Dania Ramirez Pictures Collection. J. Dania Ramírez (born November 8, 1979) is a Dominican Republic born American TV and film actress. She is most recently known for playing Alex in Entourage, Maya Herrera in Heroes and Blanca during the last season of The Sopranos. She also played Callisto in X-Men: The Last Stand.
She grew up living with her grandmother in a poor household. Her parents left for the United States when she was 6-months old, and she finally joined them in New York when she was age 10.
She knew from a young age that she wanted to act. She was discovered by a model scout and cast in a soda commercial. She attended the Actor’s workshop in New York City and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career.