Anthony Anderson Siblings - Meet His Younger Step-Brother, Derrick Bowman

Anthony Anderson is an actor and game show host who has played remarkable roles in his career.
Anthony Anderson is an actor and game show host who has played remarkable roles in his career.( Source : instagram )


Anthony Anderson is an actor and host known for his role in the hit NBC crime drama Law & Order.

He has played various roles in television shows like Marlin Boulet on K-Ville, the comedy show Guys with Kids, and many more.

He has also worked in movies, and some of his remarkable works in the films are Me, Myself & Irene, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, Transformers, and Scream.

He also appears as a judge on Food Network's Iron Chef America. Similarly, he also hosts the ABC version of the game show To Tell the Truth and has been hosting the show since 2016.

Anthony Anderson Siblings - Meet Derrick Bowman

Anthony Anderson has his half-brother Derrick Bowman as his sibling.

He came to attention when Anthony Anderson paid homage to his brother Derrick Bowman in Celebrity IOU for his help during the coronavirus pandemic.

Derrick worked as an ER nurse during the pandemic and helped many people during those hard times.

Anthony, the Celebrity duo Drew and Jonathan Scott, renovated Derrick's house. They even installed modern systems in the home.

Derrick Bowman is the younger stepbrother of Anthony Anderson.
Derrick Bowman is the younger stepbrother of Anthony Anderson. ( Source : facebook )

Derrick is younger than Anthony, and they grew up together in Compton, California.

Bowman didn't follow in the footstep of his mother, Dora, but chose to become a nurse. He works as an emergency room technician at MLK Community Healthcare.

He appeared on the show Celebrity Feud with his brother, Anthony, and his mother, Dora, in 2015.

Derrick Bowman is a married man and is married to his wife, Joy Stevenson.

Derrick and Joy got married to each other on February 15, 2014. He suffered from a minor stroke in 2015 and was alone when he suffered it. Due to the stroke, he could not move his legs and arms on his left side but has recovered.

Derrick with his wife Joy.
Derrick with his wife Joy. ( Source : facebook )

His wife loves Derrick and has been his support system in many ways. Derrick often shares pictures with his wife, Joy, on his Facebook account.

Derrick is the father of his son Dillon. When his son Dillon was born in 2015, Anthony congratulated Derrick through an Instagram post and shared a picture of Dillon.


Anthony Anderson's Family Background

Anthony Anderson's family comprises his parents and siblings.

Anthony's mother is Doris Anderson, while his stepfather's name is Sterling Bowman.

Doris used to work as a telephone operator and actress while his stepfather, Sterling, worked in the steel mill industry before he opened a chain of three clothing stores.

Anthony Anderson celebrating his mother Dora's birthday.
Anthony Anderson celebrating his mother Dora's birthday. ( Source : instagram )

Sterling was a native of Arkansas but moved to Los Angeles due to work in the steel mill industry.

He got a half-brother, Derrick Bowman, from his step-father, Sterling, who passed away in 2002.

Through his DNA analysis, it came into the limelight that Anthony descends from the Bubi people of Bioko Island. He also has DNA that matched the people from the Tikar, Hausa, and Fulani people of Cameroon.

Anthony now has his own family, which comprises his wife and children.

He is married to his wife, Alvina. They got married to each other in September 1999. Anthony and Alvina are also parents of their two children, Kyra and Nathan.

Due to some personal reasons, his wife Alvina filed for divorce in 2015 but later reconciled in January 2017.

Anthony with his wife Alvina in the movie premiere of The harder they fall.
Anthony with his wife Alvina in the movie premiere of The harder they fall. ( Source : distractify )

People thought everything is going well in the marital life of the actor, but it was not true, as Alvina again filed for divorce on March 25, 2022.

His son, Nathan, walked in his footsteps and was seen working as Tahj in the Netflix sitcom Richie Rich.


Where Does Anthony Anderson Live?

Anthony Anderson is from Crompton, California.

He began his career in standup comedy, but his first attempt was a failure, a blow to his ego.

His fellow comedic actor, Guy Torry, consoled and motivated him to keep going on the stage. Anthony and Guy were later seen working together in Eddie Murphy's film titled Life.

He slowly began to work in tv shows and was seen in his lead role as teddy Broadis in the series Hang Time.

Anderson also made guest appearances in NYPD Blue, In the House, Malcolm & Eddie, and Ally McBeal.

Anthony Anderson was awarded as a Disney Legend in September this year.
Anthony Anderson was awarded as a Disney Legend in September this year. ( Source : instagram )

He was the main character in All About the Andersons series, which only came for one season.

Anthony was also seen joining the popular drama television series Law & Order in 2008. He has also worked as an executive producer on Grown-ish and Mixed-ish. Grown-ish premiered on Freeform in 2018, while Mixed-ish ran for two seasons on ABC.

He was seen in the series Eating America with Anthony Anderson in 2014, where he went to different towns in America and highlighted the specific type of food.

He was also seen working in crime series like K-Ville and FX's The Shield. In September 2022, he became a 2022 Disney Legend and left his handprints at the D23 Expo of Disney.

He is an alumnus of Hollywood High School Performing Arts Magnet's Class of 1988. He went to Howard University and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2022.



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