Dania Ramirez credits include the roles of Maya Herrera in Heroes, Alex in Entourage, and Blanca during the last season of The Sopranos on television. Her film roles include Alex Guerrero in She Hate Me and Callisto in the feature film and in the ABC comedy-drama series X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). She portrayed Rosie Falta in the ABC comedy-drama series Devious Maids from June 2013 till its cancellation in 2016. In July 2017, Ramirez joined the hit ABC series Once Upon A Time for its softly-rebooted seventh season in a starring role as Cinderella.
Born Dania Jissel Ramírez
Nick Name Dania Land
Years active 1997–present
Age: 38 years and 7 months
Sun Sign Scorpio
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Height 5 ft 4½ in or 164 cm
Measurements 34-24-33 in or 86-61-84 cm
Bra Size 32A
Dania Ramirez was enrolled at the Montclair State University and graduated in 2001.
To hone her acting skills, she took a course under Flo Greenberg at the Actor’s Workshop in New York City.
Father – Daniel Ramirez
Mother – Agueda Camacho
Siblings – Danilda Ramirez (Sister), Denise Ramirez (Sister)
Dania Ramirez is represented by Anonymous Content.
She is of Dominican Republic origin.
Like other Dominicans, she might have Spanish and African ancestry.
Dania has done endorsement work for the cosmetics brand, CoverGirl. She was featured in print adverts for Cover Girl’s Outlast Lipstain.
She has also starred alongside rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs in a commercial for Ciroc Ultra Premium.
Ramirez was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. At an early age, she decided to become an actress. As a young child, she would reenact telenovelas for her family. She was discovered by a modeling scout while working in a convenience store at the age of 15, and was cast in a small part in a soda commercial. Later, she decided to pursue acting seriously and studied at the Actor’s Workshop in New York City under Flo Greenberg.
She graduated from Montclair State University in 2001, where her volleyball talents led her to be placed among the top five in career digs, digs/game, solo blocks and total blocks. She then moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.
Ramirez has appeared in several music videos, including Jay-Z’s Streets is Watching (1998), De La Soul’s All Good? feat. Chaka Khan (2000), LL Cool J’s “Hush” (2005; directed by her then fiancè, Jessy Terrero), Santana’s “Into the Night” (2007), as well as “Cry Baby Cry” (a Santana and Sean Paul collaboration). Ramirez has also appeared in Wisin & Yandel’s music video “Dime Que Te Paso”, in which she played the main character, the wife and mother of a military man at war in Iraq who finds out her husband died at war. She was also featured in hip-hop group Sporty Thievz video “Cheapskate” back in 1998.
Ramirez appeared as an extra in the HBO film Subway Stories (1997), where she met filmmaker Spike Lee who later cast her in his film, She Hate Me (2004). She played older sister “Laurie” in the movie Fat Albert (2004). She was Callisto, one of The Omegas, in the comic book film X-Men: The Last Stand (2006). She went on to star in The 5th Commandment in 2008, a film written by and starring Rick Yune. In 2012, Ramirez appeared in two films, playing Selena in American Reunion, and a bicycle messenger in Premium Rush.
Ramirez appeared as the minor character Caridad in the final episodes of the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and as Blanca Selgado, a recurring role during the sixth season of The Sopranos.
Ramirez portrayed the character of Maya on the TV series Heroes. She was a guest judge on episode 5 of Cycle 14 of America’s Next Top Model. She also guest starred as Alex, an employee of Turtle’s and begins a relationship with Turtle in season 7 on the TV series Entourage.
From 2013 to 2016, she had been part of the main cast of Devious Maids, which aired on the Lifetime network up until its cancellation following the finale of the fourth season.
In July 2017 Ramirez was cast as a series regular in the softly-rebooted seventh and final season of Once Upon A Time. This was following the exit of six key cast members at the conclusion of its sixth season which included series leads Ginnifer Goodwin and Jennifer Morrison, as well as Josh Dallas, Emilie De Ravin, Rebecca Mader and Jared Gilmore.
Ramirez has appeared in several magazine spreads. She has also been listed in several of the world’s top publications’ “Sexiest Ladies of the Year” lists. She has recently been added to the roster of models for CoverGirl Cosmetics. In March 2010, Ramirez and Queen Latifah launched the company’s “Clean Makeup for Clean Water Campaign”.
Dania dated Soul Plane director, Jessy Terrero until 2008. She became engaged in September 2011 to director, John Beverly “Bev” Land. The couple married on the beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on February 16, 2013. Land has a son, Kai (born 2001), with ex-wife Sharon Leal. On July 15, 2013, Ramirez announced that she was pregnant with twins. That December, she gave birth to fraternal twins, a son John and a daughter Gaia.
In 2002, Dania made her first film appearance in the drama movie, 25th Hour, which was based on the novel of the same name.
First TV Show
In 2003, Dania played Caridad in 3 episodes of the popular supernatural series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
After giving birth to twins, Dania enlisted the help of personal trainer Bobby Fournier of Snap Fitness to get her body in the best shape possible. Fournier devised full body workouts to get most out of her busy schedule. The full body workouts also ensure that she was performing cardio while lifting weights as well. Also, her workouts ranged from moderate to high intensity.
Fournier devised full body workouts to get most out of her busy schedule. The full body workouts also ensured that she was performing cardio while lifting weights. Also, her workouts ranged from moderate to high intensity.
She is also a fan of Pilates workouts. She has revealed that getting in her workout gear for her Pilates sessions makes her feel like a warrior. She complements her workout routines by eating healthy and protein rich food. She has also given a juice cleanse with fruits, vegetables, and heaps of protein a try.
She complements her workout routines by eating healthy and protein rich food. She has also given a juice cleanse with fruits, vegetables, and heaps of protein a try.
Dania Ramirez Favorite Things
Male Body Parts – Cut right by the abs, small area between hips and armpit
Beauty Treatment – Facials at the Thibiant Beverly Hills Skin Care Clinic
Hair Products – Kerastase’s Nutritive Oleo-Relax Nutri-Huile + Anti-Frizz Serum
Beauty Products – Makeup For Ever Aqua Rouge #20 and Armani Luminous Silk Foundation #9.
Dania Ramirez Facts
Her parents left her in the care of her grandmother when she was merely 6 months old. She reunited with her parents in United States when she was 10 years old.
She started her modeling career at the age of 15 after she was discovered by a scout at a convenience store. The scout even helped her bag a small role in a local soda commercial.
While studying in university, she excelled in volleyball. She was placed in the top five of the rankings for solo blocks, total blocks, career digs, and digs per game.
In March 2010, she collaborated with Queen Latifah to headline CoverGirl’s Clean Makeup for Clean Water Campaign.
In December 2016, Dania partnered with toy manufacturing company, Mattel to donate toys worth more than $10,000 to children of Los Angeles’ Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley.
Dania is a vocal supporter of immigration and has even starred in a short video aimed to change perspectives about immigrants.
In 2009, the Maxim magazine placed Dania at the 61st position in the Hot 100 list.