When she was still a teenager Marisa Ramirez landed some high-profile modeling gigs and travelled around the world for magazine and advertising work. Modeling eventually segued into acting jobs and she received small roles in shows like "USA High" and the mystery "Roswell". Her big break came, however, when she was hired to play the role of Gia Campbell on the daytime soap opera "General Hospital". Her role on the show lasted two years. Ramirez has appeared on a number of other programs, but her other notable performance was for another soap, "The Young and the Restless", playing the character of Carmen Mesta.