Here Are Some Little Known Facts About Actress And Singer Cierra Ramirez
Cierra Ramirez is one of the most adorable and relatable people on TV right now. She is voicing Marvel’s first queer Latina superhero, America Chavez, in an animated series. She is also a major character in “The Fosters” as Mariana Adams Foster. Her character is so important that Freeform is even making a spinoff series featuring her and Maia Mitchell’s characters a few years into the future.
But first, we take you back in time and discuss why Ramirez matters to the Latino community.
Cierra Ramirez was born in Sugar Land, Texas in 1995.@cierraramirez / Instagram
Her mother was a kindergarten teacher and her father is a music producer. In an interview with Latina, she said,
“I have both my grandparents on my mom’s side there. They are from Mexico. They grew up there and they moved to Texas to raise the family. I was surrounded by a lot of Mexican culture in Texas. I loved Houston, I loved the people, loved the food, I can’t talk about that enough.
So when Houston went under water, she had something to say.@cierraramirez / Instagram
Caption: “PEACE BE STILL. Beyond devasted. Praying for my city of Houston & all of the surrounding counties. Join me & help people affected by Hurricane Harvey directly by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation.”
She was 10 years old when she started her singing career.@cierraramirez / Instagram
She performed a song for “Showtime at the Apollo” at that young age, which is what set off her career in the first place.
She has also opened for Earth Wind and Fire, Chicago and Ruben Studdard.@cierraramirez / Instagram
She’s signed to Tribeca Music Group and is still continuing her career in the music industry.
Ramirez released her first EP, “Discreet,” in 2016.@cierraramirez / Instagram
There are a few music videos to go with it, and an entire apparel line, including a “Boo Thang” necklace.
By the time she was 9 years old, she was on Disney.@cierraramirez / Instagram
You might remember her as Jasmine in “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.” Jasmine was a camper with anger management issues, and Ramirez had the powerhouse acting ability, even as a kid, to back up that character.
Ramirez graduated high school through a home-school program.@cierraramirez / Instagram
By the time she was halfway through high school, she was already playing recurring characters like Kathy in “The Secret Life of the American Teenager,” and hit the big screen for “Girl in Progress.” So, like most young stars, she left public school.
Her real breakthrough was Mariana in “The Fosters.”@cierraramirez / Instagram
Mariana, and her twin brother, Jesus, were adopted by their two moms when they were much younger. Watching Mariana grapple with her experience as a Latina who is not too closely tied to her cultural roots was something so many of us could relate to.
A spin-off is coming our way soon, starring Ramirez and her co-star Maia Mitchell.@cierraramirez / Instagram
You know you became the most important character on a show when you get your own spin-off.
The two actresses are very close IRL. ????@cierraramirez / Instagram
Caption: “Chance made us sisters, hearts made us best friends ???? happy birthday (in the states) my lil koala bear. Hope your day is as wonderful as you????✨✨✨”
But not as close as she is with her sister, Savannah.@cierraramirez / Instagram
Look at Ramirez already striking poses for the camera. That’s what you call a natural.
The resemblance is ridiculous.@cierraramirez / Instagram
In an interview, she said that they drooled most for their abuelita’s tamales growing up. Who doesn’t drool for a good tamal?
The sisters even have matching Best Friends jackets.@cierraramirez / Instagram
They’re that close. Family is important to Ramirez, and she makes it known to the people she loves just how much she loves them. Just check her Instagram.
They even protest the patriarchy together.@cierraramirez / Instagram
Caption: “I’m a NASTY WOMAN because I believe in love, acceptance, equality, kindness, respect & the POWER OF MY VOICE ♡ so grateful to have marched for a second time! #happywomensmarchday”
Well before the election was over, Ramirez was missing Barack.@cierraramirez / Instagram
Caption: “I miss you already, Mr. President❤️” A majority of America agrees with you, Ramirez.
Cierra is a strong ally for the LGBTQ community.@cierraramirez / Instagram
If her role in probably the most LGBTQ inclusive show on air to date doesn’t show her support, then this post after the PULSE shooting does:
“Sad that these are the times we live in….people can’t even feel safe in a space they created for themselves. This can’t just become the newest popular hashtag, something needs to be done. My thoughts are with the victims & loved ones of this tragedy❤️???????????????????? Praying for Orlando, praying for the world, praying period.”
Ramirez is always canoodling with boyfriend Jeff Wittek on IG.@cierraramirez / Instagram
The two have been together for a little over three years and their videos are too much. They look like they go to Disney every weekend.
She isn’t shy about being in his YouTube videos.Jeff Wittek / YouTube
The two are honestly hilarious. In this video, Jeff “taught” Cierra self defense for very plausible dangerous situations, like someone trying to steal her phone so they would get a Follow Back on Instagram. Seems legit.
Girl is Pisces AF.@cierraramirez / Instagram She was born on March 9, 1995, making her a mere 23 years old. She’s a young fish, but she has found her tribe.
Oh, and Ramirez started out life as the Pillsbury Dough Flower girl.@cierraramirez / Instagram
This is the most adorable kind of photo you will ever see.
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