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Sex And The City Franchise Has Its First Nonbinary Character: Sara Ramirez

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Actor Sara Ramirez will star in the Sex and the City revival, And Just Like That… as Che Diaz, the first nonbinary character in the franchise.

And Just Like That…. will follow the lives of Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie, Cynthia Nixon as Miranda, and Kristin Davis as Charlotte and their friendship. Ramirez will play series regular Che Diaz, a queer, nonbinary stand-up comedian whose pronouns are they/them. Diaz hosts a podcast that regularly features Carrie.

Executive producer Michael Patrick King said in a statement that everyone is “beyond thrilled that a dynamically talented actor such as Sara Ramirez has joined the Sex and the City family.”

Actor Kim Cattrall who played Samantha in the franchise will not be reprising her role. Cattrall was vocal that her role was recast in a manner that improved the franchise’s inclusivity. Sarah Jessica Parker had said that the show would not replace Cattrall’s character.

The Sex and the City franchise followed the friendship between Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha. Topics like sexuality, femininity, and safe sex were discussed. Two feature films were made, Sex and the City and Sex and the City 2. A prequel series The Carrie Diaries aired from 2013 to 2014.

The Mexican American actor Sara Ramirez is known for playing the role of Dr Calliope Torres in Grey’s Anatomy and Kat Sandoval in Madam Secretary. For Ramirez’s role in Grey’s Anatomy, they were nominated as the Best Actress by the NAACP Image Award and ALMA Award.

Ramirez won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical and the Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical for their role in Broadway musical Monty Python’s Spamalot.

Sara Ramirez came out as queer and bisexual in 2016. In 2020, Ramirez came out as nonbinary and said that they use she/they pronouns. As an activist, Ramirez has campaigned for LGBTQ+ rights and is currently a member of the True Colors United board of directors.