Anthony Mackie’s biography
Anthony Mackie is an American actor who became famous for playing in the 8 Mile, Hollywood Homicide, Million Dollar Baby. Mackie's finest hour was him shooting in The Hurt Locker war drama, which opened the door to the fantastic world of Marvel Studios, where he was given the role of superhero Falcon. Probably net worth: $8 million.
Childhood and youth
The future actor was born in the family of roofer Willie Mackie and housewife Martha Mackie. Anthony's creative abilities showed up at an early age. He first attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts then studied at the Winston-Salem School of Art, where he mastered theatrical skills.
After receiving his CSE the young man continued his studies at the legendary Juilliard School, whose graduates once were Robin Williams, Kevin Spacey and many other American celebrities. As a student, Anthony successfully performed on Broadway and even played legendary rapper Tupac in one of the theatrical productions.
Anthony has brothers Calvin and Willie Jr. and sisters Linda and Marian, with whom he is very friendly. All of them found their way in life and became successful and wealthy people, but the faith of their parents was tragic.
Our hero’s mother died when he was still a child. A few years later his father married again. His stepmother turned out to be a kind and caring woman contrary to stereotypes. Three new children were born in the new family but Anthony and Calvin never felt left out - there was enough parental love for everyone. But in 2005 the young actor's father and stepmother became victims of the terrible hurricane Katrina, which practically destroyed New Orleans and killed nearly 2,000 people.
According to Zoomboola.com, in 2002 Mackie starred in the 8 Mile musical drama with rapper Eminem in the lead role. The film was a huge success, it was awarded an Oscar for the best song and became an excellent start in the career of the starting actor. Tempting offers fell on Anthony as from a horn of plenty and over the next two years, his filmography was filled with seven full-length pictures. Among them were the Hollywood Homicide (2003) action with Harrison Ford in the lead role and the Million Dollar Baby (2004) sports drama, which received four Oscars.
The death of his parents in 2005 was a terrible shock for our hero - he could not recover from what had happened for a long time, but he managed to pull himself together and started working again. In 2008 Anthony played an American sapper in Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker war drama.
The picture described the events that took place in 2004 in Iraq and attracted a great interest of both film critics and ordinary viewers. The film won six Oscars and many other movie awards and finally assigned Anthony the status of a Hollywood star, though not a top one yet.
In 2014 the Marvel Entertainment film company became interested in the actor and invited him to star in the sequel of the popular franchise about Avengers superheroes. In Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the series of supporters of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) are replenished with new heroes, including Sam Wilson (Falcon), performed by Anthony Mackie.
The same character occasionally appeared in the Ant-Man and Avengers: Age of Ultron pictures and in 2016 the third part of the exciting saga about Captain America: Civil War.
Kathryn Bigelow also didn’t forget Mackie - in 2017 the Oscar-winning director invited him to her new project the Detroit, which highlights the largest racial riot in US history, which occurred in 1967.
Anthony Mackie’s personal life
Despite the fact that the actor got married quite late (in 2014), he has been acquainted with his chosen Sheletta Chapital since he was seven years old. The girl also comes from New Orleans, knew his family well, and had been a faithful friend and ally for Anthony for many years.
At the secret wedding, held in the Dominican Republic, only closest friends and relatives were present, including the two children of the newly-married spouses. The actor told about his wedding on his page on social networks only six months later and in the autumn of 2015, he was stunned by fans with the news that he had become a father for the third time.
Mackie even now prefers not to advertise his personal life and on Instagram, he publishes pictures relating mainly to working moments.
Anthony Mackie nowadays
The actor has signed a contract with Marvel Studios for ten films, in five of which he has already starred. In the Avengers: Endgame his hero Falcon takes on the mantle of Captain America and becomes one of the central characters.
In parallel, the actor is involved in the Falcon and the Winter Soldier TV series for the Disney studio, the fifth season of the popular Black Mirror multi-series, and also shoots in the Altered Carbon fantastic thriller.
In summer 2019, Mackie appeared before the audience in an unexpected role, starring in the Point Blank comedy action. And in autumn the premiere of The Woman in the Window mystical drama, based on the novel by A.J. Finn, will take place.
In 2020, Anthony Mackie appeared in The Banker, starring opposite Samuel L. Jackson. At the same time, he was working on the films Outside the Wire and The Woman in the Window, which are due to premiere in 2021.
In addition to working in cinema, the actor devotes a lot of time to theater, in his social networks one can often see announcements about upcoming performances. Anthony also owns his own NoBar Creole restaurant in Brooklyn, which hospitably opened its doors in 2011.
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