- 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.
- 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- 2016, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
- Sterling Bowman — Stepfather
- Kyra Anderson — Daughter
- Doris Bowman — Mother
- Derrick Bowman — Brother
- Nathan Anderson — Son
- Alvina Anderson — Wife (separated)
- Howard University, Washington, District of Columbia, United States (BA in Theatre Arts, 1993)
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- Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
- Birthday: August 15, 1970, Leo
- Profession: Actor
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