Marisa Ramirez

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Marisa Ramirez
BornMarisa Maguire Ramirez
(1977-09-15) September 15, 1977 (age 34)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1998-present
SpouseNathan Lavezoli (2002-2011)
 
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Marisa Ramirez
BornMarisa Maguire Ramirez
(1977-09-15) September 15, 1977 (age 34)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1998-present
SpouseNathan Lavezoli (2002-2011)

Marisa Carolina Ramirez (born September 15, 1977 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress.

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Early life

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

Ramirez is known to TV audiences from starring roles on four prime time and two notable daytime series. 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 "Spartacus: Gods of the Arena" which 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.[1]

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

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

Filmography

Film
YearFilmRoleNotes
1998Backstreet Boys: All Access VideoGirl in VideoRelease Straight-to-DVD
2005All Souls Day: Dia de los MuertosAlicia Barena
2007Itty Bitty Titty CommitteeEllen
2009Action HeroMaria
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1998USA HighLizaEpisode: Excess's Ex
1999RoswellVanessaEpisode: Leaving Normal
2000Senseless Acts of VideoHost
2000–2002Port CharlesGia Campbell
General HospitalGia Campbell107 episodes
2003CSI: MiamiSusanna MedestoEpisode: Hurricane Anthony
MiraclesEvelyn Santos13 episodes
2004Century CityChristina DobbsEpisode: The Haunting
Dr. VegasEva LeonEpisode: Pilot
2005HitchedUnsold FOX TV-Pilot
2006Without a TraceSaraEpisode: Win Today
2006–2007
Unknown
The Young and the RestlessCarmen Mesta
Ines Varges
24 episodes
Unknown episodes
2007SharkMoniqueEpisode: Eye of the Beholder
2008SupernaturalTammiEpisode: Malleus Maleficarum
2009MentalDr. Chloë Artis13 episodes
2010The Suite Life on DeckFrancescaEpisode #35: Mother of the Groom
2010CSI: NYMrs. Tania SantosSeason 6 Episode 15: The Formula
2010Past LifeRosa2 Episodes
2010Miami MedicalKatherine Russell2 Episodes
2011Against The WallLina FloresEpisodes 1 - 13
2011Spartacus: Gods of the ArenaMelittaEpisodes 1 - 5
2012The MentalistRedlands Youth Facility CounselorEpisode 15

Other roles

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