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Overview (2)

Born in Bloomfield, Connecticut, USA
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose recently finished filming the lead role of the pilot episode Beast Mode (TBS / Macro), which is based on life of legendary boxing trainer Ann Wolfe. Anika is also serving as Co-Executive Producer.

In 2018, Anika starred in the title role of 'Carmen Jones' in John Doyle's production at the Classic Stage Company in NYC. She was also seen in the film Assassination Nation (dir. Sam Levinson) alongside Bill Skarsgard, Bella Thorne, Suki Waterhouse, Maud Apatow and Joel McHale, and the film Everything, Everything, based on the popular young adult novel by Nicola Yoon, opposite Amandla Stenberg.

Anika starred as the lead of the television series The Quad, which ran for two seasons on BET (2017-2018). Anika also starred in The History Channel's adaption of Roots as Kizzy (NAACP Image Award nom for Outstanding Actress).

Other television credits include the Starz series Power, CBS's The Good Wife, ABC's Private Practice, CBS's Elementary and FOX's The Simpsons; the A&E mini-series Stephen King's Bag of Bones opposite Pierce Brosnan; and starring in The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency for HBO opposite Jill Scott and directed by Anthony Minghella.

Anika's many film credits include: Dreamgirls, The Princess and The Frog (voice of Princess Tiana), A Day Late and a Dollar Short, Half of a Yellow Sun, Imperial Dreams, and For Colored Girls.

Anika has won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role in Caroline, or Change and has also starred in Broadway productions such as A Raisin in the Sun (Tony Award nomination and Outer Critics Circle nomination), and Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.

Additionally, Anika has received The Theater World Award, The Clarence Derwent Award, a Drama Desk nomination, the Los Angeles Critics' Circle Award, an Ovation Award, an Obie Award and four NAACP Image nominations, including the NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award for Theater.

Anika was the youngest performer to be honored as a Disney Legend when she received the honor in 2011.

March, 2019

- IMDb Mini Biography By: GOODMANAGEMENT

Trivia (12)

Attended and graduated from Bloomfield High School in Bloomfield, Connecticut (1990).
Received her Bachelor's degree in Theatre from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida.
Recipient of the 59th Annual Clarence Derwent Award along with John Tartaglia.
Had to wear six inch heels while filming the title musical number in Dreamgirls (2006) as to appear in frame with co-stars Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson.
Her Dreamgirls (2006) character, Lorrell Robinson, is supposed to be the youngest of the trio. However, Anika in reality is actually older than both Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson.
She appeared on a series of videos called "Dr. Mike" that is used in schools as character building tools. The videos have titles such as: Respect, Integrity, Responsibility and Citizenship. She played Dr. Mike's radio co-host, helping him sort out teen callers' problems in school and life.
Was once designated to play Dorothy Gale in a late 1990s television revamping of the Broadway musical "The Wiz" until plans for the television movie were shelved.
As the lead voice of Princess Tiana in Disney's animated feature The Princess and the Frog (2009), Rose became the very first black Disney Princess.
She was awarded the 2004 Antoniette Perry (Tony) Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for "Caroline, or Change" on Broadway in New York City.
She was awarded the 2004 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Featured Performance for "Caroline, or Change", at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
She was awarded the 2005 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Featured Actress in a Musical from "Caroline, or Change", at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
Born on the same date as Idris Elba and Justina Machado.

Personal Quotes (2)

I think there being a first black princess is going to be amazing for people of all backgrounds. Situations change, and they become extraordinarily challenging and sometimes hurtful. But the point of a Disney movie is that you can overcome these things, somehow, someway.
[on playing the role of Princess Tiana] I remember seeing "Snow White" and saying to my mother, "Will there ever be a Chocolate Brown?". She said "Probably. Why not?". I just never thought the first black princess would be me.

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