Jason Dirden Wiki, Biography
The Princess and the Frog star Anika Noni Rose married Jason Dirden in October 2022, announcing it in Brides magazine on Monday, January 16. According to the magazine, Rose planned a surprise for her first dance, while they were dancing with Norah Jones. Come Away With Me, which Rose re-recorded in a single day.
Anika Noni Rose said that no one else was aware of her busy schedule and as she began to sing, everyone realized it was her. Speaking about her surprise, Jason told the magazine:
“My first thought was: I didn’t know I was marrying a liar! It was so moving, so magical and something I would never have expected.”
Euphoria star Colman Domingo officiated the wedding, which took place at the Paramour Estate in California. As soon as the dance floor opened up for wedding guests, Anika revealed that Colman “started doing the electric slide.” She told Brides magazine:
“Everyone knows a line dance, so all ages danced to it – there was a joy and intergenerational connection that was so much fun to watch.”
After the wedding, the couple took off on a bicycle that Anika’s cousin Noni Rose bought. Speaking about the entire experience, Rose told the publication how she learned to let go of control at times during the planning process.
“My grandmother always told me: ‘Every kick is an impulse.’ Things are going to go wrong, but everything that went ‘wrong’ during our planning was followed by something better.”
All About Anika Noni Rose’s Husband Jason Dirden
Born on August 23, 1980, Jason Dirden is a native of the United States. He graduated from the University of Illinois and developed an interest in acting at a very young age.
He began his career in the entertainment industry with the popular sitcom House of Payne in 2008. The show also featured LaVan Davis, Lance Gross, Doc Shaw, Denise Burse, Demetria McKinney and others in leading roles.
Dirden’s father, Willie Dirden, is also an actor. His siblings include a brother, Brandon, who is an actor.
Dirden has appeared in television series like Greenleaf, Elementary, and more. He last appeared on the drama series American Soul in 2019.
Jason’s net worth is not currently available as the figures are different on all websites. He is active on Instagram with around 32,700 followers and 93 posts, most of which show him posing in different outfits.
Anika Noni Rose and Jason Dirden’s Relationship Timeline
Anika Noni Rose and Jason Dirden first met in 2014 in the Broadway production of A Raisin in the Sun. Anika told Brides magazine that they had been friends for a while and didn’t keep in touch for some time.
The duo met again a few years later, but did not reveal anything about their relationship to anyone. Anika said that she and Dirden have a lot in common, which has enhanced their friendship. The couple got engaged in December 2021 and had long planned to get married, but their busy schedules didn’t allow them to do so.
Anika Noni Rose is known for her performance in The Princess and the Frog. She has also appeared in movies like From Justin to Kelly, As Cool as I Am, Imperial Dreams, Assassination Nation, and more. She has appeared on TV shows like Third Watch, Hack, The Good Wife, The Simpsons, and more.