Fast Facts

  • Began his TV career in a commercial when he was 5.
  • Earned a talent scholarship to Howard University.
  • Made his feature-film debut in 1999's Life, starring Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence.
  • Was a frequent guest judge on Iron Chef: America, and later partnered with the Food Network on his own show, Anthony Eats America.
  • His son, Nathan, auditioned to play Anderson's character's son Junior on black-ish, but lost the role to Marcus Scribner.

Awards

  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2017, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2017, Producers Guild Awards — Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy: Nominee
  • 2016, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Derrick Bowman — Brother
  • Sterling Bowman — Stepfather
  • Nathan Anderson — Son
  • Alvina Anderson — Wife
  • Doris Bowman — Mother
  • Kyra Anderson — Daughter

College

  • Howard University, Washington, District of Columbia, United States (BA in Theatre Arts, 1993)

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Details

  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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