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Anthony Anderson Biography

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

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

  • 2021Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2018Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2017Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2017Producers Guild Awards-Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated

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