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Dania Ramírez

Dania RamírezDania Ramírez, born November 8th, 1979 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic is a Dominican-American TV and film actress. She is most recently known for playing Rosie in Devious Maids, Alex in Entourage, and Blanca during the last season of The Sopranos on television. She also played Callisto in the feature film X-Men: The Last Stand.

At an early age, she decided to become an actress. As a young child, she would reenact telenovelas for her family. Dania grew up living with her grandmother in a poor household. Her parents had left the Dominican Republic for the United States when she was only 6-months old, and she finally was able to join them in New York City when she was age 10.

It was there that she was discovered by a modeling scout while working in a convenience store at the age of 15, and was cast in a small part in a soft drink commercial. Later, she decided to pursue acting seriously and studied at the Actor's Workshop in New York City under Flo Greenberg.

Dania RamírezShe graduated from Montclair State University in 1999, where her volleyball talents led her to be placed among the top five in career digs, digs/game, solo blocks and total blocks. She was in the first ABC Actors Showcase in New York City. Following her University years she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. Ramirez and Soul Plane director Jessy Terrero dated until 2008.

She then became engaged in September 2011 to director John Amos Beverly Land - known as Bev Land professionally. The couple married on the beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on Saturday February 16th, 2013. Land brought to the marriage a son named Kai from ex-wife Sharon Leal. Ramírez announced on July 15th, 2013 that she was pregnant with twins.

Ramírez has appeared in several music videos, including Jay-Z's Streets is Watching in 1998, LL Cool J's Hush in 2005 - directed by her fiancè Jessy Terrero, Santana's Into the Night in 2007, as well as Cry Baby Cry - a Santana and Sean Paul collaboration. Ramirez has also appeared in Wisin & Yandel's music video Dime Que Te Paso, in which she played the main character, the wife and mother of a military man at war in Iraq who finds out her husband died at war. She was also featured in Hip-Hop group Sporty Thievz's video Cheapskate back in 1998.

Dania RamírezRamírez appeared as an extra in the HBO film Subway Stories in 1997, where she met filmmaker Spike Lee who later cast her in his film, She Hate Me in 2004. She played older sister Laurie in the movie Fat Albert in 2004. She was Callisto, one of The Omegas, in the comic book film X-Men: The Last Stand in 2006. She went on to star in The 5th Commandment in 2008, a film written by and starring Rick Yune. In 2012, Ramírez appeared in two films, playing Selena in American Reunion, and a bicycle messenger in Premium Rush.

Ramírez appeared as the minor character Caridad in the final episodes of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and as Blanca Selgado, a recurring role during the sixth season of The Sopranos.

As for being part of that season finale she says:

"That show is always going to be world-renowned and iconic. I got to, like, sit in Tony Soprano's house. It was definitely a huge beginning for me." - www.vulture.com interview

Dania RamírezRamírez also played the character of Maya on the TV series Heroes. She was a guest judge on episode 5 of Cycle 14 of America's Next Top Model. She also guest starred as Alex, an employee of Turtle's and begins a relationship with Turtle in season 7 on the TV series Entourage. Ramirez is currently part of the main cast of Devious Maids airing on the Lifetime network playing a character named Rosie Falta.

Devious Maids is an American television comedy-drama series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios which premiered June 23rd, 2013, on Lifetime. The television series is about four Latina maids working in the homes of some of the wealthiest and most powerful families in Beverly Hills. The show follows four maids with ambition and dreams of their own while they work for the rich and famous in southern California.

Ramirez has appeared in several magazine spreads. She has also been listed in several of the world's top publications' Sexiest Ladies of the Year lists and has recently been added to the roster of models for CoverGirl Cosmetics. In March 2010, Ramirez and Queen Latifah launched that company's Clean Makeup for Clean Water Campaign.

Dania RamírezThis past September CoverGirl's newest spokesmodel Dania Ramirez kicked it off when she returned to her native Dominican Republic to help deliver a year's supply of water.

"I was thrilled to be back in my home country to help CoverGirl deliver clean drinking water," she says.

"I know firsthand that a shortage of safe drinking water can be a matter of life or death. When I was growing up, at times we had to boil our water before drinking it so we didn't get sick or worse."

Ramirez is the new face of the CoverGirl Clean Makeup Sensitive Skin Formula campaign.

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List of Film Credits

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Subway Series Unknown role Extra
2002 25th Hour Daphne
2004 Little Black Boot Laurie Rodriguez
2004 The Ecology of Love Alila
2004 Cross Bronx Mia
2004 She Hate Me Alex Guerrero
2004 Fat Albert Lauri
2005 Romy and Michelle: In the Beginning Elena TV movie
2006 X-Men: The Last Stand Callisto
2007 Fort Pit Angela Hardwick TV movie
2007 Illegal Tender Ana
2008 Ball Don't Lie Carmen
2008 The Fifth Commandment Angel
2008 Quarantine Sadie
2009 Solving Charlie Veronica King TV movie
2010 Brooklyn to Manhattan Jessica
2012 American Reunion Selena
2012 Premium Rush Vanessa

List of Television Credits

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Caridad 3 episodes
2003 Run of the House Lucy 1 episode
2004 10-8: Officers on Duty Inez 1 episode
2005 Dr. Phil Herself/Guest 1 episode
2006–2007 The Sopranos Blanca Selgado 5 episodes
2007–2008 Heroes Maya Herrera Main cast, Seasons 2 and 3: 15 episodes
2010 Entourage Alex Season 7, episodes 1-10: 10 episodes
2013 Devious Maids Rosie Falta Filming Season 1

List of Awards and Nominations

Year Award Award category Result Title of work
2008 ALMA Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Television Series Nominated Heroes

Dania Ramirez - Maxim August 2010 Cover Girl


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