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Born: September 23, 1979 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Profession: actor

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Actor Anthony Mackie rose to prominence with powerful turns on the New York stage in acclaimed productions like "Up Against the Wind" and "Talk." His performances eventually brought him to Hollywood, where he impressed in his debut as a formidable foe to Eminem in "8 Mile" (2002). Mackie soon graduated to supporting roles and the occasional lead for major directors like Spike Lee with "She Hate Me" (2004) and Clint Eastwood with "Million Dollar Baby" (2005), while maintaining an interest in independent product like "Half Nelson" (2005) and "The Hurt Locker" (2008). The depth and strength of his talents in these projects and many others, including the much-anticipated Notorious B.I.G. biopic "Notorious" (2009) signified that Mackie was among the best actors working in film and stage in the early millennium.

Actor Anthony Mackie rose to prominence with powerful turns on the New York stage in acclaimed productions like "Up Against the Wind" and "Talk." His performances eventually brought him to Hollywood, where he impressed in his debut as a formidable foe to Eminem in "8 Mile" (2002). Mackie soon graduated to supporting roles and the occasional lead for major directors like Spike Lee with "She Hate Me" (2004) and Clint Eastwood with "Million Dollar Baby" (2005), while maintaining an interest in independent product like "Half Nelson" (2005) and "The Hurt Locker" (2008). The depth and strength of his talents in these projects and many others, including the much-anticipated Notorious B.I.G. biopic "Notorious" (2009) signified that Mackie was among the best actors working in film and stage in the early millennium.

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1992:
Won an award from the Speech and Theater League Festival
2001:
Received critical accolades as rapper Tupac Shakur in off-off-Broadway play "Up Against the Wind"
2002:
Appeared in New York stage production of "Talk"
2002:
Was understudy to Don Cheadle in Suzan-Lori Parks' play "Topdog/Underdog"
2002:
Made feature film debut as fearsome rapper Papa Doc opposite Eminem in "8 Mile"
2003:
Appeared as a young art student in acclaimed drama "Brother to Brother"; earned an Independent Spirit Award nomination
2004:
Landed first lead role in Spike Lee's "She Hate Me"
2005:
Played small role as a dealer opposite Ryan Gosling in independent film "Half Nelson"
2008:
Landed featured role in Kathryn Bigelow¿s Iraq war drama "The Hurt Locker"; earned Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Male
2010:
Starred in "Night Catches Us" with Kerry Washington and Wendell Pierce
2011:
Cast opposite Anna Faris in romantic comedy "What's Your Number?"
2011:
Co-starred opposite Hugh Jackman in robot-boxing drama "Real Steel"
2012:
Co-starred with Sam Worthington in crime thriller "Man on a Ledge"
2012:
Played the U.S. president's valet and friend in genre mash-up "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," based on the novel by Seth Grahame-Smith
2013:
Cast alongside Sean Penn and "Half Nelson" co-star Ryan Gosling in crime drama "Gangster Squad"
2013:
Starred in Michael Bay's "Pain & Gain"
2013:
Featured in the biographical drama "The Fifth Estate"
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Education

New Orleans Center for Creative Arts: New Orleans , Louisiana -
North Carolina School of the Arts: Winston-Salem , North Carolina -
Juilliard School: New York , New York -

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