Anthony Anderson - Famous Actor

Anthony Anderson Net Worth


Anthony Anderson is a famous American actor and writer who has a net worth of $25 million dollars. He earns almost $9 million a year thanks to his role on the popular comedy series Black-ish, through a combination of salaries for acting and producing as well as his slice of the show’s back-end.

Key facts:

  • Anthony Anderson is an American actor and writer, best known for his work on television.
  • Before landing his role in the hit ABC sitcom Black-ish, Anderson starred in his own sitcom All About the Andersons, and had roles in The Bernie Mac Show, Hang Time, and a variety of other television shows.
  • Anderson has also worked in film, with his debut in Liberty Heights. He has also appeared in films such as Me, Myself & Irene, Barbershop, and Kangaroo Jack.
  • Aside from acting, Anderson has produced and executive produced a number of projects, including BattleBots and the Netflix series Beats.
  • In addition to his work in entertainment, Anderson received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Howard University in 2022.

Basic Information About Anthony Anderson

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsComedian, Actor, Television producer, Voice Actor, Screenwriter
Net worth$25,000,000
Date of birth1970-08-15 (53 years old)
Place of birthCompton
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksLoud infectious laugh
SpouseAlvina Anderson - (11 SeptemberΒ 1999 - present)Β (2 children)
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Anthony Anderson win?


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Anthony Anderson awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
NBR Award - Best Acting by an EnsembleWinnerThe Departed2006
BET Award - Best ActorNomineeTransformers2008
WAFCA Award - Best EnsembleWinnerBarbershop2002
Teen Choice Award - Choice Movie Actor - ComedyNomineeKangaroo Jack2003
Actor - Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureNomineeHustle & Flow2006
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesNomineeBlack-ish2019
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Comedy SeriesNomineeBlack-ish2018
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesNomineeBlack-ish2017
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesNomineeBlack-ish2016
Primetime Emmy - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesNomineeBlack-ish2015
Actor - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy SeriesNomineeBlack-ish2018
Actor - Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesNomineeBlack-ish2017
BET Award - Best ActorNomineeBlack-ish2016
BET Award - Best ActorNomineeBlack-ish2015
Critics Choice Award - Best Actor in a Comedy SeriesNomineeBlack-ish2018
Critics' Choice TV Award - Best Actor in a Comedy SeriesNomineeBlack-ish2016
Critics' Choice TV Award - Best Actor in a Comedy SeriesNomineeBlack-ish2015
Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or ComedyNomineeBlack-ish2018
Image Award - Outstanding Actor in a Comedy SeriesWinnerBlack-ish2021
Blimp Award - Favorite Family TV ActorNomineeBlack-ish2016
National Film and Television Award - Best ActorNomineeBlack-ish2019
National Film and Television Award - Best ActorNomineeBlack-ish2018
OFTA Television Award - Best Actor in a Comedy SeriesNomineeBlack-ish2019
OFTA Television Award - Best Actor in a Comedy SeriesNomineeBlack-ish2015
PGA Award - Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, ComedyNomineeBlack-ish2017
Teen Choice Award - Choice TV Actor: ComedyNomineeBlack-ish2016
Teen Choice Award - Choice TV Actor: ComedyNomineeBlack-ish2015
Image Award - Outstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesNomineeLaw & Order2009

