Ariana DeBose Biography, Wiki, Age, Career, Ethnicity, Boyfriend, Wins Oscar & More

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Who is Ariana DeBose?

Ariana DeBose (born January 25, 1991) is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and nominations for a Tony Award and a Drama League Award.

Ariana DeBose makes history as the first Afro Latina, openly queer actor of color to win an Oscar

Ariana DeBose makes history as the first Afro Latina, openly queer actor of color to win an Oscar
Ariana DeBose makes history as the first Afro Latina, openly queer actor of color to win an Oscar

Actor Ariana DeBose has made history as the first Afro Latina and first openly queer woman of color to win an Academy Award for acting.

DeBose won in the best supporting actress category for her performance reviving the iconic role of Anita in Steven Spielberg’s version of “West Side Story.” 

“Imagine this little girl in the back seat of a white Ford Focus. When you look into her eyes, you see an openly queer woman of color, an Afro Latina, who found her strength in life through art. And that’s what I believe we’re here to celebrate,” DeBose said in her acceptance speech.

“So to anybody who’s ever questioned your identity ever, ever, ever or you find yourself living in the gray spaces, I promise you this: There is indeed a place for us,” she added.

Set in the 1950s, “West Side Story” centers on the rivalry between two teenage street gangs — the Jets, a white gang, and the Sharks, a Puerto Rican gang — as their communities faced displacement during New York City’s urban renewal period. Their rivalry intensifies when Tony, a Jet, falls in love with Maria, the young sister of Sharks leader Bernardo.

Anita, Bernardo’s girlfriend and Maria’s friend, is Puerto Rican like the rest of the Sharks. She stands out for her assertiveness and captivating dance skills.

DeBose, a triple-threat performer of Puerto Rican descent, shows off her versatile skills in “America” — leading an epic ensemble around the streets of New York’s San Juan Hill in the iconic musical number.

Her performance then takes a poignant turn in the intensely emotional number “A Boy Like That” alongside Rachel Zegler, who plays Maria, the lead female character, in the film.

“Ultimately what you see on the screen is such a beautiful exploration of a deep female relationship,” DeBose previously told NBC News. “It is ugly. It is loud. It is highly emotional. Quite frankly, it’s volatile, and then just downright heartbreaking because there is so much love there.”

Ariana DeBose Biography, Wiki

Born in 1991 in Wilmington, North Carolina (N.C.), to an Afro-Puerto Rican father and a white mother, Ariana DeBoise started young. She studied multiple styles of dance at CC & Co. Dance Complex in Raleigh, N.C. — and competed regularly at New York City Dance Alliance and West Coast Dance Explosion — before switching focus to musical theater as a teen. 

After a short stint in the Top 20 on Season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance and then three months at Western Carolina University, a 19-year-old DeBose decided it was time to go pro and moved to New York City.

Debose was born to a single parent, Gina DeBose, on January 25, 1991. It is known that her mother is a painter as well as a middle school teacher. She experienced her childhood in North Carolina, where she was raised by both her mother and grandmother.

Most noteworthy, Ariana’s grandmother ensured that she got into dance and would take her to festivals. Furthermore, it is known that her father is Afro-Puerto Rican while her mother is white. In addition, she is of African-American lineage, as well as part-Italian.

Debose went to Forest-Rolesville High School where she studied and graduated. Most noteworthy, it is known that her first musical was her high school production of FAME as Carmen. Afterward, she joined Western Carolina University where she likewise studied and graduated.

Ariana DeBose Biography Wikipedia
Ariana DeBose
Real NameAriana DeBose
Nick NameAriana
Profession Actress, Singer, Dancer
EthnicityMixed
Marital StatusUnmarried
Girlfriend NameJill Johnson
ChildrenNone
Physical Status 
Age30 Years (2021)
Height (Approx.)5 feet 5 inches
Weight (Approx.)Not Known
Measurement (Approx.)Not Known
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Information
Date of Birth 25 January 1991
Birth PlaceNorth Carolina, U.S
Zodiac signAquarius
ReligionNot Known
NationalityAmerican
School NameWake Forest High School
College NameWestern Carolina University
QualificationsGraduate
Family Profile
Father NameNot Known
Mother NameGina DeBose
Siblings NameNot Known
Career 
Source Of Income Acting
Appeared InMovies and Serials
Net Worth, Salary$1.5 million (Approx.)

Ariana DeBose Career

Known for her work in musical theater, film, and television, she made her television debut competing on So You Think You Can Dance. DeBose then made her Broadway debut in the musical, Bring It On: The Musical in 2011 before appearing in further Broadway productions, such as Motown: The Musical in 2013 and Pippin in 2014.

She also appeared in the original cast of Hamilton from 2015 to 2016 and A Bronx Tale from 2016 to 2017. In 2018, she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Donna Summer in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.

For Disney, she appeared in the taped version of Hamilton, which was released in 2020 on Disney+ and played Anita in Steven Spielberg’s musical film, West Side Story (2021).

West Side Story earned seven Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, but DeBose was the only actor from the movie to earn a nomination — for Best Supporting Actress. Her dynamic turn as Anita proved to be the stuff of gold, as she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

With her win, DeBose is the first Afro-Latina to take home a statue for Best Supporting Actress.

Other nominees in Best Supporting Actress included Kirsten Dunst’s tragically downward spiraling Rose in The Power of the Dog; Jessie Buckley’s riveting portrayal of a young Leda Caruso in The Lost Daughter; Aunjanue Ellis’ as Oracene Price, the powerhouse matriarch of the Williams’ family in King Richard; and Dame Judi Dench’s stalwart Granny in Belfast.

It was category jam-packed with stellar performance, any of which could walk away with the top prize, but DeBose pulled off the win.

Ariana DeBose Net Worth

DeBose has an estimated Net Worth of $75 Million dollars as of 2020. This includes her Assets, Money, and Income. Her primary source of income is her career as an actress, singer, and dancer. Through her various sources of income, Ariana has been able to accumulate a good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.

Ariana Debose Awards and Achievements

She is undoubted, a fine actress, singer, and dancer, as outlined in the following awards and accomplishments;

  • Drama League Awards
  • Tony Awards

Ariana DeBose FAQ’s

Q. 1 Who Is Ariana DeBose?

Ans. 

Ariana DeBose (born January 25, 1991) is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and nominations for a Tony Award and a Drama League Award.

Q. 2 Who Is The husband/girlfriend Of Ariana DeBose?

Ans. Ariana DeBose’s husband’s name is Jill Johnson.

Q. 3 How Many movies Are Done By Ariana DeBose?

Ans. She is Worked in many shows and movies.

Q. 4 What Is The Official Account Of Ariana DeBose Instagram?

Ans. The official account link of Ariana DeBose is 

Q. 5 What Is The Networth Income Of Ariana DeBose Yearly?

Ans. The net worth income of Ariana DeBose is $1.5 million (Approx.).

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