The 42-year-old actress has joined the cast of Madam Secretary as a series regular. Ramirez will play Kat Sandoval, a legendary political strategist working for the U.S. State Department.
This is Ramirez’s first series regular TV role since departing from ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy last year, where she played Dr. Callie Torres for over a decade.
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The actress took to social media on Tuesday to share her excitement for her new role.
“Can’t wait for you to meet Kat on Nov. 19!” she wrote.
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Madam Secretary also stars Téa Leoni, Tim Daly, Zeljko Ivanek, Keith Carradine, Sebastian Arcelus, Patina Miller, Geoffrey Arend, Erich Bergen, Kathrine Herzer, Wallis Currie-Wood and Evan Roe.
“We are thrilled to have Sara join the Madam Secretary State Department
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“America!” she’d respond, dabbing at her eyes and laughing. I laughed, too, because — even while in the thrall of a brilliantly written, expertly acted TV series — who gets
And just because someone stays silent doesn't mean that they don't have a lot of feelings about a topic. Speech writer Matt struggled to find a balance on Madam Secretary Season 3 Episode 6 when he came under suspicion and attack on the very thinnest of connections.
I was nervous going into "The Statement," for a lot of reasons. Episodes about major terrorist bombings and mass shootings always give me a bit of unease since fictional events get preempted by real tragedy all too often. Madam Secretary wasn't just addressing the act of violence, but the societal fallout.
And the original airing came after a week of unrest brewing across the United States. Art imitates life imitates art imitates life... it feels like a terrible uroboros sometimes.
So I was pleasantly surprised by the care with which the writers handled the topic.
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On Madam Secretary, Elizabeth McCord (Tèa Leoni) is the shrewd and determined Secretary of State who drives international diplomacy. She battles office politics and circumvents protocol as she negotiates global and domestic issues, both at the White House and at home. The cast also includes Geoffrey Arend, Erich Bergen, Wallis Currie-Wood, Tim Daly, Kathrine Herzer, Željko Ivanek, Patina Miller, Bebe Neuwirth, and Evan Roe.
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