Ariana DeBose is an American actress, singer, and dancer who is best known for her roles in the hit Broadway musicals Hamilton, A Bronx Tale, and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. DeBose was born in Durham, North Carolina on June 14, 1987.
DeBose began her career in theater, and was cast as a dancer on the Broadway production of Hamilton, for which she won a Tony Award. Her performance in Hamilton earned her a nomination for the 2017 Chita Rivera Award for Best Female Dancer. She then went on to star in the Broadway production of A Bronx Tale in 2017, and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical in 2018.
In addition to her theater roles, DeBose has appeared in a variety of television shows and films. She has had guest roles in the TV series, Quantico, Smash, and The Good Fight. She also starred in the ABC drama series For the People, and the Netflix series Step Up: High Water.
DeBose has also appeared in films including the comedies Booksmart and The Prom, as well as the biographical drama The Glorias. In 2020, she was cast as Anita in Steven Spielberg's remake of West Side Story.
In addition to her acting career, DeBose is also a singer and dancer. She has performed with the dance companies Complexions Contemporary Ballet and The Radio City Rockettes. She has also released her own music, including her debut EP, Dream About Me.
DeBose is an inspiration to many young performers, and her story is one of perseverance and hard work. She has overcome many obstacles to become the successful artist that she is today. Her talent, drive, and determination have earned her a place in the spotlight, and she continues to prove that anything is possible with hard work and dedication.