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Ariana DeBose        

Academy Award-Winning Actress Known for Hamilton & West Side Story

Ariana DeBose is an American actress, dancer, and singer. Known for her performances on stage and screen, she has received multiple accolades, including an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award and a Golden Globe Award. In 2022, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

DeBose made her television debut competing on the sixth season of So You Think You Can Dance in 2009, where she finished in the top 20. She then made her Broadway debut in "Bring It On": The Musical in 2011 and continued her work on Broadway with roles in Motown: "The Musical" and "Pippin". From 2015 to 2016, she originated the role of "The Bullet" in Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical "Hamilton", and appeared as Jane in "A Bronx Tale". In 2018, she was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Donna Summer in Summer: "The Donna Summer Musical". In 2022, she hosted the 75th Tony Awards.

DeBose appeared in the Netflix musical film "The Prom" (2020) and the Apple TV+ musical comedy series "Schmigadoon!" (2021), DeBose, who stresses the importance of diversity and representation in media, was honored as one of TIME 100's Most Influential People and Adweek's Pride Stars.

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