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Anika Noni Rose

Highest Rated:   84% The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Lowest Rated:   7% Surviving Christmas (2004)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
46% Everything, Everything
  • Dr. Whittier
$21.6M 2017
No Score Yet The Quad: The Movie
  • Dr. Eva Fletcher
2017
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
84% 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
$103.3M 2006
70% POV
  • Actor
2006
7% Surviving Christmas
  • Choir
$11.2M 2004
10% From Justin To Kelly
  • Kaya
$4.6M 2003

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Chopped Junior
2015
  • Judge
  • 2017
100% The Quad
2017
  • Eva Fletcher Dr. Eva Fletcher
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Chew
2011
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2016
98% Roots
2016
  • Kizzy
  • 2016
100% The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore
2015-2016
  • Panelist
  • 2016
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Sofia the First
2013
  • Voice
  • 2014
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Great Performances
2000
  • Marta
  • 2013
98% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Wendy Scott-Carr
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
95% Elementary
2012
  • Carrie Dwyer Dr. Carrie Dwyer
  • 2012
No Score Yet Private Practice
2007-2013
  • Corinne
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2012
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Hotel Maid
  • 2011
25% Stephen King's Bag of Bones
2011
  • Sara Tidwell
  • 2011
No Score Yet POV
1988
  • Appearing
  • 2007
No Score Yet Elementary
  • Dr. Carrie Dwyer

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