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What is Anika Noni Rose doing now? Net Worth, Husband, Kids

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Anika Noni Rose is an American actress and singer, possibly known best for her voice role in the animation “The Princess and the Frog”, and for her portrayal of Lorrell Robinson in the movie “Dreamgirls”. She is still pursuing her acting career, and occasionally provides online classes about musical theatre.

Early life, family, educational background

Anika Noni Rose was born on 6 September 1972, in Bloomfield, Connecticut USA to Claudia Rose and John Rose Jr.; she has a brother who prefers to maintain a private lifestyle.

As a child, Anika loved reading, perusing every book she’d come across, even those that weren’t age-appropriate for her. She also enjoyed examining other people, and imitating their behavior, walk and gestures, the first demonstration of acting for the young girl. Her interest in theater grew stronger as she got older, because her parents would take her to New York City to attend plays, opera and dance performances.

Anika studied at Bloomfield High School. During her freshman year, she performed in the musical “Fame” which showed her that acting could be a suitable career path. Simultaneously, she was involved in track and field. She acquired higher education at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, , graduating with a bachelor’s degree in theater in 1994. To refine her acting skills even further, Rose enrolled at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, California US, graduating with a master’s degree in Fine Arts in 1998. At that point, she was already landing roles in theatre.

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Career

Career in theatre

Anika made her debut in acting by performing in various notable plays. In 1998, she portrayed Katie Lynn in the play “Insurrection: Holding History” which explores the issues of racial and sexual identity with an engaging time-traveling plot. During the same year, the actress appeared in two more plays: “Valley Song” and “Hydriotaphia, or the Death of Dr. Browne”.

In 2000, Anika was cast for the role of Rusty in the Broadway musical “Footloose”, which allowed her to gain wider recognition. The following year, she appeared in significant plays such as “Carmen Jones”, “Eli’s Comin’”, and “Me and Mrs. Jones”, delivering award-winning performances. From 2003 to 2004, the actress played the role of Emmie Thibodeaux in the musical “Caroline, or Change” written by Tony Kushner.

Throughout her career in theatre, Anika mainly appeared in plays that centered around racial narrative in one way or another. She performed in multiple award-winning plays, such as “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (2008)”, “Company (2011)”, and “Carmen Jones (2018)”.

Career in film and on television

Anika debuted in film in 1999, with a role in the short movie “King of the Bingo Game”, and made her first appearance on television in 2001, playing a minor role in an episode of the TV series “100 Centre Street”. In 2003, she portrayed Kaya in the movie “From Justin to Kelly” which ‘won’ the Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst “Musical” of Our First 25 Years. In 2004, she appeared in two films: “Temptation” and “Surviving Christmas”.

In 2006, Anika landed her first big role as Lorrell Maya Robinson in the movie “Dreamgirls” starring Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Fox, and Beyoncé. In 2007, she was a member of the main cast in the Tv miniseries “The Starter Wife” portraying Lavender – a security guard who’s sheltered by the main character Molly. In 2008, she appeared in the movie “Just Add Water” directed by Hart Bochner, then later that year through 2009, Anika had another leading role, as Grace Makutsi in the BBC and HBO TV series “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency”, in which she portrayed assistant detective.

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In 2009, Anika was cast for the voice role of Tiana in the Walt Disney Pictures animated movie “The Princess and the Frog”, portraying an African-American waitress and an aspiring chef who is fully concentrated on pursuing her career. Tiana was Disney’s first African-American princess, setting the precedent in the industry. According to Roger Ebert, the movie portrays African-American characters in a lifted spirit, side-stepping the harsh realities they faced. Anika herself believes that the animation allowed young African-American children to see the characters that looked like them in a Disney movie.

In 2010, Rose portrayed Yasmine/“Lady in Yellow” in the movie “For Colored Girls”, based on Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem “for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf”, and centered around the struggles of women of color. Concurrently, the actress had the recurring role as Wendy Scott-Carr in the TV series “The Good Wife”.

