Ariana DeBose

Stage Actress

Ariana DeBose was born in North Carolina, United States on January 25th, 1991 and is the Stage Actress. At the age of 33, Ariana DeBose biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, songs, movies, and networth are available.

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Date of Birth
January 25, 1991
United States
Place of Birth
North Carolina, United States
33 years old
Zodiac Sign
Actor, Dancer, Singer
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Ariana DeBose Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 33 years old, Ariana DeBose has this physical status:

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Dark Brown
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Dark Brown
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Ariana DeBose Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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CC & Co. Dance Complex
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Dating / Affair
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Gina DeBose
Other Family
Larry Thomas DeBose (Maternal Grandfather), Mary Virginia Henry (Maternal Grandmother)
Ariana DeBose Life

Ariana DeBose (born January 25, 1991) is an American actress, singer, and dancer best known for her appearances in musical theatre and on So You Think You Can Dance.

Early life

DeBose was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, on January 25, 1991. Gina DeBose, her mother, is an eighth grade teacher. DeBose studied dance at the CC & Co. Dance Complex in Raleigh. DeBose has claimed that her father is Puerto Rican and that her mother is white, as well as that she has South African-American ancestry and Italian ancestry.

Personal life

DeBose identifies as a queer and visits her grandparents in 2015.

The Unruly Hearts Initiative was initiated by DeBose and Jo Ellen Pellman in December 2020. The initiative was launched in order to assist young people in locating organisations and charities that support the LGBTQ+ community.

DeBose is in a relationship with costume designer and professor Sue Makkoo. The pair met while filming on Summer: The Donna Summer Musical in 2017. DeBose was in a love affair with theater props master Jill Johnson when she first met him. Both of the pair appeared on Motown: The Musical while both were in attendance.


Ariana DeBose Career


DeBose made her television debut in 2009, when she competed on the TV series So You Think You Can Dance, making it into the Top 20. She later appeared on the soap opera One Life to Live and played Inez in the North Carolina Theatre's production of Hairspray before appearing in the role of Nautica in the 2011 Alliance Theatre production of Bring It On. She also appeared in the ensemble of the New York Philharmonic production of Company, which was filmed for television. At the end of 2011, Bring It On embarked on a national tour across the United States. DeBose continued her role into the 2012 Broadway production and understudied the character Danielle.

In 2013, DeBose played Mary Wilson in Motown on Broadway, understudying the role of Diana Ross. She later joined the cast of Pippin on Broadway, playing a noble and a player and understudying the role of the Leading Player, which she ended up taking over for a short period in 2014. She can be heard playing director/choreographer Zoey Taylor in As the Curtain Rises, an original Broadway soap opera podcast from the Broadway Podcast Network.

In 2015, DeBose left Pippin to join the ensemble of the off-Broadway musical Hamilton. The show moved to Broadway later that year. She left Hamilton in July 2016 and made a guest appearance on the TV series Blue Bloods as Sophia Ortiz. She also starred as Daphne in the thriller film Seaside. From November 2016 to August 2017, DeBose portrayed Jane on Broadway in A Bronx Tale.

In late 2017, DeBose received her breakthrough role, playing Disco Donna in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse. She reprised this role in the Broadway production, which opened in April 2018. She was nominated for the 2018 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.

DeBose played Alyssa Greene in the film adaptation of The Prom, directed by Ryan Murphy. In March 2021, DeBose released a dance-pop recording and video of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Shall We Dance" for the album R&H Goes Pop, produced by Justin Goldner and arranged by Benjamin Rauhala. In 2021, DeBose played Emma Tate in the parody musical comedy series Schmigadoon! on Apple TV+. She will also star in the spy film Argylle for the service.

