Sara Ramírez played Callie Torres from season two to season twelve of Grey's Anatomy.


Sara was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico to parents of Mexican and Irish-American descent. At 8 years old, her parents divorced and she went to live with her mother in Tierrasanta, San Diego, California. She had an interest in music, which caught her mother's attention and was sent to San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts. When she was in high school, she started to act in stage productions produced by the school. She graduated from Juilliard School with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts (Dramatics).

In an interview in 2011, she revealed she has suffered from severe depression. At one point, she could barely get herself out of bed to film Grey's Anatomy.

On June 17, 2011, Ramirez and longtime partner, Ryan Debolt, a business analyst at TIMEC, got engaged in Paris, France. They were married on July 4, 2012 in a private beachside ceremony in New York.

She is also an activist for LGBT rights and came out as bisexual and queer during a speech at the #40ToNone Summit on October 8, 2016. She was awarded the Ally for Equality Award by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation in 2015.



  • Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess (2012)
  • Going Under (2004)
  • Naked Hotel (2003)
  • Chicago (2002)
  • Baseball Wives (2002)
  • Washington Heights (2002)
  • Spider-Man (2002)
  • Star Patrol (2000)
  • You've Got Mail (1998)


  • Madam Secretary (2017-2019)
  • Sofia the First (2013-2018)
  • Elena of Avalor (2016)
  • Grey's Anatomy (2006-2016)
  • Dora the Explorer (2014)
  • NYPD Blue (2004)
  • As the World Turns (2003)
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2000-2002)
  • Welcome to New York (2000)
  • Third Watch (2000)
  • Spin City (2000)

Notes and Trivia

  • She is fluent in English and Spanish.
  • She was the cover girl for the March 2011 issue of Latina Magazine.

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