Anthony Mackie

Anthony Mackie

Mackie at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2013
Born Anthony Dwane Mackie
(1978-09-23) September 23, 1978
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Education University of North Carolina School of the Arts (1997)
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s) Sheletta Chapital (m. 2015)
Children 3 sons

Anthony Dwane Mackie (born September 23, 1978)[1][2][3] is an American actor. He has been featured in feature 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 debut film, 8 Mile. He was nominated for Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor for his role in Brother to Brother.[4] His second nomination was for Best Supporting Actor at the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards for his role in The Hurt Locker. In 2014, he joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Sam Wilson / Falcon, making his first appearance in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and reprising the role in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, and Captain America: Civil War.

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 in the play of the same name.

Early life

Mackie was born in New Orleans, Louisiana,[5] the son of Martha (née Gordon) and Willie Mackie, Sr., a carpenter who owned a roofing business, Mackie Roofing.[6][7][8] 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.[9] 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.[10][11]


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 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.

Mackie appeared in 2004 Academy Award winner, Million Dollar Baby, and five years later appeared in another Academy Award winning film, The Hurt Locker (2009).

In 2006, Mackie starred in Half Nelson alongside Ryan Gosling and Shareeka Epps as well as We Are Marshall.

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 at the All the Way premiere at the LBJ Library in Austin

Mackie has participated several times in the "24-Hour Plays" held in New York City each fall.[12]

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.

In the summer of 2009, he played the role of Pentheus in the New York City Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of The Bacchae.[13]

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 Falcon, in the Marvel Studios sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).[14][15] He reprised the role in 2015's Avengers: Age of Ultron[16] and Ant-Man, and again in 2016's Captain America: Civil War.[17] On June 30, 2015, Anthony Mackie was cast as Martin Luther King Jr. in the HBO TV drama All the Way.[18] Mackie appears opposite Bryan Cranston (six-time Emmy Award-winner for Breaking Bad, and 2015 Best Actor Academy Award-nominee for Trumbo). Cranston repeats his Tony Award-winning role as LBJ in the play of the same name in this telefilm, which debuted on HBO on May 21, 2016.

Personal life

Mackie and his longtime girlfriend, Sheletta Chapital (born in 1978), married in December 2014. They have three children together. He opened a bar called NoBar in Brooklyn, New York in the summer of 2011.[19]

His brother, Calvin Mackie, was an Associate Professor at Tulane University.[20]


Mackie at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.
Year Title Role Notes
2002 8 Mile Papa Doc
2003 Crossing Cass
2003 Hollywood Homicide Killer "Joker"
2004 Brother to Brother Perry Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance
Nominated – Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor
2004 The Manchurian Candidate PFC Robert Baker
2004 She Hate Me John Henry "Jack" Armstrong Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
2004 Sucker Free City K-Luv (Keith) TV movie
Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Actor: T.V. Movie/Cable
2004 Haven Hammer
2004 Million Dollar Baby Shawrelle Berry
2005 The Man Booty
2006 Freedomland Billy Williams
2006 Half Nelson Frank
2006 Heavens Fall William Lee
2006 We Are Marshall Nate Ruffin
2006 Crossover Tech
2007 Ascension Day Nathaniel "Nat" Turner
2008 Eagle Eye Major William Bowman
2009 The Hurt Locker Sergeant J. T. Sanborn African-American Film Critics Association for Best Supporting Actor
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Ensemble
Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor
IFP Gotham Award for Best Ensemble Performance
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
2009 American Violet Eddie Porter
2009 Notorious Tupac Shakur
2009 Desert Flower Harold Jackson
2010 Night Catches Us Marcus Washington Black Reel Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
2011 The Adjustment Bureau Harry Mitchell Nominated Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
2011 10 Years Andre Irine
2011 What's Your Number? Tom Piper
2011 Real Steel Finn
2012 Man on a Ledge Mike Ackerman
2012 Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter William H. Johnson
2013 Gangster Squad Coleman Harris
2013 Pain & Gain Adrian Doorbal
2013 The Fifth Estate Sam Coulson
2013 Runner Runner Agent Eric Shavers
2013 The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete Kris
2014 Repentance Tommy Carter
2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Sam Wilson / Falcon Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor
2014 Shelter Tahir
2015 Black or White Jeremiah Jeffers
2015 Playing It Cool Bryan
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron Sam Wilson / Falcon
2015 Ant-Man
2015 Our Brand Is Crisis Ben
2015 Love the Coopers Officer Percy Williams
2015 The Night Before Chris Roberts
2016 Triple 9 Marcus Belmont
2016 Captain America: Civil War Sam Wilson / Falcon
2016 All the Way Martin Luther King Jr. TV movie
2017 Untitled Detroit project Filming


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