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Anika Noni Rose Biography
Anika Noni Rose is an American actress and singer known for her Tony Award-winning performance in the Broadway production of Caroline, or Change and her starring role as Lorrell Robinson in the 2006 film Dreamgirls.
She then voiced Tiana, Disney’s first African-American princess in Walt Disney Pictures’ 2009 animated film The Princess and the Frog. Noni played the role of Beneatha Younger in the Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun in 2014. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play. In 2011, she was named a Disney Legend.
Rose began her acting career in high school where she appeared in a school production during her freshman year. She then joined Florida A&M University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in theatre and also started studying drama at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, California.
Anika Noni Rose Age
Rose was born on 6 September, 1972 in Bloomfield, Connecticut, U.S. She is 46 years old as of 2018.
Anika Noni Rose Family
Noni was born to Claudia and John Rose, a corporate counsel.Anika Noni Rose Photo
Anika Noni Rose Husband | Anika Noni Rose Married
Noni is not yet married.
Anika Noni Rose Dating
She has had a long-time relationship with actor and playwright Colman Domingo. The couple is believed to be together for almost a decade now. They were first spotted in 2008 at a Japanese restaurant and was accompanied by her co-star Eisa Davis.
On 13th February 2017, Rose posted a picture with Colman and revealed that she had brunch with Colman. In the caption, she addressed Colman as her love which arose the their relationship.
The couple has never made any public statement regarding their relationship.
Anika Noni Rose Career
Noni moved to New York without a job but secured the role of Rusty in Broadway’s Footloose three months later. She then followed Footloose with numerous workshops and two musicals using pre-existing song catalogs, Eli’s Comin’ Off-Broadway, and Me and Mrs. Jones with Lou Rawls in Philadelphia.
Her big Broadway break was getting cast as Emmie Thibodeaux in Caroline, or Change. Rose was awarded the Theatre World Award, the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actress, and the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Caroline, or Change in 2004. She returned to Broadway in a revival of A Raisin in the Sun, receiving a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play in 2014.
She made her film debut in King of the Bingo Game and also played the role of Kaya in From Justin to Kelly in 2003 and she performed in Temptation in 2004, followed by Surviving Christmas as a singer in the choir. She starred in Dreamgirls as Lorrell Robinson with Beyoncé Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Foxx, and Eddie Murphy in 2006. She also appeared in the films Just Add Water, Razor, and Disney’s 2009 animated feature The Princess and the Frog, as the voice of the lead character Tiana; the character is Disney’s first African-American princess.
He hosted a hometown screening of The Princess and the Frog for children from the Charter Oak Cultural Center, a non-profit multi-cultural arts center that provides free after-school programs in Hartford, Connecticut. She aslo stars alongside Jill Scott in The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency directed by Anthony Minghella.
Anika Noni Rose Roots
Anika starred as Kizzy in a 2016 American miniseries Root. The miniseries is a remake of the 1977 miniseries with the same name, based on Alex Haley’s 1976 novel, Roots: The Saga of an American Family.
The series first aired on May 30, 2016 with her fellow co-stars including Malachi Kirby, Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, and South African actress Nokuthula Ledwaba.
Anika Noni Rose Power
Noni Rose portrays lesbian cop LaVerne “Jukebox” Thomas in the Starz crime drama Power. Power is a crime drama series created and produced by Courtney A. Kemp together with Curtis Jackson.
Power, tells the story of James St. Patrick (Omari Hardwick), a ruthless drug-dealer under the nickname “Ghost”, who then wishes to leave the criminal world in order to support his legitimate business interests as a nightclub owner.
Anika Noni Rose Dreamgirls
Noni stars as Lorrell Robinson in the 2006 American romantic musical drama film, Dreamgirls. Inspired by Supremes member Mary Wilson, Anika is a good-natured background singer with the Dreams who falls deeply in love with the married Jimmy Early and becomes his mistress.
Anika Noni Rose Movies and Tv Shows
Anika Noni Rose Movies
1999 – King of the Bingo Game
2000 – Leonard Bernstein’s Mass at Vatican City
2003 – From Justin to Kelly
2004 – Temptation
2006 – Dreamgirls
2008 – Just Add Water
2009 – The Princess and the Frog
2010 – For Colored Girls
2011 – Company
2012 – Skyler
2013 – As Cool as I Am
Half of a Yellow Sun
2014 – Imperial Dreams
The Blue Mauritius
2017 – Everything, Everything
2018 – Assassination Nation
Ralph Breaks the Internet
2020 – Jingle Jangle
TBA – Body Cam
Anika Noni Rose TV Shows
2001 – 100 Centre Street
2002 – Third Watch
2007 – The Starter Wife
2008–09 The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
2010–13 The Good Wife
2011 – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
2011 – Have a Little Faith
2011 – Bag of Bones
2012 – Private Practice
2012 – Elementary
2012 – The Simpsons
2013 – The Watsons Go to Birmingham
2014 – Sofia the First
2014 – A Day Late and a Dollar Short
2015–16 – Bates Motel
2016–17 – Power
2016 – Roots
2017–2018 – The Quad
2018 – American Masters
2019 – Avengers Assemble
Anika Noni Rose Net Worth
The talented Dreamgirls star has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
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