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Anthony Anderson is an actor, comedian, and game show host from the United States. He's appeared in several films and TV shows. He starred in All About the Andersons, a short-lived sitcom and Black-ish on ABC and The Bernie Mac Show on Fox during its fifth and final season. Anderson is most recognized for his roles in K-Ville, The Shield, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as NYPD Detective Kevin Bernard. In feature films including Me, Myself, and Irene (2000), Kangaroo Jack (2003), Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004), The Departed (2006), Transformers (2007), and Scream 4 (2011), he played a significant role.

Background and Age

Anthony Anderson was born on August 15, 1970, in Compton, California. His mom, Doris, was an actress and phone operator, while his stepfather, Sterling Bowman, was an Arkansas local who relocated to California to work in the steel plant industry. His stepfather later found success by opening a chain of apparel stores. Anthony was a member of the Hollywood High School Performing Arts Magnet's Class of 1988. He is also a former student of the famous black college, Howard University.

Married, Wife and Kids

Anthony Anderson started dating Alvina Stewart while they were in high school. The pair got married in 1995 after dating for many years. They have two children together, a young lady named Kyra and Nathan, his son. Following many years of marriage, Alvina petitioned for legal separation in 2015. She requested spousal help and offered Anderson visitation rights to see the children. Alvina then changed her mind about the split, and the couple reunited.

Career and Net Worth

Anthony got his start in the entertainment business through stand up comedy. Even though he didn't do so well his first time on the stage, he drove forward and was energized by Guy Torry, a fellow actor and comedian, to keep attempting to stand up and working on his performance. Anthony would later star with Guy Torry in the film Life.

Anthony Anderson has found success as the lead character in the TV series Black-ish, where he also fills in as an official producer. Before getting his widely praised role on the series, he was recently featured in All About the Andersons, a sitcom broadcasted in 2003 but lasted only one year. He was additionally featured in the fifth and last season of The Bernie Mac Show.

He is known for his comedic chops, but he has also taken on some dramatic roles in a few TV programs, including The Shield, K-Ville, and Law and Order. He has also appeared in various movies, including Romeo Must Die, Me, Myself and Irene, Agent Cody Banks 2, Transformers, Scream 4, and The Departed. Adding to his resume, he was also a judge on Iron Chef America on the Food Network.

In September 2019, at the 2019 Emmy Awards show, Anderson was nominated for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series because of his performance in Black-ish.

Allegations of rape and sexual assault

On July 27, 2004, Anderson was accused of raping a 25-year-old extra in a trailer on the set of Hustle & Flow. According to the alleged victim, Anderson and assistant director Wayne Witherspoon are accused of forcibly removing her clothing, filming her naked body, and digitally entering her. The alleged victim was hospitalized at St. Francis Hospital after a witness claimed to have heard her screams and saw her escape naked from the trailer. On October 6, 2004, the charges were withdrawn after the judge determined insufficient evidence to proceed with the prosecution.

Another lady claimed that Anderson made sexually provocative statements and subsequently assaulted her in his dressing room on All About the Andersons in September 2004. The Los Angeles Police Department announced on July 20, 2018, that he was being probed for another sexual assault claim.

Due to a lack of evidence, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office chose not to bring charges against Anderson on September 4.

Date modified: Sep 6, 2021
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