22 Facts About Anthony Anderson


Anthony Anderson's mother, Doris, was a telephone operator and actress, and his stepfather, Sterling Bowman, was a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, who moved to Los Angeles to work in the steel mill industry before opening a chain of three clothing stores.


Anthony Anderson has stated that his first attempt at stand-up comedy was a failure.


Anthony Anderson is an alumnus of the Hollywood High School Performing Arts Magnet's Class of 1988 and graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2022.


Anthony Anderson was the central character in the short-lived series All About the Andersons, which lasted for one season on The WB.


Anderson's series Eating America with Anthony Anderson was a summer show in 2014.


Anthony Anderson visited different towns in America that host "food festivals" highlighting a specific type of food.


Anthony Anderson was a frequent judge on Iron Chef America, and was one of the few judges to taste dishes from all the Iron Chefs on the show.

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In 2013, Anthony Anderson signed on to host the celebrity-driven, family game show called Wall of Fame which was produced by Endemol USA for NBC.


Anthony Anderson starred in the sitcom Guys with Kids, which lasted a single season.


In 2014, Anthony Anderson began starring as Andre "Dre" Johnson on the ABC sitcom Black-ish, which completed its eight-season run in 2022.


In 2022, Anthony Anderson was not nominated as a producer or actor for its final season.


Anthony Anderson serves as executive producer on its spinoffs Grown-ish, which premiered on Freeform in 2018, and Mixed-ish, which ran on ABC for two seasons from 2019 to 2021.


In March 2023, it was announced that Anthony Anderson will be a lead in ABC's upcoming comedy series Public Defender.


Anthony Anderson has worked as an actor since his film debut in Liberty Heights, often in comedic roles.


Anthony Anderson had a small role in the Academy Award-winning Martin Scorsese film The Departed.


Additionally, Anthony Anderson had a supporting role in Scary Movie 3 and Scary Movie 4.


Anthony Anderson was originally set to return in Scary Movie 5 with Regina Hall and Kevin Hart.


Anthony Anderson has been married to his wife Alvina since September 1999.


Anthony Anderson's wife filed for divorce in September 2015, after having been separated since April 2014.


Anthony Anderson filed for divorce for the second time on March 25,2022.


Anthony Anderson has Type 2 diabetes and has been active in diabetes awareness.


Anthony Anderson is an honorary member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity; he was inducted on July 30,2020.