Anika Noni Rose

ANIKA NONI ROSE won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role in Caroline, or Change (also receiving the Lucille Lortel, Theatre World, Obie and Clarence Derwent awards and a Drama Desk nomination). Her additional Broadway credits include A Raisin in the Sun (Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle nominations), Cat on A Hot Tin Roof directed by Debbie Allen and Footloose. Additional stage credits include Carmen Jones (Lucille Lortel and AUDELCO awards; Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations); and the New York Philharmonic's production of Company. Rose drew notice for her acclaimed performance as Regina in Netflix’s most-watched limited series to date, “Maid” (2022 NAACP Image Awards nomination, one of nine she has received).  Rose appeared in Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (Netflix), Lena Waithe’s “Them” (Amazon) and “Little Fires Everywhere” (Hulu). Additionally, Anika led the cast of BET’s series “The Quad”as Eva Fletcher, starred in the film Everything, Everything and in the History Channel’s adaptation of “Roots” as Kizzy (NAACP Image Award nomination).  Anika starred as Lorell Robinson in Dreamgirls (AFI Ensemble Award, SAG Award nomination, Grammy Award nomination). Additional TV and film credits include “The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency” (HBO), For Colored Girls, Half of A Yellow Sun, Assassination Nation and recently, Showtime’s “Let the Right One In.”  Anika voiced Princess Tiana in Disney’s The Princess and The Frog, featuring the first African American Disney Princess. The film received three Oscar nominations and Anika became the youngest inductee to ever be honored as a Disney Legend.  

Photo by Samuel Paul