|Ariana DeBose Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||January 25, 1991|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Ariana DeBose is an American actress, singer, theatre artist, and dancer who has been cast in shows and movies like West Side Story, Seaside, Blue Bloods, and Hamilton. She is also known for playing the role of Disco Donna in the Summer: The Donna Summer Musical at La Jolla Playhouse in 2017 and at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in 2018.
North Carolina, United States
New York, United States
Ariana DeBose received her dance training at the CC & Co. Dance Complex in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Actress, Singer, Dancer, Theatre Artist
- Mother – Gina DeBose (A 8th Grade Teacher)
- Others – Larry Thomas DeBose (Maternal Grandfather), Mary Virginia Henry (Maternal Grandmother)
Ariana DeBose is represented by Anthony Calamita Management, Talent Management Company, New York City, New York, United States.
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
52 kg or 114.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Ariana has dated –
- Jill Johnson – Ariana was previously in a relationship with theater props master Jill Johnson.
- Sue Makkoo (2017-Present) – She met costume designer and professor Sue Makkoo while they were working together on Summer: The Donna Summer Musical in 2017 and they later started dating.
Race / Ethnicity
Mixed (Black, White, and Hispanic)
Ariana DeBose is of Puerto Rican, African-American, and Italian descent on her father’s side and has English, Scottish, and French roots on her mother’s side.
In 2015, she came out as queer to her grandparents.
Ariana DeBose Facts
- In the year 2009, she appeared as a contestant on the reality television dance competition, So You Think You Can Dance, and made it to the ‘Top 20’.
- She played the role of Sophia Ortiz in an episode titled The Road to Hell of the CBS police procedural drama series, Blue Bloods, in February 2016.
- For her performance in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Ariana DeBose was nominated for a Drama League Award for “Distinguished Performance” as well as a Tony Award for “Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical” in 2018.
- She was cast in the 2020 historical revisionist musical film, Hamilton, starring Daveed Diggs, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Jonathan Groff, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Anthony Ramos, and Phillipa Soo.
- She has also been a part of Broadway productions like Bring It On, Motown: The Musical, A Bronx Tale, Hamilton: An American Musical, and Pippin.
- In December 2020, along with Jo Ellen Pellman, she co-launched Unruly Hearts Initiative through which she wanted to connect young people with such organizations and charities that support LGBTQ+ community.
- Ariana was a part of the 2021 Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in the “Hollywood & Entertainment” category.
- Ariana DeBose had hosted the first episode of 2022 of the late-night sketch comedy show, Saturday Night Live.
- In January 2022, Ariana won the Golden Globe Award for “Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture” for her role in West Side Story.
- Ariana had turned down an audition for West Side Story four separate times before finaly auditioning for the role of Anita.
- In February 2022, Ariana won the award for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role” at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for her portrayal of the role of Anita in West Side Story.
- During the 2022 Hollywood Critics Association Film Awards, Ariana won the award for “Best Supporting Actress” for her work in West Side Story. She also won the 2022 Critics Choice Award and the 2022 EE British Academy Film Award for “Best Supporting Actress” for the same role.
- In March 2022, Ariana won the Academy Award for “Best Supporting Actress” for her role as Anita in West Side Story. This was her first Oscar and with this, she became the first openly queer woman of color to win this award.
- In May 2022, Ariana was announced as the host of the 2022 Tony Awards.
Featured Image by Ariana DeBose / Instagram