About Anthony Mackie
As for the day, Anthony Mackie net worth stands at $2 million dollars. I expect that at this moment part of you are wondering how in the world did he earn so much money, while the others are actually thinking: how come, after appearing in so many movies and receiving such a widespread critical acclaim, the man still does not have at least $10 million? Well, both of these questions are legit and I have prepared the answers to both of them.
So how did Anthony Mackie net worth reach its current heights? First of all, you should know that this man is not some amateur actor. As a teenager, he attended the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and graduated from high school drama program at the North Carolina School of the Arts in 1997. Following this Anthony continued to study at Juilliard School’s Drama Division, where he met fellow actors Tracie Thoms and Lee Pace. The growth of Anthony Mackie net worth gained momentum in the early 2000s, as he appeared in Eminem‘s movie 8 Mile.
Ever since then Anthony‘s film career has been going just great. The following year he landed a role on Brother to Brother, for which he was nominated for both Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor and Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance; then there were Sucker Free City and She Hate Me. The performance in these later two movies has garnered Mackie two nominations for Black Real Award – one for Best Breakthrough Actor and another for Best Actor Movie/Cable. In 2009 Anthony landed his most reprised role so far: he was cast as Sergeant JT Sanborn in The Hurt Locker. Due to this role, Mackie now has African-American Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor, Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor and Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor. Pretty impressive, isn‘t it? And this is by far not the full list of Mackie‘s movies! Most recently he has also appeared in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter!
It seems like as an actor in-demand Anthony should already have much more than $2 million. But the thing is that majority of the movies he has done were independent (to quote Mackie – “Most of my movies are indies. The best scripts I can find are independent films“) and those are not as profitable as big-budget Hollywood movies. Plus, the actor has repeatedly stated that his first love was stage (theatre) and as such, it still has a special place in his life. Unfortunately, sometimes while working in the theatre the actor receives only 400 bucks per day. This is why Anthony Mackie net worth remains relatively low!