Mackie in May 2016
Anthony Dwane Mackie
September 23, 1978
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
|Education||Juilliard School (BFA)|
Sheletta Chapital (m. 2014)
Anthony Dwane Mackie (born September 23, 1978) is an American actor who has been featured in films, television series and Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Drowning Crow, McReele, A Soldier's Play and Carl Hancock Rux's Talk, for which he won an Obie Award in 2002.
In 2002, he was featured in Eminem's film debut, 8 Mile. He was nominated for Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor for his role in Brother to Brother. His second nomination was for Best Supporting Actor at the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards for his role in The Hurt Locker.
He achieved global recognition with his portrayal of Falcon in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, making his first appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and later in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Ant-Man (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and the upcoming Avengers: Endgame (2019).
In May 2016, he co-starred in the HBO TV film All the Way as Martin Luther King Jr., opposite Bryan Cranston, who was reprising his Tony Award-winning performance as President Lyndon B. Johnson from the play of the same name.
Mackie was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, the son of Martha (née Gordon) and Willie Mackie Sr., a carpenter who owned a roofing business, Mackie Roofing. He attended Warren Easton Sr. High School and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) and graduated from the high school drama program at the North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA) in 1997. He later graduated from the Juilliard School's Drama Division as a member of Group 30 (1997–2001), which also included actors Tracie Thoms and Lee Pace.
In 2002, Mackie worked as an understudy to Don Cheadle in Suzan-Lori Parks' play Topdog/Underdog and won an OBIE Award for his role in Carl Hancock Rux's play Talk. His first starring role in a feature film was in the 2003 independent film Brother to Brother, where he played Perry, a young African-American artist who struggles to adjust to the world as a black homosexual. He appeared in the 2002 film 8 Mile, as Papa Doc, Eminem's character's nemesis. Mackie would later go on to star as a man who struggles to adjust to the world he's created after becoming a corporate whistleblower and later starting a business impregnating lesbians for a fee in Spike Lee's 2004 film She Hate Me.
In March 2008, Mackie starred in three plays by playwright August Wilson at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Fences, and Jitney – all part of "August Wilson's 20th Century", a month-long presentation of ten staged readings of Wilson's "Century Cycle".
Mackie has participated several times in the "24-Hour Plays" held in New York City each fall.
Mackie portrayed the rapper Tupac Shakur in the 2009 film Notorious. He first played Shakur on Off-Off Broadway (while still at Juilliard) in 2001 in the play Up Against the Wind, which also featured his classmate Thoms. Other films in the works include biopics of Olympian Jesse Owens, Antebellum slave revolt leader Nat Turner, and cornetist and jazz musician Buddy Bolden.
He starred with Christopher Walken in A Behanding in Spokane on Broadway, which opened February 15, 2010. Mackie also narrated The Best That Never Was, director Jonathan Hock's documentary for the ESPN 30 for 30 series about the Philadelphia, MS native and football star Marcus Dupree. He appeared in the 2011 Matt Damon film The Adjustment Bureau where he plays Harry Mitchell, a sympathetic member of a shadowy supernatural group that controls human destiny. Mackie co-starred, as the Sam Wilson / Falcon, in the Marvel Studios sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014). He reprised the role in 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man, and again in 2016's Captain America: Civil War, 2018's Avengers: Infinity War and will return in the upcoming 2019's Avengers: Endgame. On June 30, 2015, Anthony Mackie was cast as Martin Luther King Jr. in the HBO TV drama All the Way. Mackie appears opposite Bryan Cranston. Cranston repeats his Tony Award-winning role as Lyndon B. Johnson from the play of the same name in this telefilm, which debuted on HBO on May 21, 2016.
In October 2016, Mackie was cast in the Netflix science-fiction film, IO. The film was released on January 18, 2019 by Netflix. In September 2017, Mackie was cast as the gang leader King in the 2018 movie adaptation of the bestselling novel The Hate U Give. In July 2018, it was announced that Mackie was cast in the role of Takeshi Kovacs on the second season of the Netflix science-fiction series, Altered Carbon.
Mackie opened a bar called NoBar in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn in the summer of 2011. He had plans to open a second NoBar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2013, but closed all NoBar locations in 2015.
|2002||As If||Bar Patron||Episode: "Seven"; uncredited|
|2003||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Carl Hines||Episode: "Pravda"|
|2004||Sucker Free City||K-Luv (Keith)||TV movie|
Nominated — Black Reel Award for Best Actor: T.V. Movie/Cable
|2010||30 for 30||Narrator||Episode: "The Best That Never Was"|
|2016||All the Way||Martin Luther King Jr.||TV movie|
|2018||Animals.||Receipt (voice)||2 episodes|
|2019||Altered Carbon||Takeshi Kovacs||Lead role - Season 2|
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