Anthony Anderson is a comedian, actor, writer, chef, producer, director, and game show host and/or panelist. He has appeared in over three dozen films and had over three dozen television roles. Today, he appears on Black-ish of which he has also served as an executive producer and writer.
Anthony Anderson was born in 1970 in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from Hollywood High School and then attended Howard University. He trained as an actor before graduating from Howard University. He had a television role on Hang Time in 1996. Later, his film debut was made in 1999’s Liberty Heights. Multiple roles on film and television have followed.
In 2007, Anthony had a role in a video game. In 2009, Anthony directed a one-minute short as well. It was made for the Responsibility Project. In 2014, his series Eating America, with Anthony Anderson was premiered. He has also been a judge on Iron Chef America.
Anthony Anderson has been nominated for multiple awards. He was first nominated for the Teen Choice Awards in 2004. He has also been nominated by the NAACP Image Awards, the Primetime Emmy Awards, and the Critics’ Choice Television Awards.
Anthony was married in 1995 to his college sweetheart. They had two children. Anthony has Type 2 Diabetes. He has been active in diabetes awareness and education. In 2011, he showed his support for the Alzheimer’s Association on Who Wants to be a Millionaire winning them $250,000. Although married for 20 years, he and his then wife Alvina divorced in 2015.
Anthony Anderson has been busy with his multiple occupations. From “failing” at his first stand-up gig to success, Anthony has persevered. Be inspired! Have a bright day!