More Anthony Mackie Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Freedomland)An up-and-coming star, Anthony Mackie recently won raves as the title character in the world premiere of Stephen Belber's McReele in the Roundabout Theatre Company's Off-Broadway production. He last appeared on Broadway in Regina Taylor's Drowning Crow opposite Alfre Woodard and made his Broadway debut in August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.
Mackie recently starred in the acclaimed independent feature Brother to Brother, which won the Special Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, for which he received an Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Debut Performance and a Gotham Award nomination for Best Breakthrough Performance. Mackie was also recently seen as the flashy boxer Shawrelle in the Academy AwardÂ-winning Best Picture Million Dollar Baby opposite Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, and Hilary Swank. Mackie has also appeared in Haven with Orlando Bloom and the Showtime feature Sucker Free City directed by Spike Lee. He was recently seen in The Man with Samuel L. Jackson and Eugene Levy.
Mackie made his screen debut in the blockbuster film 8 Mile opposite Eminem and directed by Curtis Hanson. Other film roles include The Manchurian Candidate for director Jonathan Demme and producer Scott Rudin, Spike Lee's She Hate Me and Revolution Studios' Hollywood Homicide. Other theater roles include The Moderator in Talk at the Public Theater, Topdog/Underdog as understudy for Don Cheadle, Up Against the Wind for the New York Theatre Workshop, and at Juilliard, Blues for Mister Charlie, The Mahabharata and Someone Who'll Watch Over Me.
Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment for "Freedomland" (19-Feb-2006)
Biography #3 (for She Hate Me)Anthony Mackie first worked with Lee on Sucker Free City, a pilot for Showtime. He most recently appeared in Hollywood Homicide with Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett. He has also just completed the lead role in the independent film, Brother to Brother. Mackie also appeared in 8 Mile with Eminem Mackie made his Broadway debut opposite Whoopi Goldberg and Charles Dutton in August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. He recently appeared on Broadway in an adaptation of Drowning Cow with Alfre Woodward.
Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Mackie first studied acting at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA); and completed his studies at Juillard. His first professional experience came in the role of Tupac Shakur in Up Against the Wind which launched him onto the prestigious New York theatre scene. In Spring 2002, Mackie received an Obie Award for his work in TALK at New York's well-known Public Theatre directed by Marion McClinton.
Bio courtesy Sony Classics for "She Hate Me" (22-Apr-2005)