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Sarah Emily Ramos (born May 21, 1991) is an American actress who began her career as a child actress. She is known for her roles on the television series American Dreams (2002–2005) and Parenthood (2010–2015).

Sarah Ramos
Sarah Emily Ramos

(1991-05-21) May 21, 1991 (age 28)
EducationColumbia University
Years active2001–present


Personal lifeEdit

Ramos was born in Los Angeles, California. Her father is of one quarter Filipino ancestry. Her mother is Jewish.[1][2] She became interested in acting at a young age.[3] Ramos began developing her acting abilities at the age of 9, entering into formal training at Center Stage L.A. "According to her mother, 11-year-old Sarah Ramos would go to bed each night pleading to get an agent — then wake up each morning asking about the status of her parents' talent agent search."[4] She graduated from Columbia University in May 2015.[5]

In July 2016 Ramos announced via social media that she is in a relationship with director Matt Spicer, who she has been dating since 2013.[6][7]


Ramos began her acting career as a child in various television commercials. She gained attention as Patty Pryor in the NBC drama TV series American Dreams (2002–2005). This role garnered her acting accolades, including winning the Women's Image Network Award (WIN) for Best Actress in a TV Drama in 2003 and various nominations by the Young Artist Awards.[8][9][10] Variety commented: "Patty is an out-and-out brat, and Ramos does it right."[11]

In April 2006, she landed the role of Hannah Rader a.k.a. Kate Holland on the CW series Runaway. However, the show was canceled after one season. Ramos's other television credits include guest-starring roles in Scrubs, Close to Home, Ghost Whisperer, Law & Order, Wizards of Waverly Place, Without a Trace and Lie to Me.

In 2009, she was cast as Haddie Braverman in the NBC series Parenthood. Parenthood's fourth season premiered in September 2012; however, Ramos would no longer be a regular but had a guest-starring billing as her character went to college.[12] In the Season 5 finale, aired in April, 2014, Haddie came home for the summer, bringing along a girlfriend from college. Entertainment Weekly wrote that her performance was "one of the most underrated, sustained performances on TV recently, calling upon her to express an array of moods and emotions that went well beyond the usual prime-time network-drama teen role."[13] She returned in Season 6 for two episodes, including the series finale.

In 2011, she voiced a character for an episode of Family Guy. In May 2011, it was announced she had joined the cast of the film Predisposed starring Jesse Eisenberg and Melissa Leo.[14]

In 2011, she also co-wrote and co-directed a short film, The Arm, that won a Special Jury Prize for Comedic Storytelling at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012.[15][16] She also directed a music video starring most of her Parenthood co-stars to the cover of "Girl on TV" sung by Landon Pigg[17] and a short Marry Me for the Ally Coalition.[18]

Ramos makes a brief appearance in the feature film The Perks of Being a Wallflower[19] which has a cast that includes her Parenthood co-star Mae Whitman.

Sarah wrote, directed and starred in the short film "Fluffy" (2016), produced by B. B. Dakota.[20]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 In Vein Elizabeth, age 6 Short film
2007 Walking Out on Love Jackie Short film
2011 Smorgasbord Silvie Short film
2012 Why Stop Now Chloe
2015 Minimum Wage Kit Short film
2016 How to Be Single Michelle
2016 Slash Marin
2016 Fluffy Grace Banks Short film; also director and writer
2017 We Don't Belong Here Jill
2017 The Boy Downstairs Meg
2018 Ask for Jane Maggie


Year Title Role Notes
2002–2005 American Dreams Patty Pryor Main role; 61 episodes
2005 Scrubs Lindsay Episode: "My Big Move"
2006 Close to Home Kirsten Sullivan Episode: "Dead or Alive"
2006–2008 Runaway Hannah Rader/Kate Holland Main role; 10 episodes
2007 Law & Order Mary Reese Episode: "Good Faith"
2008 Wizards of Waverly Place Isabella Episode: "Beware Wolf"
2008 Without a Trace Darby Wechsler Episode: "True/False"
2009 Lie to Me Riley Berenson Episode: "A Perfect Score"
2009 Ghost Whisperer Courtney Episode: "Greek Tragedy"
2010–2012, 2014–2015 Parenthood Haddie Braverman Main role (seasons 1–3); recurring role (season 4); guest (seasons 5–6); 57 episodes
2011 Family Guy Teenage Girl Voice role; episode: "Brothers & Sisters"
2012 Robot Chicken Sunni Gummi / Orion Slave Girl Voice role; episode: "In Bed Surrounded by Loved Ones"
2013 Private Practice Holly Episode: "In Which We Say Goodbye"
2016 Drunk History Maggie Fox Episode: "Siblings"
2016 The Affair Audrey 2 episodes
2017-2018 Midnight, Texas Creek Lovell Main role (season 1); recurring role (season 2)
2017 City Girl Casey Jones Unknown episodes; also director and writer
2017 The Long Road Home Brie Episode: "A City Called Heaven"


