Cierra Ramirez

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Cierra Ramírez
Ramirez at the 7th Annual Television Academy Honors on June 1, 2014
Ramirez at the 7th Annual Television Academy Honors on June 1, 2014
Cierra Alexa Ramírez

(1995-03-09) March 9, 1995 (age 24)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2006–present
Known forMariana Adams-Foster in The Fosters and Good Trouble

Cierra Alexa Ramírez (born March 9, 1995) is an American actress and singer. She played Mariana Adams-Foster in the Freeform television series The Fosters and reprises the role in the spinoff series Good Trouble.

Early life[edit]

Ramírez was born on March 9, 1995, to music producer and the consultant Sonny Ramírez and his wife, a kindergarten teacher.[1] Ramírez was raised in Sugar Land, Texas, and attended Westside High School for her first two years before moving to Los Angeles.[1] She graduated high school through a home-school program to allow her to pursue her acting career.[1]



Music led to Ramirez making her television debut—when she was 10 years old, she performed a song the "Apollo Kids Star of Tomorrow" segment of Showtime at the Apollo.[2][3] Ramirez is signed to Empire and Tribeca Music Group.[4] She has performed as the opening act for a number of musical acts, including Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago and Ruben Studdard.[2]

On June 20, 2016, Ramirez released her first EP, Discreet.[4] 4 singles subsequently followed her first EP: Faded feat "Faded" Feat. Baeza in 2017, "Bad Boys" in 2018, "Liquid Courage (Love Me Better)" and "Broke Us" Feat. Trevor Jackson in 2019.

Music videos for the singles "Faded", "Bad Boys", "Liquid Courage" and "Broke Us" were released. Both "Liquid Courage (Love Me Better)" and "Broke Us" were directed by Maria Skobeleva[5][6].


In 2007, Ramirez played a recurring role on the Disney Channel series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, as Jasmine, a young camper with anger management issues. Ramirez played recurring character Kathy in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, introduced in the 100th episode as a pregnant freshman.[7]

Ramirez played the titular role in the 2012 feature film Girl in Progress, for which she won an ALMA Award for Favorite Movie Actress Supporting Role.[8][9]

Starting in 2013, Ramirez played Mariana Foster in the ABC Family (renamed "Freeform" channel) series The Fosters. Her character is a straight-A student who, with her fraternal twin, has been adopted by a lesbian couple into a multi-ethnic blended family. The show premiered on June 3, 2013, and in January 2017, Freeform announced that it had been renewed for its fifth season.[10] However, according to Entertainment Weekly, the series will be cancelled after a three-night limited series on June 6, 2018. To be followed with a spin off, Good Trouble premiering January 9, 2019, featuring Ramirez and Maia Mitchell.

Personal life[edit]

She is of Colombian and Mexican descent.[11]


Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak charts Notes
  • Released: June 20, 2016
  • Label: Tribeca Music Group
  • Formats: Digital download
- N/A


Title Year Album
"Faded" Feat. Casey Veggies & Honey Cocaine 2016 Discreet
"Faded" Feat. Baeza 2017 Non-album single
"Bad Boys" 2018 TBA
"Liquid Courage (Love Me Better)" 2019
"Broke Us" Feat. Trevor Jackson

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Other artist(s) Director(s)
"Faded" 2016 Casey Veggies & Honey C Austin Kelley
"Faded" 2017 Baeza Keoni Marcelo
"Bad Boys" 2018 None Arrad Rahgoshay
"Liquid Courage (Love Me Better)" 2019 None Maria Skobeleva
"Broke Us" Trevor Jackson



Year Title Role Notes
2006 All In Marisol Supporting role
2007 Star and Stella Save the World Stella Rivera TV movie
2012 Girl in Progress Ansiedad Lead role
2016 Petting Scorpions Daisy Lead role
2017 Drink Slay Love Pearl Lead role
2018 Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors[12] America Chavez Voice role


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Showtime at the Apollo Herself October 29, 2005
2006 CSI: Miami Isabel Terraza Episode: "Deviant"
Zoey 101 Girl #1 Episode: "Surprise"
Desperate Housewives Annie Marie Episode: "Children and Art"
2007 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Jasmine Recurring role, (4 episodes)
2008 My Own Worst Enemy Ruthy Spivey Scenes deleted
2012 Piper's Quick Picks Herself Guest
The Talk Herself
2012–2013 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Kathy Recurring role, (22 episodes)
2013–2018 The Fosters Mariana Adams Foster Main role
2019 Good Trouble[13] Main role
Marvel Rising: Chasing Ghosts America Chavez Voice
Marvel Rising: Heart of Iron

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2012 Imagen Foundation Awards Best Supporting Actress/Feature Film Girl in Progress Won
ALMA Award Favorite Movie Actress-Supporting Role Girl in Progress Won
The National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Horizon Award[14] Won
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Star: Female The Fosters Nominated
HOLA Awards Honoring Award The Fosters Won
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Actress The Fosters Nominated
2019 Teen Choice Awards Choice Drama TV Actress Good Trouble Nominated


  1. ^ a b c Holley, Pete (May 8, 2012). "Teen leaps from Sugar Land to Hollywood". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Cast Members: Cierra Ramirez". ABC Spark. Corus Entertainment. 2013. Archived from the original on July 4, 2017. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  3. ^ Cierra Ramirez in 'Showtime at the Apollo
  4. ^ a b Assaf Lynn, Roxane (June 14, 2016). "Music Debut for TV Babe Cierra Ramirez". The Huffington Post. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  5. ^ Cierra Ramirez: Liquid Courage, retrieved August 16, 2019
  6. ^ Cierra Ramirez Broke us Ft. Trevor Jackson, retrieved August 16, 2019
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (March 8, 2012). "'Secret Life of the American Teenager' Adds 'Suite Life' Actress as New Series Regular (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  8. ^ Scott, A.O. (May 10, 2012). "Daughter and Mother, Chasing Adulthood". The New York Times. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  9. ^ "2012 NCLR Alma Awards: Recipients" (PDF). National Council of La Raza. 2013. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  10. ^ Peart, Tanvier (April 15, 2013). "Jennifer Lopez's New Show 'The Fosters' Stirs Up Controversy Over Same-Sex Couple Raising Family". Latinos Post. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  11. ^ Thang, Miss (June 28, 2014). "For everyone that's dad's Colombian and my mom's that makes me". Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  12. ^ Cheng, Susan; Flaherty, Keely (December 7, 2017). "Marvel's Launching A New Franchise Of Wonderful, Diverse Superheroes". BuzzFeed News. Retrieved December 7, 2017.
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  14. ^ "Emerging Artists: Cierra Ramirez". 2013. Retrieved January 21, 2017.

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