Anthony Anderson Bio - Biography

Name Anthony Anderson
Height 5' 10"
Naionality American
Date of Birth 15 August 1970
Place of Birth Los Angeles, California, USA
Famous for
He first achieved recognition in the NBC television show Hang Time (1995–2000). He had a breakout role in 2000's Romeo Must Die. Since then, Anderson has starred in a number of films, including Exit Wounds, Barbershop, and Kangaroo Jack. In 2003, he got his own sitcom on The WB, All About the Andersons, co-starring John Amos. The series was cancelled after only one season. In March 2005, Anderson began co-starring in The Shield's fourth season as Antwon Mitchell, an ex-convict who poses as a community leader while still running his old street gang. His performance on The Shield earned him much acclaim from critics who had previously dismissed him as a light comedy actor, resulting in him returning to The Shield during the show's fifth and sixth seasons for a few episodes. Anderson also starred in the animated family film Hoodwinked, and had a supporting role in the Best Picture Academy Award-winning film The Departed.

He starred in the live-action Transformers film, based on the 1980s cartoon Transformers. The spring of 2007 saw Anderson in another regular television role, this time as a cast member of the FOX police drama K-Ville. In 2007, Anderson was also a stand-out emcee on a number of episodes of It's Showtime at the Apollo.

Anderson will begin starring in Law & Order sometime in Spring 2008. He will be replacing Jesse L. Martin. It is unknown whether Anderson, who guest starred as Det. Lucius Blaine on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, will be playing the same character.
In the game Def Jam: Icon, he provides his voice and likeness to Troy Dollar, a fighter and the leader of a rival record label.
He has won some awards and recognition for his acting roles.

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