Anson Mount

  • Birth Name: Anson Adams Mount IV
  • Birth Place: Prospect Heights, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Writer, Producer
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  • His great-great-great-grandfather was a Confederate cavalry colonel.
  • His father, also named Anson Mount, was a longtime editor at Playboy magazine; his mother, Nancy Smith, was a professional golfer.
  • Robert De Niro talked him into taking the costarring role in the 2002 Britney Spears vehicle Crossroads.
  • A 2004 state resolution honored him as a Distinguished Son of Dickson County and the State of Tennessee.
  • Favorite living poet is Andrew Hudgins, with whom he's studied.


  • Anson A. Mount III — Half Brother
  • Mary Petty Mount — Grandmother
  • Nancy League Smith — Mother
  • Anson Adams Mount II — Father
  • Elizabeth — Half Sister
  • Kristin Mount — Half Sister


  • The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, United States (BA in Theater Arts, 1995); Columbia University, New York, New York, United States (MFA in Theater, 1998)
MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)

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