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Anthony Anderson


Anthony Anderson is an actor, comedian, writer, and game show host from the United States. He is well recognized for his portrayal as Detective Kevin Bernard in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Me, Myself, and Irene (2000), Kangaroo Jack (2003), Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004), The Departed (2006), Transformers (2007), and Scream 4 (2011). Anderson starred in the ABC sitcom Black-ish as an executive producer and executive producer. He has been hosting the ABC version of the game show To Tell the Truth since 2016.

Anthony Anderson’s Childhood

Anthony Anderson was born in Compton, California, on August 15, 1970, to Doris (née Hancox), a telephone operator and actress. Sterling Bowman, his mother, and stepfather, raised him. Derrick Bowman is his half-brother. He is of African-American heritage and is an American.

Anthony attended Hollywood High School before transferring to Los Angeles Performing Arts High School. He then went on to Howard University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in theater arts in 1993.

Anthony Anderson’s Professional Life

Anthony Anderson began his acting career as a stand-up comic, but his first part in The Comedy Act Theater was a flop. He then studied acting with Avery Brooks, Ruby Dee, and Ossie Davis.

Anderson made his television debut with the show Hang Time. From 1996 to 1998, he was a part of the series and appeared in 39 episodes. In 1999, he made his feature debut with Liberty Heights.

Then he appeared in films such as Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds, Kingdom Come, Cradle 2 the Grave, My Baby’s Daddy, Scary Movie 4, Transformers, Scream 4, Barbershop: The Next Cut, Small Town Crime, and others, in which he played a variety of satirical roles.

Anderson also pursued a career in film direction. He filmed a one-minute short film with his Law & Order co-star Jeremy Sisto in 2009. On October 16, 2009, during the In The House episode “Reality Bites,” the film was aired.

In 2013, Anderson agreed to host Wall of Fame, a celebrity-driven family game show. After a year, he played opposite Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Marcus Scribner, Miles Brown, and Marsai Martin in the ABC sitcom Black-ish as Andre “Dre” Johnson Sr. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

In 2014, Anderson co-hosted the cuisine series Eating America with Anthony Anderson. Following that, he became a regular judge on Iron Chef America.

Has an estimated value of $18 million

Anthony Anderson’s net worth is estimated to be $18 million as a result of his successful career. For his role in Black-ish, he was paid over $300,000 per episode.

Anderson made an average of $700,000 to $1 million per film. He was also a film director, with an average pay of around $97k in the United States. He won $250k on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in 2011.

The following are some of his highest-grossing films:

YearMovieBudget (US Dollar)Box-office Collection (US Dollar)IMDb ratingStarring
2000Me, Myself & Irene$51 million$149 million6.6 starsJim CarreyRenée ZellwegerChris Cooper, Robert Forster, Richard Jenkins
2002Barbershop$12 million$77 million6.3 starsIce Cube,  Sean Patrick,  Thomas Eve, Michael EalyTroy Garity, Keith David
2003Cradle 2 the Grave$25 million$56 million5.8 starsJet Li, DMXKelly Hu, Tom ArnoldMark DacascosGabrielle Union
2006The Departed$90 million$289.8 million8.5 starsLeonardo DiCaprioMatt Damon, Martin Sheen, Ray WinstoneVera Farmiga
2007Transformers$150 million$709.7 million7.1 starsShia LaBeoufTyrese GibsonMegan FoxRachael TaylorJohn Turturro

Alvina Anderson has an on-again, off-again relationship with her husband.

Anthony Anderson is married to Alvina, his undergraduate love. The couple married in a family wedding in 1995. Before becoming husband and wife, they dated for a few years.

The couple has two children, a daughter named Kyra Anderson and a boy named Nathan Anderson, who both star in the Netflix series Richie Rich.

Alvina filed for divorce in 2015, but after a year, she asked the judge to reject her divorce petition because she wanted to give her marriage a second opportunity. The couple had been apart since April 2014.

The duo is currently based in Los Angeles, California. Anthony Anderson and his wife and children are having a wonderful married life.

Anderson has Type 2 Diabetes and is very involved in diabetes education. Reggie Bush is his favorite NFL football player. Kevin Hart, an actor, and comedian is a close friend of his. Guy Torry, Ashanti (I), and Trevor Noah are all good friends of his.

He and his family are currently residing in the Chicagoland area.

Aspects of Health

According to the reporter, he has Type 2 Diabetes, which is why he continues to raise diabetes awareness among all individuals. He advises everyone to exercise on a daily basis.


Anderson and Warner Bros. Television were sued by an unknown lady in 2004. Anderson allegedly sexually abused her in his dressing room on the set of All About the Anderson, she said. She filed a $900,000 lawsuit. The allegation was later proven to be untrue, and he was cleared of all charges.

Facts of Anthony Anderson
Date of Birth:1970August-15
Age:51 years old
Birth Nation:United States of America
Height:5 Feet 10 Inch