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She was raised in the Dominican Republic by her grandmother from infancy until the age of ten when she was sent to the United States to rejoin her parents. When she was fifteen, a modeling scout discovered her while she was working in Los Angeles. She subsequently landed a soda commercial.
Dania Ramirez spent time studying at the Actors Workshop in New York City and later graduated from Montclair State University. She then moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting full-time.
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Dania Ramirez has appeared in music videos, including Jay-Zs Streets is Watching, LL Cool Js Hush, Santanas Into the Night, among others. In films, she has appeared in She Hate Me, Fat Albert, X-Men: The Last Stand, American Reunion and Premium Rush.
Dania Ramirez is better known for her roles in televisions shows, including parts in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Sopranos, Heroes and Entourage.
She told Maxim, Ive definitely driven men to do things out of the ordinary for me, but I dont encourage it, because I can handle things myself. I have such a strong personality, I think a man whos with me feels under pressure to step up to the plate. She added about the possibility of stalkers, Whenever you have something with a hard-core following, the fans always have a lot to say both good and bad. And they always make for an interesting encounter. Im a passionate person myself, so Im always ready to engage in a passionate conversation with someone.
Dania Ramirez said this about the men she dates, I dont want to know who hes been with or how many [women]. I do want to know that my man is not a virgin, because I want to know that he knows what hes doing. But I dont need to know how hes learned it (askmen.com).
Dania Ramirez said about what she looks for in a man: Confidence. And honesty. Knowing how to be laid-back. And enjoying the moment. I have a tattoo on my arm that says, Live, Love, Life, and thats how I life live. If you can somehow figure out a way to do that, you can get with me (mensfitness.com).
Dania Ramirez has also become a CoverGirl model. She and Queen Latifah launched the companys Clean Makeup for Clean Water Campaign.
Dania Ramirez said of her career, Im still climbing. Im almost there.
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