Who is Anthony Edwards?
A producer, director, and actor with over 60 credits to his name, Anthony Charles Edwards was born under the zodiac sign of Cancer on 19 July 1962, in Santa Barbara, California USA; he holds American nationality and his ethnicity is of mixed English, Scottish, Irish, German and Spanish-Mexican descent.
Anthony is perhaps known best for his role as Doctor Mark Greene in the series “ER”, starring alongside George Clooney and Julianna Margulies in this romantic drama which had 370 award nominations and won 156, including 23 Primetime Emmys.
Early life and education
He was raised in Santa Barbara alongside his four siblings, by his parents Peter Edwards who was an architect, and Erika Kem Plack, who was a landscape painter and artist.
Anthony attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1980, he received a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, in London, England, and studied theatre at the University of South California, but he left college to pursue his acting career.
Roles in series
He made his first appearance on television in 1981, portraying Robbie in an episode of “Walking Tall”, followed by his role as Andy Quinn in “It Takes Two”, before he was cast to play in series such as “For Love and Honor” and “Call to Glory”, and then in 1992 he portrayed Mike Monroe in “Northern Exposure”.
In 1994, he was cast in his most notable role as Doctor Mark Green in “ER”, and for his performance in the series he was rewarded with the Golden Globe Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, in 1998, and Online Film & Television Association Award Best Actor in a Drama Series, in 1997, while he was four times nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, in 1995, ’96, ’97, and ’98.
The series broadcast from 1994 until 2008, and during these years, Anthony also made an appearance in the TV mini-series “In Cold Blood”, in 1996, portraying Dick Hickock, starring alongside Sam Neill and Eric Roberts in this historic crime drama, which had eight award nominations, including two for Primetime Emmys, and won one.
He was also seen in “The Weber Show” and “Fraiser” in 2001, and then in 2013, Anthony was cast to play Hank Galliston in “Zero Hour”, a fantasy thriller drama, starring himself, Scott Michael Foster and Carmen Ejogo, before he made appearances in an episode or two of series such as “Blue Bloods”, “Billions”, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, and “Drunk History”, in 2016.
In the following year, Anthony portrayed Judge Stanley Weisberg in the TV mini-series “Law & Order True Crime”, acting alongside Edie Falco, Miles Gaston Villanueva, and Gus Halper, and then he was seen as Mars Harper in “Designated Survivor”, in 2019, which is his most recent role on television.
Roles in movies
Anthony made his acting debut portraying Kono’s Boy in the 1973 movie “Big Zapper”, followed by his roles “The Killing of Randy Webster”, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”, “Heart Like a Wheel”, and “High School U. S. A” in the early ‘80s.
He made an appearance as Gilbert in “Revenge of the Nerds” before he portrayed Lance in “The Sure Thing”, and Jonathan in “Gotcha!”, and then he was cast to play Goose in the 1986 Oscar-awarded “Top Gun” acting alongside Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, and Tim Robbins; the movie had 11 wins, including the Oscar for Best Music, Original Song.
In the following years, Anthony was seen in “Summer Heat”, and in the sequel “Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise” in 1987, followed by his numerous support roles in various TV movies and films, so we will mention some of the most notable.
In 1995, Anthony portrayed Dave in “Charlie’s Ghost Story”, starring alongside Trenton Knight and Cheech Marin, and then he was seen in “Playing by Heart” acting alongside Sean Connery and Gillian Anderson before he portrayed Tracy in the 2001 movie “Jackpot” written and directed by Michael Polish.
The early 2000s saw him in “Northfork”, “Thunderbirds”, and “The Forgotten” before he portrayed Inspector William Armstrong in the 2007 movie “Zodiac”, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Junior, and Mark Ruffalo, a mystery crime drama based on the true story of the serial killer, Zodiac; the movie had 72 award nominations and won four.
Anthony portrayed Avery in “Motherhood” in 2009, starring alongside Uma Thurman and Minnie Driver, followed by his roles in “Flipped”, “Big Sur”, and “Consumed” in 2015, before he made his latest appearance in the movie “Controversy”, in 2017.
Love life and relationships
There have been no rumors concerning Anthony’s love life and his sexual orientation; it’s widely known that he was in a marriage with his now ex-wife Jeanine Lobell, from 1994 until 2015.
The two started dating in early 1992, soon after they met on the set of the movie “Pet Sematary II” when Anthony had a guest role, and Jeanine worked as a make-up artist. After almost two years of dating, they married on 5 September 1994, and they have four children together; Bailey born in 1996, Esme (1997), Wallis (2000), and Poppy Edwards born in 2002.
Although all seemed great between Anthony and Jeannine, they separated in 2014, and their divorce was finalized in 2015.
As of January 2022, Anthony is in a relationship with actress Mare Winningham – they started dating back in 2020, and it seems that a 40-years long friendship grew into a longer-term love story.
Where he is today and what is he doing?
It seems that Anthony paused his acting career and decided to focus on directing and producing, and according to sources, in which he’s quite successful in this field of the movie industry.
He has produced the movie “Temple Grandin” based on the book “Emergence” written by Temple Grandin, an autistic woman; the movie had 36 award nominations, and won 34, including seven Primetime Emmys, while Anthony won his first Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Made for Television Movie, as an executive producer.
Anthony has an Instagram account, and has nearly 20,000 followers; his fans can enjoy photos of his life and work, although he hasn’t updated his posts since 2020. However, according to his account, he seems to live a peaceful life in Sandy Hook, in Newtown, Connecticut.
Age, height, and net worth
Anthony is 59 years old, with his trademark bold hair and hazel eyes; he weighs around 176lbs (80kgs) and is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall.
As of January 2022, his net worth has been estimated at $40 million, and according to sources, while he was working for the series “ER”, his salary was $35 million for all the seasons.