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Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson has appeared in more than 20 films and has earned three NAACP Image Award nominations. He is currently at work on several projects, including Steppin': The Movie for director Michael Taliferro, and the Fox Television pilot K-Ville, directed by Deran Sarafian and starring Cole Hauser. He will soon begin production on The Trunk, with Djimon Hounsou and Thomas Kretschmann.

Last year Anderson appeared in Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-winning The Departed, along with a stellar cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson. In 2005, Anderson co-starred in Paramount Pictures' critically acclaimed Hustle & Flow opposite Oscar nominee Terrence Howard. Both films earned Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

Anderson first gained attention as one of Jim Carrey's sons in Me, Myself and Irene, and has subsequently appeared in such blockbuster films as Scary Movie 3, Barbershop, Kangaroo Jack, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave, Two Can Play That Game and Malibu's Most Wanted. In 2004, Anderson starred opposite Eddie Griffin and Michael Imperioli in My Baby's Daddy and with Frankie Muniz in Agent Cody Banks 2, and had a cameo in Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle. He also lent his voice to Luc Besson's animated adventure Arthur and the Invisibles.

On television he has starred in recurring roles on numerous hit series. His roles include Antwon Mitchell in the acclaimed FX drama The Shield, co-starring Michael Chiklis and Glenn Close; Bryan on The Bernie Mac Show; and Fox's current comedy series ‘Til Death, starring Brad Garrett and Joely Fisher. He even lent his talent and humor to the WB sitcom All About the Andersons, which was loosely based on his own life. Last year he appeared as Detective Lucius Blaine on the popular Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Anderson grew up in Los Angeles and attended the High School for the Performing Arts, where he earned first place in the NAACP's Act-So Awards with his performance of a monologue from The Great White Hope. That performance, along with his dedication and talent, earned him an arts scholarship to Howard University. In 1996, Anderson landed his first professional job starring in the teen series Hang Time. He quickly landed guest-starring roles on other shows, including J.A.G. and NYPD Blue. Producer David E. Kelley was so impressed with Anderson's talent that he wrote a two-episode arc especially for him on the hit series Ally McBeal.

Anderson currently lives in Los Angeles and is married to his college sweetheart. The couple have two children.


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Anthony Anderson Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayAugust 15, 1970 (47)
SignLeo
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Anthony Anderson compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Hoodwinked
Barbershop: The Next Cut
Captain America: Civil War
Waterworld
Transformers
The Departed
Barbershop
The Back Up Plan
Home Of The Brave
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