Sara Ramirez

Active - 1998 - 2016  |   Born - Aug 31, 1975 in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico  |   Genres - Comedy Drama, Drama

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While she is best known for her role as the independent Dr. Callie Torres on ABC's popular medical drama Grey's Anatomy, actress Sara Ramirez is also a singer and Tony award-winning actress. In 2005, Ramirez took home the coveted award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance in Monty Python's Spamalot. Ramirez can also be seen in a number of small television and film productions; among her credits are You've Got Mail, Spider-Man, and Law & Order: SVU. In 2011 she released her first album, and also got engaged to business analyst Ryan Debolt.

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  • Name is pronounced "Sada."
  • Acted in high-school plays; roles included the Witch in Into the Woods, Dolly in Hello, Dolly! and Miss Hannigan in Annie.
  • Broadway debut was in Paul Simon's The Capeman in January 1998.
  • When she won a Tony Award during her run in Spamalot, the lyrics had to be altered in one of her songs. The original, "I've no Grammy, no rewards/I've no Tony Awards," were changed to "My Tony Award won't keep me out of Betty Ford's."
  • In March 2011, released three original songs on iTunes.
  • Is fluent in English and Spanish.