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Sue Makkoo Net Worth & Partner

Sue Makkoo Net Worth – $2 million

What is Sue Makkoo’s net worth? Who is Sue Makkoo’s partner?


Sue Makkoo is a very successful professional costume designer and professor.

To some, though, she is simply known as the partner of the highly successful actress Ariana DeBose.

Away from her successful relationship with her loving partner, whom she has been with for several years, Makkoo has enjoyed a very fulfilling personal and professional life.

Whether you want to know more about Sue Makkoo’s life so far or you are interested in getting a rough idea of the estimated Sue Makkoo net worth, read on.

We have included every detail we can find about one of the most popular costume designers in the entertainment industry today.

The Origin Story

Makkoo was born on February 18th, circa 1971, though the exact place of her birth is unknown.

Similarly, little is known of her family; no information has been made publicly available about her parents, and it is unknown whether or not she has any siblings.

Sue attended Arizona State University. The subject she studied – and the period during which she studied – are not known.

Professional Life

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Makkoo began her career as a costume designer at the Colorado Christian University in 1995, where she worked for two years.

Following her time there, she worked as a freelance costume designer and was based in New York. She continues to dabble in freelance design to this day.

In 2005, Makkoo began work at the prestigious La Jolla Playhouse in California.

There she worked on a great many of the playhouse’s productions, including a good number that went to Broadway. These included Cry Baby, 33 Variations, Hands on a Hard Body, Sideshow and Memphis.

Makkoo also enjoyed a stint at Kentucky Shakespeare from 2011-2013, where she worked on the costumes for adaptations of some of the Bard’s biggest plays. These included Twelfth Night, Taming of the Shrew, As You Like and Julius Caesar.

In 2016, after leaving La Jolla Playhouse, Makkoo began work at the Manhattan School of Music, where she worked as a costume designer in their inaugural musical theater program.

Sue Makkoo with Ariana Debose


Makkoo still works on the program in addition to her other pursuits.

Sue has also worked at Harvard as a costume director since December 2017, and also works under a summer contract as a costume associate for The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway.

In recent years, Makkoo has branched out into interior design.

She works almost exclusively for what she terms “the most particular of artists and other designers”, and claims that she “[specializes] in adhering to deadlines and budgets.”

Personal Life 

Sue Makkoo has three children from a previous relationship, though it is not clear if she was married or not. She has two sons and a daughter.

Makkoo runs a poetry website with her daughter, Adalyn Belle.

Belle started her professional life as a chef and went on to study psychology; in addition to publishing poetry alongside her mother, Belle works with ‘at-risk adults’ in New York City.

Little is known of Makkoo’s two sons, who are very private about their personal lives.


Sue Makkoo has been in a relationship with the Academy Award winner Ariana DeBose since 2018. The two met behind the scenes on The Donna Summer Musical on Broadway; DeBose had a role in the play, and Makkoo was acting as a costume designer. Romance soon blossomed between the two, and they began dating regularly.

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DeBose and Makkoo now share a house together in a “cozy cottage” in upstate New York.

Sue Makkoo – Net Worth

So, how much is Sue Makkoo worth? Makkoo earned most of her wealth from working as a designer and costume director. Therefore, Sue Makkoo has an estimated net worth of $2 million.

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Sue Makkoo and Ariana DeBose attend the Michael Kors Collection Fall/Winter Runway Show at Terminal 5 – @Getty


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