Anika Noni Rose

Actress, Singer
A seasoned stage singer and actress, Anika Noni Rose earned a Tony Award for her role in the 2004 Broadway musical "Caroline, or Change," before turning heads on both the big and small screen. Her inauspicious film ... Read more »
Born: 09/05/1972 in Bloomfield, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Actor (31)

A Day Late and a Dollar Short 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Half of a Yellow Sun 2014 (Movie)

Kaniene (Actor)

The Watsons Go to Birmingham 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

As Cool As I Am 2013 (Movie)

Frances (Actor)

Khumba 2013 (Movie)

Lungisa (Voice)

The Good Wife 2010 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Elementary 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mitch Albom's Have a Little Faith 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Private Practice 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Stephen King's Bag of Bones 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2012 (Tv Show)

Voice

The 42nd NAACP Image Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The 65th Annual Tony Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Performer

The BET Honors 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

For Colored Girls 2010 (Movie)

Yasmine/Yellow (Actor)

The 41st NAACP Image Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Host

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency 2007 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Princess and the Frog 2009 (Movie)

Voice of Princess Tiana (Actor)

Just Add Water 2008 (Movie)

Rochelle (Actor)

Dreamgirls: Divas Drama and Destiny 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 38th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 61st Annual Tony Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 79th Annual Academy Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Dreamgirls 2006 (Movie)

Lorrell Robinson (Actor)

The Starter Wife 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Wrestling with Angels 2006 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Surviving Christmas 2004 (Movie)

Choir (Actor)

From Justin to Kelly 2003 (Movie)

Kaya (Actor)

Third Watch 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ralph Ellison's "King of the Bingo Game" 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Bag of Bones (Movie)

(Actor)
Music (2)

The Princess and the Frog 2009 (Movie)

("Almost There") (Song Performer)

Dreamgirls 2006 (Movie)

("Move" Song from the Original Broadway Production of DreamGirls) (Song Performer)

Biography

A seasoned stage singer and actress, Anika Noni Rose earned a Tony Award for her role in the 2004 Broadway musical "Caroline, or Change," before turning heads on both the big and small screen. Her inauspicious film debut in the disastrous "American Idol" spin-off film, "From Justin to Kelly" (2003), was easily eclipsed by her vibrant leading role in the Academy Award-nominated screen adaptation of the musical, "Dreamgirls" (2006). Rose went on to establish herself with a number of acclaimed "firsts" - starring in the charming HBO series "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" (2008-09), the first screen production ever filmed in Botswana, Africa, as well as voicing Disney's first African-American fairy tale princess in the animated musical, "The Princess and the Frog" (2009) and co-starring in Tyler Perry's adaptation of "For Colored Girls" (2010). No matter what the project - whether live action or animated, television or silver screen - the multi-talented Rose always displayed an appealing blend of strong-willed independence, subtle wit and outstanding vocal chops.

EDUCATION

American Conservatory Theatre

San Francisco , California

Milestones

2010

Joined an ensemble cast for Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls"

2009

Played assistant detective Mma Makutsi in the HBO series "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency"

2009

Voiced the lead character, Tiana, in Disney's animated feature, "The Princess and the Frog"

2008

Cast in Debbie Allen's forthcoming revival of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"

2006

Co-starred with Beyonce Knowles and Jennifer Hudson in Bill Condon's film adaptation of "Dreamgirls"

2004

Cast in "Surviving Christmas" a comedy film starring Ben Affleck

2004

Won a Tony award as Tonya Pinkins' daughter in the Broadway production of "Caroline, or Change"

2003

Appeared in "From justin to Kelly"

1999

Feature debut in "King of the Bingo Game"

Won the role of Rusty in the Broadway musical "Footloose"

Moved to New York

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