Ariana DeBose has defied all odds to win the Academy Award for best-supporting actress for her role as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story.”
The 31-year-old actress beat out fellow nominees Jesse Buckley (“The Lost Daughter”), Judi Dench (“Belfast”), Kirsten Dunst (“The Power of the Dog”) and Aunjanue Ellis (“King Richard”).
DeBose’s big night comes exactly 60 years after Rita Moreno won for playing Anita in Jerome Robbins and Robert Wise’s 1961 version of “West Side Story,” which is based on the 1957 Broadway show of the same name.
Who Is Ariana Debose?
Ariana Debose is an American actress, vocalist, and artist. DeBose made her TV debut contending on So You Think You Can Dance.
She then, at that point, made her Broadway debut in the melodic Bring It On: The Musical in 2011 and showed up in additional Broadway jobs in Motown: The Musical in 2013 and Pippin in 2014.
She additionally showed up as The Bullet in the first cast of Hamilton from 2015 to 2016 and as Jane in A Bronx Tale from 2016 to 2017.
In 2018, she was assigned for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her job as Donna Summer in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.