Anika Noni Rose to Produce and Star in Shirley Chisholm Biopic

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Tony Award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose will produce as well as star in a film about Shirley Chisholm, the first woman ever to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination and the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States.

In 1968, she became the first African-American elected to Congress.

Photo: Shadow and Act
Photo: Shadow and Act

The film was first announced in 2010 with Viola Davis attached to the project, but a producer of the project has confirmed Rose’s attachment to the project, which is currently in development.

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