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Anthony Anderson found success in
his career and balance in his health
after a diabetes diagnosis
BY SHELLEY FLANNERY

10

W IN TER 2017

On ABC's Black˙ish, Anthony
Anderson plays Andre Johnson,
an advertising exec, husband
and dad of four who struggles to maintain
his family's black identity while living in
white suburbia. The plot often pulls from
the real life of Compton, California-raised
Anderson, who, with his wife, Alvina
Renee Stewart, raised their two children,
Kyra and Nathan, in a predominantly
white area of Los Angeles.
Another ripped-from-real-life detail of
the show, for which Anderson also serves
as an executive producer, is that his character has type 2 diabetes, a condition
Anderson learned he had in 2001.

An Unsurprising
Diagnosis

After appearing in such fi lms as Big
Momma's House, Barbershop and Kangaroo
Jack,, Anderson took a break from comedy
to avoid getting typecast as the fat, funny
guy. But the actor, whose drama résumé
includes Martin Scorsese's The Departed,
Hustle & Flow, Law & Order and The Shield,
found he couldn't escape one role in his
real life: a man with diabetes.
Anderson had three strong risk factors for the disease: He was overweight,
black and had a family history of type 2
diabetes. His father died of complications
related to the disease.



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