Sara Elena Ramírez is a Mexican American actress, singer and songwriter. Born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, to Mexican parents, she graduated with fine arts degree from the Juilliard School. She began acting in Broadway productions, making her debut with Paul Simon’s The Capeman, and later ventured into film and television roles. Ramirez is a recipient of a Tony Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Satellite Award among other accolades.
Ramirez’s portrayal of the original Lady of the Lake in the 2005 Broadway musical Spamalot, won her acclaim and the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She gained wider recognition for her role as Dr. Callie Torres, in ABC’s long-running medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. The character’s popularity soared as the series progressed, and Ramirez garnered multiple nominations for Best Actress at the ALMA Awards, and a Favorite Dramatic TV Actress nomination at the People’s Choice Awards.
Ramirez came out as bisexual at the October 2016 40 To None summit, organised by True Colors Fund’s in Los Angeles, California.