Anthony Edwards

Celebrity

Biography

  • Birth Name: Anthony Peter Planck Edwards
  • Birth Place: Santa Barbara, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/19/1962, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor; director; producer
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Anthony Edwards Fast Facts:
  • Acted in high-school plays with friend Eric Stoltz.
  • Breakthrough role was as Tom Cruise's ill-fated friend Goose in 1986's Top Gun.
  • Dated and lived with Meg Ryan for two years after they met on the set of Top Gun.
  • Met his wife in 1992 on the set of Pet Sematary Two, where she worked as a makeup artist.
  • Was on the verge of giving up acting in 1994 after appearing in a series of poorly received movies when writer-producer Michael Crichton invited him to audition for ER.
  • Returned for a 2008 ER episode in which his character appeared in flashbacks.
  • Active with Shoe4Africa, a New York-based charity which operates mostly in Africa. It promotes such health initiatives as AIDS awareness; he has served as chairman of its board of directors.
  • Cast as famed beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti in a film based on Jack Kerouac's novel, Big Sur.
  • Anthony Edwards Relationships:
  • Esme Edwards - Daughter
  • Jeanine Lobell - Wife
  • Poppy Edwards - Daughter
  • Erika Planck Edwards - Mother
  • Wallis Edwards - Daughter
  • Bailey Edwards - Son
  • Meg Ryan - Ex-significant Other
  • Peter Edwards - Father
  • Anthony Edwards Awards:
  • 1998 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Winner
  • 1995 People's Choice Awards: Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Series - Winner
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1994 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor for a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1995 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1999 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1997 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1997 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1998 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2010 Emmy: Outstanding Made for Television Movie - Winner
  • 2000 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1998 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1996 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1999 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama - Nominee
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1996 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series - Winner
  • College:
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (BA in Drama, 1988)

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