Anika Noni Rose Joins ‘Assassination Nation’ Cast
With her hit BET series The Quad on hiatus, actress Anika Noni Rose has decided to pick up another gig. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the former Dreamgirl has joined the cast of Assassination Nation, a coming-of-age thriller about four teenage girls who become the focus of worldwide media attention when an anonymous hacker leaks their personal information.
Anika Noni Rose Lands Lead Role in ‘The Yard’ Pilot
Actress Anika Noni Rose has landed the lead role in the upcoming BET pilot The Yard. Rose will play the newly elected President of a fictional historically black college, Georgia A&M, who is tasked with turning the school around while dealing with an eclectic new group of freshmen.
Actress Anika Noni Rose is set to join the cast of Power when it returns for its third season next spring. Anika will reportedly play the role of LaVerne Thomas, a streetwise beat cop from Ghost and Tommy’s former neighborhood.
Anika’s arc is set to last throughout season three, which recently went into production. Other names reportedly coming on board for season three include Basketball Wives: LA star Drea Michelle, Queen Latifah and Jermaine Dupri.
Actress Anika Noni Rose is set to return to the stage. The 38 year old actress will star alongside Patti LuPone, Neil Patrick Harris and Stephen Colbert, in the New York Philharmonic production of “Company.” Since her 2006 breakout role in “Dreamgirls,” Anika has gone on to appear in several other high profile productions, including the all black off-Broadway production of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” HBO’s “No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency,” Tyler Perry’s “For Colored Girls” and “Princess and the Frog,” Disney’s first ever animated musical featuring a black princess.
“Company” will open on April 7th at Avery Fisher Hall and tickets are on sale now.
Essence Magazine has switched things up a bit and is featuring a new face on their January cover. It is none other than Dreamgirls actress, Anika Noni Rose. The Tony Award winning actress, singer, and dancer is also the voice of Disney’s first Black Princess. In the article, “The Princess Diaries,” Anika sits down with Hollywood moms and their daughters (including ABC Family’s “Lincoln Heights” star Nicki Micheaux, and FOX’s “Glee” star Amber Riley) to chat about the ongoing need for positive Black female images in the media.
To read the full article you can pick up the latest edition of Essence on newsstands now.
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Actress Holly Robinson Peete attended Thursday night’s NAACP Award show, wearing a lovely sequined Naeem Khan dress, which granted her a spot on my ‘Top 10 Best Dressed At The NAACP Image Awards‘. She paired her dress with a metallic clutch, and pewter peep-toe pumps. Tony Award-winning actress, Anika Noni Rose, a brown sista well-known for her role as a Dream Girl in the 2006 movie Dream Girls, first wore the same back-less designer dress last year at an after party. She also paired her outfit well with silver slingback open-toe sandals.
* Who wore it best?