Cierra Ramirez is an American actress and singer best known for her starring role as Mariana Foster, a smart-as-a-whip straight A student who was adopted by Stef and Lena along with her fraternal twin Jesus, in the family drama television series The Fosters.
Ramirez also played Kathy on the final season of the teen drama series The Secret Life of an American Teenager and the lead role of Ansiedad in the coming-of-age drama Girl in Progress opposite Eva Mendes as her mother, a performance for which she received an Alma and an Imagen award.
Ramirez is also known for her recurring role as Jasmine on The Disney Channel's The Sweet Life of Zack and Cody. She has appeared on the television series Desperate Housewives, Zoey 101 and CSI: Miami.
Besides a burgeoning acting career, Ramirez has been an accomplished singer since the age of seven. At 10, she appeared as herself on the series Showtime at the Apollo and has shared the stage as an opening act for the likes of Earth Wind and Fire, Chicago and American Idol's Ruben Studdard, Kimberly Coldwell and Ace Young.
Ramirez was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She now resides in Los Angeles, California.