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Overview (3)

Born in Durham, North Carolina, USA
Nicknames Tony
Height 5' 11" (1.8 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Anthony Reynolds is an American film, television and theatre actor known for his work as a character actor playing authoritative roles as law enforcement officers, federal agents and military officials. Gravitating toward the character actors in the movies of his childhood, Anthony aspired to be a regular guy who plays to the leads in supporting roles. Upon completion of Cary High School in 1986, Anthony studied at North Carolina State University and East Carolina University and made almost annual trips to New York to visit the theatre and museums. His college years were interrupted by some harrowing twists and turns, but Anthony graduated from ECU in 1992 with a BFA in Communication Arts. In 1993, he drove with a friend to Los Angeles where he slept on the floor of his high school friend, Keith Coulouris' apartment in Studio City, CA. Keith was instrumental in Anthony getting a bit part in, Dead Man's Revenge (1994), a USA network movie of the week, starring Bruce Dern, Michael Ironside and Vondie Curtis-Hall. Upon realizing the high cost of living in LA, Anthony returned to the East Coast to study acting as he had no business on a film set without formal training. He spent just shy of two years in Atlanta, taking classes and auditioning, before his then agent, Ted Borden urged him to make the big move to Manhattan to study at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute. In 1995, Anthony did just that. He lived in a NYU dorm with a student he met on his flight to New York after the living situation he had arranged prior to the move fell apart upon his arrival. The front door to the apartment that he was to be staying in had been kicked in and the tenants robbed the night before. He ended up bouncing between apartments on the Upper East and West Sides of the city. Concurrent to his studies at the LSTI, Anthony studied privately with acting coaches Michael Margotta and Geoffrey Horne. While performing off-off Broadway in numerous black box theaters, Anthony met Lamya Jezek. In 1999, upon her graduation from NYU's Tisch School for Acting, the newly engaged couple moved to Los Angeles as Lamya had secured representation. They were married July 14, 2001, in North Carolina. In LA, Anthony studied with Milton Katselas at The Beverly Hills Playhouse and with Lesly Kahn in the Hollywood Hills. Anthony found that the best training of all, was working on sets with other actors. He had the privilege of working with Academy Award Nominated actor, Edward Norton for nine years on several films as well as Academy Award and Golden Globe Winner, Billy Bob Thornton on four films. Anthony maintains a number of relationships in NY and LA, but chose to return to his Southern roots to raise his family. Anthony and his family have resided on the East Coast since 2008, where he continues to work regularly in film and television.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Vernell Ledbetter

Spouse (2)

Lisa Edwards Reynolds (18 March 2017 - present)
Lamya Jezek (14 July 2001 - 1 July 2016) ( divorced) ( 3 children)

Trade Mark (5)

Heavy dark eyebrows,
Is often seen wearing Ivy caps or ball caps to keep the sun off his "dome".
Has no tattoos, but several interesting scars.
Is known for playing Law Enforcement Officers, Government Agents and Federal Officials.
Has a scar on the right side of his lower lip from a childhood accident.

Trivia (19)

Studied acting in New York at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute from 1995-1998, while studying acting with Geoffrey Horne and 'Michael Margotta' in private classes on nights and weekends.
Studied acting at The Beverly Hills Playhouse with Milton Katselas.
Was a Actor/Waiter/Student in New York City from 1995-1999.
He and Keith Coulouris were friends in high school in North Carolina.
Waited tables with Zach Galifianakis at Two Guys Restaurant on Hillsborough Street in Raleigh, NC while attending North Carolina State University 1987-1989.
Grew up in a Law Enforcement family.
Delivered his first line of dialogue opposite Bruce Dern in "Dead Man's Revenge," and got to work with Mr. Dern years later in "Down in the Valley.".
Wilmington, North Carolina [August 2010]
Early in Anthony's career, he worked as Edward Norton's regular Stand-In on several films. He also was a Stand-In for Billy Bob Thornton. Working on sets with these actors and those they worked with was better than any master acting class.
Doesn't like chewing gum.
Has a sister who is a well-respected Dermatologist.
Knew from his childhood that he would be an actor.
Is usually seen wearing a good pair of worn in ropers.
Drinks his coffee black and hasn't drank a soft drink since 1990.
Anthony Reynolds and Cullen Moss won the Best Acting Award in the 2015 'My RODE Reel Film' Competition sponsored by RODE Microphones for their work in "The Visitor." Over 12,000 films were submitted with 2,000 films competing for awards in all categories.
Reynolds is a frequent collaborator with filmmaker, Bennett Pellington.
Anthony doesn't have any tattoos, but has numerous scars.
Anthony usually wears a family heirloom when he films, sometimes his late father's watch or a ring of his closest uncle.
Anthony is an artist. He finds painting therapeutic. He has been painting since he was 5 years old. He still has his first canvas painting in his office. He paints commissioned works when not creating personal works for his home.

Personal Quotes (2)

What do I play? Cowboys, cops and killers.
As an actor, I never wanted fame, just to whisk people away into the reality of the story in film, so they could escape from life for a little while.

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