Whoa! I am on my Day 9 of the Grey’s Anatomy Challenge and it’s about my favorite actress on the show. For some reason, she makes me happy and her character is so light. She also was able to portray her character so solidly for which made me think that perhaps, she is really super kind, loving and generous outside her Grey’s Anatomy character.
My favorite Grey’s Anatomy actress is none other than Ms Sara Ramirez. I mean come on, she is AMAZING!!!
Sara Elena Ramírez was born on August 31, 1975. She is a Mexican American actress, singer, songwriter, producer and an activist born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa. Sara graduated with a Fine Arts degree from the Juilliard School and began acting in Broadway productions, making her debut with Paul Simon’s The Capeman, and later ventured into film and television roles. Sara is a recipient of a Tony Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Satellite Award, among others.
Before Grey’s Anatomy, my only memory of Sara is her playing the character of that lady at the grocery counter in You’ve Got Mail (Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan). She’s the one who was so mean to Meg and was charmed by Tom into processing her purchase despite being on the wrong queue.
Sara joined the cast of the Grey’s Anatomy in a recurring role as Dr. Calliope ‘Callie’ Torres, a love interest for Dr. George O’Malley, in the show’s second season. On a special Grey’s Anatomy-themed episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show, she revealed that top executives from ABC, who were greatly impressed by her performance in Spamalot, offered her a role in any ABC show she wanted. She picked Grey’s, as she was already a fan of the show. She further explained that at her initial audition, the producers liked her and intended to add her to the show. She also said she was in awe of how the executives said, “Pick a show, any show”, explaining that it is rare. The series creator and executive producer, Shonda Rhimes explained, “I was looking for a girlfriend for George, but it was in the infancy stages, so I had no idea what I was looking for.” Shonda built the character around Sara after she met her.
Sara turned producer with the 2016 teen comedy film, Loserville. The project was released in partnership with the Pacer Foundation’s Center for Bullying Prevention & Stomp Out Bullying.
From 2017 to 2019, Sara co-starred in the fourth and fifth seasons of the political drama Madam Secretary, replacing Bebe Neuwirth, who played Nadine Tolliver. She played Kat Sandoval, the new policy advisor of Secretary Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni). In this show, she sported a short hair, dressed in pants, white shirt and usually wearing a suspender. Sara is amazing in every role! I wished that her role in Madam Sec had been bigger.
I also wish for her to have a starring role on a series once again. I mean at least as big as her Callie role in GA if not bigger.
Info Source: Wikipedia