Ramírez at the 7th Annual Television Academy Honors on June 1, 2014
Cierra Alexa Ramírez
March 9, 1995
|Mariana Adams-Foster on 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 is set to reprise the role in the spinoff series Good Trouble.
Ramírez was born on March 9, 1995, to music producer and the consultant Sonny Ramírez and his wife, a kindergarten teacher. Ramírez was raised in Sugar Land, Texas, and attended Westside High School for her first two years before moving to Los Angeles. She graduated high school through a home-school program to allow her to pursue her acting career.
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. Ramirez is signed to Empire and Tribeca Music Group. She has performed as the opening act for a number of musical acts, including Earth Wind and Fire, Chicago and Ruben Studdard.
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.
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. 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 Cierra Ramirez and Maia Mitchell.
She is of Colombian and Mexican descent.
|"Faded" Feat. Casey Veggies & Honey Cocaine||2016||Discreet|
|"Faded" Feat. Baeza||2017||Non-album single|
|"Faded"||2016||Casey Veggies & Honey C||Austin Kelley|
|"Bad Boys"||2018||None||Arrad Rahgoshay|
|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||America Chavez / Miss America||Voice role|
|2005||Showtime at the Apollo||Herself||October 29, 2005|
|2006||CSI: Miami||Isabel Terraza||Episode: "Deviant"|
|2006||Zoey 101||Girl #1||Episode: "Surprise"|
|2006||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|
|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||Main role|
Awards and nominations
|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||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|
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