Ramirez at the New York PaleyFest 2014
|Born||Marisa Maguire Ramirez
September 15, 1977
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Nathan Lavezoli (2002–2011)|
Marisa Carolina Ramirez (born September 15, 1977) is an American actress.
Ramirez attended an all-girls school in Alhambra, California at the Ramona Convent Secondary School. Her career began at age 13 when she was brought to the attention of a major L.A. modelling agency, which led to an international modeling career. Upon her return home, she transitioned into hosting and acting.
Ramirez is known to TV audiences from starring roles on four prime time and two notable daytime series. Currently, she plays Detective Maria Baez on the fifth season of CBS's Blue Bloods and recurred as Officer Riley Dunn on ABC's Body of Proof. In 2011, she was a series regular on Lifetime's Against the Wall, playing Detective Lina Flores. Despite respectable ratings, the series was not renewed for a second season. Immediately prior to landing that role, Ramirez starred as Melitta on Starz's Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, which was filmed in New Zealand.
After several guest appearances on Days of our Lives and The Bold and the Beautiful, Ramirez finally got her big break in July 2000, when she was cast in the contract role of supermodel Gia Campbell on General Hospital. She left this role in December 2002 to star in the short-lived ABC drama, Miracles. During her time on GH, she was nominated for ALMA and NAACP Awards.
In April 2006, she joined the cast of The Young and the Restless as Jabot Cosmetics public relations consultant Carmen Mesta for five months. The character of Carmen was killed off. Ramirez briefly returned to the show in early 2007 as Carmen's cousin, Ines Vargas.
She married Nathan Lavezoli on September 22, 2002. The couple divorced in November 2011.
|2005||All Souls Day||Alicia|
|2007||Itty Bitty Titty Committee||Ellen|
|2009||Columbia Ave.||Charlie||Short film|
|2010||Funeral Planner, TheThe Funeral Planner||Sierra D'Asanti||Video short|
|1998||USA High||Liza||Episode: "Excess's Ex"|
|1999||Roswell||Vanessa||Episode: "Leaving Normal"|
|2000||Senseless Acts of Video||Host||TV series|
|2000-2002||Port Charles||Gia Campbell||TV series|
|2002||General Hospital||Gia Campbell||Regular role (108 episodes)|
|2003||CSI: Miami||Susanna Medesto||Episode: "Hurricane Anthony"|
|2003||Miracles||Evelyn Santos||Main role (13 episodes)|
|2004||Century City||Christina Dobbs||Episodes: "The Haunting", "Only You"|
|2004||Dr. Vegas||Eva Leon||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2006||Without a Trace||Sara||Episode: "Win Today"|
|2006-2007||Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the Restless||Carmen Mesta / Ines Vargas||Regular role (76 episodes)|
|2007||Shark||Monique||Episode: "Eye of the Beholder"|
|2008||Supernatural||Tammi||Episode: "Malleus Maleficarum"|
|2009||Mental||Dr. Chloe Artis||Main role (13 episodes)|
|2009||Castle||Angelica Fink||Episode: "The Fifth Bullet"|
|2010||Quickening, TheThe Quickening||Gina||TV film|
|2010||Suite Life on Deck, TheThe Suite Life on Deck||Francesca||Episode: "Mother of the Groom"|
|2010||CSI: NY||Tania Santos||Episode: "The Formula"|
|2010||Miami Medical||Katherine||Episode: "Golden Hour"|
|2010||Past Life||Rosa Sanchez||Episodes: "Saving Sarah", "Gone Daddy Gone"|
|2010||Rizzoli & Isles||Marisa Rodriguez||Episode: "See One, Do One, Teach One"|
|2011||Spartacus: Gods of the Arena||Melitta||TV miniseries|
|2011||Bones||Paula Ashwaldt||Episode: "The Killer in the Crosshairs"|
|2011||Against the Wall||Lina Flores||Main role (13 episodes)|
|2012||Mentalist, TheThe Mentalist||Sharon Vasquez||Episode: "War of the Roses"|
|2013||Prosecuting Casey Anthony||Rita Ashton||TV film|
|2013||Body of Proof||Officer Riley Dunn||Episodes: "Skin and Bones", "Disappearing Act", "Committed", "Dark City"|
|2013-||Blue Bloods||Det. Maria Baez||Recurring role (season 3), "also starring" role (season 4-)|
- In Backstreet Boys video "As Long as You Love Me."
- In Jordan Knight's video "Give It To You."
- In Voices of Theory's video "Wherever You Go."
- In 3T's video "Tease Me."
- Appeared in a commercial for Coca-Cola and Special K.