68th Emmy Awards: Anthony Anderson Lead Actor In Comedy Series For ‘Black-ish’ – Facts You Need To Know

68th Emmy Awards: Anthony Anderson Lead Actor In Comedy Series For ‘Black-ish’ – Facts You Need To Know
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The nomination of comedian and Black-ish star Anthony Anderson for the Emmy Awards 2016 came as a surprise to many, including himself. When his name came up among the nominees in Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, the room went gaga.


The actor-turned-producer was with his co-announcer Lauren Graham when the names of the nominees were announced last July. To his surprise, Anderson obviously did not expect what he saw, the Ringer reported.


The 45-year-old comedian started his acting career in 1999 when he first appeared in minor roles. In 2000, his career flourished after his appearance in the hit film Romeo Must Die, with high-caliber actors Jet Li, Isaiah Washington, and Andrzej Bartkowiak.

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Some of his notable projects include the 2006 hit The Departed and 2007’s Transformers, among others. From acting, he ventured to other careers, including directing and producing his own shows.

One of the notable projects where he served as writer and producer include the TV sitcom All About the Andersons. The WB sitcom was partially inspired by Anderson’s life.


According to the movie review website IMDB, Anderson was married to his college sweetheart Alvina Stewart. They have two children. But the couple’s relationship turned soured over the past years, prompting Alvina to file a divorce last year.

Anderson’s net worth was pegged at $18 million; a large chunk of this money was earned in 2015. He earns at least $100 million per episode of every show he makes, Celebrity Net Worth reported.

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