Anthony Anderson

Actor
As a dynamic performer with incredible screen presence, actor Anthony Anderson made his career easily oscillating between comedies and dramas on both television and in feature films. Though he started out providing ... Read more »
Born: 08/14/1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (106)

Black-ish 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

2013 Soul Train Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Celebrities Undercover 2014 (Tv Show)

Himself

Conan 2011 - 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Eating America With Anthony Anderson 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Food Fest Nation 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Hollywood Game Night 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hot Bot 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004, 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Rake 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 45th NAACP Image Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

The Town that Dreaded Sundown 2014 (Movie)

Lone Wolf Morales (Actor)

Wall of Fame 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

Anthony Eats America 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

BrandX with Russell Brand 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Grudge Match 2013 (Movie)

Mr. Sandpaper Hands (Actor)

Guys With Kids 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

Real Husbands of Hollywood 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual People's Choice Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The 4th Annual TeenNick HALO Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The American Giving Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Power of Few 2013 (Movie)

Shamu (Actor)

The Soul Man 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Goats 2012 (Movie)

Coach (Actor)

Iron Chef America 2009 - 2010, 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Psych 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Raising Hope 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Tremé 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Are We There Yet? 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Food Network Star 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Reed Between the Lines 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scream 4 2011 (Movie)

Deputy Perkins (Actor)

Shameless 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Big Year 2011 (Movie)

Bill Clemont (Actor)

2009 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Ally McBeal 1995 - 2000, 2004 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Celebrity Poker Showdown 2004 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

High Incident 1995 - 1997, 2004 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

In the House 1995 - 1996, 2004 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2006 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1995 - 1998, 2004 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pepsi Smash 1995 - 2000, 2002 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Host

The 41st NAACP Image Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Back-Up Plan 2010 (Movie)

Playground Dad (Actor)

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2009 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

2009 BET Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Heroes Among Us: The 2009 Hero Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Shaken Not Stirred 2009 (Tv Show)

Host

K-Ville 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Samantha Who? 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 39th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

'Til Death 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

BET Awards '07 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Eddie Murphy: The Making of Delirious 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Jamie Foxx's Laffapalooza 2006 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Shield 2005 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Transformers 2007 (Movie)

Glen Whitmann (Actor)

2005 Black Movie Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Arthur and the Invisibles 2006 (Movie)

Voice of Koolomassai (Actor)

Campus Ladies 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Scary Movie 4 2006 (Movie)

Mahalik (Actor)

The Bernie Mac Show 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Departed 2006 (Movie)

Brown (Actor)

The Third Annual Vibe Awards on UPN 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Entourage 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hoodwinked 2005 (Movie)

Voice of Detective Bill Stork (Actor)

King's Ransom 2005 (Movie)

Malcolm King (Actor)

The Last Stand 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Veronica Mars 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Agent Cody Banks: Destination London 2004 (Movie)

Derek (Actor)

Chappelle's Show 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle 2004 (Movie)

Burger Shack Employee (Actor)

Hustle & Flow 2004 (Movie)

Key (Actor)

JKX: The Jamie Kennedy Experiment 2003 - 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

My Baby's Daddy 2004 (Movie)

G (Actor)

Outrageous Halloween Outtakes 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

The Osbourne Family Christmas Special 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

All About the Andersons 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Cradle 2 the Grave 2003 (Movie)

Tommy (Actor)

Kangaroo Jack 2003 (Movie)

Louis Booker (Actor)

Malibu's Most Wanted 2003 (Movie)

PJ (Actor)

Scary Movie 3 2003 (Movie)

Mahalik (Actor)

The 9th Annual Lady of Soul Train Awards 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Barbershop 2002 (Movie)

JD (Actor)

Exit Wounds 2001 (Movie)

T K (Actor)

Hang Time 1995 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Kingdom Come 2001 (Movie)

Junior Slocumb (Actor)

My Wife and Kids 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

See Spot Run 2001 (Movie)

Benny (Actor)

Two Can Play That Game 2001 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Big Momma's House 2000 (Movie)

Nolan (Actor)

Me, Myself and Irene 2000 (Movie)

Jamaal (Actor)

Romeo Must Die 2000 (Movie)

Maurice (Actor)

Urban Legends: Final Cut 2000 (Movie)

Stan (Actor)

Liberty Heights 1999 (Movie)

Scribbles (Actor)

Life 1999 (Movie)

Cookie (Actor)

Alien Avengers (TV Show)

Actor
Music (6)

Blonde and Blonder 2008 (Movie)

("Big No") (Song)

Scary Movie 4 2006 (Movie)

("Hello") (Song Performer)

Waist Deep 2006 (Movie)

("This Ain't A Game") (Song)

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle 2004 (Movie)

("Dance Of The Warrior") (Song)

