Sara Elena Ramirez is a Mexican American actress, singer, songwriter, and activist. 

Her portrayal of the original Lady of the Lake in the 2005 Broadway musical Spamalot won her acclaim and the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. She gained wider recognition for playing Dr. Callie Torres in Grey's Anatomy. 

She is currently playing bi character Kat Sandoval on the CBS show Madam Secretary. 

Ramirez is also an activist and extensively campaigns for LGBT rights. She was awarded the Ally for Equality Award by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation in 2015.

Sara Ramirez came out, fairly nonchalantly, in her speech at the 40 to None Summit in October 2016.