Ariana DeBose - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 9, 2022

Ariana DeBose
Profession: Actress, Singer, Dancer
Best Known For: West Side Story (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $4 million

Personal Details

Born on : January 25, 1991 (age 32)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Ariana DeBose
Birth Place: North Carolina, USA
Horoscope: Aquarius
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: Gina DeBose
Siblings: N/A
University: Western Carolina University
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Italian, African-American, Puerto-Rican)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Lesbian
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Sue Makkoo

Body Measurements

Height: 1.62 meter (5 feet 4 inch)
Weight: 52 kg (114.64 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 6 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 26 inch
Hip Size: 34 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: A

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Who is Ariana DeBose?

Ariana DeBose is a professional actress, singer, dancer, and American national. She is well known for starring in a theatre production of Pippin, A Bronx Tale, and in the films Hamilton, West Side Story, and The Prom.

Ariana DeBose – Age, Parents, Siblings

Ariana DeBose’s birth took place on January 25, 1991, in North Carolina, USA. She was born to her Caucasian mother Gina DeBose, who is a middle school teacher while identity of her father, who is of Afro-Puerto Rican descent. There is no information available on her siblings as well.

Ariana DeBose and her mother (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

After graduation, Ariana DeBose went on to study at Western Carolina University. Her ethnicity includes Italian, African-American, and Puerto Rican.

Ariana DeBose – Girlfriend, Relationship

DeBose has publicly revealed that her sexuality is lesbian. She was in a relationship with her girlfriend Jill Johnson and had been dating for years. Johnson works in the theater industry as a props master. Although the couple has not revealed details of their wedding, she and her partner were believed to be married. However, they seemed to have broken up.

She is currently dating Sue Makkoo.

Ariana DeBose, Sue Makkoo (Image: Just Jared)

Ariana DeBose – Career


DeBose’s breakthrough came in 2009 when she was selected to compete in the TV series So You Think You Can Dance. She made it to the Top 20. 

Since then Ariana DeBose has done extensive work in broadway theatre and musical plays- namely Bring It On (2011, 2012), Motown: The Musical (2013), Pippin (2014), Hamilton: An American Musical (2015), A Bronx Tale (2016), Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (2017-2018) as Disco Donna.

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Films, Series

In recent years she has also starred in films as well as TV series. She has portrayed character(s) in the movies Seaside (2019), Hamilton (2020), West Side Story (2020) as Anita, The Prom (2020), in the TV series Blue Bloods (2016), and in the TV documentary Hamilton's America (2016).


On the set of West Side Story, Ariana DeBose has starred alongside Rachel Zegler, Ben Cook, Mike Faist, Corey Stoll, and David Alvarez.

Ariana DeBose in West Side Story as Anita (Image: IMDb)

Ariana DeBose – Award, Nominations

In 2018 she earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical.

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Ariana DeBose – Net Worth, Salary

The figure on Ariana DeBose’s salary is unclear while the figure on her net worth is around $4 million.

Ariana DeBose – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Ariana DeBose is followed by thousands of followers and counting. She also has a self-titled YouTube channel with around 226 subscribers but has not been uploaded since June 2016.

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