The Times podcast: History-making, Oscar-nominated Ariana DeBose

Ariana DeBose
Ariana DeBose as Anita in 20th Century Studios’ “West Side Story.”
(Niko Tavernise / 20th Century Studios)

Ariana DeBose has made history as the first Afro-Latino and openly queer woman to be nominated for an acting Academy Award. In this crossover episode with “The Envelope,” DeBose talks about the expectations she must carry, her experience with “West Side Story” and more.


Host: Mark Olson

Guests: Ariana DeBose

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