In 2013, Anika appeared in the movie “Half of a Yellow Sun” as Kainene, one of the sisters who travel to Nigeria after finishing their education in the UK and US, witnessing the Nigerian Civil War. In 2014, she played the role of Miss Price in “Imperial Dreams”, then from 2015 to 2018, Rose had recurring roles as Liz Babbitt and LaVerne “Jukebox” Ganner in the TV series “Bates Motel” and “Power”, respectively. Concurrently, she was a member of the main cast in “The Quad”, portraying Dr. Eva Fletcher who is a newly-elected president of Georgia A&M University.

In 2020, Anika was the voice of Nut in the animated series “Magical Girl Friendship Squad: Origins”. She also appeared in an episode of “Little Fires Everywhere”. During the same year, the actress portrayed Taneesha Branz in the movie “Body Cam” and Jessica Jangle in “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey”.

Most recently, in 2021, she had a recurring role as Ella Mae Johnson in the TV series “Them” and the main role as Regina in “Maid”. From 2021 to 2022, she voiced Dr. Jan in the animated series “Amphibia”.

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Awards and nominations

Anika Rose has won multiple notable awards throughout her successful career as an actress,. In 2001, she won the Obie Award for Best Performance for her work in “Eli’s Comin’”. For her portrayal of Emmie Thibodeaux in “Caroline, or Change” she won four awards in 2004: Clarence Derwent Award for Best Supporting Female, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actress, Theatre World Award, and Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.

In 2010, Anika won the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Voice Performance in “The Princess and the Frog”. For the same work, in 2011 she was named a Disney Legend, which is a Hall of Fame program for extraordinary contributors. In 2019, the actress received the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical for her performance in the play “Carmen Jones”.

Personal life

As of late 2022, Anika Noni Rose seems to be single. Rumors are circulating about her relationship with the actor Colman Domingo, however, the latter is homosexual and is married to Raul Domingo. Even though Anika is active on Instagram and Twitter, she doesn’t share much information about her personal life. She doesn’t have any children.

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Hobbies, favorite things, and interesting facts

  • Anika loves being physically active. She inherited her athleticism from her grandmother who was the founder of the all-black, all-girls Industrial League softball team Tigerettes;
  • She is the host of the award-winning podcast “Being Seen”, which mainly focuses on cultural representations, engaging prominent artists, activists, writers, etc. in interesting discussions and conversations;
  • During the pandemic, Anika had a series on Instagram “Bedtime Stories for the Littlies” during which she read bedtime stories to her younger audience, partly to encourage their interest in reading;
  • She collaborated with Walt Disney World to design the “Tiana’s Bayou Adventure” ride in Disneyland, which will open in 2024;
  • She is also a tutor at Varsity Tutors, providing online acting classes about musical theatre;
  • Anika is vocal about political issues concerning the rights of women and people of color;
  • On 30 August 2022, she performed the national anthem at US Open tennis tournament.
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Appearance, clothing style

Anika Noni Rose is 50 years old. She has a darker complexion with curly black hair and brown eyes. She is 5ft 2ins (157cm) in height and weighs approximately 125lbs (57kgs). The actress wears casual clothes on a daily basis, but she loves sporting designer clothes on special occasions. She’s frequently seen wearing brands such as Jonathan Simkhai, Alexandre Birman, Badgley Mischka, among others. She also loves wearing high-end accessories from Alexis Bittar, Swarovski, etc.

Net worth and salary

As of late 2022, Anika Noni Rose’s net worth is estimated at close to $3 million; her main source of income is her acting career. She resides in Los Angeles, California but it’s unknown whether she owns any real estate properties or not.

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Kaitlyn Leeb’s Wiki: Nationality, Husband, Children, Net Worth

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Who is Kaitlyn Leeb?