Eve's Christmas (TV Show)

Song
Producer (1)

Township to the Stage 2010 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

As a dynamic performer with incredible screen presence, actor Anthony Anderson made his career easily oscillating between comedies and dramas on both television and in feature films. Though he started out providing comic relief in a number of films early in his career, including "Life" (1999) and "Big Momma's House" (2000), Anderson quickly made his presence known as a powerful dramatic force with guest starring roles on gritty cop dramas like "NYPD Blue" (ABC, 1993-2005). After earning laughs as a bungling burglar in "Barbershop" (2002) and in his own short-lived sitcom, "All About the Andersons" (The WB, 2003-04), he had a career-defining role as the powerful and much-feared drug kingpin, Antwon Mitchell, on "The Shield" (FX, 2002-08). Giving perhaps his best performance to date, Anderson flung open the doors to a wider variety of roles that helped redirect a career that seemed destined for him to play second banana in cheap comedies. By the time he joined the cast as a homicide detective on "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990- ), Anderson had more than proved himself as a capable dramatic performer.

Relationships

Alvina Anderson

Wife
Married college sweetheart in 1995

Kyra Anderson

Daughter
Born c. 1996 mother, Alvina Anderson

Nathan Anderson

Son
Born c. 2000 mother, Alvina Anderson

Doris Bowman

Mother

Sterling Bowman

Step-Father
Helped raised Anderson

EDUCATION

Howard Univeristy

Washington , Washington D.C.
Attended on a talent scholarship

Hollywood High School

Los Angeles , California 1988

Milestones

2011

Cast in the comedy feature "The Big Year" opposite Owen Wilson, Jack Black, and Steve Martin

2011

Acted in Wes Craven's "Scream 4"

2009

Directed a one-minute short film featuring his "Law & Order" co-star Jeremy Sisto; aired during the "Law & Order" episode "Reality Bites"

2008

Joined the cast of the long-running NBC crime drama "Law & Order"; series cancelled after 20 years on the air

2006

Cast in Martin Scorsese's mob drama "The Departed"

2005

Cast as the ruthless Los Angeles gang lord Antwon Mitchell on FX's police drama "The Shield"

2005

Starred in Craig Brewer's "Hustle & Flow" opposite Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson

2005

Starred opposite Donald Faison in "King's Ransom"

2004

Co-stared with Frankie Muniz in "Agent Cody Banks 2"

2003

Played the lead character on The WB comedy series "All About the Andersons"

2003

Re-teamed with Bartkowiak and DMX for "Cradle 2 the Grave"

2002

Acted opposite Jerry O'Connell as a pair of New Yorkers on the lam in the Australian Outback in "Kangaroo Jack"

2001

Acted as the confidant colleague of David Arquette's postal worker in the comedy "See Spot Run"

2001

Co-starred in the comedy "Two Can Play That Game"

2001

Re-teamed with Bartkowiak, providing comic relief as DMX's sidekick, in "Exit Wounds"

2001

Played Jada Pinkett Smith's bumbling husband and son of Whoopi Goldberg in "Kingdom Come"

2000

Played one of Jim Carrey's sons in the Farrelly Brothers' comedy "Me, Myself & Irene"

2000

Re-teamed with Lawrence for "Big Momma's House"

2000

Played a film student haunted by a mysterious killer in "Urban Legends: Final Cut"

2000

Cast as a bodyguard in the Andrzej Bartkowiak actioner "Romeo Must Die"

2000

Had a two-episode recurring role on Fox's "Ally McBeal"

1999

Featured in the 1930s-set prison comedy "Life," starring Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence

1999

Acted in Barry Levinson's "Liberty Heights," a portrait of racial and religious tension in 1950s Baltimore

1998

Appeared on an episode of "NYPD Blue" (ABC)

1997

Made TV series regular debut on the Saturday morning NBC teen comedy "Hang Time"

1996

Made cameo appearance in the Showtime thriller "Alien Avengers," an installment of the "Roger Corman Presents" series

1995

Had early TV credit on an episode of the NBC sitcom "In the House"

1975

Landed first professonal job with a role in a TV commercial at age five

Bonus Trivia

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"Hollywood seems to think you can only have one black person in each movie. I tend to think that when you have more than one black face in a movie, it all of a sudden becomes a 'black movie' as opposed to being just a movie with minorities in it." – Anderson to Cinefantastique, October 2000

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On Aug. 3, 2004, Anderson was charged with aggravated rape for the alleged assault on a 25-year-old extra during the filming of "Hustle & Flow" in Memphis, TN. The film's assistant director Wayne Witherspoon was also charged. On Oct. 5, 2004, a judge dismissed the charge and said that the accuser's testimony was some of the most "suspicious" he had ever heard.

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