Anika Noni Rose

Biography: 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 Theater. She also earned her M.F.A. from the American Conservatory Theater in 1998.
Rose's first big acting break occurred in 1998 when she secured a part in the Broadway production of "Footloose". Her next role in 2001 in "Eli's Comin" won her critical acclaim. Although she received praise from the critics, the roles were not lucrative enough to provide financial stability. However, in 2003 se secured a role in the 2003 musical "From Justin to Kelly". This musical was a box office disaster but did provide some much needed income.
In 2004, Rose secured a role in "Caroline, or Change" as Emmie Thibodeaux. This musical was set in Louisiana in the 1960s and Rose's character was the daughter of
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 Theater. She also earned her M.F.A. from the American Conservatory Theater in 1998.
Rose's first big acting break occurred in 1998 when she secured a part in the Broadway production of "Footloose". Her next role in 2001 in "Eli's Comin" won her critical acclaim. Although she received praise from the critics, the roles were not lucrative enough to provide financial stability. However, in 2003 se secured a role in the 2003 musical "From Justin to Kelly". This musical was a box office disaster but did provide some much needed income.

In 2004, Rose secured a role in "Caroline, or Change" as Emmie Thibodeaux. This musical was set in Louisiana in the 1960s and Rose's character was the daughter of a black maid. Her beautiful portrayal of Emmie earned Rose the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. This performance and award opened up the door for Rose to be cast as the third Dreamette, Lorrell Robinson, in the screen adaptation of "Dreamgirls" (2006).
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Anika Noni Rose's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 51
Highest Metascore: 76 Dreamgirls
Lowest Metascore: 14 From Justin to Kelly
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
8 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
52 Everything, Everything May 19, 2017 Dr. Whittier / Pauline / Pauline 4.5
67 Imperial Dreams Feb 3, 2017 Miss Price 7.5
51 Half of a Yellow Sun May 16, 2014 Kainene / Kainene 6.6
28 As Cool as I Am Jun 7, 2013 Frances 5.8
50 For Colored Girls Nov 5, 2010 Yasmine / Yasmine/Yellow 6.6
73 The Princess and the Frog Nov 25, 2009 Tiana 7.2
76 Dreamgirls Dec 15, 2006 Lorrell Robinson 7.3
14 From Justin to Kelly Jun 20, 2003 Kaya 2.5