Kaitlyn Leeb is a model and actress, who rose to fame portraying Jennifer Doolittle in the Canadian teen drama “Degrassi: The Next Generation”. She’s also had notable roles in the popular TV series “Shadowhunters” and “Heartland”. Kaitlyn was born under the Zodiac sign Gemini on 18 June 1988, in North York, Ontario, Canada, of Irish and Chinese descent. As of 2021, she is 33 years old and holds Canadian nationality.

Early life and Family

Not much information is known about her family, except that her mother was a model. Reportedly, she was brought up by her grandparents, who took care of her and her two siblings after their parents divorced.

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She enjoyed performing and dancing from an early age, and even competed in various competitions during her formative years. When it comes to her education, she obtained a degree in Psychology from York University.

Career Beginnings

Kaitlyn stepped into the world of entertainment by working as a model, and appearing in various print ads and advertisements for several companies and brands such as Dentyne Ice, Fuze fruit drinks, and Virgin Mobile. Additionally, in terms of furthering her modeling career, she won the Miss Chin Bikini Pageant.

Having been in the industry for some time, she decided to test the waters and pursue acting, kicking-off with a minor role in the TV series “Beautiful People” in 2006.

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Three years later, she appeared as Valerie in the drama movie “The Jazzman”, followed by a small part in the TV show “Blue Mountain State”. After a guest appearance in the adventure/fantasy series “Aaron Stone” in 2010, she portrayed Trina in the action/thriller “Locked Down”, opposite Vinnie Jones, Rashad Evans and Tony Schiena.

In 2011, she starred as Bridget in the film “Wrong Turn: Bloody Beginning”, then the following year, her popularity exponentially grew as she landed numerous roles in various projects. She was cast as Dr. Casandra Lee in the comedy-drama series “Heartland”, appearing in 26 episodes of the sixth through 12th season. During the same year she landed her most famed role as, Jennifer Doolittle in the TV series “Degrassi: The Next Generation”, the fourth series in the popular Degrassi franchise.

The show, created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood, was one of the most-watched TV series in Canada, earning various accolades throughout its 14 season run. Kaitlyn also booked some minors roles in short movies and TV series, such as “The L.A. Complex”, “Total Recall”, and “Hail Satan”.

Her other roles

In 2013 she switched from her usual appearances, and starred in two TV movies – “Alive” and “Grave Halloween”. The following year, she scooped various recurring roles in TV series such as “The Republic of Doyle”, “Bitten”, and “Seed”.

After appearing in the movie “Wolves” and “The Hazing Secret” in 2014, she was cast as the recurring character Keira, in the comedy/romance series “Single Ladies”. During the same year, she made a one-episode appearance in the comedy series “Backpackers” and portrayed Lily in the action drama series “Rogue”.

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In 2016 she landed the part of Camille Belcourt, the antagonist in the supernatural drama series “Shadowhunters”, appearing in the seven episodes of the first season. In an interview with a media outlet, she talked about her audition for the show, saying:” I actually auditioned for a couple of roles before landing Camille. As soon as I heard about the show, I was really excited about it. So I prepped her, and I auditioned, and I found out a couple of days later that I booked her. That was the most amazing thing”.

Her portrayal of the former leader of the Brooklyn vampire Clan and Magnus’ ex-girlfriend, earned her exposure and additional popularity among younger audiences. The show, which explores the world of fantasy filled with warlock, shadowhunters and vampires, ran for three seasons, while Caitlyn appeared as a guest in the second season.

She followed up this role by portraying Susan in the horror series “Slasher”, then in 2018 she appeared in several TV movies – “Christmas with a View”, Christmas with a Prince”, and “Christmas with a Prince: Becoming Royal,” and is set to reprise her role as Dr. Tasha in the next installment entitled “Christmas with a Prince: The Royal Baby”.

Her latest roles

In 2020 she was cast as Leah Starnes in the short-lived streaming series “Spinning Out”, followed by one-episode appearances in TV series such as “The Wedding Planners” and “The Crossword Mysteries”. She additionally appeared in the horror movie “Anything for Jackson”, portraying Yolanda opposite Sheila McCarthy and Julian Richings; the film opened to positive reviews from critics.

