Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson

His role in 'Me, Myself and Irene' (2000)
Born and raised in Compton, California, Anderson is the son of a career film extra and her entrepreneur husband. As a toddler, he accompanied his mother to several film sets, and by the time he was four years old, he knew acting was his destiny. While pursuing his career, Anderson continued his education, attending the High School for the Performing Arts, where he earned first place in the NAACP’s ACTSO Awards with his performance of the classic monologue from "The Great White Hope." That performance and his dedication and talent, earned him an arts scholarship to Howard University. After college, Anderson was eager to return to Los Angeles to pursue acting.In 1996, Anderson landed his first professional job in the teen series "Hang Time." That was followed by guest-starring roles in other shows including "J.A.G." and "NYPD Blue." Producer David E. Kelley was so impressed with Anderson’s talent that he wrote a two-episode arc especially for him on the hit series "Ally McBeal."Anderson first gained attention as one of Jim Carrey’s sons in "Me, Myself and Irene" and has subsequently appeared in such blockbuster films as "Barbershop," Kangaroo Jack," Exit Wounds," "Cradle 2 the Grave," Two Can Play That Game" and "Malibu’s Most Wanted" opposite Jamie Kennedy.Earlier this year, Anderson signed an acting deal to star in a feature he helped create for Dimension Films. He will also be featured in the upcoming spoof sequel "Scary Movie 3." This summer, Anderson was in London shooting the sequel to "Agent Cody Banks" with Frankie Muniz. He also stars in the upcoming "My Baby’s Daddy" with Eddie Griffin.Anderson currently lives in Los Angeles. He is married to his college sweetheart and they have two children.Source:
Glenn Close is a living icon. You look at the work, and I think it's wild, because she thinks some of her best work was in Dangerous Liaisons and that's what I believe as well.More Anthony Anderson quotes [04/14/2008 12:04:00]
It's a remake of a film called Inferno Affairs. It's a Hong Kong film, and if we come anywhere close to what they did in the original, we're going to have a hot property on our hands, because Inferno Affairs is a great piece.More Anthony Anderson quotes [04/14/2008 12:04:00]
You take the quote from Sam Jackson about how he'll never work with a rapper, and I can understand where he's coming from because he says rappers can't act.More Anthony Anderson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I went to the High School for Performing Arts, and to Howard University on a talent scholarship.More Anthony Anderson quotes [04/14/2008 12:04:00]
It's sort of an action flick. You can't be that funny trying to steal diamonds.More Anthony Anderson quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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