Sara Ramirez is a Mexican singer, songwriter and actress. Sara is well known as Dr. Callie Torres from the TV show Grey’s Anatomy. She was born on August 31st, 1975 in the city of Mazaylàn, Sinaloa. She was born to a Mexican father and mother of Mexican-Irish-American ancestry. She had to move to America after her parents got divorced when she was only eight years old. Sara later went on to pursue a creative arts degree at Juilliard school in New York City. She made her debut on the prestigious Broadway as Wahzinak in The Capeman (1998). She continued to play several roles on the Broadway and in 2004 she was nominated for her first Tony Award for her role in Spamalot. Due to her remarkable performance, she won the award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. The executives at ABCs saw her performance which gave her the breakthrough role in Grey’s Anatomy.
Sara is a Christian. When she grew up her Aunts were all Catholic but she felt the religion was too strict. She didn’t like how the Catholic community that she grew up in was so against the LGBT community. She still holds her Christian beliefs today.
Sara is a liberal and believes in equality. She openly supports the LGBT society and has been a part of several campaigns that endorse this cause. Her character in Grey’s Anatomy is also a lesbian and she said she has no problems with it.
Sara is known for her passion towards singing and various other forms of art. In a speech, she quoted “the arts saved me”. She is known for spending her free time alone with her husband away from the media. Travelling is one of the other things she is very passionate about.
She is married to Ryan DeBolt. He proposed to her under the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The following year on July 4, 2012, the couple exchanged their vows and got married.
Her name is pronounced as “sada”, as the R in Sara is halfway between a D and a T. She also has many off-Broadway credits which include roles in The Vagina Monologues. She was nominated for the best actress award in 1999.She can speak both English and Spanish fluently.