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Regarding her upcoming projects, she is set to reprise her role as Dr. Tasha in the third installment entitled “Christmas with a Prince: The Royal Baby”.

Caitlyn will portray Jessica in the romance drama “Christmas in the Wilds”, opposite Victor Zinck Jr., which is set to premiere around Christmas 2021. Additionally, she landed another lead role in the comedy-romance “Be Mine, Valentine”, sharing the screen with Brendon Zub which will premiere by the end of 2021.

Personal life

Kaitlyn has been married to the four-year senior equity trader Ted Leeb since 2013. After several years of dating, the couple walked down the aisle on 17 August in a private ceremony. In 2016 they welcomed their daughter named Avery Elizabeth Leeb, and in 2020 another addition to the family, daughter Presley.

Physical stats and Hobbies Charity Work

Kaitlyn is 5ft 4ins tall (164cm), weighs around 120lbs (55kgs) with vital statistics of 32-26-35. Her natural hair is black, further adorned with brown eyes.

She likes to spend her free time with family and friends.

Regarding hobbies, she is a great fan of horse riding and ice-skating.

In the interview with a media outlet, she said that she adores watching documentaries and series about marine life, explaining: I really love that stuff. I don’t know what it is, it is just so fascinating to me that there is this whole other world that we have no idea about. I just like learning about that. I love sharks. Shark week is my favorite week.”

Her favorite show is “River Monsters”.

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Charity Work

With a great passion for philanthropy, Kaitlyn has been serving as the Jakes House National Ambassador since 2018, and often participates in public speaking engagements, as well as communicating with students, families and partners. Jake’s House is a charity that aims to aid and support families living with autism in Canada, by providing various mentoring programs and organizing community events with the goal of bringing people together and socializing. Kaitlyn has been featured in several promotional ads and digital campaigns, and continuously supports the charity’s work, inspiring and motivating others to take action.

What is her net worth?

According to reports, her estimated net worth is around $2 million, acquired largely through her acting career over 15 years.

Is she active on social media?

She is very active on social media; her Instagram account has nearly 80,000 followers, while her Twitter has over 30,000 fans. Kaitlyn often posts family photos, selfies, and news about her current and upcoming projects.

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How old is Miya Cech? Age, Height, Parents, Net Worth, Dating

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Who is Miya Cech?

Miya Cech is a teen actress and model, who rose to fame with her roles in “The Darkest Minds”, “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”, and “Always Be My Maybe”. She was born under the Zodiac sign Pisces on 4 March 2007, in Tokyo, Japan. As of 2021, she is 14 years old and holds Japanese and American nationality.

Family, Bio, Wiki

She has been raised by her American adoptive parents ER. Cech and G.Cech in Northern California alongside three siblings Emi Marie, Kai Marie, and Nikko J, who are also adopted. Her older sister, Kai Marie, followed in Miya’s footsteps and launched an acting career as well, so far appearing in “So Close”, Rickard Lovely”, and “Marvelous and the Black Hole”.

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While some children like to keep this type of personal information away from the public eye, Miya is far from that mindset. In her opinion, the fact that she was adopted allows her to use her voice and social platforms to support the adoption community, and reach out to other adopted children. In an interview, she disclosed: “I want adoption to be normalised, some kids need help and homes and families and that is super important for me. Everyone deserves to be loved and have a family and I want to be able to share that and represent that and you know inspire other families to adopt and that’s why it’s big for me.”

Rise to Stardom

She launched her career as a model at the age of four through her parents, featuring in various ads and on catwalks.

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In an interview, she talked about the experience of having started a career at such a young age, Miya saying: ”My parents sacrificed a lot over the years, including just driving me everywhere. For school, though, we have teachers on set in both the modeling world and the acting world. “

She made her TV debut at the age of eight in 2015, appearing in an episode of the action crime series “Hawaii Five 0”. During the same year, Miya guest-starred in the comedy series “The Thundermans” and crime drama series “Hand of God”.

