Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for their role in the 2005 Broadway musical Spamalot.