Ariana DeBose
Courtesy of Ariana DeBose
United States
2022

Ariana
DeBose

Besides a few minor TV appearances, the first decade of DeBose’s career was spent on the stage, performing Broadway roles including Nautica in “Bring It On: The Musical,” the Bullet in “Hamilton” and Disco Donna in “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,” which earned her a Tony nomination in 2018. In 2020, she appeared in Ryan Murphy’s Netflix film “The Prom,” and the following year she had her onscreen breakout in Steven Spielberg’s remake of “West Side Story.” She was the belle of awards season after the role, winning supporting actress at the Oscars, Golden Globes, BAFTAs, SAG Awards and Critics Choice. Since then, DeBose has been getting cast left and right in the likes of the Apple TV+ comedy “Schmigadoon!” HBO’s sci-fi series “Westworld,” Chris Pine’s upcoming directorial debut “Poolman” and next fall’s Marvel film “Kraven the Hunter.” 

Career

  • WEST SIDE STORY
  • THE PROM
  • HAMILTON

Education

  • Western Carolina University (NC, USA)

Variety Honors

  • Women's Impact
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