Despite initially not seeing herself playing the role and refusing to audition for it, DeBose played Anita in the 2021 film adaptation of the musical West Side Story, directed by Steven Spielberg. The film was released in December 2021 to critical acclaim. DeBose herself received critical attention for her performance of Anita, with Caryn James of BBC praising her performance, declaring, "Anita, in a layered, dynamic performance by Ariana DeBose, is the centre of attention, swirling her skirt and dancing to the Latin rhythms that infuse the film." David Fear of Rolling Stone wrote, "DeBose...strong contender for Most Valuable Player here, whose energy—in her singing, her dancing, her line-reading, her side-eyeing—could power a metropolitan block." She also received multiple accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, a BAFTA Award, a Critics' Choice Movie Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, making her the first Afro-Latina and queer woman of color to win the latter award, and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Following her West Side Story success, it was announced that DeBose would host the 75th Tony Awards. DeBose called the opportunity to host "a bucket list moment" that "I didn't know I had." She received generally positive reviews for the show.

DeBose will next star in the upcoming science-fiction thriller I.S.S.. She will also appear in the upcoming superhero film Kraven the Hunter, directed by J.C. Chandor. She will also make a recurring appearance in the fourth season of the HBO science fiction series Westworld.


Victoria Beckham joins likes of Kate Moss, Gigi Hadid, Salma Hayek and Miley Cyrus as 40 British Vogue cover stars come together for epic shoot to mark Edward Enninful's final edition - so how many can YOU spot?, February 8, 2024
Victoria Beckham was among 40 legendary British Vogue stars that came together to shoot the cover for Edward Enninful's final edition.  Edward, 51, the first male and first black editor of the publication, announced in June that he would be stepping down to take on a new global role at publisher Conde Nast.  He ensured his final cover would one to remember, gathering the women in one room to pose for the snap.  It is the largest number of women ever shot together for a Vogue cover, but took acclaimed photographer Steven Meisel just 15 minutes to snap the group. So who many do you recognise? 1. Anok Yai, 2. Kaia Gerber, 3. Naomi Campbell, 4. Dua Lipa, 5. Maya Jama, 6. Kate Moss, 7. Cynthia Erivo, 8. Simone Ashley, 9. Lila Moss, 10. Ariana Debose, 11. Jameela Jamil 12. Oprah, 13. Salma Hayek, 14. Christy Turlington, 15. Selma Blair, 16. Miley Cyrus, 17. Iman, 18. Linda Evangelista, 19. Jane Fonda, 20. Cara Delevingne, 21. Gugu Mbatha-Raw, 22. Gigi Hadid, 23. Adwoa Aboah, 24. Victoria Beckham, 25. Paloma Elsesser, 26. Gemma Chan, 27. Jodie Comer, 28. Precious Lee, 29. Amber Valletta, 30. Adut Akech, 31. Cindy Crawford, 32. Karen Elson, 33. Irina Shayk, 34. Laverne Cox, 35. Anya Taylor-Joy, 36. Serena Williams, 37. Rina Sawayama, 38. Karlie Kloss, 39. Vittoria Ceretti, 40. Jourdan Dunn

The Zone Of Interest is the most disturbing film he's ever seen, according to BRIAN VINER: One of the two leading Oscar candidates to watch this week is a portrait of Nazis playing happy families, February 2, 2024
BRIAN VINER: I hear a lot about the complaint that "nothing worth going to the theater for" is something I hear a lot, and it's often impossible to refute, but it has no water at all this week, as we welcome two of the Academy Award contenders. I don't think either of them will be contaminated with the Oscar, which, according to sports analysts, would be Oppenheimer's to lose. Both of them will be worthy winners, especially The Zone Of Interest, a disturbing movie about the Holocaust. Unique, since the mass extermination of Jews, Hitler's abhorrent 'Final Solution,' is shown as a glowering yet mostly distant backdrop, while an ostensibly positive story of family life unfolds in the foreground. The film, shot in 1943, focuses on Rudolf Hoss (Christian Friedel), his materialistic wife Hedwig (Sandra Huller), and their five children. They live in a great deal of confidence, just over the wall from the concentration camp where he works with icy efficiency.

When spotted outside ABC Studio in New York City, Ariana DeBose dazzles in an all-blue outfit with lacy floral print, February 1, 2024
When spotted outside the ABC Studio in New York City on Wednesday, Ariana DeBose dazzled in a vibrant blue lacy outfit. The 33-year-old actress wore a long blue jacket over a matching lacy floral print one-piece with bell-bottom trousers. She wore hoop earrings and rings and had her black hair parted down the middle and gathered in the back into a long wavy ponytail.
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