About Sara Ramirez

Sara Elena Ramirez is a Mexican/American actor/songwriter/singer who is widely recognized for her works supporting the LGBT community. She is also identified as “Calliope Torres” from the 2006 medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy”. Ramirez has also worked as a voice actor for video games and animated films/shows. In over two decades, the forty-five-year-old has worked in twenty-two film/series collectively and has appeared in six theatre acts. She also has an album, two singles, and two soundtracks in her name.

Quick Infos
Full NameSara Elena Ramírez
Date of BirthAugust 31, 1975
Birth placeMazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico
OccupationActor, producer, singer, songwriter
Spouse(s)Ryan Debolt (m. 2012)
Net WorthUS $5 million

Early Life

Sara Ramirez was born in Sinaloa, northwest of Mexico, on 31st August 1975. Her parents got divorced when she was just eight, after which she moved to San Diego with her mother. She was interested in music from a very young age. Her acting career started in high school after she started performing for the school production.

She studied at the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts after passing audition and went on to complete her high school from there. She then graduated with a Fine Arts degree from the Juilliard School. She also trained as a vocalist while in Juilliard. She is also fluent in both English and Spanish.

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In Theatre

Sara Ramirez’s professional career started from theatre production after she was given the role of Wahzinak in the 1998 musical play “The Capeman”. The play ran at Marquis theatre from January to March in 1998. She was then part of “The Gershwins’ Fascinating Rhythm” as a performer in 1999. She then went on to work as Felicia in the autobiographical musical “A Class Act”, which was being performed at the Ambassador Theatre in 2001. The same year, she was also part of “Dreamgirls” at the Ford Centre for Performing Arts.

She was then featured as a Performer for “The Vagina Monologues” at Westside Theatre in 2002 after which she was not seen in theatre for almost three years until in 2005. She was part of the musical comedy “Spamalot” as The Lady of the Lake. The play was being performed at the Shubert Theatre. 


In film/television

Her first appearance on the big screen was from the 1998 romantic comedy film “You’ve Got Mail” as Rose. The film also featured Tom Hanks. It was a commercial success grossing over $250 million against a budget of $65 million. Sara was seen as Lieutenant Vena in the 2000 television film “Star Patrol”. She was also part of the 2000 sitcom “Spin City” for the episode “About Last Night”. In 2002, she made a brief appearance as a Police officer in the superhero film “Spider-Man”. She then starred in “Washington Heights”, “Baseball Wives”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Chicago” in the same year.

She made small appearances in “As the World Turns” and “Dora the Explorer”. Her next major appearance was in the 2006 medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy”. She was seen in the role of Calliope Torres for 241 episodes of the show from season 3-12 after few recurring roles in season 2.

She voiced Queen Miranda in the 2016 animated movie “Elena and the Secret of Avalor”. She had given her voice to Queen Miranda on the 2012-18 animated series “Sofia the First”. Her next voice role was as Kat Sandoval for “Madam Secretary” in 2017.

She has also voiced Lammy for the videogames “Unjammer Lammy” and “PaRappa the Rapper 2”.

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In Music

Sara Ramirez released her first album titled “Sara Ramirez” in 2011. The album reached 37th position in the US, 7th in US Indie Chart, and 38th in Canada. She has also released her singles “Silent Night” and “Rollercoaster” in 2009 and 2015.

Her soundtracks include “Monty Python’s Spamalot (Original Broadway Cast Recording)” in 2005 and “Grey’s Anatomy: The Music Event” in 2011.



In her career form 1998 to the present, she has been nominated in about eleven award functions and has won four of them. She won Tony Awards and Outer Critics Circle Award for “Monty Python’s Spamalot” in 2005, Satellite Award, and Screen Actors Guild award for “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2006 and 2007.

Personal Life

Sara Ramirez is married to Ryan DeBolt since 2012. She came out as a bisexual and queer in 2016 at “40 to None Summit”. She has a mixed ancestry of Irish, from her mother and Mexican, from her father.

She is an activist for the LGBT community and rights. She shared Ally for Equality Award for her work towards LGBT rights in 2015.

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Height and Weight

She is five feet and nine inches in height and weighs seventy-nine kilograms.

Social Media

Sara Ramirez has over two million followers in her official Instagram handle, @therealsararamirez, and over 840k followers in her official twitter handle, @SaraRamirez.

Net Worth

According to celebritynetworth.com, Sara Ramirez has an estimated net worth of $5 million. Her salary is estimated to be around $100,000 per year.