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Sara Ramirez Biography

Birth Name:
Sara Elena Ramírez Cocoyol
Birth Place:
Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Profession
Actor, singer

Fast Facts

  • 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

Awards

  • 2007Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner

Relationships

  • Ryan Debolt -- Husband
  • Luisa Vargas -- Mother