Marisa Ramirez: On "Against the Wall"

Years of experience in L.A. and Hollywood have built her up for this role

By Se Fija! Online
Published on LatinoLA: July 28, 2011

Marisa Ramirez: On "Against the Wall"

Watch yourself around Marisa Ramirez. She really can kick your ass.

Years of experience in L.A. and Hollywood have built her up. This girl started at a private school in Altadena; she paid her dues playing on both The Young and the Restless and won an award as Gia Campbell on ABC's General Hospital (and got nominations for an ALMA, an Image, and a Soap Opera Digest Award for her troubles).

Once she broke out of the soap opera ghetto‘«Űit was inevitable, she was too good to be stuck there‘«Űshe stair-stepped through a series of critically acclaimed but short-lived series, like Miracles on ABC and Mental on FOX. And then she guest-started in just about every decent hour-long drama on the air: Bones, Rizzoli & Isles, CSI: NY, Castle, Shark, Without a Trace, CSI: Miami. And then, of course, she really got noticed as a latter-day Warrior Princess in the Starz actioner, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. (Maybe you missed that, like most of the world that doesn't get Starz. Not to worry: it'll be out on DVD in September. We'll remind you.) And she can do comedy, too. Don't believe it? Catch her in an episode of The Suite Life on Deck on the Disney Channel today‘«ŰJuly 26, at 11:30 a.m. So there.

And she kick-boxes. Did we mention that? No, seriously, she kick-boxes. All that ass-whippin' she did as Melitta on Spartacus was real, dude. When she's not campaigning against HIV/AIDS and homelessness or advocating for animal rescue‘«™read more on Se Fija! Online

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