In 2016, Miya portrayed Amy Chen in two episodes of the horror/supernatural series “American Horror Story”, followed by a minor appearance in the short movie “Angeltown”. After starring in the short fantasy movie “Unbound”, she was cast as the recurring character Marigold, in the drama series “American Housewife”, appearing in three episodes.

In 2018 Miya joined the cast as Suzme – “Zu” – in the dystopian superhero film “The Darkest Minds” starring Amandla Stenberg and Harris Dickinson. While many had high expectations considering the popularity of superhero movies in general, it appeared that those expectations weren’t met, as the film opened to an overwhelmingly negative reception and reviews, with criticism aimed at the generic, derivative, and predictable plot. Additionally, it poorly performed at the box office, grossing only $41 million against the $35 million production budget. Despite the movie’s negative reception, Miya’s convincing performance as Zu did not go unnoticed, and she finally started attracting recognition and exposure.

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Her other roles

She made several appearances in 2019, including in the series “Arrow”, the short movie “Viva La Revolucion”, and the comedy romance movie “Always Be My Baby”. She additionally landed the recurring role as Akiko Yamato in the adventure drama series “Are You Afraid of the Dark”, opposite Malia Baker and Bryce Gheisar.

During the same year, she booked the role as Zhen Zhen in the sci-fi adventure movie “Rim of the World”. Even though the movie garnered generally negative reviews, upon premiering it was rated as the most-watched film on the SVOD service in the UK.

Latest roles

In 2020 she was cast in the lead role as “Samantha Sammy” in the space adventure series “Astronauts”, again sharing the screen with Bryce Gheisar.

In an interview, she expressed her excitement over playing Sammy in a series related to space, saying:  “I’ve been really into space ever since I was a little girl, well even younger than I am now, and I’ve kept up with just about every launch that has happened in my 13 years.”

Miya also revealed that the whole crew had the pleasure of talking to the astronaut Chris Cassidy, to prepare for their roles and challenges while filming, she said: ” Chris Cassidy went to the international space station and we got to ask him questions that would help us in the show. We also did movement training; ee had a choreographer and we played this game where we’d push off of each other but we’d have to make it look like we were in zero gravity.”

Despite the positive reviews the series has garnered, it appears that Nickelodeon will not be renewing the show for another season.

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She landed another lead role in 2021, in the coming-of-age drama movie “Marvelous and the Black Hole”, opposite Rhea Perlman. Working with Rhea was a one-of-time experience for Maya, and she has nothing but words of praise.

Additionally, working with the director Kate Tsang gave her insight into the works and process of directing, she said: “I’ve only worked with a couple of Asian-American directors, and because I want to be a director someday, getting to see that and putting myself in their shoes was amazing. It was a really fun project to work on all together.”

She recently partnered with Zigazoo, the fun and social platform for kids, and was featured as a celebrity guest reader of the children’s book entitled “The Eyes that Kiss in the Corners”.

Personal life

Given her young age, it’s too early to talk about any romantic interests.

Physical stats and Hobbies

Her current height is 4ft 6ins (149cm), while her weight is around 78lbs (35kgs). Her natural hair is dark brown, further adorned with brown eyes.

Miya is an active supporter of the Asian-American Girl Club, the fashion and lifestyle brand which aims to redefine the modern Asian-American Woman through normalization and unity. For Miya, it’s highly important to be a part of the club as she aspires to be a role model for Asian American girls, she further explained: “I’m using my voice to inspire people, I’m using my voice to be other people’s voice and reach the hearts of people.

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It’s really just about girl power and Asian-American power and Asian-American girl power.”

What is her Net worth?

Her current net worth is estimated at around $300,000, earned during her career as an actress and model. Given her success in various roles, it’s believed that her wealth will continue to grow.

Is she active on social media?

She is very active on her social media accounts, which are managed by her parents. Her Instagram account has over 400,000 followers, while her Twitter account has nearly 10,000 fans. Miya also uses TikTok, on which she has over 100,000 followers with two million likes.

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