Sara Ramirez is sadly leaving Grey's Anatomy after 10 seasons.
After weeks of speculation, the 40-year-old actress confirmed her departure from the hit ABC show following the Grey's Season 12 finale on Thursday, May 19.
Sara on Grey's in September 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"I am deeply grateful to have spent the last 10 years with my family at Grey's Anatomy and ABC, but for now I'm taking some welcome time off. [Shonda Rhimes] has been so incredible to work for, and we will definitely continue our conversations! I send my love to [Ellen Pompeo], the rest of the cast and crew, and I look forward to always being a part of the Shondaland family!" Sara wrote in a statement on Twitter.
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Sara — who played Dr. Callie Torres on the series — first joined Grey's in 2006 as a recurring character in Season 2. She then starred as a main cast member from Seasons 2 through 12. We'll miss you, Sara!
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Ellen — who received a Golden Globe nomination in 2007 for her portrayal of Meredith — continues to appear on the show today. The mom-of-three's notable film credits include Moonlight Mile, Old School, Daredevil, and Catch Me If You Can.