Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson

TV Actor

Anthony Anderson is an American actor, comedian and game show host. He is best known for his leading roles in comedy series such as Andre 'Dre' Johnson on Black-ish, drama series such as Marlin Boulet ...

Full Name
Aug 15, 1970
5′ 10″
Net Worth


Anthony Anderson was born on August 15, 1970 in Los Angeles, California. He is an American actor and comedian, best known for his roles on the sitcoms “All of Us” and “The Bernie Mac Show”. Anderson graduated from Howard University with a degree in Radio, Television and Film Production. After graduating, he began his career as a stand-up comedian. 

Anderson made his film debut in 1997 with the romantic comedy Hangin' With Mr. Cooper. He then starred in two more films: Me Myself & Irene (2000) and Big Momma's House (2000). In 2001, Anderson began voicing characters for the animated series The Proud Family. He also had regular roles on All of Us and The Bernie Mac Show.

In 2005, Anderson appeared in the drama Hustle & Flow which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In 2008 he starred in the comedy-drama Lakeview Terrace alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Patrick Wilson. He also starred in the action-comedy remake of The Italian Job (2003), as well as various other films such as Transformers (2007) and Scream 4 (2011). 

Anderson has won numerous awards throughout his career including four NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for Black-ish which he stars alongside Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne; three Emmy nominations; six Grammy nominations; and two Golden Globe nominations. Anderson currently stars as Dre Johnson on ABC's hit show Black-ish which has been nominated for several awards including a Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy in 2017.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1970</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Anthony Anderson is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On August 15, 1970, Anthony Anderson was born in Compton, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Film Role</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Anderson's first major film role was in the comedy "Me, Myself & Irene" starring Jim Carrey.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role on All About The Andersons</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Anderson stars in the sitcom "All About The Andersons" as the lead character, Anthony Anderson.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Comedy Central Special</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Anderson stars in his own special on Comedy Central called "Anthony Anderson: LIVE!".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role on Black-ish</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Anderson stars as the lead in the sitcom "Black-ish" which airs on ABC.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Nominated for an Emmy</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on Black-ish.</p></div> 

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Hosts the NAACP Image Awards</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Hosts the 51st Annual NAACP Image Awards with Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Talented Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Anthony Anderson is a talented actor. He has starred in numerous hit shows and movies, including the Emmy-winning show "Blackish" and the Academy Award nominated film "Hustle & Flow." He has also been nominated for multiple awards for his acting abilities.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Funny</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Anthony Anderson is incredibly funny. From his roles in sitcoms to his standup comedy specials, he never fails to make us laugh. His quick wit and clever one liners have made him a fan favorite over the years.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Charitable</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Anthony Anderson is an avid philanthropist. He has donated his time, money, and energy to numerous charities, such as the Feeding America program and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. He is dedicated to helping those less fortunate than himself.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started Acting in High School</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Anthony Anderson began acting while he was still a student at Hollywood High School.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Has Been Nominated for an Emmy</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Anthony Anderson has been nominated for an Emmy Award four times, and won once for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Directed Music Videos</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Anthony Anderson has directed music videos for artists such as Destiny's Child, Ja Rule, and Jay Z.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Hosted the NAACP Image Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Anthony Anderson hosted the NAACP Image Awards from 2005 to 2012.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Father of Three Children</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Anthony Anderson is the proud father of three children - Nathan, Kyra, and Amani.</p></div>


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