Basic Information About Anthony Mackie
|Category||Celebrities › Actors|
|Date of birth||1978-09-23 (45 years old)|
|Place of birth||New Orleans|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Spouse||17 December - Sheletta Chapital ( 2014 - 2018) (divorced) (4 children)|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Social Media||↗︎ Wikipedia ↗︎ IMDb|
What Movie Awards did Anthony Mackie win?
Anthony Mackie awards
|Award Name||State||Movie / Series Name||Year|
|Teen Choice Award - Choice Movie: Scene Stealer||Nominee||Captain America: The Winter Soldier||2014|
|AAFCA Award - Best Supporting Actor||Winner||The Hurt Locker||2009|
|Black Reel - Best Supporting Actor||Winner||The Hurt Locker||2010|
|Image Award - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture||Nominee||The Hurt Locker||2010|
|WAFCA Award - Best Ensemble||Winner||The Hurt Locker||2009|
|Black Reel - Outstanding Supporting Actor||Nominee||The Adjustment Bureau||2012|
|Image Award - Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture||Nominee||The Adjustment Bureau||2012|
|Black Reel - Best Breakthrough Performance||Nominee||She Hate Me||2005|
Anthony Mackie roles
Anthony Mackie's Quotes
- "You never see girls running after engineers."(on why he chose acting over a career as an engineer)
- "I was flabbergasted. Everybody knows when you've got a role in a Spike Lee movie, you're gonna blow up. But I happen to be the only person who's had the lead in the two Spike Lee movies nobody saw. It was a humbling experience, but Spike taught me more about how to fall on my face in this business than anybody else." (on the attention he didn't garner after being in Sucker Free City (2004) and She Hate Me (2004))
- "I've never seen anything like it before. It's like the old days of James Cagney, when women would just swoon." (on the effect that Matthew McConaughey, his co-star in We Are Marshall (2006), has on women)
- I'm not Josh Brolin or Ryan Gosling. They're more noir than I.
- I'm a firm believer in people who love what they do.
The Rise of Anthony Mackie: Net Worth and Life Story
Anthony Mackie’s success in the entertainment industry is something to be admired. From his mesmerizing performances in Off-Broadway and Broadway plays to his unforgettable roles in blockbuster movies, Mackie has carved himself a spot as one of the best American actors. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on September 23, 1978, Mackie had always been passionate about acting and pursued his dream relentlessly.
Early Life and Education
From an early age, Mackie showed signs that he was meant to be on stage or in front of a camera, or perhaps both. He attended Warren Easton Sr. High School and North Carolina School of the Arts, where he graduated from both programs. He then enrolled at Juilliard and in 2001, earned a degree in Drama.
After graduation, Mackie’s career took off when he landed a role alongside Eminem in the movie, ‘8 Mile’, as the main antagonist. This proved to be a stepping stone for him, as he went on to appear in notable off-Broadway productions such as ‘Topdog/Underdog’ and ‘Talk’. Then, he made his mark on the big screen in 2003 with his appearance in ‘Brother to Brother’ as the lead struggling gay black man. Besides, he played supporting roles in many movies such as ‘She Hate Me’ and ‘Million Dollar Baby.’
In 2008, he starred in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Fences, and Jitney by August Wilson at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., thereby confirming his versatility. The following year marked another milestone in his career as he played Pentheus in the much-celebrated Shakespeare in the Park production of ‘The Bacchae’.
He went back to Broadway in 201, where he starred alongside Christopher Walken in ‘A Behanding in Spokane’. Later that year, he landed a role in ‘The Adjustment Bureau’, and two years later, he was part of the star-studded cast of ‘Real Steel’.
What is Anthony Mackie known for?
Mackie is well-known for his role as Sam Wilson / Falcon / Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His first appearance in the MCU was in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, released in 2014. This shouldered him to pantheon as he expanded his career to even greater heights.
He played Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in the HBO drama ‘All the Way’ in 2016. A year later, he featured prominently in ‘Detroit’, followed by his participation in the fifth season of Netflix’s anthology ‘Black Mirror’ and ‘The Hate U Give’ in 2018. His part in the 2019 movie ‘Synchronic’ showed his desire to leave a lasting impact through brilliant acting.
Mackie’s last appearance as Falcon came as a surprise to fans who were unaware he would be taking over the mantle of Captain America. His admiration for portraying the iconic character was uplifted when Chris Evans, who played Captain America before him, gracefully passed the shield to him. Since then, he has made his debut as Captain America on the highly praised Disney+ series, ‘The Falcon and The Winter Soldier’ in 2021.
Anthony Mackie’s Net worth and Salary
In spite of being around for a relatively short time compared to others, Anthony Mackie’s net worth is $8 million, according to celebritynetworth.com. This is a testament to his passion, dedication, and hard work in building a successful career for himself. His role as Steve Roger’s partner in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ earned him a multi-film agreement with Marvel and increased his bargaining power when it comes to salaries.
Outside of his professional life, not much is known of Anthony Mackie on a personal level. He is known to be private about his life off the camera and has always been hesitant in revealing much. Mackie, who is now divorced from his long-time love Sheletta Chapital, met her when they were just seven years old. The two had tied the knot in the Hard Rock Hotel in the Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and share four children together.
Anthony Mackie’s humble beginnings, talent, and meteoric rise in the entertainment industry serve as an inspiration to many. His hard work has paid off handsomely for him, both professionally and financially-opening up doors of into film and play productions.
The world looks forward to seeing what he has to offer as he delves further into acting and establishes himself more solidly in the entertainment industry with future projects. He remains an integral part of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, holding onto the mantle-bearing proclamation from Chris Evans’s predecessor, and seems well poised to move onto even bigger projects.
Interesting Facts about Anthony Mackie
- Attended New Orleans School for Creative Arts.
- A graduate of The Juilliard School (Group 30).
- Planned to be an engineer before falling in love with acting.
- His brother is an engineer in New Orleans, Louisiana who appeared in Spike Lee's documentary on Hurricane Katrina, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006).
- Attended North Carolina School of the Arts, mid-90s.
- Is currently (as of 2010) seeking a producer for a script he has about Olympic athlete Jesse Owens.
- Was inspired by his late father, a contractor, not to work in manual labor. Mackie's father later died in New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina.
- His character in 8 Mile (2002) at one point has his rapping skills compared negatively to those of Tupac Shakur. 6 years later, Anthony played Tupac in Notorious (2009).
- Graduated high school from North Carolina School of the Arts with a concentration in acting.
- Performing Martin McDonagh's "A Behanding in Spokane" at the Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway. [March 2010]
- A featured player in Regina Taylor's play, Drowning Crow, at the Manhattan Theatre Club. [January 2004]
- He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: Million Dollar Baby (2004) and The Hurt Locker (2008).
- He enjoys skydiving and has done it six times.
- He was roommates with Lee Pace at Juilliard.
- Married his longtime girlfriend, Sheletta Chapital, in December 2014. They have four children together.
- He opened a bar called NoBar in Brooklyn, New York in the summer of 2011.
- Friends with Chadwick Boseman.