Her full names are Anika Noni Rose. She is an American actress and singer. She was born in Bloomfield in Connecticut, USA on September 6, 1972. Her parents go by the names John Rose and Claudia Rose. She is happily married. This successful actress and singer had her education at Bloomfield High School and Florida A&M University. She had a Bachelor’s Degree from the university where she studied Theater. She later went to American Conservatory Theatre located in San Francisco in California to study Drama in anticipation of a career in acting.


Her acting career started with a role in Footloose where she acted as Rusty. She got this role when she was jobless and broke. She was later cast in Caroline, or Change which gave her national recognition. For her role in this movie, she got 3 awards. The awards are Tony Award, Lucille Lortel Award and Theatre World Award. She received another nomination for her role in A Raisin in the Sun.

· She also got cast on King of the Bingo Game, From Justin to Kelly where she was cast as Kaya. Others are Temptation (2004) and Surviving Christmas. To show the degree of her rise in the world of acting, she was cast alongside a lot of top actors like Jennifer Hudson, Eddie Murphy, Beyonce Knowles and Jamie Foxx in Dreamgirls where she was cast as Lorrell Robinson. This is one of her best movies till date as the movie won several awards and nominations for the budding actress.

Other notable works of this exceptionally gifted actress are For Colored Girls, Bag of Bones and Roots.

In recognition of her acting skills, she has got nominated more than a dozen times. Her list of awards is also impressive. Some of her awards are:

· Dean Goodman Choice Award

· Garland/Drama Logue Award

· OBIE Award

· Clarence Derwent Award

· Lucille Lortel Award

· Theatre World Award

· 3 Black Reel Awards

· Disney Legend Award.

She has also got over a dozen nominations. She has 6 Image Award nominations, 3 Black Reel nominations, 1 Grammy nomination, 1 Tony Award nomination and Satellite Award nomination.

Her yearly salary from these movies is estimated to be almost $600,000.

Personal life

This actress is one of the few celebrities that try to keep a very low profile in spite of their celebrity status.

Her husband is a man that is simply known as Peter. Very little is known about her husband. There is a possibility that she has some kids too but nobody seems to have any concrete evidence to support that. If she has children, there are indications that she is a submissive wife and a loving mother due to the fact that she has not been associated to any extramarital affairs since her marriage to Peter. Because of her fidelity, she has no cause to experience any divorce with her hubby in the future.

She has made a lot of money from endorsement, sponsorship, movies, and ads. She is surely worth her net worth of $3 million or $5 million according to different sources.

Last Modified: Mar 13, 2020

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