If you saw Sara Ramirez's (Callie Torres) virtuosic performance in the Season 7 musical episode of Grey's Anatomy, you know that homegirl can sing. Now, Latina magazine has named her among 23 other artists as the "best Latin singers of all time," asking users to vote for their favorites.
And Sara is in impressive company — including Selena, Marc Anthony, Shakira, Pitbull, Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Christina Aguilera, Jenni Rivera, Jennifer Lopez, and Bruno Mars.
OK, we're assuming its not a huge surprise that Sara is Latina. Her father is Mexican and her mother is half-Mexican, half-Irish-American. She was actually born in Mexico — in the picturesque resort town Mazatlán — and moved with her family to San Diego when she was eight.
Sara's self-titled 2011 EP won us over with just four songs — the cover of "The Story" she performed in the musical episode of Grey's and three original songs which she co-wrote. The album peaked at a respectable #37 on the Billboard 200 and #7 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart.
And, of course, Sara's big break was a lead role in the Monty Python Broadway musical Spamalot, which won her a Tony Award.
She also released a single in time for Christmas in 2009, her version of "Silent Night."
This holiday season, while we wait for Sara's next album to drop — please let it happen — head over to Latina and vote for our girl!