Anthony Mackie

Actor
Actor Anthony Mackie rose to prominence with powerful turns on the New York stage in acclaimed productions like "Up Against the Wind" and "Talk. " His performances eventually brought him to Hollywood, where he impressed ... Read more »
Born: 09/22/1979 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Filmography

Actor (52)

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Triple Nine 2015 (Movie)

(Actor)

2014 MTV Movie Awards Live Pre-Show 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Special Appearance

A Girl and a Gun 2014 (Movie)

Ian (Actor)

Black or White 2014 (Movie)

Jeremiah Jeffers (Actor)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014 (Movie)

Sam Wilson/Falcon (Actor)

Conan 2011 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Our Brand Is Crisis (Remake) 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Playing It Cool 2014 (Movie)

Bryan (Actor)

Repentance 2014 (Movie)

Tommy Carter (Actor)

Gangster Squad 2013 (Movie)

Officer Coleman Harris (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Pain & Gain 2013 (Movie)

Adrian Doorbal (Actor)

Runner, Runner 2013 (Movie)

Agent Shavers (Actor)

Shelter 2013 (Movie)

Tahir (Actor)

The Fifth Estate 2013 (Movie)

Sam Colson (Actor)

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete 2013 (Movie)

Kris (Actor)

10 Years 2012 (Movie)

Andre (Actor)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 2012 (Movie)

Will Johnson (Actor)

Goose 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Narrator

Man on a Ledge 2012 (Movie)

Mike Ackerman (Actor)

The 43rd NAACP Image Awards 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Host

Desert Flower 2011 (Movie)

Harold (Actor)

Real Steel 2011 (Movie)

Finn (Actor)

The 42nd NAACP Image Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adjustment Bureau 2011 (Movie)

Harry Mitchell (Actor)

What's Your Number? 2011 (Movie)

Tom Piper (Actor)

30 for 30 2010 (Tv Show)

Narrator

Night Catches Us 2010 (Movie)

Marcus Washington (Actor)

The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Notorious 2009 (Movie)

Tupac Shakur (Actor)

The Hurt Locker 2009 (Movie)

Sergeant JT Sanborn (Actor)

Eagle Eye 2008 (Movie)

Major William Bowman (Actor)

Mad TV 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crossover 2006 (Movie)

Tech (Actor)

Freedomland 2006 (Movie)

Billy Williams (Actor)

Half Nelson 2006 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Haven 2006 (Movie)

Hammer (Actor)

We Are Marshall 2006 (Movie)

Nate Ruffin (Actor)

Celebrity Charades 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Heaven's Fall 2005 (Movie)

William Lee (Actor)

Sucker Free City 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Man 2005 (Movie)

Booty (Actor)

Brother to Brother 2004 (Movie)

Perry (Actor)

Million Dollar Baby 2004 (Movie)

Shawrelle Berry (Actor)

She Hate Me 2004 (Movie)

John Henry "Jack" Armstrong (Actor)

The Manchurian Candidate 2004 (Movie)

Robert Baker (Actor)

Law & Order: Criminal Intent 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

8 Mile 2002 (Movie)

Papa Doc (Actor)

Biography

Actor Anthony Mackie rose to prominence with powerful turns on the New York stage in acclaimed productions like "Up Against the Wind" and "Talk. " His performances eventually brought him to Hollywood, where he impressed in his debut as a formidable foe to Eminem in "8 Mile" (2002). Mackie soon graduated to supporting roles and the occasional lead for major directors like Spike Lee with "She Hate Me" (2004) and Clint Eastwood with "Million Dollar Baby" (2005), while maintaining an interest in independent product like "Half Nelson" (2005) and "The Hurt Locker" (2008). The depth and strength of his talents in these projects and many others, including the much-anticipated Notorious B.I.G. biopic "Notorious" (2009) signified that Mackie was among the best actors working in film and stage in the early millennium.

Relationships

Sheletta Chapital

Companion

Martha Gordon

Mother
Died when Anthony was 15 years old

Calvin Mackie

Brother
Associate Professor at Tulane University Featured in Spike Lee's documentary "When the Levees Broke" (HBO, 2006)

Willie Mackie

Father
Owned Mackie Roofing; helped build New Orleans' Louis Armstrong Airport Died in New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina

EDUCATION

Juilliard School

New York , New York

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts

New Orleans , Louisiana

North Carolina School of the Arts

Winston-Salem , North Carolina

Milestones

2013

Featured in the biographical drama "The Fifth Estate"

2013

Starred in Michael Bay's "Pain & Gain"

2013

Cast alongside Sean Penn and "Half Nelson" co-star Ryan Gosling in crime drama "Gangster Squad"

2012

Co-starred with Sam Worthington in crime thriller "Man on a Ledge"

2012

Played the U.S. president's valet and friend in genre mash-up "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith

2011

Co-starred opposite Hugh Jackman in robot-boxing drama "Real Steel"

2011

Cast opposite Anna Faris in romantic comedy "What's Your Number?"

2011

Co-starred in science fiction thriller "The Adjustment Bureau"

2010

Starred in "Night Catches Us" with Kerry Washington and Wendell Pierce

2009

Again portrayed Tupac Shakur in biopic "Notorious," about the life of rapper The Notorious B.I.G.

2008

Landed featured role in Kathryn Bigelow’s Iraq war drama "The Hurt Locker"; earned Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Male

2006

Played real-life college football player Nate Ruffin in "We Are Marshall"

2005

Played small role as a dealer opposite Ryan Gosling in independent film "Half Nelson"

2005

Appeared as a loud-mouthed boxer in Clint Eastwood's "Million Dollar Baby"

2004

Landed first lead role in Spike Lee's "She Hate Me"

2003

Appeared as a young art student in acclaimed drama "Brother to Brother"; earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination

2002

Appeared in New York stage production of "Talk"

2002

Was understudy to Don Cheadle in Suzan-Lori Parks' play "Topdog/Underdog"

2002

Made feature film debut as fearsome rapper Papa Doc opposite Eminem in "8 Mile"

2001

Received critical accolades as rapper Tupac Shakur in off-off-Broadway play "Up Against the Wind"

1992

Won an award from the Speech and Theater League Festival

Bonus Trivia

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"The greatest asset for an actor is character observation, watching people's mannerisms in places like strip clubs and bars." – Mackie quoted in Playboy, December 2011

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