Who Is Claudia Rose? Mother Of Anika Noni Rose

by Manisha Tue Feb 21 2023 Updated On Sat May 13 2023

Claudia Rose is the mother of actress and singer Anika Noni Rose, known for portraying Kaya in the musical romantic comedy film "From Justin to Kelly."

Claudia is married to John Rose Jr. Her husband is a businessman. They share a son too. 

Is Anika Married?

Anika kept her marriage a secret for three months. She broke the news of her marriage in an interview with the Brides

She is married to actor Jason Dirden. They tied the knot in 2022. Their wedding ceremony was a very intimate affair. 

It took them eight weeks to plan their wedding. Euphoria actor Colman Domingo officiated their wedding. 

They met each other back in 2014. They remained friends for some years and dated on/off. 

But they were meant to be together, so they got back. 

Their bond and love grew stronger over the years, and after dating for years, Jason proposed to her in 2021

Anika Noni Rose with her husband.
Anika Noni Rose with her husband. Source: Instagram


Her daughter Anika is 50 years old.

Net Worth

Her daughter Anika's net worth is estimated to be $3 million

Anika Is A Graduate Of Florida A&M University

Anika has got her Bachelor's degree in Theatre from a historically crucial black college. She said that education was critical to her. 

She said she comes from a family of very educated people and understands the importance of it. 

Her grandmother and all her sister also went to the same University. 

She added she was well aware of the University before attending that college. 

She said it was an excellent experience for her as the place was full of young black people with a common goal of knowledge and upward movement. 

Anika Was The First Black Disney Princess Ever

Anika was the first African-American princess. She voiced in Disney's 'The Princess and the Frog.' 

She said it is still one of the most important things that happened to her to date. 

Her character Tiana was part of the whole of America, and she never thought Princess Tiana would get such recognition. 

She said it had given a strong message to all brown kids that they could be princesses too. As a result, she was declared Disney Legend in 2011

Anika Remembered Singing National Anthem At US Open

Anika sang the National Anthem at the US Open (Tennis), where Serena Williams played her last game. 

Anika said it was an exciting experience as she had not sung the National Anthem for years. 

She shared she had difficulty singing the Anthem as she was unsure whether the nation was living up to all the words that the national anthem depicts. 

She said it was a great opportunity to ask whether they were in the land of the free and home of the Braves. 

She added it was special to her as she sang the National Anthem in Arthur Ashe Stadium with the legendary tennis player and one of her dad's idols. 

So she brought her dad to that stadium. She said that night was very pure and beautiful. 

Anika Talked About Her Dream Role

Anika revealed that she would love to play a romantic comedy. She said people hadn’t seen her funnier side. 

She mentioned she would love to play something fun and silly. 

She said she has been in the industry for many decades and would love to bring back the essence of past days. 

She added she would bring something funny and comedy to the screen. 

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