Anthony Paul Ramos Martinez, born November 1, 1991, is most well-known for his roles in musical theater productions, but he’s also an accomplished T.V. and film actor, particularly in the drama genre. Martinez started his rise to fame when he starred in the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton.” Not wanting to be pigeonholed in musicals, he expanded his repertoire as an actor, starring in drama and action films. He’s continued a career in music, releasing several solo albums. Join us and celebrate the multi-talented performer’s birthday here today!
Anthony Ramos is an accomplished stage and film actor. The actor, whose full name is Anthony Paul Ramos Martinez, was born on November 1, 1991, in New York City, New York. Martinez grew up with his mother and siblings in Bushwick, Brooklyn. He has Puerto Rican heritage. During school, he often performed Motown songs with a student group, the Halsey Trio, at school assemblies. After graduating from New Utrecht High School, Martinez was awarded a full scholarship to the American Musical and Dramatic Academy. He graduated from the academy after completing a musical theater program there.
Martinez made his stage acting debut in 2011, starring in a stage adaptation of the musical film “Grease” as Sonny LaTierri. A couple of years later, he auditioned for another Lin-Manuel Miranda play, “Hamilton,” at the off-Broadway Public Theater. He was cast for two roles in the play and began performing in the production in 2015. He made his T.V. acting debut the same year in the comedy-drama series “Younger.” Martinez made his film debut in 2016, starring in the drama “White Girl” alongside actor Chris Noth of “Sex and the City” fame. He left the Broadway production of “Hamilton” later that year.
In 2017, he released his first solo extended play record called “The Freedom.” He signed with Republic Records in 2019 and released his debut studio album, “The Good & The Bad” with the label. In 2021, Martinez was cast as the lead in “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts,” the seventh installment in the massively popular “Transformers” film franchise, following in the footsteps of renowned actors Shia LaBeouf and Mark Wahlberg. The following year, he starred in the soon-to-be-released Marvel series “Ironheart.”
Martinez is catapulted into international fame with his two roles in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical “Hamilton.”
Martinez makes his T.V. acting debut in the series “Younger.”
Martinez makes his film acting debut in the drama film “White Girl.”
Martinez releases his first E.P., “The Freedom.”
Martinez releases his debut studio album, “The Good & The Bad.”
Martinez is cast in the upcoming Marvel series, “Ironheart.”
Why We Love Anthony Ramos
Martinez recorded vocals for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s song "Almost Like Praying." The song’s proceeds were used as funds for the victims of Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean.
He’s proud of his ethnicity
Martinez said that early in his career, he was told by casting agents and producers to be ethnically unambiguous. Not wanting to hide his Puerto Rican heritage, the actor said “I don’t want to be hired for being ambiguous” because he takes pride in his Latino identity.
He’s an advocate for therapy for men
Martinez has spoken about how a machismo mindset hurts men, in general, and in Hollywood specifically. He said therapy has helped him overcome many toxic lessons he picked up about what it means to be a man.
5 Surprising Facts
He wanted to play baseball
During school, Martinez originally had plans to play and coach baseball.
He dated a co-star
Martinez was in a relationship with his “Hamilton” co-star, Jasmine Cephas Jones, for several years.
He’s acted with Lady Gaga
The actor worked alongside the pop star in the remake of “A Star is Born,” along with Bradley Cooper.
He’s won a Grammy
Martinez won the category of Best Musical Theater Album for “Hamilton” at the Grammy Awards.
He’s a designer clothing ambassador
Martinez was featured in a Calvin Klein spring/summer collection alongside rapper Meg Thee Stallion and “Euphoria” actor Jacob Elordi.
Anthony Ramos FAQs
Is Anthony Ramos still married?
The actor has not been married, but he has been engaged.
Why did Anthony Ramos leave “Hamilton?”
Martinez left the production to star in a Netflix series by director Spike Lee called “She’s Gotta Have It.”
Why did Jasmine and Anthony break up?
It is rumored that the couple split due to Martinez’s alleged infidelity.
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