Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Actor American born on 16 january 1980 at New York City (USA)
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Nationality USABirth 16 january 1980
(38 years) at New York City (USA
Lin-Manuel Miranda (born January 16, 1980) is an American actor, composer, writer, playwright, lyricist, librettist and rapper best known for creating the Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton.
Miranda wrote the music and lyrics for the musical In the Heights, which opened on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in March 2008. Miranda's written work for the show earned him numerous accolades, including the 2008 Tony Award for Best Original Score and the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Further, Miranda's performance in the show's lead role of Usnavi earned him a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.
Miranda is currently performing on Broadway in the lead role of Alexander Hamilton in Hamilton, a new musical for which he wrote the book, music, and lyrics.
Miranda is a 2015 recipient of the MacArthur "Genius" Award.
Miranda married Vanessa Nadal, a high school friend who grew up with him in Washington Heights, on September 8, 2010, after dating her for five years.
The principal female character in In the Heights, Vanessa, is not based on Nadal, as many people believe. At the wedding reception, Miranda, along with the wedding party, presented Vanessa with a group rendition of the Fiddler on the Roof song "To Life". The video was posted on YouTube and quickly became popular on the internet.
Miranda received an honorary degree from Yeshiva University during its May 14, 2009 graduation ceremony. He is the youngest person to receive an honorary degree from Yeshiva University. In the Heights is based in the upper Manhattan community of Washington Heights, which is also home to Yeshiva's campus. Ed Koch, former mayor of New York City, presented Miranda with the degree and remarked about first meeting him when Miranda was seven years old.
Miranda and Nadal's son, Sebastian, was born on November 10, 2014.
According to an interview with Maximum Fun podcast Can I Pet Your Dog?, Miranda has a dog named "Tobi" or "Tobillo" from the Dominican Republic.