‘Blue Bloods’: Why Marisa Ramirez Loves Living on the East Coast

by Joe Rutland

“Blue Bloods” star Marisa Ramirez had to make a shift in her living environment to the East Coast. What does she love about it?

Ramirez, who plays Detective Maria Baez on the CBS police drama, talked about it during a question-and-answer segment for People.

“There are so many things,” she said. “I think the food, Indian food, I love Indian food. And the weather’s pretty cool, too. I mean it’s cold but I’m liking it.”

‘Blue Bloods’ Actress Has Put Together Quite A List of TV Credits Ahead of Primetime Role

Ramirez has been a part of the cast of “Blue Bloods” since its third season on CBS.

But she put together quite a list of TV appearances before joining the Friday night drama. Among those shows are “Body of Proof,” “The Mentalist,” “CSI: NY,” “CSI: Miami,” and daytime soap operas “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless.”

She’s a native of Los Angeles, so going to the East Coast definitely was a change in scenery for the “Blue Bloods” star.

Outsiders, catch Ramirez with her on-screen partner for the NYPD, Donnie Wahlberg, who plays Detective Danny Reagan. They’ll be a part of “Blue Bloods” on Friday nights at 10 p.m. Eastern, 9 p.m. Central on CBS.

Ramirez Finally Gets Her Chance To Be Part of Famed Dinner Scene On Show

Now everyone who watches the Tom Selleck-led police drama knows all about those dinner scenes. She’d seen them for a period of time but was on the outside looking in a lot.

Finally, in Season 11, Baez comes to dinner with the Reagans.

Ramirez said getting to that point was crazy. “Donnie has been pushing for it for a long time for Maria Baez to come to dinner,” Ramirez said in an interview with Pop Culture. “It’s eight years I’ve been there now, and it was actually very emotional for me on so many levels, which I didn’t share with anyone at the time.”

Actress Spent Time As a Model During Her Years Leading Up To Stardom

Before all of this success happened and “Blue Bloods” came along, Ramirez spent time as a model.

She admitted that she was a shy child in an interview back in 2011. Now Ramirez said she overcame that shyness and, before becoming a teen, got a shot at modeling.

“When I was 12, somebody approached me in the mall and said I should model and gave me their card,” she said. “Since then, I began working as a model.”

But in just a matter of years, the “Blue Bloods” star was making her way around to jobs and casting calls. Now she’s sitting among primetime stars on a Friday night.