Callie Torres

Played by Sara Ramirez
Character Biography

Cuban food; dancing in her underwear

Not having enough money to pay her rent; getting criticized for not washing her hands after using the bathroom

Met George after treating him for a dislocated shoulder. The pair started dating and Callie fell for George in a big way—the two married! Ultimately, however, they divorced. Callie next sought refuge in the arms of Mark Sloan and then, finally, Dr. Arizona Robbins. Callie walked out on Arizona after she learned that she cheated on her, and the two broke up.

Callie overcame a distant relationship with her father, however, her relationship with her mother remained strained, mainly due to Callie's relationship with Arizona. The survivor of a very serious car accident, Callie gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Sofia.

Callie is the sort of woman who has had to stand on her own two feet most of her life. She's a passionate, hot-blooded woman who isn't afraid to ruffle feathers in the typically male dominated hospital environment. Callie had to make the choice to amputate Arizona’s leg in order to save her life.


Grey's Anatomy Characters: Meredith Grey | Alex Karev | Miranda Bailey | Richard Webber | Callie Torres | Owen Hunt | Arizona Robbins | Jackson Avery | April Kepner | Amelia Shepherd | Jo Wilson | Stephanie Edwards | Maggie Pierce

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Actor Biography

Tony Award© winner Sara Ramirez is known to viewers as orthopedic surgeon Dr. Callie Torres on ABC’s top-rated television drama “Grey’s Anatomy.” In Spring 2011, Ramirez captured a whole new audience when she performed the most prominent songs on the special music event episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.” The songs she sang are available on iTunes, as is her own EP which launched March 27, 2011, topping the iTunes overall chart within the first week of release.

In 2011, Ramirez was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. The cast of “Grey’s Anatomy” received a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series — Drama (2007), a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2007), a Producers Guild Award for Best Episodic Television Drama (2007) and a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Television Dramatic Series (2007).

Prior to “Grey’s Anatomy,” Ramirez was seen in the Broadway smash-hit “Monty Python’s Spamalot” as Lady of the Lake, for which she earned both a Tony Award© for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, and an Outer Critics Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.

Ramirez graduated from the Juilliard Drama School. Shortly after graduation, she made her Broadway debut starring as Wahzinak in Paul Simon’s “The Capeman.” Following that, she starred in Gershwin’s “Fascinating Rhythm,” for which she received an Outer Critics Circle nomination for Best Actress. In 2001, she starred in Broadway’s “A Class Act,” a musical biography based on the life of Ed Kleban. Off Broadway she has performed in “The Vagina Monologues.”

Ramirez’s concerts have included “Martinis” at the Martin, “Sara Ramirez with Hollis Resnik at the Ravinia,” “Bravo Bernstein” (MTW’s 20th Anniversary Gala Concert) at the Hudson Theatre, and The Barrington Stage Company Gala, where she sang “Wanting Her More” from “The Game.” Television appearances include “NYPD Blue,” Law & Order: SVU,” “Third Watch” and “Spin City,” in addition to several pilots.

Ramirez supports such non-profit organizations as California Writing Program’s “I Write the Future” campaign and the Al D. Rodriguez Foundation, which provides resources, education and information related to screening, prevention of and treatment for the hepatitis virus and liver cancer. More information is available at

Grey's Anatomy Cast: Ellen Pompeo | Justin Chambers | Chandra Wilson | James Pickens, Jr. | Sara Ramirez | Kevin McKidd | Jessica Capshaw | Jesse Williams | Sarah Drew | Caterina Scorsone | Camilla Luddington | Jerrika HintonKelly McCreary | Jason George | Martin Henderson

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