Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson
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Updated: Oct 28, 2021

Birth Name: Anthony Anderson  

Nickname/Stage Name: Anthony Anderson

Birth Date: August 15, 1970  

Genres: Comedy, Drama, TV Series

Occupation(s): Actor, Comedian, Game Show Host

Years Active: 1995 till Present

Net Worth: $25 million


Personal life

Anthony Anderson was born in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Compton. Anthony has a half-brother named Derrick Bowman. His younger brother Sterling died in 2002.

He is descended from the Bubi people of Bioko Island (Equatorial Guinea) as well as the Tikar, Hausa, and Fulani people of Cameroon, according to DNA analysis.

Anderson married Alvina Stewart, his high school sweetheart. They have been married for 25 years, and he frequently refers to his wife as his "Queen."

The couple has two children, Kyra and Nathan, who both played Tahj in the Netflix sitcom Richie Rich. Anderson has Type 2 Diabetes and has worked to raise awareness about the disease.


He graduated from Hollywood High School Performing Arts Magnet's Class of 1988 and plans on graduating with his son from Howard University in 2022.


Along with Laurence Fishburne and Tracee Ellis Ross, Anderson stars in and executive produces the hit ABC series Black-ish. For this role, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

His previous work includes the teen drama Hang Time. He joined the cast of Law & Order: SVU in 2008. He made his movie debut in Liberty Heights (1999). 

Some of his other film credits include My Baby's DaddyHustle & FlowKing's Ransom, and The Departed.


Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award (2002)

Satellite Award (2006)

NAACP Image Award (2013, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020)


"Independent films are where you really get to cut your teeth and have some fun and do the things that mainstream Hollywood doesn't want to do."

"Set your heights more than what you see around you, see beyond."

"Be ready for when your time comes, you will have that window of opportunity, so seize the moment and capitalize on it."


Son of Doris Bowman, a former telephone operator.

Has co-starred with DMX in three movies: Romeo Must Die (2000), Exit Wounds (2001), and Cradle 2 the Grave (2003).

Used the line "Don't drop the soap" in two different movies: Barbershop (2002) and King's Ransom (2005).


Liberty Heights (1999)

Big Momma's House (2000)

Barbershop (2002)

Scary Movie 3 (2003)

The Last Stand (2006)

Transformers (2007)

The Power of Few (2012)

Hot Bot (2016)

Ferdinand (2017)

Beats (2019)

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