Alvina Stewart Biography
The wife of the famous “Black-ish” actor, Anthony Anderson, prefers to keep her private life away from the media’s attention. However, some facts about her are known – Alvina Renee Stewart was born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on 18 December 1970, in the USA, so she holds American nationality, and her ethnicity is African-American.
She hasn’t revealed any information about her childhood, but it’s assumed that she was raised by her parents, and attended a local high school – upon matriculating in 1988, she enrolled at Howard University in Washington DC, from which she graduated with a BA in 1992.
Alvina’s occupation and career are also unknown to the public, but according to some sources she worked as a host for the show “E! Live from the Red Carpet”, back in 1995.
Love life and marriage with Anthony Anderson
Alvina and Anthony met at university, where they started dating, and after a few years they married on 11 September 1995; the wedding ceremony was private, held in the presence of their closest family members and friends.
tThey welcomed their first child, daughter Kyra in the following year, who is now 26 years old, and in 2000 their son Nathan was born, who is now 21 years old, and has followed his father’s steps appearing in several series and is hoping to become a full-time actor.
Although everything seemed great between the couple, and after Anthony publicly stated how grateful he is to his wife Alvina for her help and support after he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, sometime in 2014 rumors started about their divorce.
The rumors were confirmed when Alvina filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences, and court papers revealed that the two were living separately since April 2014. After three years, in January 2017, the two seem to have reconciled, and Alvina dismissed the divorce proceedings.
On 29 January 2017, they were seen on the red carpet at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, in Los Angeles, California, and Anthony said: ‘It’s fun. It’s been a while since we’ve been on a red carpet together, but we’re here tonight so we’re excited about it!’, and it was clear that the couple were working on their relationship and continuing their love story.
As of January 2022, Anthony and Alvina are still together, living in their 3,450 square feet residence in Los Angeles, which they purchased for $1.1 million in April 2005.
Age, appearance, net worth
Alvina is 51 years old, with long black curly hair and dark brown eyes. She weighs around 132lbs (60kgs) and is 5ft 6ins (1.7m) tall with vital statistics of 35-26-36. Her body type is slim, and she takes care of herself, working out and eating healthily.
As of January 2022, her net worth can’t be estimated due to a lack of information regarding her career and salary, however, the net worth of her husband has been estimated at $25 million.
Who is Anthony Anderson?
Anthony Anderson was born under the zodiac sign of Leo, on 15 August 1970, in Compton, California USA; he holds American nationality and his ethnicity is African-American, while his ancestors are the Bubi people of Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, and Fulani, Hausa and Tikar people of Cameroon, west-central Africa.
He’s a game show host, comedian, and an actor with nearly 100 credits to his name, perhaps known best for his roles in movies such as “Transformers”, “The Departed”, and “Scary Movie”, among many others.
Anthony was raised in Compton, by his mother Doris Hancox, and his stepfather Sterling Bowman, alongside his half-brother Derrick Bowman.
He attended Hollywood High School, and upon matriculating in 1988, he enrolled at Howard University, but dropped out as he hadn’t enough money to continue his education, however, he plans to graduate together with his son, who is now attending the same college as his father.
Although Anthony’s first try as a comedian was a failure, he didn’t give up on his dream to become an actor, and made his debut in 1995, appearing in three episodes of the series “The Wayans Bros.”, followed by numerous minor roles in various television series until the early 2000s, when Anthony alongside Marco Pennette and Adam Glass created the series “All About the Andersons”, and portrayed himself in this family comedy drama about a young actor who is trying to provide a good life for his son, so decides to move back to his parent’s house.
Anthony was nominated for the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Comedy Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and Teen Choice Award Choice TV Actor – Comedy, both in 2004.
In the following years, he made appearances in an episode or two of numerous series before he portrayed Bryan in “The Bernie Mac Show”, acting alongside Bernie Mac, Jeremy Suarez and Kellita Smit, in this family comedy drama which had 63 award nominations and won 31, including one Primetime Emmy.
In 2005, he was cast to play Antwon Mitchell in the Primetime Emmy awarded “The Shield”, followed by his role as Marlin Boulet in “K-Ville”, as Derek Watson in “Treme”, and as Gary in “Guys with Kids”, before he was cast to play Andre ‘Dre’ Johnson in “Black-ish”, starring alongside Marcus Scribner and Tracee Ellis Ross, in this comedy drama, which had 206 award nominations and won 70, including one Primetime Emmy.
Since 2008, Anthony has had the recurring role as Detective Kevin Bernard in the series “Law & Order”, a mystery crime drama series which has attracted 203 award nominations and won 47, including six Primetime Emmys.
Speaking about Anthony’s first appearance on the big screen, it was in the 1998 movie “The Breaks” in which he had a minor role, but in the following years he had support roles in movies such as “Life”, “Trippin’”, “Liberty Heights”, and “Romeo Must Die”, among others, before he was cast to play Nolan in “Big Momma’s House”, and then he starred alongside Jim Carrey and Renee Zellweger in “Me, Myself, and Irene”.
In the early 2000s, he made appearances in movies such as “Urban Legends: Final Cut”, “Exit Wounds”, “Two Can Play That Game”, and “Barbershop”, among others, and then starred alongside Jerry O’Connell and Estella Warren in the comedy “Kangaroo Jack”.
In 2005, he co-starred with Ludacris and Terrence Howard, in the Oscar-awarded movie “Hustle & Flow”, a musical crime drama directed and written by Craig Brewer, which had 47 award nominations, and won 25, including the Oscar for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song.
In the late 2000s, Anthony acted in numerous movies, rising to prominence as one of the funniest comedian actors, seen in “Scary Movie” and in three times Oscar-nominated “Transformers” starring Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, and Megan Fox; the movie had 50 award nomination besides three for Oscars Best Achievement in Sound Mixing, Best Achievement in Sound Editing, and Best Achievement in Visual Effects, and won 25.
In 2010, he was seen in “The Back-up Plan”, and was heard as a voice actor in “A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures”, and in the following years, Anthony made appearances in “The Big Year”, “Goats”, “The Power of Few”, “Grudge March”, and “The Town That Dreaded Sundown”, among others, before he reprised his role as J.D. in “Barbershop: The Next Cut”, in 2016.
Anthony’s most recent roles on the big screen were in the movies “Small Town Crime” in 2017, and in 2019’s “Beats”.
Speaking about his personal life, he hasn’t spoken about his previous relationships before he married Alvina, however, he was accused three times of sexual assaults; first, in July 2004, he was accused of rape, but charges were dropped in October of the same year as the victim claimed that she was digitally raped, but the judge ruled that there was no probable cause for trial.
In September the same year, another woman accused him of making sexually suggestive remarks and assaulting her while she was in his dressing room, and then in 2018, he was investigated by the Los Angeles police for another sexual assault allegation, however, due to lack of evidence, the police didn’t press charges against Anthony.
Anthony is 51-years-old, with short black hair and dark brown eyes; he now weighs around 200lbs (90kgs), since he’s lost around 45lbs (20kgs) in the last years, and is 5ft 8ins (1.78m) tall.