Sara Ramirez Overview
Sara Elena Ramírez, known Sara Ramirez, was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico, in 1975. By the age of eight, they moved to the US, specifically San Diego, California. Their personal journey includes embracing a queer identity in their twenties and subsequently identifying as non-binary. They were also a celebrated American actor and singer, who recently came into the limelight due to their role as Che Diaz in And Just Like That… Beyond their screen presence, they were also known for their fierce advocacy for the LGBTQ+ community.
When it comes to LGBTQ+ representation, the B or bisexual, was often overlooked in movies and television and as Sara Ramirez’s Dr. Callie Torres said it best in Grey’s Anatomy, The actor impacted television when the network television character opened up an often overlooked narrative before Sara Ramirez later came out as bisexual and nonbinary in the public eye. Following the character’s exit from Grey’s Anatomy, they were reflecting on their journey. As the years went on, Sara Ramirez said to the creator, Shonda Rhimes, that they had never seen a bisexual character played on TV, not in a way that embraces bisexuality, but they thought that their chance to speak up.
Grey’s Anatomy Time
The reveal that Callie was attracted to women came ten years before Sara Ramirez would come out to the world, and Sara Ramirez shared to Glamour how the narrative came about on Grey’s Anatomy in the first place. While it took some time for the actor to be out and proud, at the time of Grey’s Anatomy, Callie Torres allowed Sara Ramirez to use their voice in a different way. Sara Ramirez also shared that there was pressure around coming out publicly and they thought that this was kind of the safest way for them to represent.
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Coming Out To Public
Sara Ramirez came out publicly as bisexual in 2016 during a speech at the 40 to None Summit, when they described themselves as a multiracial woman, woman of color, queer, bisexual, Mexican-Irish American, immigrant. And in 2020, Sara Ramirez shared their gender identity is non-binary, with they/them pronouns. 15 years after Ramirez began their run on Grey’s Anatomy, the actor remains grateful for the progress the show achieved with Dr. Callie Torres. During the interview, Sara Ramirez also shared that they were absolutely on board to reprise the role of Dr. Callie Torres should the stars align in a way that makes sense.
Sara Ramirez’s latest role is in the HBO Max series, named And Just Like That…, which continues the Sex and the City story. The character of Che Diaz allows Sara Ramirez to push their impact even further by becoming the first nonbinary character within the Sex In The City-verse. When filming of the episodes for the revival went on, Sara Ramirez remembered how Callie Torres allowed them to become a bisexual icon.
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