Dania Ramirez

Dania Ramirez


A talented and versatile actress, Dania Ramirez has become a highly sought-after performer for both film and television.

Currently she is starring as “Nikki Parker” opposite Scott Caan on the Fox procedural Alert.  In addition she will reprise her role of “Aimee” on season two of the Netflix series Sweet Tooth for executive producer Robert Downey, Jr., filmed
on location in New Zealand.

Dania starred as “Gretel” on the CBS All Access series Tell Me A Story, a modern take on popular fairy tale stories, and was also seen as “Cinderella” on the popular ABC series Once Upon A Time… where she brought a fresh and engaging presence to the program as the first Latina Cinderella in entertainment.

In addition to her television work, Dania is a film producer and co-produced and starred in the feature film Lycan in the role of “Isabella Cruz.”  The fascinating story is 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.

Dania also produced and co-starred in Off The Menu, a romantic comedy which combined the passions of love and food.  She played “”Javiera Torres,” a local chef who’s authentic and unique cooking attracts foodies from all over the world.

Her other film credits include roles in Mojave opposite Mark Wahlberg, and Premium Rush opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Shannon. She was in the DC Universe animated movie Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay as the voice of “Scandal Savage” and also appeared in the hit Sony Pictures’ Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle co-starring with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart.

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.”