Anika Noni Rose

Anika Noni Rose


9/6/1972, Bloomfield, Connecticut, USA

Birth Name

Anika Noni Rose


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Anika Noni Rose was born on September 6th, 1972 in Bloomfield, CT. Her first experience with acting took place in high-school when she help a part in a production of "Fame". After graduating from high school in 1990, Rose attended Florida A&M University and earned a degree in…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In addition to the Tony Award in 2004 for her portrayal of Emmie, Anika also received the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actress (Off Broadway), the Theatre World (debut) and Clarence Derwent Awards (cash award from Actors Equity Association).

    • Anika portrayed Maggie in an all African-American cast of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, a Broadway revival directed by Debbie Allen in 2008.

    • Rose has a caricature at famed New York's Sardi's.

    • She got her first role on Broadway as a replacement in "Footloose."

    • In 1990, she graduated from Bloomfield High School in her hometown of Bloomfield, Connecticut.

  • Quotes

    • Rose: (commenting on what her original career plans were) For a long time I wanted to be a veterinarian but I realized I have no stomach for animals in pain. So that went out the window real quick.

  • My role model

    My obsession with Anika Noni Rose began when I saw her do the voice of Tiana in Disney's The Princess And The Frog and since then I have been hooked on Anika ever since and she is a wonderful actress and singer and who knows what the future will hold for this powerhouse actress and singer. Anika Noni Rose is truly one of a kind and is truly a diva and it's no wonder she is my role model because she is so great at what she doesmoreless