Cierra Alexa Ramirez (born March 9, 1995) is an American actress and singer.
Life and Career
Cierra was born in Houston, Texas but now she splits her time between Los Angeles and New York due to her recording and acting jobs. She and her mother have a very close relationship.
Ramirez made her first TV appearance when she was ten-years-old in Showtime at the Apollo performing a song named "I Am Changing". Cierra was an opening act for Earth Wind and Fire, Chicago and American Idol's Ruben Studdard, Kimberly Caldwell and Ace Young. Ramirez is signed to Temper Music Group and currently recording her debut album.
Cierra was cast as Kathy, a recurring character, in The Secret Life of the American Teenager that makes her first appearance in the 100th episode. She also stars Girl in Progress, portraying one of the lead roles, Ansiedad, for which she won an ALMA Award for Favorite Movie Actress Supporting Role.
In 2012, Ramirez confirmed via Twitter that she will be portraying Mariana Adams Foster in the ABC Family series, "The Fosters", that is produced by Jennifer Lopez. Her character is a "smart-as-a-whip straight A student" who has a fraternal twin named Jesus, played by Jake T. Austin and later, Noah Centineo. The show ran for five seasons before a spin-off was greenlit.
In 2015, she announced that she was in a committed relationship with YouTuber, Jeff Wittick. The two also starred in an untitled short film together.
In 2018, after the Fosters aired its final episode, Cierra was announced to be starring in Freeform's "Good Trouble", the first spin-off of "The Fosters". She reclaimed her role as Mariana and co-stars alongside fellow "Fosters" alum, Maia Mitchell.
|2006||All In||Marisol||Supporting role|
|2007||Star and Stella Save the World||Stella Rivera||TV movie|
|2012||Girl in Progress||Ansiedad||Lead role|
|2005||Showtime at the Apollo||Herself||October 29, 2005|
|2006||CSI: Miami||Season 4, episode 16|
|2006||Zoey 101||Girl #1||Season 3, episode 1|
|2006||Desperate Housewives||Anne Marie||Season 3, episode 8|
|2007||The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Jasmine||Recurring role (5 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 (12 Episodes)|
|2013-2018||The Fosters||Mariana Adams Foster||Main role|
|2019||Good Trouble||Mariana Adams Foster||Main role|
|2012||Imagen Foundation Awards||Best Supporting Actress/Feature Film||Girl in Progress||Won|
|2012||ALMA Awards||Favorite Movie Actress-Supporting Role||Girl in Progress||Won|
Notes and Trivia
- Her nickname and alter-ego, "Miss Thang" was created by Teri Polo, who originally ablibbed the nickname for Mariana.
- She has never had a paying non-acting job, all of her jobs have been from acting.
- Click here to see Cierra's gallery.
|Main|| Teri Polo • Sherri Saum • Jake T. Austin • Noah Centineo • Hayden Byerly • Maia Mitchell •|
David Lambert • Danny Nucci • Cierra Ramirez
|Recurring||A–K||Jay Ali • Ashley Argota • Alexandra Barreto • Madisen Beaty • Chris Bruno •|
Caitlin Carver • Julian de la Celle • Daffany Clark • Garrett Clayton • Valerie Dillman • Brandon W. Jones • Annamarie Kenoyer • Hayley Kiyoko
|L–O||Amanda Leighton • Samantha Logan • Justina Machado • Gavin MacIntosh •|
Bailee Madison • Norma Maldonado • Annika Marks • Sam McMurray •
Jamie McShane • Yvette Monreal • Mary Mouser• Rosie O'Donnell
|P–Z||Madison Pettis • Annie Potts • Jordan Rodrigues • Romy Rosemont •|
Bianca A. Santos • Carlos Sanz • Alex Saxon • Alicia Sixtos • Kerr Smith •
Marla Sokoloff • Lorraine Toussaint • Izabela Vidovic • Anne Winters