Anthony Edwards (I)

Anthony Edwards (I)


Santa Barbara, California, USA

Birth Name

Anthony Charles Planck Edwards


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Anthony Charles Planck Edwards was born in Santa Barbara, California. He began his acting career on the stage when he was 12. He attended San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara and later graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in drama. He would act…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Anthony married Stila cosmetics creator Jeanine Lobell on September 5, 1994. They met when she was the make-up artist on the set of a film he starred in, Pet Sematary II (1992). They have four children together: son Bailey (b. 1994) and daughters Esme (b. 1996), Wallis (b. 2000), and Poppy (b. 2002).

    • While on ER, Anthony appeared in 6 of NBC's The More You Know public service announcements. His topics were arts education, parental involvement, school support, sexually transmitted diseases, reading, and teacher appreciation.

    • According to trade reports released on August 4, 1998, Anthony signed a $35 million dollar pact with Warner Bros. to remain on ER for four additional seasons (through 2002), making him the highest paid actor on a TV dramatic series at that time.

    • Following his departure from ER in 2002, reportedly to spend more time with his family, Edwards moved his brood to Manhattan. He says he considers himself "smaller than life," and doesn't lead a lifestyle that keeps him on the cover of tabloids.

    • For his portrayal of Dr. Mark Greene on ER, Anthony was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for "Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama" in 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999. He won the award in 1998.

    • Anthony's parents wouldn't allow him to watch prime-time TV as a teenager.

    • Anthony is a big fan of race car driving.

    • Anthony and his family spend every Thanksgiving with Helen Hunt.

    • In his youth, Anthony collected James Taylor and Styx tapes.

    • Anthony owns his own production company called Aviator Films.

    • Anthony is on the Honorary Board of Directors for the Cure Autism Now Foundation.

    • Anthony has a cat named Nitro.

    • Anthony dated Meg Ryan for a period of time.

    • Anthony went to school with and is very good friends with Eric Stoltz.

    • Anthony is an honorary board member of Access Theatre, a repertory acting company comprised of disabled artists.

    • Anthony was nominated for "Best Actor" by Cable Ace for his role in Sexual Healing.

    • Anthony is 6'2".

    • Anthony's nickname is Ace.

    • Anthony is a big fan of race car driving and South Park.

    • As teenagers in Santa Barbara, California, Anthony and childhood friend Eric Stoltz studied ballet so that they could meet girls.

    • For his portrayal of Dr. Mark Greene on ER, Anthony was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2001 (for performances each respective previous year). He won the award in 1996 and 1998. He was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for the show from 1997-2001. He won from 1997-1999.

  • Quotes

    • Anthony Edwards: Being on display, the monkey at the airport, isn't much fun. Celebrity is a completely contrived thing, created to sell commodities. But I'm smart enough to realise that it's a deal you make, and part of my job is to thank people and be part of the circus. (London Independent; July 16, 2004)

    • Anthony Edwards: Even before I was famous, people would say that I reminded them of some cousin. Some film stars come across as someone you'd never be able to meet. Arnold Schwarzenegger, for instance, is not a regular person. But some actors are regular and accessible, which is important. They provide a way for audiences into a story. If it looks easy, like anyone can do it, then we've succeeded. (London Independent; July 16, 2004)

    • (about Top Gun)
      Anthony Edwards: Everything I hate about Hollywood is embodied by that movie. It's the idea that you have to succeed at any cost. If you have to kill your best friend, that is OK, as long as you are the best fighter pilot. It's a pure capitalism message gone mad. I guess I'm just an old peacenik, because I don't believe you solve problems by killing people. (London Independent; July 16, 2004)

    • Anthony Edwards: There's really no point in having children if you're not going to be home enough to father them.

    • Anthony Edwards: Flying back from New York, the flight attendant said "God, I wished you were here yesterday, we had a stroke on the plane." I said, "If I have a stroke on a plane, I hope the pretend doctor isn't the one on the plane. I want a real doctor."

  • One of my all time favorite actors, without a doubt in my top ten.

    I had to stop watching E.R. when they killed off Doctor Mark Greene. I really like Anthony Edwards, and even though his performance on E.R. was brilliant, there is another that is my favorite.

    I just love him in the movie Miracle Mile with Mare Winningham. They both gives great performances, especially Anthony Edwards. I also enjoy his performance in the television version of Capote's In cold blood.

    I haven't seen the Zodiac Killer movie that he is in yet, but I plan on it because it is directed by my favorite director David Fincher, so I am sure that it too will be awesome. I am always pleased with the performances that Anthony Edwards gives, even in Pet Cemetery 2 he gave it his all. Great actor, wish we saw more of him.moreless
  • Anthony Edwards as Dr Mark Greene was amazing. We watched him influence the lives of all other characters around him and watched him grow in the affections in our hearts.

    I know I really felt the loss of Dr Mark Greene from ER in 2002. I sat and cried along with thousands of others around the world when the character slipped quietly into death. I cried with the same people when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer and cried again watching Elizabeth (Alex Kingston) try and go on without him. Dr Greene was, to me, a hugely integral character in teh success of ER in the early seasons. He was mentor, best friend, lover, father, doctor extraordinaire. From looking after his ailing father to marrying Elizabeth, Dr Greene did it all on the show and the show was and is better for having had the character there at all.

    Keep the good ones coming!moreless