For the faithful fans of Marvel films, Anthony Mackie is a face that can never get lost in the crowd. He is an American actor who has become famous for his roles in films such as Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Captain America: Civil War, in which he appears as a falcon. Since his debut in 2002, the actor has developed into a person of interest to many people. Here you will find interesting facts about him.
Biography and Age
Anthony Dwane Mackie was born in New Orleans on 23 September 1978. He was raised with his two brothers by their parents, Willie Mackie Sr. and Martha Gordon. His father was an entrepreneur who owned his own lumber company.
Instead of following their father’s path, each of the three brothers decided to go their own way, with Calvin Mackie becoming a famous motivational speaker, Willie Mackie Jr. being an engineer, and Anthony Mackie being left behind as an actor.
For his education, he attended Warren Easton Sr. High School before moving to the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA). He completed further studies at the North Carolina School of the Arts (NCSA). In order to further improve his acting skills, he later attended the Juilliard School of the Arts.
His acting career began on stage, but he made his film debut in 2002 when he appeared as Papa Doc in Eminem’s musical-drama film 8 Mile, which was based on the life of the rapper. The next film in which Anthony was to play a role was Crossing and Hollywood Homicide in 2003, and by the time he starred in Brother to Brother and She Hate Me in 2004, other films were already on the way, as well as nominations that were soon followed by awards.
The really big breakthrough came in 2009 when he starred as Sergeant J. T. Sanborn in The Hurt Locker. However, it was not until 2014 that he became Falcon when he starred in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, followed by Captain America: Civil War in 2016 and Avengers: Infinity War in 2018, and it is also planned that he will appear in another Avengers movie in 2019.
The actor has also made a number of television films, including As If (2002), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2003), Sucker Free City (2004), 30 for 30 (2010), and All the Way (2016). With over 50 productions in his name, Anthony Mackie has been nominated for over 30 and has taken home more than 5 awards.
With a number of television productions in his name and many films in the Marvel’s Avengers film series, Anthony Mackie is expected to have a good fortune. Well, he has, unless you think a fortune estimated at over $4 million isn’t good enough.
The actor was able to raise his wealth both through his films and through the entrepreneurship he learned from his father. He founded a restaurant and bar, NoBar BKNY, in 2011 and pulled off the second one in Williamsburg in 2013. Nonetheless, the Captain America star closed the first one, which he started in Brooklyn.
Anthony Mackie’s Wife and Kids
It is not known that Mackie has dated many women in the past, except for his girlfriend Sheletta Chapital. The two have been together since primary school, and since they have come a long way together, they decided to spice things up a bit by becoming man and wife at a private event in 2014.
Although not so much is known about the beautiful Sheletta Chapital because she leads a very private life, it is known that she was born in the United States, more precisely in New Orleans.
Her marriage was blessed with three children. Although her two sons were born before her marriage in 2014, the last one was born in 2015.
Height and Body Measurements
Anthony Mackie is an actor with the perfect prey, the perfect build, and the perfect size. This is indeed one of the main features that made him perfect for the role of the falcon in Captain America. More than that, it also helped him to become one of Marvel’s favorite actors.
According to this, he stands at a height of 1.79 m (5 feet and 10 inches) and a body weight of 180 lbs. With an athletic build, he has a total height of 114 cm (45 inches) chest, 39.5 cm (15.5 inches) biceps, and a waist of 89 cm (35 inches).