Teachers urged him to cultivate a more ethnically ambiguous image. He refused, and now he’s having a breakout moment.
Anthony Ramos in Bushwick. Spike Lee said of the actor: “He was not handed this artistic life. He had to put the work in.”Credit…Camila Falquez for The New York Times
By Dave Itzkoff
The Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive,” that classic dance-floor ode to doing whatever it takes to keep your head above water, was playing in a coffee shop in Brooklyn when Anthony Ramos sidled in one chilly April morning.
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