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"...You know, I think it [queer] means different things to different people, but, for me, it's about the freedom to live my gender identity and expression as well as my sexual orientation."
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Sara Ramirez (or Ramírez) is a Mexican-American actor and singer. Born in Mazatlán in August 31, 1975, Ramirez moved to California as a child with their Mexican-Irish mom after their parents split. They graduated from the Juilliard school and began working on Broadway in 1998. In 2005, they won a Tony for their performance as The Lady of the Lake in Spamalot — one of her songs in the show had to have lyrics changed to reflect this as it was initially despairing a lack of Tony awards. They were also in the OBC of A Class Act and The Vagina Monologues, and appeared in the 2001 Broadway concert performance of Dreamgirls.

Because of Ramirez's amazing talent and the recognition to prove it, ABC offered them a role on Grey's Anatomy, where they would portray the well-loved Dr. Callie Torres in their televisual Star-Making Role. One episode of the Medical Drama features primarily Ramirez singing covers of alt pop songs. Because of Callie's Coming Out Storyline, Ramirez has been able to be a vocal advocate for LGBTQ rights and was given the Ally for Equality award; they later came out as bisexual themself and continue to promote equal rights and social justice for sexual minorities and immigrants (of which they are both, and very successful).

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They also provided the voice of Queen Miranda on Disney's Sofia the First and related franchises beginning in 2012. Ramirez also shares their full name with a character in The Echo Case Files, though they definitely had it first. Speaking of Sara's name, since it's Spanish, it's pronounced Sa-ra, not Sair-a.

When Callie moved to New York on Grey's Anatomy, she was not intended to so abruptly be Put on a Bus, but Sara reportedly asked the showrunners for some time off, taking a year away from acting but still appearing on public platforms and singing. Sara's return came in late 2017 with the recurring character of Kat on season 4 of Madam Secretary, who similarly took time away from her field before a triumphant return, with Sara getting And Starring credit for the season.

In 2020, Ramirez came out as nonbinary and changed their pronouns to they/them in 2021.

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