Marisa Ramirez

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Marisa Ramirez
Born Marisa Maguire Ramirez
(1977-09-15) September 15, 1977 (age 37)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–present
Spouse(s) Nathan Lavezoli (2002–2011)

Marisa Carolina Ramirez (born September 15, 1977) is an American actress.

Early life[edit]

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.

Career[edit]

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 fourth season of CBS's Blue Bloods and recurred as Officer Riley Dunn on ABC's Body of Proof.[1] 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.[2]

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.

Shortly after, she moved to Colombia to film the Fox summer series Mental, opposite Chris Vance and Annabella Sciorra.

Personal life[edit]

She married Nathan Lavezoli on September 22, 2002. The couple divorced in November 2011.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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
2010 Contract Sandra Short film
2014 The Extendables[3] Maria

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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"
2005 Hitched TV film
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-)

Other roles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "Soap Actress Lands Role on 'Miracles'". Akron Beacon Journal. 19 September 2002. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 
  3. ^ THE EXTENDABLES Trailer

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