Anika Noni Rose

Anika Noni Rose

Highest Rated: 100% Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart (2017)

Lowest Rated: 7% Surviving Christmas (2004)

Birthday: Sep 6, 1972

Birthplace: Bloomfield, Connecticut, USA

A slight actress with a big voice, Anika Noni Rose studied at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater. After learning all she could to prepare herself, she moved to New York to pursue a career on the stage, getting her first break with a role in the Broadway production of Footloose. Rose's voice, acting, and unmistakable stage presence assured that doors would continue to open for her and she would continue to rack up prominent roles, becoming what could only be described as a truly successful career stage actress, starring in such Broadway productions as Eli's Comin', Purlie, Threepenny Opera, and Tartuffe. The actress was honored with an Obie Award as well as a Garland/Drama-Logue Award for her work, but she received by far the most success and acknowledgement for her role in the acclaimed Caroline or Change, for which she won a Tony award in 2004 for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, as well as a Lucille Lortell Award, a Theatre World Award, and a Clarence Derwent Award.Intent on exploring every possible avenue as a performer, Rose began a career onscreen in the new millennium. She guest-starred in an episode of Third Watch, and scored a role in the American Idol contestant-driven From Justin to Kelly in 2003. Then in 2006, Rose took a role in an ideal hybrid of her talents with the big-screen version of the musical Dreamgirls, a roman à clef based on Motown girl group The Supremes. Rose played Lorrell Robinson, the member of the group who experiences the least drama in the story, but whose solid presence -- not to mention voice -- is vital to the script. The longtime pro had no problem surrendering the media spotlight to über-divas Beyoncé Knowles and Jennifer Hudson, who played the other two members of the group, but few could help but notice what a force to be reckoned with the Broadway talent was. After the movie and its impending media blitz was over, Rose reprised her role in Caroline or Change in L.A. and San Francisco before she returned with the musical to Broadway.In 2009 she made history voicing the first African-American princess in Disney history when she played Tiana in The Princess and the Frog, and later joined the cast of the hit CBS series The Good Wife. Her big-screen resume continued with the ambitious Tyler Perry project For Colored Girls.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Jingle Jangle Actor 2020
73% Assassination Nation Nance 2018
No Score Yet Nación Asesina Nance 2018
45% Everything, Everything Dr. Whittier $34.1M 2017
100% Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart Actor 2017
No Score Yet The Quad: The Movie Dr. Eva Fletcher 2017
No Score Yet Throne of Elves Meyla 2016
51% Half of a Yellow Sun Kainene $54.1K 2014
No Score Yet A Day Late and a Dollar Short Paris 2014
44% Khumba Lungisa $91K 2013
14% As Cool As I Am Frances 2013
No Score Yet The Watsons Go to Birmingham Wilona Watson 2013
No Score Yet Skyler Actor 2012
No Score Yet Have A Little Faith Annette Covington 2011
32% For Colored Girls Yasmine/Yellow $37.8M 2010
85% The Princess and the Frog Princess Tiana $104.4M 2009
No Score Yet The Starter Wife Lavender 2007
No Score Yet Just Add Water R'Ch'lle 2007
78% Dreamgirls Lorrell Robinson $103.4M 2006
70% POV Actor 2006
7% Surviving Christmas Choir $11.2M 2004
10% From Justin To Kelly Kaya $4.6M 2003


No Score Yet American Masters
Voice 2018
100% The Quad
Eva Fletcher Dr. Eva Fletcher 2018
No Score Yet The Chew
Guest 2018
No Score Yet Chopped Junior
Judge 2017
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
Guest 2017
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
Guest 2016
96% Roots
Kizzy 2016
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
Panelist 2016
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
Guest 2014
No Score Yet The View
Guest 2014
No Score Yet Sofia the First
Voice 2014
No Score Yet Great Performances
Marta 2013
94% The Good Wife
Wendy Scott-Carr 2013
96% Elementary
Carrie Dwyer Dr. Carrie Dwyer 2012
51% Private Practice
Corinne 2012
85% The Simpsons
Voice 2012
No Score Yet Dr. Phil
Guest 2011
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Hotel Maid Guest 2011
21% Stephen King's Bag of Bones
Sara Tidwell 2011
No Score Yet POV
Appearing 2007
21% Hack
Vickie Morgan 2003
No Score Yet Elementary
Dr. Carrie Dwyer


Lainee says: Why do people stay together? Uh - in bad relationships, I mean.

Frances says: They eat so much shit for so long. They don't even recognize the taste of it after a while.

Lainee says: So you think I've been eating shit, don't you?

Kaya says: What did you do?

Alexa says: Nothin'!

Kelly says: How could you do this to me?

Alexa says: I don't know. Kel, it's easy for you. I mean, you get people to see what you really are, and I-I've always been jealous. I know I shouldn't. I mean, we've been friends since forever, but... Kaya had a guy and you had Justin. I just felt like Miss Runner-Up. You have to believe that I did not mean to hurt you. I promise. I just-I just thought if I could get Justin like me, then... Maybe I can be as good as you.

Kelly says: You're nothing like me, Alexa. Because I would never do that to a friend.

Kaya says: Heck, yeah! I mean 'hell yeah', I say hell all the time! Hell, hell, hell... hell.

Charlotte says: Gimme some napkins, quick!

Princess Tiana says: What's for?

Charlotte says: I swear, I'm sweatin' like a sinner in church!

Princess Tiana says: I suppose that you want a kiss.

Prince Naveen says: Kissin' would be nice.

Princess Tiana says: There's no way I'm kissin' a frog and eatin' a bug on the same day.

Princess Tiana says: Just one kiss?

Prince Naveen says: Yes, unless you beg for more.

Kaya says: (opens the hotel room door and Justin sees her) Justin, what are you doin'?

Kaya says: Justin, what are you doin'?

Prince Naveen says: You must kiss me.

Princess Tiana says: Excuse me?

Charlotte says: Gimme them napkins, quick!

Princess Tiana says: Whatever for?

Princess Tiana says: What for?

Charlotte says: I swear, I'm sweating like a sinner in church!

Princess Tiana says: I suppose you want a kiss.

Prince Naveen says: Kissing would be nice.

Princess Tiana says: There's no way I'm kissing a frog and eating a bug on the same day.