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Grammy Award-Winning Singer & Golden Globe and Emmy-Nominated Actor; Star of Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts

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Anthony Ramos: Biography at a Glance

  • Anthony Ramos is a Grammy-winning, Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated actor & singer best known for originating and starring as "John Laurens" and "Philip Hamilton" in the hit Broadway Musical, Hamilton.
  • Ramos can be seen as the lead in the recently released Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts, which opened #1 at the box office, worldwide. 
  • His feature credits include In The Heights, A Star is Born, the award-winning Monsters and Men along with the hit animated features, Trolls World Tour, and Bad Guys
  • A multi-hyphenate, Ramos, who is signed to Republic Records, embraces his Latin roots as a recording artist with his emotional and infectious Spanish grooves. 
  • A Brooklyn native, Ramos created the Anthony Ramos Charitable Fund to support a multitude of organizations that focus on and provide services for inner-city youth in all 5 boroughs of New York City. 
  • Anthony is a Board Member of Scholarship Plus, an organization that provides mentorship and financial assistance for higher learning to inner-city youth in New York City. Anthony’s latest scholar will be attending Cornell in the fall. 
  • He also serves on the Artistic Advisory Board for Opening Act, an organization advancing arts equity and centering the voices of students of color through free, high-quality theater programming in New York City and beyond. 
  • Ramos, who is of Puerto Rican descent, lends financial support to various organizations on the ground in Puerto Rico that are helping with the aftermath of Hurricanes Maria and Fiona, such as La Maraña, Diaspora Despierta, and The Maria Fund.

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Anthony Ramos is a Grammy®-winning artist, Golden Globe® , and Emmy® nominated actor who can be seen as the lead in the recently released Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts, which opened #1 at the box office, worldwide. 

Ramos is currently filming a leading role opposite Daisy Edgar Jones in Universal’s feature film, Twisters. The film is directed by Academy® Award nominee, Lee Isaac Chung. Ramos also stars in Amblin's upcoming feature film, Distant, directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon and this fall can be seen in Sony’s Dumb Money directed by Craig Gillespie. He also recently wrapped a leading role in Marvel’s limited series, Iron Heart for Disney +.

Ramos is known for inaugurating the dual roles of “John Laurens” and “Philip Hamilton” in the critically acclaimed, Tony Award-winning  Broadway musical and feature film, Hamilton in which he was Emmy nominated. He went on to star as the lead in Jon M. Chu’s In The Heights, the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning Musical, which was released in theaters 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 and was included in Indie Wire and W Magazine's year-end Best Performance round-up.

Additional credits include HBO’s reimagining of the Emmy® Award-winning series In Treatment opposite Uzo Aduba, 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, playing ‘Mr. Piranha’ in the animated feature Bad Guys for Dreamwork and voicing ‘King Trollex’ in Paramount’s animated feature film, Trolls World Tour. Ramos earned rave reviews for his role as ‘Manny’ in Reinaldo Marcus Green’s award-winning film Monsters and Men, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival winning the Special Jury Prize. Ramos himself won an Imagen Award for Best Actor in a Feature Film, on behalf of Monsters and Men

A Brooklyn native, Ramos created the Anthony Ramos Charitable Fund to support a multitude of organizations that focus on and provide services for inner-city youth in all 5 boroughs of New York City. Anthony is a Board Member of Scholarship Plus, an organization that provides mentorship and financial assistance for higher learning to inner-city youth in New York City. Anthony’s latest scholar will be attending Cornell in the fall. He also serves on the Artistic Advisory Board for Opening Act, an organization advancing arts equity and centering the voices of students of color through free, high-quality theater programming in New York City and beyond. Ramos, who is of Puerto Rican descent, lends financial support to various organizations on the ground in Puerto Rico that are helping with the aftermath of Hurricanes Maria and Fiona, such as La Maraña, Diaspora Despierta, and The Maria Fund.

Ramos, a multi-hyphenate who is signed with Republic Records, embraces his Latin music roots like never before in his latest music. He introduces this new era with the single, “Villano” out now. The track’s acoustic guitar underlines emotionally charged verses in English, only to give way to the intense, yet infectious Spanish refrain over a head-nodding Latin trap groove.

Ramos was part of Calvin Klein’s iconic underwear campaign entitled “Blank Canvas.” which was photographed by Mario Sorrenti and directed by Terence Nance. Other branding partnerships include Crown Royal, TUMI, and Tommy Hilfiger. He has also been on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter, as well as TIME Magazine’s “Next Generation of Leaders” cover.  

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

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