Sara Ramirez

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Born

8/31/1976 , Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico

Birth Name

Sara Ramirez

Gender

Female

Biography:

Sara Ramirez, born August 31 1976, was born in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, a popular beach resort in Mexico. After Sara turned 8, she moved away from Mexico to San Diego because her parents divorced.



Her education into acting was good. She attended Juilliard School in which she was taught to be an actress and an alto singer. This came at a good time when she realized how gifted she was as an actress, particularly on Broadway.



Sara has been blessed with many roles on Broadway. She has starred in The Capeman, Fascinating Rhythm, A Act, The Vagina Monologues but it was Monty Python's Spamalot that made her a recognized Broadway actress. Originating The Lady Of The Lake, Sara won many awards for her role in Spamalot and it even won her a part in Grey's Anatomy.



In 2006, Sara graced our TV screens as Dr. Calliope "Callie" Torres, a tough orthopedic surgeon on ABC's hit show Grey's Anatomy. As revealed in a special Grey's Anatomy-themed episode of The Oprah Winfery Show, ABC were so happy with her work in Spamalot, they offered her the chance to choose any of their shows to star in. Subsequently, she chose Grey's and was the second actor (behind Kate Walsh) to be offered a permanent role after only initially signing on for a recurring role. She has also had many guest spots on TV shows like Law & Order: SVU, As The World Turns, Spin City and many other shows including two pilots that didn't get the 'greenlight' to continue.



She has also starred in many movies but never had a main role. She has starred in You've Got Mail, Spiderman, Washington Heights and many others.