Anthony Anderson is an American actor and comedian who was born on August 15, 1970. He has made countless film and television appearances. For his prominent appearances in the drama series K-Ville, The Shield, and as NYPD Detective Kevin Bernard on the NBC crime thriller Law & Order, Anderson is perhaps best known. In films like Me, Myself & Irene (2000), Kangaroo Jack (2003), Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004), The Departed (2006), Transformers (2007), and Scream 4 among others, he played significant roles.
Anderson had further appearances on other television sitcoms such as All About the Andersons, The Bernie Mac Show, and Black-ish in addition to serving as a regular judge on Food Network’s Iron Chef America. He has been the host of the ABC edition of the game show To Tell the Truth since June 2016. Additionally, he has participated in other game programs as a guest panelist.
Anderson and Alvina have been together since September 1999. Nathan, who played Tahj in the Netflix sitcom Richie Rich and appeared as a guest actor in the television series Black-ish, and Kyra are the couple’s two children. After being apart since April 2014, his wife initially filed for divorce in September 2015. But in January 2017, the pair got back together, and she withdrew her petition. On March 25, 2022, she submitted a second divorce petition.
Anderson has Type 2 diabetes and is involved in raising awareness of the disease.
On Who Wants to Be a Millionaire in 2011, Anderson earned $250,000 while competing for the Alzheimer’s Association.
On July 30, 2020, Anderson was initiated into the Omega Psi Phi fraternity as an honorary member.
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Along with Laurence Fishburne and Tracee Ellis Ross, Anderson co-stars in and executive produces the popular ABC comedy Black-ish. For this portrayal, he received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. His prior television work includes playing Teddy Broadis, the principal character, in the teen drama Hang Time. On well-known series like NYPD Blue, Malcolm & Eddie, In the House, and Ally McBeal, he played numerous one-off and guest roles. On various shows, including ‘Til Death and The Bernie Mac Show, recurring parts were played. He served as the protagonist of the brief All About the Andersons television series, which aired on The WB for one season.
In 2014, Anderson’s summertime series Eating America with Anthony Anderson had him visiting several American cities that held “food festivals” that highlighted a particular cuisine. He frequently served as a judge on Iron Chef America, making him one of the few judges to sample food from every Iron Chef featured on the programme. He worked as a bartender/sous-chef for Iron Chef Bobby Flay in the Ultimate Bar Food competition, competing against Masaharu Morimoto and fellow judge Simon Majumdar.
In 2013, Anderson agreed to host Wall of Fame, a family game show with a celebrity focus that was made by Endemol USA for NBC. One family answers pop culture knowledge questions while speculating on whether celebrities on the “Wall of Fame” accurately answered the same questions. The eight one-hour episodes were recorded at the time, but the show was never broadcast. He also had a starring role in the one-season comedy Guys with Kids.
On the ABC sitcom Black-ish, which ran for eight seasons before ending in 2022, Anderson debuted as Andre “Dre” Johnson in 2014. Both the series and his performance have received nominations for Golden Globe and Emmy Awards.
Since his film debut in Liberty Heights, Anderson has been acting professionally, frequently in humorous parts. Kangaroo Jack, one of his first movies as a featured actor, My Baby’s Daddy, Hustle & Flow, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, and King’s Ransom, his only leading part to date, are some of his more notable feature films. Anderson played a minor cameo in Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning movie The Departed. Anderson appeared in Scary Movies 3 and 4 as a supporting character. He was supposed to make a cameo in Scary Movie 5 alongside Kevin Hart and Regina Hall, but the storyline and production altered completely. He was chosen for a supporting part in Scream 4 in June 2010.
Anderson has a net worth of about $ 25 million.
Rape and Sexual Assault Allegations
On July 27, 2004, Anderson was accused of raping a 25-year-old extra in a trailer on the Hustle & Flow set. The alleged victim said that Anderson and assistant director Wayne Witherspoon had stripped her naked, taken pictures of it, and digitally penetrated her. The alleged victim was hospitalised at St. Francis Hospital after a witness claimed to have heard her screams and saw her rush out of the trailer naked. On October 6, 2004, the charges were dismissed when the court decided there wasn’t enough evidence to proceed with a trial.
Another woman who alleged that Anderson had harassed her with sexually explicit comments before assaulting her in his dressing room when they were filming All About the Andersons filed a lawsuit against Anderson for sexual assault in September 2004.
He was under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department for a second alleged sexual assault, it was disclosed on July 20, 2018. On September 4, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office decided not to file charges against Anderson due to a lack of evidence.