Anthony Mackie Biography

Anthony Mackie photo

Born: September 23, 1979

ANTHONY MACKIE

Date of Birth: September 23, 1979

Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Anthony Mackie first studied acting at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and completed his studies at Juilliard. He made his professional acting debut in the role of Tupac Shakur in Up Against the Wind onstage in New York City. He went on to win an Obie Award for his work in TALK at New York's Public Theatre.

Anthony made his Broadway debut opposite Whoopi Goldberg and Charles S. Dutton in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and has also appeared on Broadway with Alfre Woodward in Drowning Cow. His feature film debut was in 8 Mile (2002), starring Eminem. The following year he acted with Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett in Hollywood Homicide (2003).

While filming the Showtime TV movie S.F.C. (2003), Anthony worked with director Spike Lee, who cast him as the lead in his feature film, She Hate Me (2004). Anthony has also played roles in Million Dollar Baby (2004) starring Hilary Swank, We Are Marshall (2006) with Matthew McConaughey, Eagle Eye (2008) with Shia LaBeouf and The Adjustment Bureau, starring Matt Damon.

His roles include the films Man on a Ledge (2012) alongside Sam Worthington and Jamie Bell, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) with Benjamin Walker and Dominic Cooper and Gangster Squad (2013) starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

He went on to appear in Pain & Gain (2013) alongside Dwayne Johnson and Ed Harris and in Runner Runner(2013) alongside Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck.

When Anthony was cast as Sam Wilson/Falcon in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), it began a long relationship with Marvel. He reprised the role in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) and Ant-Man (2015), as well as Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

Most recently, Anthony returned to theaters in The Hate U Give(2018) in which he played alongside Amandla Stenberg and Regina Hall in the drama about modern day racial strife.

In 2014, Anthony married his longtime girlfriend Sheletta Chapital with whom he has three children.

Filmography:

The Hate U Give (2018)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Detroit (2017)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Triple 9 (2016)
Black or White (2015)
Love the Coopers (2015)
The Night Before (2015)
Ant-Man (2015)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Our Brand Is Crisis (2015)
Playing it Cool (2015)
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Repentance (2014)
The Fifth Estate (2013)
Runner Runner (2013)
Pain & Gain (2013)
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete (2013)
Gangster Squad (2013)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)
Man on a Ledge (2012)
10 Years (2011)
What's Your Number? (2011)
Real Steel (2011)
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
Night Catches Us (2010)
Desert Flower (2009)
Notorious (2009)
Eagle Eye (2008)
The Hurt Locker (2008)
We Are Marshall (2006)
Crossover (2006)
Heavens Fall (2006)
Freedomland (2006)
Half Nelson (2006)
The Man (2005)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Haven (2004)
She Hate Me (2004)
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Brother to Brother (2004)

Change Location