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Who Is Ariana DeBose? Know About Her Career, Net Worth, Engaged, Dating & Family

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Ariana Debose is an American actress, singer, theatre artist, and dancer. Ariana has been cast in movies and tv shows like West Side Story, Seaside, Blue Bloods, and Hamilton. She is known for her work in film, television, and musical theatre, also best known for her roles in Hamilton (20200, The Prom (2020), and West Side Story (2021). In 2020, she, along with Jo Ellen Pellman, launched Unruly Hearts Initiative to help young people to charities advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. 

Who Is Ariana Debose?

Ariana DeBose is an American actress, singer, theatre artist, and dancer born on January 25, 1991, in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. Her height is 5 foot 4 inches or 162.5 cm, and her weight is 52 kg or 114.5 lbs. Her sun sign is Aquarius. She is currently 30 years old.

She is a trained dancer as she had received dance training at CC & Co. Dance Complex in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has also participated in a TV dance competition, So You Think You Can Dance. She was a finalist as she made it through the top 20. 

Ariana has mixed ethnicity of Puerto Rican, African-American, and Italian descent from her father and English, Scottish, and French roots from her mother.

She openly talks about being queer.

Who Is Ariana Debose’s Family?

Thirty-year-old Ariana Debose, born in North Caroline, US, grew up with her mother, Gina Debose. Though, she has an Afro-Puerto Rican father and a white mother. So, Ariana Debose has Afro-Puerto Rican, White and Italian roots. Gina Debose is an 8th-grade teacher as well as a painter. And Ariana Debose’s maternal grandfather is Larry Thomas Debose, and her maternal grandmother’s name is Mary Virginia Henry.

Since Ariana Debose grew up with her single mom Gina Debose, Ariana and Giana share a very strong and lovely bond. However, Ariana Debose was worried that her relationship with her mom to be affected when Ariana Debose revealed herself as queer. So, the 13 years old Ariana Debose fearfully confessed the truth, and it did not change a thing for a mother-daughter relation.

Is Ariana DeBose Married?

Actress Ariana Debose and props master Jill Johnson first met on Motown backstage. While Ariana was in Pippin and Jill was on If/Then. It started with a form of friendship. Then, Ariana Debose gathered some courage and asked Jill Johnson out to Juice Generation. And after that, they dated and started their romantic journey.

However, it took Ariana Debose and Jill Johnson six months of separation to realized that they are more than friends. After their Juice Generation, they start planning for their first dating. Though, it was Jill Johnson who was planning all these dates with three to four stops. And Ariana Debose was amused by Jill Johnson’s planning and skill. Even after a year and four months of dating, Ariana and Jill had to put a lot of effort into organizing their date at least once a week. They would have evening or day dates. At the same time, Ariana Debose prefers day dates.

It’s been four years and a couple of months since Ariana Debose and Jill Johnson started dating officially after their Juice Generation Day out. Ariana Debose and Jill Johnson are not yet married. However, they are officially engaged. 

How Much Is Ariana Debose’s Net Worth? Career Insights

Ariana DeBose’s net worth is unclear as different sources indicate her different net worth. According to, American Actress Ariana has an estimated net worth of around $950,000. According to her roles in the entertainment industry, we can estimate her net worth as she has not disclosed much information to the public.

For the actor, it was not accessible from the start as she came from a small family. Her mother used to work as a painter and as an 8th-grade teacher. She is not born rich.

She has mainly earned her net worth by working in different musicals like Hamilton, Bring It On, The Prom, etc. Her primary source of income is from working as a stage actor.

Career Insights

Ariana DeBose started her career as a stage actor. In fact, her first musical was her high school production of FAME. In 2009, she participated in a TV dance competition, So You Think You Can Dance, where she made it through the top 20, her first TV appearance. She is more stage actor, and her main income source is from stage acting.

She appeared in the soap opera One Life to Live and as Inez in North Carolina Theater’s creation of Hairspray. In 2011, she appeared as Nautica in the Alliance Theatre production of Bring It On. In the production of Company, she appeared in New York Philharmonic, which was recorded for TV.

She continued her time in Broadway production in 2012, where she understudied the character Danielle. Later in 2013, she played Mary Wilson in Motown on Broadway. She left Broadway for the play Eponine in the national production of Les Miserables and again returns to Broadway as honorable to play in the musical Pippin. She played as director/choreographer in As the Curtain Rises from Broadway Podcast Network.

In 2015, she left Pippin to appear in Hamilton. The show becomes a sensation overnight. In 2016, she left Hamilton and made a guest appearance in a TV series Blue Bloods and a thriller film Seaside. The same year in 2016, she returned to Broadway to play Jane in A Bronx Tale.

Ariana played Disco Donna in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical in San Diego at La Jolla Playhouse in 2017. In 2018, when Broadway opened again, she reprised her role.

She released dance-pop “Shall We Dance” for the album R&H Goes Pop. She also played a role in the TV series Schmigadoon! on Apple TV+.

She has played a role in the movie The Prom. She is also set to play a role in the upcoming film West Side Story and I.S.S.

Nomination And Awards

She has been nominated for a couple of awards so far and won one also. Ariana was nominated for Astaire Award for her dance in Hamilton. For her role in Summer:

The Donna Summer Musical she was nominated for three awards and won Chita Rivera Award for Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show.