Anthony Anderson roles

Movie / Series Role
FerdinandBones (voice)
Scary Movie 4Mahalik
Scary Movie 3Mahalik
TransformersGlen Whitmann
Harold & Kumar Go to White CastleBurger Shack Employee
Scream 4Deputy Perkins
The Big YearBill Clemont
Cradle 2 the GraveTommy
Romeo Must DieMaurice
Me, Myself & IreneJamaal
Exit WoundsT.K. Johnson
Malibu's Most WantedPJ
Hoodwinked!Detective Bill Stork (voice)
Big Momma's HouseNolan
Arthur et les MinimoysKoolomassai (voice)
The Back-up PlanPlayground Dad
Barbershop: The Next CutJ.D.
Kangaroo JackLouis Booker
Grudge MatchMr. Sandpaper Hands
Hustle & FlowKey
Urban Legends: Final CutStan
The Town That Dreaded SundownLone Wolf Morales
ShamelessMarty Fisher 1 episode, 2011
Blaze and the Monster MachinesPegwheel 3 episodes, 2015-2018
Real Husbands of HollywoodSelf 1 episode, 2013
Law & Order: Special Victims UnitDetective Lucius Blaine 1 episode, 2006
Grown-ishAndre Johnson / ... 5 episodes, 2018-2020
Black-ishAndre 'Dre' Johnson / ... 163 episodes, 2014-2021
JAGGang Lookout (uncredited) unknown episodes
Veronica MarsPercy "Bone" Hamilton 1 episode, 2005
Made in HollywoodSelf 3 episodes, 2011-2017
Law & OrderDetective Kevin Bernard 50 episodes, 2008-2010
Raising HopeNeighbor 1 episode, 2012
The Kelly Clarkson ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2020
Brain GamesSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2020
Ally McBealMatthew Vault 2 episodes, 2000
Saturday Night LiveSelf (uncredited) unknown episodes
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowSelf - Guest / ... 9 episodes, 2003-2021
The Masked SingerSelf - Guest Panelist 1 episode, 2019
EntourageAnthony Anderson 1 episode, 2005
PsychThane 1 episode, 2012
'Til DeathCofeld 6 episodes, 2006-2007
The ShieldAntwon Mitchell 15 episodes, 2005-2007
To Tell the TruthSelf - Host 68 episodes, 2016-2021
The TalkSelf / ... 6 episodes, 2014-2019
The Proud FamilyRay Ray 1 episode, 2002
The Late Show with Stephen ColbertSelf / ... 5 episodes, 2016-2020

Anthony Anderson's Quotes

  • [2006, on The Departed (2006)] Working with [Martin Scorsese] is a dream come true and we're just having a ball, Just how he commands a set . . . But we are staying true to the original film. We shot in New York for a couple of months, and then we've been in Boston the last three weeks, and then we're coming back to New York through the first week of September. So it's just a nice ride right now.
  • Independent films are where you really get to cut your teeth and have some fun and do the things that mainstream Hollywood doesn't want to do.
  • Set your heights more than what you see around you, see beyond.
  • Be ready for when your time comes, you will have that window of opportunity, so seize the moment and capitalize on it.
  • Leo (Leonardo DiCaprio) couldn't deliver Mr. Martin Scorsese his Oscar with The Aviator (2004), but I will go on record to say I will do so with The Departed (2006).

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The Fortunes of Anthony Anderson

When it comes to versatility and adaptability in the film industry, one name that comes to mind is Anthony Anderson. Anderson is a self-made man, who has comprehensively made a name for himself in the industry. He is known for his impressive acting skills and versatile talents.

Early Life and Upbringing

Anthony Anderson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on August 15, 197. He was raised in Compton and eventually graduated from Hollywood High School’s Performing Arts Magnet Class of 1988. Later, he attended Howard University where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in 2022. His starting years in stand-up comedy may have been shaky, but he decided to persist and clocked several successes that led him to meet the actor Guy Torry, who was his collaborator in several upcoming works.

Television Career

With appearances in many popular TV shows during the 90s, Anthony Anderson had established himself as a household name even before he became widely known for his acting roles over the past decade. Due to his phenomenal performances on hit shows such as In The House, NYPD Blue, Malcolm & Eddie, Ally McBeal and The Bernie Mac Show which quickly opened doors for him and landed him more roles.

In 2008, he joined the cast of the then-long-running NBC series, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit after starring two other crime series: Keira Knightley and FX’s The Shield. Nevertheless, Anderson gained national recognition by starring and producing a complete family sitcom that reflected postmodern values called Black-ish, a milestone that added up significantly to its compensation package for the series at a whopping $9 million annually.

Anthony Anderson’s successes are not just limited to Black-ish, as he has also appeared in two spin-off versions of the show. One is Grownish, which premiered in 2018, and another one called Mixed-ish, which released in 2019. He has also guest-starred in several other shows over the years such as Live in Front of A Studio Audience specials.