Year Title Notes
2012 The Arm Short film; also writer
2017 City Girl Unknown episodes; also actor and writer

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Refs
2003 Women's Image Network Best Actress in a Drama Series American Dreams Won
2003 Young Artist Award Best Ensemble in a TV Series American Dreams Nominated [8]
2004 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series – Young Actress Age Ten or Younger American Dreams Nominated [9]
2005 Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actress American Dreams Nominated [10]
2011 ALMA Award Favorite TV Actress – Supporting Role Parenthood Nominated [21]
2012 ALMA Award Favorite TV Actress – Supporting Role Parenthood Nominated [22]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-24. Retrieved 2010-04-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "THR's 35 Hottest Young Latinos in Entertainment - Sarah Ramos". The Hollywood Reporter. September 20, 2012. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
  3. ^ "Teen Voices Online". Big American Dreams for This Little Sister. Retrieved May 4, 2006.
  4. ^ American Dreams at Mr Video Productions
  5. ^ "Parenthood's Sarah Ramos Graduates College, Gets Gilmore Girls Cake".
  6. ^ "Dating Affair Revealed! Sarah Ramos From Parenthood Has A Director Boyfriend And He Is Endearing". February 28, 2017. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
  7. ^ "Sarah Ramos Explains How She Gave Life To "City Girl," The Rom-Com She Wrote At 12 Years Old". March 24, 2017. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
  8. ^ a b "24th Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Archived from the original on September 5, 2014. Retrieved August 5, 2011.
  9. ^ a b "25th Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Archived from the original on August 8, 2011. Retrieved August 5, 2011.
  10. ^ a b "26th Annual Young Artist Awards". Young Artist Awards. Archived from the original on March 4, 2008. Retrieved August 5, 2011.
  11. ^ Gallo, Phil (September 22, 2002). "Variety Reviews - American Dreams". Variety. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
  12. ^ MacKenzie, Carina Adly (July 10, 2012). "'Parenthood': Sarah Ramos reduced to guest-starring role as Haddie heads to college". Zap2it. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
  13. ^ Tucker, Ken (September 11, 2012). "'Parenthood' premiere review: Tears, lizards, God, and Ray Romano". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
  14. ^ Kit, Borys (May 13, 2011). "Sarah Ramos Joins the Cast of Indie 'Predisposed' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 3, 2011.
  15. ^ "The Arm". Archived from the original on April 27, 2012. Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  16. ^ Gallagher, Brian (January 29, 2012). "2012 Sundance Film Festival Awards Winners". Retrieved March 9, 2018.
  17. ^ Etkin, Jaimie (February 23, 2012). "'Parenthood' Cast Makes An Adorable Music Video". Huffington Post.
  18. ^ "Video Premiere: Marry Me". Nylon. Archived from the original on May 9, 2013. Retrieved March 9, 2018 – via
  19. ^ Chbosky, Stephen; Whitman, Mae. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (DVD commentary)|format= requires |url= (help).
  20. ^ Koerner, Allyson. "Sarah Ramos' Short Film 'Fluffy' Inspires Women In More Ways Than One". Retrieved 2017-03-27.
  21. ^ Brittany, Talarico (July 28, 2011). "Selena Gomez Ties Christina Aguilera for Most Alma Award Noms". OK! Magazine. Archived from the original on July 30, 2011. Retrieved August 5, 2011.
  22. ^ Gratereaux, Alexandra (July 10, 2012). "2012 NCLR/ ALMA Awards Nominees Include Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull & Selena Gomez". Fox News Latino. Retrieved August 7, 2013.

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