Anthony Anderson

Published December 21, 2010

Anthony Anderson returned to the cast of NBC's Emmy Award-winning drama "Law & Order" this past year for its final season. His performance on “Law & Order” earned him his second consecutive NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for the 2008 season.  Before joining “Law & Order,” Anderson starred in the New Orleans-based drama “K-Ville.” 

Anderson first gained attention as one of Jim Carrey’s sons in “Me, Myself, and Irene,” and has subsequently appeared in such films as “Scary Movie 3,” “Barbershop,” “Kangaroo Jack,” “Exit Wounds,” “Cradle 2 the Grave,” “Two Can Play That Game,” and “Malibu’s Most Wanted.” Anderson brought his talent and humor to the small screen in his own WB sitcom, “All About the Andersons,” which was loosely based on his life. Anderson also appeared in the police-drama television series, “The Shield,” opposite Michael Chiklis and Glenn Close.

Anderson grew up in Los Angeles. While pursuing his acting career, he continued his education by attending the High School for the Performing Arts, where he earned first place in the NAACP's ACTSO Awards with his performance of the classic monologue from "The Great White Hope." That performance, along with his dedication to his craft, earned him an arts scholarship to Howard University.

Anderson currently lives in Los Angeles. He is married to his college sweetheart and they have two children.

Written by BET-Staff

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