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Anthony Anderson

Anthony AndersonBorn: 15-Aug-1970
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Kangaroo Jack, Barbershop

At 18 months of age, Anthony Anderson made his stage debut in an amateur production of Bubbling Brown Sugar. At five, he sang "I wish I were an Oscar Meyer wiener" in a TV commercial. At 25 he played teenaged "Teddy Bear" on the Saturday morning sitcom Hang Time. He has since starred in a short-lived autobiographical sitcom, All About the Andersons, and had supporting roles in films including Romeo Must Die, Barbershop, and Kangaroo Jack.

When Anderson was a teenager, his stepfather literally put a padlock on the refrigerator, to keep Anderson and his friends from eating all the family's food.

In July 2004, while Anderson was filming Hustle and Flow in Tennessee, he was charged with aggravated rape. A passerby, hearing screams coming from Anderson's trailer, opened the door, and a naked woman ran out of his trailer. The woman claimed that Anderson assaulted her and took pictures of her while she was nude. Three months later, the charges were dismissed. Another woman (identified only as "Jane Doe") has sued, alleging that she was raped by Anderson in September 2003, when she auditioned as an extra for his sitcom.

Father: Sterling Bowman (stepfather, owned a plus-size-women's wear store)
Mother: Doris Bowman ("career film extra", telephone operator)
Wife: Alvina Anderson (college sweetheart, m. 1995)
Daughter: Kyra Anderson (b. 1996)
Son: Nathan Anderson (b. 2000)

    High School: Los Angeles County High School for The Performing Arts, Los Angeles, CA (1989)
    University: BA Fine Arts, Howard University (1993)

    Rape Arrested in Memphis, TN (28-Jul-2004), matter dropped 07-Oct-2004

    To Tell the Truth Host (2015-)
    Black-ish Andre Johnson (2014-)
    Law & Order Det. Kevin Bernard (2008-10)
    K-Ville Marlin Boulet (2007-08)
    'Til Death Cofeld (2006-07)
    The Shield Antwon Mitchell (2005-07)
    The Bernie Mac Show Bryan (2005-06)
    All About the Andersons Anthony Anderson (2003-04)

    Ferdinand (8-Dec-2017) [VOICE]
    Barbershop: The Next Cut (15-Apr-2016)
    The Town That Dreaded Sundown (20-Sep-2014)
    Grudge Match (16-Dec-2013)
    The Power of Few (15-Feb-2013)
    The Big Year (14-Oct-2011) · Bill Clemont
    Scream 4 (13-Apr-2011) · Deputy Perkins
    Sammy's Adventures: The Secret Passage (4-Aug-2010) [VOICE]
    The Back-up Plan (23-Apr-2010) · Playground Dad
    Transformers (21-Jun-2007)
    The Departed (4-Oct-2006)
    Scary Movie 4 (12-Apr-2006)
    King's Ransom (22-Apr-2005)
    Hustle & Flow (14-Apr-2005)
    Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (20-May-2004) · Burger Shack Employee
    Hoodwinked (16-May-2004) [VOICE]
    Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (6-Mar-2004)
    My Baby's Daddy (9-Jan-2004) · G
    Scary Movie 3 (20-Oct-2003) · Mahalik
    Malibu's Most Wanted (10-Apr-2003) · PJ
    Cradle 2 the Grave (28-Feb-2003) · Tommy
    Kangaroo Jack (11-Jan-2003) · Louis Booker
    Barbershop (7-Aug-2002) · JD
    Two Can Play That Game (29-Aug-2001) · Tony
    Exit Wounds (13-Mar-2001) · T. K
    See Spot Run (25-Feb-2001)
    Kingdom Come (8-Feb-2001)
    Urban Legends: Final Cut (19-Sep-2000)
    Me, Myself & Irene (15-Jun-2000)
    Big Momma's House (31-May-2000)
    Romeo Must Die (20-Mar-2000) · Maurice
    Liberty Heights (17-Nov-1999)
    Trippin' (12-May-1999)
    Life (13-Apr-1999) · Cookie
    Welcome to Planet Earth (1996)

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