Anika Noni Rose
Birth Name: Anika Noni Rose
Birth Place: Bloomfield, Connecticut, USA
Born in Bloomfield, CT on Sept. 6, 1972, Rose received her first taste of acting while performing in a high school production of "Fame." Bit hard by the bug, Rose promptly abandoned her childhood ambition of becoming a veterinarian and set a course toward becoming an actress. She earned a degree in theater from Florida A&M University, and went on to receive her M.F.A. from the prestigious American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco in 1998. Rose relocated to the theater mecca of New York, nabbing her first break later that year as a late addition to the Broadway production of "Footloose."Her Obie Award-winning performance in 2001's "Eli's Comin'" made her a darling with the critics, b...
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