Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor, Anthony Anderson is the star and executive producer of ABC’s multi-award nominated sitcom Black-ish. He portrays “Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson”, a family man who struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle class neighborhood.
Anderson will host his fourth season of the ABC game show To Tell the Truth, a popular primetime re-imagination of the beloved classic game show of the same name. He is also producing Grown-ish for Freeform and Mixed-ish for ABC, both Black-ish spin offs.
On the big screen, Anderson is starring in the Netflix film Beats alongside Uzo Aduba and newcomer Khalil Everage. Anderson has become familiar to audiences through roles in such prominent films as the Michael Bay blockbuster Transformers, Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning feature The Departed and the all-star comedy The Big Year. Anderson first gained attention as one of Jim Carrey’s sons in Me, Myself, And Irene and has since appeared in such films as the Barbershop franchise, Scary Movie 3, Kangaroo Jack, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 The Grave, Two Can Play That Game, Malibu’s Most Wanted, My Baby’s Daddy, Agent Code Banks 2, Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, Small Town Crime, The Star, and Ferdinand.
Anderson has received three consecutive Emmy nominations for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series”, two Golden Globe nominations and three Critics Choice nominations for his popular role in Black-ish. Additionally, in 2019, he won his fifth individual Image Award in the category of “Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series,” adding to his 13 total Image Award nominations in his career. He has been nominated for four Screen Actors Guild awards, BET Awards, and Teen Choice awards as well as one People’s Choice Awards and one Kids’ Choice Awards. Anderson has also hosted the NAACP Image Awards for the past six consecutive years.
Active in his community as an advocate and philanthropist, last April Anderson hosted his second annual Anthony Anderson Celebrity Golf Classic, benefiting the American Diabetes Association, Los Angeles Mission and Boys & Girls Club of America. He also proudly serves on the GOOD+ Foundation’s Fatherhood Leadership Council and was recently inducted into the Class of 2017 Boys & Girls Club of America National Alumni Hall of Fame. Anderson has Type 2 diabetes and is an advocate for diabetes awareness and a spokesperson for the “Getting Real About Diabetes” campaign.