Princess Tiana, as voiced by Anika Noni Rose, was the first African American Disney Princess from ‘The Princess And The Frog’.
Appearance & Personality
Recognisable from her distinct ethnical features and her jet black her, Tiana has dark skin, a slender body and plump lips and cheeks.
Although pictured on the right in a blue dress, her signature outfit is a green wedding gown with an extremely full skirt, a strapless bodice, and a large green lily design on the dress. She wears this with green dress shoes and a long veil.
Tiana is a 19-year old waitress and talented chef who dreams of owning her own restaurant like her father dreamed of doing. She is the Princess of Determination. She is a “diamond in the rough” who will have to learn some lessons before she reaches true princess status. Director John Musker stated that Tiana will be one of the “strongest” Disney heroines yet. She is a motivated, determined, and independent young woman. She wants to do things her way, without help from anyone. Anika Noni Rose, the voice of Tiana says: “She’s a strong woman who doesn’t need anyone to do things for her…She wants to do things for herself.” She must learn that balance is important in life; to be happy, she needs both love and a career. On The Princess and the Frog bonus feature, Anika Noni Rose announced that she and Tiana are left-handed.