Cierra Ramirez is both a musician and an actor and in her case, her singing talent was what paved way for her career in front of the big screen. The diminutive beauty has worked with great names and has played significant roles in movies and television series such as Girl In Progress, The Fosters, and The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
Since she kickstarted her acting career in 2005, Cierra has been involved in more than 16 film and television projects. And she has shown that she is capable of juggling this with a budding music career.
Biography – Family Life, Childhood
Cierra was born in Houston, Texas on March 9, 1995. She definitely gets her singing genes and overall love for music from her father. Cierra Ramirez’s father makes a living as a music producer and consultant while her mother teaches at kindergarten classes. Ramirez’s beauty has an unmistakable Latina flavor, thanks to her Columbian and Mexican heritage from her dad and mom respectively. She also has a sister, Savannah.
Cierra didn’t have any financial troubles growing up in a financially well to do household. At the age of 6, she had gleaned sufficient knowledge about fashion and modeling which was enough for her to start taking part in fashion shows at that tender age.
When she was old enough, she did the first two years of her high school education at Westside High School in Sugarland, Texas, and was homeschooled in Los Angeles for the remaining two years. This was done in order to afford her the time to start to build her career.
Cierra Alexa Ramirez could sing from a really young age. It was her gift of voice that introduced her to television at the tender age of 10. She lent her singing talent to the music television show Showtime at the Apollo. This happened in the “Apollo Kids Star of Tomorrow” segment where she sang “I Am Changing”.
Her Apollo performance opened more doors for her and in 2006, she made her acting debut when she made a guest appearance in an episode of the ultra-popular CSI: Miami titled “Deviant” as the character Isabel Terraza. In the same year, she made further appearances in one episode each of Zoey 101 and Desperate Housewives. She was also the character Marisol in the 2006 drama All In.
The next year, she was Jasmine in four episodes of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Stella Rivera in the comedy Star and Stella Save the World.
The year 2012 was an especially fruitful year for the young actress. She clinched her biggest role yet when she played the role of Ansiedad, a headstrong, attention-seeking 14-year-old girl in the film Girl In Progress. Her next project was The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She joined the series in their 100th episode in 2012 and played Kathy for 22 episodes culminating in 2013.
In 2013, she bagged a role as Mariana Foster in the ABC Family drama series The Fosters which eclipsed her success with Girl In Progress. As at June 2018, Cierra has appeared in over 100 episodes of the series.
Cierra Ramirez also voiced the character America Chavez in 2018’s animation action comedy Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors. She also began work on her first project as executive producer Good Trouble, which is a spin-off of the successful The Fosters that was concluded in 2018. Here, she reprises the role of Mariana Foster.
The actress is also building her music career alongside her acting one. In the years leading up to her first studio project, she penned a music deal with Tribeca Music Group. Cierra Ramirez also went on to open for great bands like Chicago and Earth Wind and Fire and also for iconic soloists like Rubben Studdard. In 2016, she finally released her long-awaited project. It was an EP titled Discreet.
Cierra Ramirez’s Boyfriend
The Girl In Progress actress does not attempt to hide the fact that she thinks she has the best boyfriend money can’t buy, and maybe she does. Cierra has been dating Jeffrey Wittek since March 2015.
Jeffrey makes a living as a hairstylist and barber. In his time, he has attended to bigwigs like Big Sean and DJ Pauly D. When Vine was still a thing, Wittek ran a Vine account under the moniker “American Jeff”. He relocated to LA with his dog Nerf and in 2015, he appeared with Cierra in a short film.
Cierra Ramirez always talks about how compatible and crazy they are with each other. She is always posting pictures of her and Jeffrey on her Instagram account and from the looks of it, they are made for each other.