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Who is Anthony Anderson? 5 things to know about the host for Emmy Awards 2024

The prestigious 75th Emmy Awards, honoring the best of creative talents, are taking place on January 15 and the Indian audience can stream the event online at Lionsgate Play

Who is Anthony Anderson? 5 things to know about the host for Emmy Awards 2024
Comedian Anthony Anderson

Last Updated: 06.33 PM, Jan 15, 2024


The highly anticipated glamorous night is almost here with the 75th Emmy Awards honoring the best of creative talents on January 15 at 8 pm EST. For the South-East audience, the coveted awards can be streamed online at Lionsgate Play from 6:30 am. The starry event will be hosted by actor-comedian Anthony Anderson. The Award show has been delayed for nearly four months due to the SAG-AFTRA and writers strike. However, fans are just ecstatic to enjoy another glam and glittery night after the previous week’s Golden Globe event.

Here’s everything you need to know about the celebrated host...


Anthony Anderson wears many hats as he is an acclaimed actor, a witty comedian, and an experienced anchor who previously hosted several shows with his tint of humor and craft.

Multiple Emmy nominations

The lauded actor has been the proud owner of 11 Emmy and 3 Golden Globes nominations for his breakthrough role as Andre "Dre" Johnson in the comedy series ‘Black-ish’.

Feature roles and impressive career

A Bubi descendant – Anderson has a cute nickname Tugga. His inspirational story of career and fame after a failed standup comedy gig makes us believe that hard work never gets wasted. Apart from numerous guest appearances and recurring roles, Anderson has a highlighted career in the TV industry as he portrayed central characters in All About the Andersons, Law & Order, K-Ville, and The Shield.

The TV personality made his film debut in Liberty Heights and ever since appeared in several projects like Kangaroo Jack, My Baby's Daddy, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, and the Scary movie franchise in supporting roles.

National causes

The 53-year-old media personality is suffering from Type-2 diabetes and actively participates in awareness events. He also won a whopping amount of $250,000 on the American game show ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ to support the cause of Alzheimer's disease.

Bumpy personal life

Anthony Anderson had a bumpy personal life after his marriage crisis with his wife Alvina Stewart that ultimately led to divorce in 2023, after nearly 24 years of marriage. The ex-partners share two children, he has a son Nathan, who you might know from Netflix’s Richie Rich. The popular comedian-actor also came onto the piercing radar in years 2004 and 2018 after several sexual assault allegations from the women on the set of his films and shoots. However, Anderson was freed from all the charges, citing lack of evidence.

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