|Actor||Alex Meneses / IMDB|
|1st Appearance||1.06 Bar None|
About the Character
Deadline's official casting announcement states that Adriana is "a successful psychiatrist and published author and mother of Micki Ramirez, Cordell Walker’s new partner in the Texas Rangers. She is a strong personality who’s manipulative and very invasive when it comes to her daughter Micki’s life."
Adriana Ramirez is a published author and psychiatrist, and sister to Mercedes Ruiz. It's revealed in the episode Tracks that she is actually not mother to Micki Ramirez (birth name Nina Ruiz), as it is actually Mercedes. Years before, Mercedes had gone to rehab and left a young Micki with Adriana. After three years of being in rehab, Adriana had raised Micki long enough to decide to keep her as her own child. Mercedes attempted to get Micki back, and when denied, asked for money from Adriana so she would not bother Micki again.
Mercedes had eventually tracked down Adriana in 2021 after a lecture. She tried again to see Micki, and when denied she left angrily, and drunk. This resulted in her getting into a hit-and-run accident, which Adriana took the fall for. Adriana was arrested at the end of episode 6 (Bar None), and subsequently bailed out in the following episode, by Micki. It's also revealed in this episode (Tracks) that she had been dating Mike Stevenson.