Ariana DeBose

Ariana DeBose Wiki/Biography

Ariana DeBose is an American singer, dancer, and actor. Ariana DeBose debuted on television in 2009’s So You Think You Can Dance season.

She performed in Bring It On: The Musical on Broadway in 2011. She reprised her performances as The Bullet in the original Hamilton production and Jane in A Bronx Tale in 2015 and 2016.

Ariana DeBose was born on 25 January 1991 and her age is 32 years old as of 2023. She was raised in a well-established Christian household in Wilmington, North Carolina, in the United States. She is American by nationality and holds Christian views. Being both Italian and African-American, she is a mixed-race person. She also has a sister by the name of Madelyn Deutch. She doesn’t have any siblings because she is the only child in her family.

She completed her secondary education at a local high school in Wilmington, North Carolina, in the United States. After that, she signed up for Western Carolina University. From her earliest years, she was more interested in performing than in academics.

What is the net worth of Ariana DeBose?

Ariana DeBose is an actress, dancer, and singer with a $4 million fortune. As a contestant on the reality television competition “So You Think You Can Dance,” Ariana DeBose launched her professional career in 2009. She then appeared in several Broadway plays, such as “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,” “Bring It On: The Musical,” “Motown: The Musical,” “Pippin,” and “Hamilton.” DeBose received the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award in 2021 for her performance in Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” movie.

Quick Facts about Ariana DeBose

Full Name

Ariana Debaser

Nick Name



32 Years Old


5’4″ inches or 162 cm or 1.62 meters


52 kg or 114.5 lbs (in pounds)

Net Worth

$4 million (2022)


Actress, Dancer, Singer

Date Of Birth

January 25, 1991


West Side Story (2021)


Puerto Rican


Gina DeBose


5 feet 5 inches


52 kg


On the reality competition series “So You Think You Can Dance,” where she finished in the top twenty, DeBose made her television debut in 2009. She made her stage debut in a production of “Hairspray” at North Carolina Theatre two years later. DeBose performed in two further musicals that year: “Company,” which was produced for television and featured the New York Philharmonic, and “Bring It On: The Musical,” which debuted at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Toward the end of the year, she and “Bring it On” went on a national tour.

With “Bring It On,” DeBose made her Broadway debut in 2012, reprising her Nautica role. She also took Danielle’s place as Danielle’s assistant. In “Motown: The Musical,” a jukebox musical about record magnate Berry Gordy and the background of the titular record label, DeBose portrayed Mary Wilson. DeBose additionally understudied the role of Diana Ross on the show. She performed the role of Pippin in the musical in 2014. The next year, DeBose left the show to join the cast of “Hamilton,” which was then being presented off-Broadway. After the Broadway premiere of “Hamilton” in 2015, she is still involved in the production. In the same year, DeBose played Éponine in the Connecticut Repertory Theatre production of “Les Misérables.”

DeBose debuted in “A Bronx Tale,” a Broadway musical based on the play by the same name by Chazz Palminteri, in 2016 as Jane. She made her stage debut the following year at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, California, as Disco Donna in “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.” When the show debuted on Broadway in 2018, DeBose took up the part again, and she was subsequently nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress.

DeBose made her acting debut in the thriller “Seaside” in 2018.
Two years later, she played cheerleader Alyssa Greene in Ryan Murphy’s musical comedy “The Prom,” which was an adaptation of the same-named Broadway show.
Meryl Streep is a member of the cast, along with James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Rannells, and Kerry Washington.

When DeBose played Anita in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the musical “West Side Story” in 2021, she earned a new level of recognition and admiration. Reviewers gave the film high marks, and DeBose was one of the actresses singled out for praise. Following that, she was nominated for and won numerous awards, including the Golden Globe, SAG, and BAFTA.
DeBose was also a Best Supporting Actress nominee for the Academy Awards. In the end, she took home the prize.

She made history by being the first openly lesbian actress of color to be nominated for an Oscar. DeBose was nominated for and finally won the Oscar for his portrayal of Tony in the 1961 adaptation of “West Side Story” in Rita Moreno’s role as Anita. In Spielberg’s adaptation, Moreno plays a brand-new character named Valentina.

DeBose made her acting debut on a television show in an episode of the CBS police drama “Blue Bloods” in 2016. She played Sophia Ortiz. She played a bigger role in the musical comedy limited series “Schmigadoon” when it debuted on Apple TV+ in 2021. DeBose plays Emma Tate, a schoolmistress in the series that is a spoof of Golden Age musicals, who is based on Marian Paroo from “The Music Man.” The actors who make appearances in the show include Keegan-Michael Key, Cecily Strong, Fred Armisen, Jaime Camil, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Dove Cameron, and Jane Krakowski. Early in 2022, DeBose made her subsequent broadcast appearance when she served as the host of the inaugural episode of “Saturday Night Live.”


Her work in “West Side Story” earned her two New York Film Critics Online Awards.

Awards for her “West Side Story” performance at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Awards for her “West Side Story” performance from the Detroit Film Critics Society

She was honored with two Florida Film Critics Circle Awards for her “West Side Story” performance.

She received nominations for a Chita Rivera Award for her work in “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.”

Awards for her “West Side Story” performance from the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association

Golden Globes for her “West Side Story” performance

She received honors from the LA Film Critics Association for her work in “West Side Story.”

Her work in “West Side Story” won her two Georgia Film Critics Association Awards.

Family, Boyfriend, Relationship

Ariana DeBose declares herself to be a lesbian. She co-founded the Unruly Hearts Initiative in December 2020 with actress and singer Jo Ellen Pellman, who she had worked with on “The Prom.” The campaign’s objective is to assist young people in making connections with groups that assist the LGBTQ community.

Physical Appearance (Height, Weight)

Ariana DeBose is around 165 cm, or 5 feet 5 inches tall. She is 52 kilograms, or around 114 pounds, in weight. She wears US-size 7 shoes. The color of her hair is dark brown. Her eyes are a deep shade of brown.

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