SAG Award winner, stars in Netflix's hit DC comics series Sweet Tooth, lead of Fox's Alert: Missing Persons Unit, co-host of The Underground podcast
A talented and versatile actress, Dania Ramirez has become a highly sought-after performer for both film and television.
Currently she is starring as “Gretel” on the CBS All Access series Tell Me A Story, a modern take on popular fairy tale stories which debuts in October. Recently, Dania was recently Seen as “Cinderella” on the popular ABC series Once Upon A Time… where she brought a fresh and engaging presence to the program and was a Fan Favorite every season she appeared on the show.
In addition to her television work, Dania is a film producer and she recently co-produced and stars in the feature film Lycan in the role of “Isabella Cruz.” The fascinating story tells the tale of six college kids in a sleepy Southern town who set in motion a horrific fate when they unwittingly tackle the legend of Emily Burt, the Talbot County Werewolf. The movie was beautifully filmed on location at the “Southern Country Farms” Estate in Columbus, Georgia.
She also produced and co-stars in Off The Menu, a romantic comedy which uniquely combines the passions of both love and food. Dania is “Javiera Torres,” a local chef who’s authentic and unique cooking attracts foodies from all. The film was shot on location in New Mexico and is directed by Jay Silverman. Ramirez as also been cast in the DC Universe animated movie Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay as the voice of “Scandal Savage”
Her other film credits include roles in Mojave opposite Mark Wahlberg, and Premium Rush opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon. She was also seen in American Reunion, Quarantine, the live-action movie version of the classic animated series Fat Albert and in the third installment of the X-Men franchise, X-Men: The Last Stand. She made her feature film debut in Spike Lee’s The Subway Stories for HBO and subsequently was seen in two additional Spike Lee projects, 25th Hour and She Hate Me.
Dania has impressive television credits including the critically-acclaimed HBO drama The Sopranos as “Blanca” which garnered her a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and she regularly appeared in the NBC cult hit Heroes and in HBO’s award-winning Entourage.
Before joining Once Upon A Time…Dania starred in the popular Lifetime Television series Devious Maids as one of four Latina maids working for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills who have dreams and ambitions of their own. Eva Longoria and Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry served as executive producers.
Born in the Dominican Republic, Dania was raised by her Grandmother until she moved to New York City at the age of ten and reunited with her parents. She studied at Monclair State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and was a star volleyball player.
Dania began modeling in New York and was named the face of CoverGirl where she appeared in the brand’s advertising campaign for two years running. She also appeared in the CIROC “Luck Be A Lady” campaign with Sean “P Diddy” Combs that was shown around the world. She got her show business break when Jay Z cast her in his music video “Streets is Watching.”
Dania appeared in the hit Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle for director Jake Kasdan co-starring with Dwayn Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black.
She recently completed filming Sweet Tooth for Netflix on location in New Zealand.