Graduated from Dickson County High School, Tennessee, in 1991.
Graduated from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, in 1995.
Was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.
Only child of pro golfer Nancy Smith (b. c. 1946) and Playboy sports editor Anson Adams Mount II (d. 1986, age 60).
Was reluctant to play the role of "Ben Kimble" in Crossroads (2002) because he thought the movie, and the role, was too cheesy and lame. However, while working on the movie, City by the Sea (2002), co-star Robert De Niro encouraged Mount to take the part, being that DeNiro is a big Britney Spears fan. During breaks from filming "Sea", Mount and DeNiro would go over the script from the movie; Mount reading his lines and DeNiro reading Spears' lines.
Graduated from Columbia University, New York, NY, with a MFA in Theater in 1998.
Anson has a brother named Anson Adams Mount III from his father's previous marriage.
Studied acting at Michael Howard Studios in New York City.
His great-great-great-grandfather was a Confederate Cavalry Colonel in the American Civil War.