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Mariana Foster

played by Cierra Ramirez

character

Mariana is a smart-as-a-whip straight A student who was adopted by Stef and Lena, along with her fraternal twin, Jesus. Mariana has been keeping secrets from Jesus and her adoptive family that could land her in serious trouble.

actor

Most recently, Cierra Ramirez played ‘Kathy’ on ABC Family’s The Secret Life of an American Teenager. Ramirez also played the lead role of ‘Ansiedad’ in the coming-of-age drama Girl in Progress opposite Eva Mendes as her mother, a performance for which she received an Alma and an Imagen award.

Ramirez is best remembered for her recurring role of  ‘Jasmine’ on The Disney Channel’s The Sweet Life of Zack and Cody. She has appeared on the television series Desperate Housewives, Zoey 101 and CSI: Miami.

Besides a burgeoning acting career, Ramirez has been an accomplished singer since the age of seven. At ten, she appeared as herself on the series Showtime at the Apollo and has shared the stage as an opening act for the likes of “Earth Wind and Fire,” “Chicago” and American Idol’s Ruben Studdard, Kimberly Coldwell and Ace Young.

Ramirez was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She now resides in Los Angeles, California.

Follow Cierra Ramirez on Twitter at @cierraramirez.