Ariana DeBose, who was born on January 25, 1991, will be 31 years old in 2022. She was born and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA, in a well-established Christian family. She is an American national with the Christian faith. She is African-American and Italian, so her heritage is mixed.
She finished her primary and secondary education at a Local High School in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA. Following that, she enrolled at Western Carolina University. She was more interested in performing than in learning from the beginning of her life.
Early Life of DeBose
After relocating and beginning the audition process, DeBose went from famine to feast, landing three gigs at the same time: Diana in a non-Equity production of A Chorus Line, an ensemble position in Wicked’s first national tour, and Nautica in a new musical Bring It On: The Musical. Ariana DeBose made her Broadway debut in Bring It On at the age of 22.
Roles in Motown: The Musical, Pippin’s 2013 revival, and an extended stay in the ensemble (and as “The Bullet(opens in new tab)”) of Hamilton followed. DeBose unexpectedly left Hamilton to “reset” with the intention of stepping out of the ensemble parts in the future.
Ariana DeBose made her television debut in 2009 as a contestant on the reality show “So You Think You Can Dance,” where she finished in the top 20. She made her stage debut two years later at the North Carolina Theatre in the musical “Hairspray.”
DeBose appeared in two more musicals that year: “Bring it On The Musical,” which opened at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre, and “Company,” which was shot for television and featured the New York Philharmonic.
At the conclusion of the year, she embarked on a national tour in support of “Bring it On.” DeBose made her Broadway debut in “Bring it On” in 2012, reprising her role as Nautica. She also did some understudy work as Danielle.
The following year, DeBose was cast as vocalist Mary Wilson in “Motown: The Musical,” a jukebox musical about record mogul Berry Gordy and the history of the titular record label.
DeBose also understudied Diana Ross’s role in the production. She appeared in a staging of the musical “Pippin” in 2014.
DeBose debuted as Jane in the Broadway musical “A Bronx Tale,” based on Chazz Palminteri’s namesake play, in 2016.
She made her Broadway debut the following year as Disco Donna in “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,” which premiered at San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse.
DeBose made her film debut in Steven Spielberg’s remake of “West Side Story” in 2021, for which she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
- She received two New York Film Critics Online Awards for her performance in “West Side Story.”
- Awards from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival for her performance in “West Side Story”
- Awards from the Detroit Film Critics Society for her performance in “West Side Story”
- She received two Florida Film Critics Circle Awards for her performance in “West Side Story.”
- Chita Rivera Award nominations for her performance in “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical”
- Awards from the Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association for her performance in “West Side Story”
- Golden Globes for her performance in “West Side Story”
- Awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association for her performance in “West Side Story”
- She received two Georgia Film Critics Association Awards for her performance in “West Side Story.”
Ariana’s Net worth
Ariana DeBose has a long history in the film industry. She has a net worth of $4 million as of 2022, and she also earns a great salary in the thousands of dollars every year. Ariana and Jo Ellen Pellman established the Unruly Hearts Initiative in December 2020. The campaign was designed to connect young people with organizations and charities that support the LGBTQ+ community. Ariana’s primary source of income is her work as an actress, singer, and dancer.
DeBose’s Personal Life
The West-Side-Story actress is currently dating Sue Makkoo. Despite the fact that DeBose has not formally announced the relationship, the couple appears to have been dating since 2019. Makkoo, Ariana DeBose’s girlfriend, recently posted a picture on Instagram on her birthday showing the loving couple spending precious time together. The duo made their Instagram connection official with this post.