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Anthony Anderson Net Worth

anthony anderson net worth
Net Worth$25,000,000
Full NameAnthony Anderson
Date of Birth/AgeAugust 15, 1970 (age 48)
Source of wealthActor, Comedian, Writer, Game Show Host, Panelist
Country of originU.S
State/City of originCompton, California
Last Updated2019

What Is Anthony Anderson Net Worth?

Anthony Anderson’s net worth is $25 million.

What Is Anthony Anderson’s Yearly Salary?

He makes $400,000 for each episode of his TV show Black-Ish. He has also made money from other movie and TV roles.

How Did Anthony Anderson Make His Money?

He is an actor, director and TV producer. Anderson is best known for his starring role in the ABC comedy Black-Ishand for his roles in the movies ScreamScary Movie and The Departed.

Anderson is a popular actor with a likeable and down-to-earth appeal. He has a quick comic timing and the ability to show real range when given the chance.

He was not an overnight success. Anderson bombed when he started out at as a stand-up comedian and had several TV sitcoms that failed. It also took several years before he got leading roles in movies.


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He persisted and eventually got bigger and better roles. Anderson has built up his net worth from a combination of long-running TV sitcoms and supporting or starring roles in several Hollywood movies.

After several years of working steadily, he was able to position himself to produce a television show. That’s when his fortunes really took a turn for the better.

Anthony Anderson Early Life

Anderson was raised in Los Angeles. His mother Doris Bowman worked for the phone company and was pursuing a career as an actress.

His father Sterling worked in a steel mill and eventually opened a local chain of clothing stores.

Anderson graduated from the Hollywood High School Performing Arts Center. He attended Howard University in Washington, D.C., on a talent scholarship. After he graduated, he returned to Los Angeles.


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Early Attempts

Back in Los Angeles, Anderson decided to try his hand at stand-up comedy. He was able to get a gig at the Comedy Act Theater.

He entered the stage with the announcement, “Tasty Tony, the one and only, and if there’s another, he’s a phony!” He was booed off the stage before he even got a word out.

Anderson was discouraged, but that night he also met Guy Torry, a fellow actor who was starting to make a name for himself.

Torry encouraged Anderson to keep trying comedy, saying that everyone bombs at the beginning. The two would later work together on the movie Life.


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Small Roles

Anderson went on to get small parts in a series of movies. In 1999, he was cast in Liberty Heights. In 2000, he had small roles in Romeo Must DieBig Momma’s HouseUrban Legends and Me, Myself and Irene.

He began to get bigger roles over the years. He had a leading role in Kangaroo Jack and was later cast in My Baby’s DaddyHustle & FlowAgent Cody Banks 2: Destination London and King’s Ransom.

Anderson came to greater attention when he was cast in the Oscar-winning Martin Scorsese movie The Departed. Although he had a small role, it was a role that allowed him to flex his dramatic muscles.

Anderson said that working with Scorsese was “a dream come true.” The cast of the movie won a Satellite award for Best Ensemble Acting.


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TV Roles

Anderson was also in a long list of TV shows. He had supporting roles on a number of shows that include Veronica MarsEntourageChappelle’s ShowLaw and Order: SVU and Shameless.

Anderson had lead roles in a few shows such as the role of Teddy Braodis in Hang Time. He had guest roles on shows that included NYPD BlueMalcolm & EddieIn the House and Ally McBeal.

He also had recurring roles on ‘Til Death and The Bernie Mac Show. He starred in the short-lived series All About the Andersons, which was canceled after just one season. Anderson also starred in Fox’s crime series K-Ville and FX’s The Shield.


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Anderson finally hit huge success in 2014 when he had the opportunity to produce and star in the ABC series Black-Ish. The show also stars Laurence Fishburne and Tracee Ellis Ross.

Anderson was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his work in the series.


Anderson married his college sweetheart Alvina Rae Stewart in 1999. They have two children.

He helped his mother get some good acting roles after he achieved some fame. His mother Doris Bowman was in The Truth (2010), Black-ish (2014) and Common Bond (2008).


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Fun Facts About Anthony Anderson

Anderson is one of the four actors who were cast in both the Scream franchise and its parody Scary Movie franchise. The others are Jenny McCarthy, Jerry O’Connell, and Tori Spelling.

On Black-Ish, Laurence Fishburne plays Anderson’s father. In real life, Fishburne is only nine years older than Anderson.

He co-starred in three movies with DMX. They are Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds and Cradle 2 the Grave.


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Sexual Assault Allegations

Anderson has been accused of sexual assault on three separate occasions. In 2004, he and a member of the production crew were accused of raping a young woman on the set of Hustle & Flow. Anderson denied the allegations and the case was dropped.

The same year, another woman alleged that Anderson had attempted to rape her on the set of All About the Andersons. That case was dropped for lack of evidence.

In 2018, a third allegation surfaced. The Los Angeles Police Department conducted an investigation of this third allegation, but the state decided that there wasn’t enough evidence.


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Current Projects

Anderson is still going strong on his hit show.

Anthony Anderson net worth reached $25,000,000 by 2019.

Favorite Quotes From Anthony Anderson

“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.”

“It’s just a matter of me opening up the page and whatever is written on the page, that’s what I’m here to do.”

“I’m not a comedian. I’m just an actor who is funny on occasion.”

Anthony Anderson Success Tips

  1. “Set your heights more than what you see around you, see beyond.”
  2. “Be ready for when your time comes, you will have that window of opportunity, so seize the moment and capitalize on it.”