Saturday night live has tapped West Side Story Breakout star Ariana DeBose runs the first show of the new year.
DeBose will do it SNL Hosting debut when the show returns on January 15, NBC announced on Thursday. The 30-year-old actress and singer plays Anita in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the iconic musical and was recognized for her sensational performance. She recently received a Critics Choice Movie Award nomination.
She is then accompanied by musical guest Roddy Ricch, who also does his SNL Debut.
The late night sketch show will also air new episodes with presenters and musical guests on January 22nd and 29th, which will be announced later.
DeBose spoke to ET at the West Side Story Premiere where she opened up about the attention she received for her performance.
“I’m not scared of it, but I’m really proud of what we’ve done,” DeBose said in December. “I think anyone who recognizes this work, I am grateful that they saw it, that they gave it a chance and I think when a person or a department is recognized it is a win for us all . I’m just grateful to be part of the conversation. I never thought I’d get this far, so here we are! “
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