Lin Manuel Miranda

Lin Manuel Miranda

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Updated On May 31, 2022

Lin Manuel Miranda is an actor, composer, lyricist, rapper, singer, producer, and playwright. Lin Manuel Miranda is known for the Broadway musical In the Heights.

Early life

On January 16, 1980, Lin Manuel Miranda was born in Washington Heights, New York, US. As of now, he is 42 years old. He is an American and belongs to Spanish descent. Thus, he was born to his father Luis A. Miranda Jr, and his mother Dr. Luz Towns. His father was a Democratic Party consultant and his mother was a clinical psychologist. Additionally, he has a sister named Luz Miranda Crespo. Lin attended Hunter College Elementary School and Hunter College High School. Later on, he graduated from Wesleyan University.

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Caption: Lin Manuel Miranda with his father. Source: Facebook


In 2002, he worked with director Thomas Kail for the revival of ‘In the Heights.’ Finally, the musical ‘In the Heights’ had its Broadway premiere in March 2008. Due to his work he received  4 ‘Tony Awards’ and an award for the ‘Best Musical and Best Original Score.’ In 2009, it received the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. For the revised version of Schwartz and Nina Faso’s 1978 musical ‘Working, he came up with 2 new songs. Thus, the musical opened in Florida at the ‘Asolo Repertory Theatre, in May 2008.
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Caption: Poster of Lin Manuel Miranda’s movie. Source: Peak PK

While translating the 2009 Broadway revival of ‘West Side Story’ into Spanish, he worked with Stephen Sondheim. Later on, he made a guest appearance on the television series The Sopranos. He was seen in an episode titled ‘Remember When. In 2009, he composed and acted in 17 episodes of the revival of The Electric Company. In the ‘CollegeHumor’ sketch ‘Hardly Working: Rap Battle, he was seen as a rapper.’ Additionally, he played occasional roles in the children’s TV series Sesame Street. For Murray has a Little Lamb, he sang the theme song. Likewise, he composed the music and wrote the lyrics of ‘Bring It On which premiered at ‘Alliance Theatre,’ Georgia.

More about career

Eventually, it was nominated for the ‘Tony Awards’ for ‘Best Musical’ and ‘Best Choreography.’ In 2011, he appeared in the episode Good Cop Bad Dog from the TV series Modern Family. In the 9th season of How I Met Your Mother.’ In the song ‘Bigger he was also seen. In it, he had composed along with Tom Kitt, earning him the 2014 Emmy Award. Furthermore, he came up with the musical Hamilton. He had written a rap about Alexander Hamilton, before creating Hamilton. Therefore, he performed it at the ‘White House Poetry Jam’ on May 12, 2009. A year was spent by him while writing the song My Shot.
That song will be used as the third song from ‘Act 1’ of the musical. He had written extended set-pieces, by 2012.  Hence, it was then referred to as the ‘Hamilton Mixtape.’ Finally, Hamilton premiered off-Broadway at ‘The Public Theater, in January 2015. and met with critical acclaim. Fortunately, he was honored with the ‘MacArthur Foundation Award. In the year 2006, he won the ‘Pulitzer Prize’ for drama in April. There was a new record set as ‘Hamilton’ was nominated for 16 ‘Tony Awards.’ Moreover, he wrote the lyrics and composed the song ‘How Far I’ll Go. And, it was for the animated movie ‘Moana’ (2016).

Career highlight

It helped him to earn a nomination at the ‘Academy Awards’ under the ‘Original Song’ category. By Yeshiva University, he was given an honorary degree, in 2009. Therefore, he received the honorary degree of ‘Doctor of Humane Letters. In the year 2015, he received the ‘MacArthur Genius Award. Besides that, he appeared as a ‘guest part’ in the podcast ‘My Brother.’ He came up with new lyrics to the song ‘Fugue for Tinhorns, in the show. In October 2016, he hosted the show Saturday Night Live. For the Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he worked as a special featured composer.
In addition, he was seen playing a minor role in the movie ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green. He also portrayed ‘Jack’ in ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ the sequel to ‘Mary Poppins, in 2018. He also portrayed Jesus in the series Bartlett. Likewise, for the derived Nina’s World, he voiced ‘Paquito Fernando. He collaborated with renowned TV producer Norman Lear, on July 29, 2019. The collaboration was to make a documentary about the life of Rita Moreno. Hence, the net worth of Lin Manuel Miranda is $80 million.

Personal life

Lin Manuel Miranda is married to his high school girlfriend Venessa Nadal, in 2010. Later, they were blessed with children named Sebastian and Francisco Miranda.

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Caption: Lin Manuel Miranda with his wife. Source: Getty Image

Body measurement and Social media

Lin Manuel Miranda is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 73 kg. With an oval-shaped face, he has black hair and brown eyes. He is active on his Instagram account with 78.5k followers. And, in his Facebook account, he has 1.8 million followers. Similarly, he has a Twitter account named @Lin_Manuel, with 3.6 million followers.