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Anthony Ramos          

Actor Best Known for "Hamilton"

Anthony Ramos is a Grammy®-winning artist, Golden Globe® nominated and Emmy® nominated actor, best known for inaugurating the dual roles of “John Laurens” and “Philip Hamilton” in the critically acclaimed, Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Hamilton. Ramos also received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for Hamilton’s release on Disney+.

Ramos can also be seen starring as “Usnavi” in Jon M. Chu’s In the Heights, the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning Musical, which was released in theatres and streaming via HBO Max. For his portrayal of “Usnavi” Ramos earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Film as well as was included in INDIE WIRE’s 2021 year-end Best Performance round-up. He also appears in HBO’s reimagining of the Emmy® Award-winning series "In Treatment" opposite Uzo Aduba. Ramos will next star in Amblin’s upcoming sci-fi comedy, Distant, directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon starring opposite Naomi Scott, and the next installment of the Transformers franchise from Paramount.    

Additional credits as an actor include his role opposite Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in the Academy® Award-winning film A Star Is Born, starring as “Mars Blackmon” in Spike Lee’s critically-acclaimed Netflix series "She’s Gotta Have It" and voicing ‘King Trollex’ in Paramount’s Trolls World Tour. Trolls World Tour is the sequel to the 2016 animated hit, Trolls.

Ramos earned rave reviews for his role as ‘Manny’ in Reinaldo Marcus Green’s award-winning film Monsters and Men, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival winning the Special Jury Prize. Ramos himself won the 2019 Imagen Award for Best Actor in a Feature Film, on behalf of Monsters and Men. Ramos can additionally be seen in Warner Brothers’ Godzilla: King of Monsters, Elizabeth Woods’ White Girl, and Geremy Jasper’s Patti Cake$, which was named on the National Board of Review’s Top Ten Independent Films of 2017.

Ramos was recently a part of Calvin Klein’s Spring 2021 campaign entitled “Blank Canvas.” Photographed by Mario Sorrenti and directed by Terence Nance, the campaign captured storytellers, visionaries, and creators of today telling their stories through intimate and surreal visuals, dialogue, and movement. 

As a recording artist, Ramos made his solo debut with the release of his EP, "Freedom," a collection of future soul-pop anthems inspired by the 2016 presidential election and political climate in the world. The EP garnered critical acclaim, attracting the attention of Republic Records, who signed him soon after.  In 2019, Ramos released his debut album, "The Good & The Bad," via Republic Records. The album received extensive critical praise and debuted in the Top 10 on iTunes Pop Albums Chart upon release. He then released an uplifting single “Stop” in 2020 which spoke to the unprecedented times of the pandemic and social activism.   

The prolific artist released his highly anticipated sophomore album, "Love and Lies," featuring “Say Less,” which showcases a major evolution for Ramos, leaning into a sensuous R&B sound and provocative lyrics and “Blessings,” an upbeat high-energy track highlighting his dynamic vocals, slick charisma and undeniable star power. “This music is more grown,” he observes. “It feels like where I am in my life right now… I wanted to capture some of the dark parts of a human being. I wanted to embrace the side of me I’ve never publicly embraced—the sexual side. These are real things. These songs are my raw feelings.”

Anthony Ramos was born and raised in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and is of Puerto Rican descent.


Anthony Ramos In Talks To Star In 'In The Heights' Movie | Deadline
Anthony Ramos, part of the original cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton, is in negotiations to star in Warner Bros' In the Heights.
Anthony Ramos on Turning from 'Hamilton' to TV – Variety
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