Film Career

Although Anderson is mostly known for his Television genius, he is not entirely a stranger in front of the camera. Instead, he has landed a couple of filming roles over the years. In 1999, he gained the recognition of filmmakers with his debut appearance in Liberty Heights.

Since then, he has acted in several films, but his most successful film venture came in his role as Detective Kevin Harrisonfor, an adaptation of the novel City Primeval: High Noon In Detroit. Anderson’s filmography is impressive and includes popular movies like Barbershop (2002), King’s Ransom (2005), The Departed (2006), Transformers (2007), Scary Movie 4 (2006) and Hustle & Flow.

Other Ventures

Meanwhile, Anderson has also shown his entrepreneurial side by participating in Coca-Cola’s Sprite campaign in 2017. These deals and collaborations have pushed him forward and into the spotlight without compromising the quality of his work.

Personal Life

Anderson is currently married to Alta Arazzo-Anderson. They began dating when Anderson portrayed himself on an episode of popular TV show Ally McBeal. The couple has been blessed with two beautiful children; Kyra and Nathan.


In 2004, Anderson purchased a property in a Toluca Lake Country Club district enclosed by Hollywood, California, for the price of around $2.8 million.


Anderson owns a stunning MAybach luxury car, worth over $300,000.

Anthony Anderson’s Net Worth and Salary Details

As one of Black-ish’s key contributors, Anderson is presumably worth more than $25 million dollars and earns close to $9 million annually from his earnings from the show-backening. This payment is most likely because Anderson plays a double role as both actor and producer on the show.


Over the years, Anderson has earned some innumerable successes and milestones in the entertainment industry. One of his broadest and notable achievements was in being one of Jimmy Kimmel Live’s guest hosts, while Kimmel was on paternity leave in 2017. That same year, he made an appearance on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? And ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Anthony Anderson’s persona reflects energy, professionalism and creativity. He is an asset to the entertainment industry and an absolute delight to watch on screen.

Interesting Facts about Anthony Anderson

  1. Son of Doris Bowman, a former telephone operator.
  2. His photo double in Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) was actor Dwayne Winstead.
  3. Has co-starred with DMX in three movies: Romeo Must Die (2000), Exit Wounds (2001) and Cradle 2 the Grave (2003).
  4. Used the line "Don't drop the soap" in two different movies: Barbershop (2002) and King's Ransom (2005).
  5. Attended and graduated from Hollywood High School Performing Arts Center (1988).
  6. Has family residing in the Chicago, Illinois area.
  7. Grew up in Compton, California.
  8. Attended the 2006 Dominican International Film Festival in Santo Domingo.
  9. Attended Hollywood High School Performing Arts Center at the same time as Benito Martinez, his future co-star on The Shield (2002). Anderson was a year behind Martinez.
  10. Favorite NFL football player is Reggie Bush of the New Orleans Saints.
  11. Attended Howard University in Washington, D.C.; but was forced to dropped out. Is an honorary member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  12. In Scream 4 (2011), he plays a character named Anthony Perkins, named after the actor who played Norman Bates in Psycho (1960).
  13. On the sitcom Black-ish (2014), Laurence Fishburne plays his father and is actually only 9 years his elder.
  14. One of four actors to appear in both the "Scream" franchise and its parody, the "Scary Movie" franchise. The other three are Jenny McCarthy, Jerry O'Connell and Tori Spelling. Anderson is the only one to appear in the "Scary Movie" franchise before appearing in a "Scream" film.
  15. Currently resides in Los Angeles, California. He is married to his college sweetheart and they have two children.
  16. Nominated for the 2018 Emmy Award in the Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category for his role as Andre 'Dre' Johnson in Black-ish (2014), but lost to Bill Hader from Barry (2018).
  17. Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6780 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on August 14, 2020 (the day before his 50th birthday).
  18. Close friends with actor and comedian Kevin Hart.
  19. Friends with Guy Torry, Ashanti and Trevor Noah.

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