Sara Ramirez

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Sara Ramírez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈsaɾa raˈmiɾes]; born August 31, 1975) is a Mexican/Irish-American singer/songwriter and actress. She is known for her role as Callie Torres in Grey's Anatomy (2006–present) and as the original Lady of the Lake in the 2005 Broadway musical Spamalot, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Ramírez was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, a beach resort on the Pacific coast of Mexico. Her father was Mexican and her mother was half Mexican and half Irish-American. When Ramírez was eight years old, her mother took her to Tierrasanta, in San Diego, California, where they settled. After completing the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts in San Diego, California, Ramirez attended and graduated from the Juilliard School (B.F.A. '97, drama) in New York City, where she refined her skills as an actress. Ramírez speaks both Spanish and English fluently. On June 23, 2011, Ramírez announced that she and longtime partner, Ryan Debolt, a business analyst at TIMEC, got engaged on June 17, 2011, in Paris, France. She debuted on Broadway playing Wahzinak in Paul Simon's The Capeman (1998).
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