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Anthony Anderson        

Actor, Producer, Comedian, Writer & Game Show Host, Best Known for ABC’s "Black-ish"

Anthony Anderson is an American actor, comedian, writer, and game show host. He has starred in his own short-lived sitcom, All About the Andersons, as well as the ABC sitcom Black-ish and the Fox sitcom The Bernie Mac Show during its fifth and final season.

He is known for his leading roles in drama series K-Ville, The Shield and as NYPD Detective Kevin Bernard on Law & Order. He has had major roles in feature films such as Me, Myself & Irene (2000), Kangaroo Jack (2003), Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004), The Departed (2006), Transformers (2007), and Scream 4 (2011).

Since September 2014, he has served as an executive producer and starred as Andre Johnson on the ABC sitcom Black-ish. As of June 2016, he has served as host of the ABC version of the game show To Tell the Truth. In addition, he has served as guest panelist for various game shows.

Anthony is a passionate foodie, who recently had his own show on the Food Network entitled EATING AMERICA, in which Anthony traveled to the best food festivals in America. He also had his own AOL series ANTHONY EATS AMERICA in which he traveled the country searching for the best home cooks. Anthony has also been a recurring guest judge on Food Network’s IRON CHEF AMERICA.

In 2011, Anderson was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Anderson’s father had passed away from a pulmonary embolism following several complications from type 2 diabetes. He learned that feeling a sense of duty to his family and becoming passionate about healthful living are the secrets to ditching years of bad habits, losing weight, decreasing his risk of heart attack and getting his Type 2 diabetes under control.

Anthony graduated from Howard University, and currently resides in Los Angeles. He is married to his college sweetheart, and they have two children, Kyra and Nathan.

Speech Topics

Diabetes, Sickle Cell, Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Children, Women Rights, Military, Diversity, Race


Comedian Anthony Anderson gets serious about his health after ...

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'Black-ish' Star Anthony Anderson Sees Himself In Dre Johnson: "It's My Sensibilities, My Wit, My Humor"

Between senior citizens and digital-brained teens, tweens and tots are the befuddled middle-agers trying to make sense of it all—while texting at the same time. Anthony Anderson, 44, takes this bafflement to new heights in Black-ish as Andre “Dre” Johnson, caught between his old-school “Pops” (Laurence Fishburne) from hard-knocks Compton and his own four children—products of suburban affluence who can’t remember a time before the United States had a black president. Anderson taps his own experience as well as that of show creator Kenya Barris for the role.

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Anthony Anderson addresses Oscars diversity at NAACP Image Awards

Anthony Anderson didn’t shy away from the swirling Oscars controversy at the 47th annual NAACP Image Awards on Friday.

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Anthony Anderson: Stevie Wonder Can See | E! News

The Black-ish star doesn't believe the legendary musician is actually blind.

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