Attended New Orleans School for Creative Arts.
A graduate of The Juilliard School (Group 30).
Planned to be an engineer before falling in love with acting.
His brother is an engineer in New Orleans, Louisiana who appeared in Spike Lee's documentary on Hurricane Katrina, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006).
Attended North Carolina School of the Arts, mid-90s.
Is currently (as of 2010) seeking a producer for a script he has about Olympic athlete Jesse Owens.
Was inspired by his late father, a contractor, not to work in manual labor. Mackie's father later died in New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina.
His character in 8 Mile (2002) at one point has his rapping skills compared negatively to those of Tupac Shakur. 6 years later, Anthony played Tupac in Notorious (2009).
Graduated high school from North Carolina School of the Arts with a concentration in acting.
Performing Martin McDonagh's "A Behanding in Spokane" at the Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway. [March 2010]
A featured player in Regina Taylor's play, Drowning Crow, at the Manhattan Theatre Club. [January 2004]
He appeared in two Best Picture Academy Award winners: Million Dollar Baby (2004) and The Hurt Locker (2008).
He enjoys skydiving and has done it six times.
He was roommates with Lee Pace at Juilliard.
Married his longtime girlfriend, Sheletta Chapital, in December 2014. They have three children together.
He opened a bar called NoBar in Brooklyn, New York in the summer of 2011.