Sara Ramirez (images | Web site | Internet Broadway Database | Twitter)
Hometown: Sara was born in the Pacific coastal city of Mazatlán, Mexico, according to her Wikipedia profile. She has some Irish-American ancestry as well. She moved with her mother to San Diego at age 8 and graduated from an arts magnet high school there before attending the Juilliard School.
Best Known For: Sara first appeared on Grey's Anatomy in the second season, in 2006, and she became a regular in the third season. That's where Ye Olde Podcaster first encountered her work, and that's really been where she's done all the work I can find listed since she joined the cast.
|As the Lady of the Lake in Spamalot.|
Humble Beginnings: Other pre-Grey's roles include playing a cashier in You've Got Mail, a police officer in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man, a chorus member in Chicago, and she was in the movie Washington Heights.
She was in a couple of unsold TV pilots: Star Patrol was a Fox science fiction pitch that would have co-starred fellow celebrity crush Paget Brewster, and Baseball Wives was pitched for HBO co-starring the terrific character actress Amy Ryan.
But it was the Monty Python musical, Ramirez told Oprah during a TV special, that caught ABC's eye and led them to tell her they'd find a guest role for her on anything they produced. She was a fan of Grey's Anatomy, and the rest is McHistory.
Why Ye Olde Podcaster Likes Her: Ramirez is one of the more solid actors on Grey's Anatomy, even if she has sometimes received some pretty thankless storylines. And it's so good to see an actress who's resisted the pressures to be stick-thin. Curves rock.
Voice work: Where Ocean Meets Sky (2003 documentary) (Amazon | iTunes) * PaRappa the Rapper 2 (2001 video game) (Amazon) * UmJammer Lammy (Amazon)
|With her second (somewhat better-fated) Grey's |
female romantic interest, Jessica Capshaw.
Amazon | iTunes) * The Capeman (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (Amazon | iTunes) * Chicago: Music from the Miramax Motion Picture (Amazon | iTunes) * Cric? Crac! A Magical Musical Fable (Soundtrack) (Amazon | iTunes) * Great Joy: A Gospel Christmas (2003) (Amazon | iTunes) * Monty Python's Spamalot (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (Amazon | iTunes) * "Silent Night" (2009 single) (Amazon | iTunes) * The Stephen Schwartz Album (Amazon | iTunes) * This Ordinary Thursday: The Songs of Georgia Stitt (Amazon | iTunes)
Film and TV-movie credits: Naked Hotel (2003 TV-movie) (Amazon | iTunes) * Chicago (2002) (Amazon | iTunes) * Washington Heights (Amazon | iTunes) * Spider-Man (2002) (Amazon | iTunes) * You've Got Mail (Amazon | iTunes)