As Ariana DeBose Ariana DeBose made history as the first openly queer woman of color to not only be nominated for but win an Oscar, she also flaunted her partner Sue Makkoo at the Oscars After-Party, in March 2022.
The actress, singer, and dancer who identifies as queer and after she came out to her grandparents in 2015, has been in a romance with Sue for some good time now. With that being said, here’s everything you need to know about Sue Makkoo.
Meet Sue Makkoo, Ariana DeBose Partner
Before Ariana DeBose held hands with Sue Makkoo at the Oscars After-Party, the pair met in 2017, when working on Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.
DeBose is in a relationship with costume designer and professor Sue Makkoo. Ariana, who previously dated theater props master Jill Johnson, played Disco Donna while Sue, an Arizona State University alum, was the costume associate.
The couple can be occasionally spotted sharing glimpses of their life on social media. Not long ago, Sue even bought and renovated a house for Ariana that was originally built in 1955. She spent years not only renovating and designing but truly perfecting the decades-old cottage into an ideal respite from the chaos of New York City.
Sue, of course, also renovated a beautiful home that was once her grandmother’s to pass it to her daughter, who she had named after the elderly. The designer-mom said it felt right.
Sue Makkoo Is A Single Mother
Other than being Ariana’s partner, Sue also is a single mother of three grown sups, two sons, and a daughter.
Her daughter Adalyn Belle officially got her Master of Science (in Mental Health Counseling) in December 2020. The very beautiful Adalyn is currently a therapist, a Certified Therapeutic Art Life Coach and on the board of Advisors for The Brave House based in Brooklyn, and a voice and creator at Civilized. Sue says Adalyn is her best friend and that she just “plain” loves spending time with her. But then, she also said this bond she has with her kids, they have earned it, as things were not always easy raising a family alone for her or the kids. “There is a feeling between us that we raised each other.”
Sue’s son Noah Wilson, the calm to her storm, likely completed studying Playwright at Webster University in 2019. Now a La Jolla, California resident, he also attended La Jolla High School. The way he puts it, he is usually in his room “panicking over a Tragic Themes paper while eating copious amounts of applesauce.” He turned 25 on 29 May 2021.
Then, there is Harry Wilson who turned 27 on 30 June and is already married. On his Facebook, he mentioned being in youth ministry at La Jolla Christian Fellowship; that he is a Point Loma Nazarene University alum; and currently studying at Azusa Pacific University.
Sue has written blogs about all her kids where once she opened up that Noah has some kind of disability and it was a struggle for him growing up. She said this kid of hers spoke his first words only at three and that there was an army of therapists teachers and family who helped her raise him.
Sue Makkoo Age
Because Sue was born in 1967, she turned 55 years old early in 2022.
Sue Makkoo Job
For more than 25 years Sue Makkoo’s career as a costume designer spans the international fashion industry to Broadway as a well-respected Designer and Costume Director. Her LinkedIn also goes on to boast that she spent eleven years at the Tony award-winning La Jolla Playhouse developing new work for the stage.
Since February 2016, she has also been designing interiors for mostly artists and other designers.
Is Sue Makkoo On Instagram?
Sue Makkoo could be found on Instagram @smakkoo where she had 92 posts and 1,126 followers as of 29 March 2022.
Sue’s social media activity was spotted on also on Facebook and Pinterest.
Sue Makkoo Height
Classy and elegant Sue Makkoo stands below 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Sue Makkoo Family
Sue Makkoo is one of the two kids born to Florence and Don Makkoo.
Dad Donald, aka Don, was a brave man who served four years in the navy during the Korean war. After the war, he became a repairman. He often did repair work for a government facility. Later, he also became part of a barbershop group and the church choir. He passed away in June 2019. Other than Sue Don is survived by the other kids, Susan and Thomas Makkoo.
Other than her late dad, it was her mom, who Sue says has instilled in her work ethic. We have also seen Sue grieve the loss of her mother who seemed to have suffered dementia.
When Is Sue Makkoo Birthday?
Sue Makkoo likely celebrates her birthday on the 18th of February or a day(s) before that, making her an Aquarius.
Where Is Sue Makkoo From?
Sue was based in New York City as of the time of this writing. She moved here from California some 3 years ago. Since then, she has been working freelance around the area designing furniture, homes, and interiors.
How Much Is Sue Makkoo Net Worth?
Sue Makkoo held less than $500 thousand as her net worth as of March 2022.
Other than tenure at the University of California, San Diego Department of Theater and Dance MFA program and designing costumes for several Broadway productions including Memphis, Sideshow, 33 Variations, Cry Baby, and Hands on a Hard Body, she also writes poetry and essays in her recently put website called Cvlized.