Louis Perry Anderson is an American stand-up comedian, author, actor, and game show host. Anderson is the creator of the cartoon series Life with Louie and the cartoon series won him two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program. He is the author of four books, including Hey Mom: Stories for My Mother, But You Can Read Them Too, which was published in 2018.
Anderson was the host of the third revival of the game show Family Feud from 1999 to 2002. He made his stand-up television debut on November 20, 1981, on “The Tonight Show“. He has starred as Lou Appleton on the ABC TV sitcom Perfect Strangers alongside Bronson Pinchot. Anderson’s performance on the FX comedy television series Baskets received three consecutive Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series nominations and won once in 2016. From 2003 until 2012, he performed a stand-up show called Louie: Larger Than Life in Las Vegas, Nevada.
He makes a regular appearance in Las Vegas at the Louie Anderson Theater at the Palace Station. Anderson runs a Stand-Up Comedy Bootcamp along with his business partner Kyle Cease.
Louie Anderson has a Net Worth of $10 Million
Louie has built up his net worth from a long successful career in comedy as well as creating the animated TV series Life with Louie. According to sources and recent updates, Louie Anderson has an estimated net worth of $10 million.
Paramount forced Eddi Murphy to cast Louie Anderson in ‘Coming to America’
Eddie Murphy and co-star Arsenio Hall are making the rounds to promote the “Coming 2 America”. When the duo appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to promote the sequel, “Coming 2 America,” some new stories emerged. During the interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Eddi Murphy and co-star Hall revealed that Paramount Pictures forced them to put a white actor in the film.
“I love Louie, but I think we were forced to put Louie in it,” Hall, told the host. “We were forced to put in a white person.”
Eddie Murphy agreed:
“[The studio was] like, ‘There has to be a white person in the movie.’ I was like, ‘What?’ So who was the funniest white guy around? We knew Louie was cool, so that’s how Louie got in the movie.”
The duo said that Paramount pictures gave them a list of three people to choose from and Louie Anderson was on that list.
In case there are any doubts about the truthfulness of this tale, Hall mentioned proof. “It was official,” Hall continued. “I had a list. They gave me a list with three white guys. They said, ‘Who would you rather work with?’ I said Louie.”
In the film, Anderson played Maurice, who is one of Prince Akeem and Semmi’s co-workers at the fast-food restaurant McDowell’s.
At the end, it seems that Murphy and Hall have no problem that Anderson ended up in the film, and they’re all friends. Anderson reprised his role as Maurice in Coming 2 America where he will still be working at McDowell’s but at its relocated location in Zamunda.
The Comedian’s Early Life
Louie Anderson, 63, was born on the 24th of March in the year 1953. Born and brought up in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Anderson is the son of Ora Sherman and Andy Andrew Mortimer Anderson and the second youngest of 11 children in his family. Anderson attended Johnson Senior High in Saint Paul. In 2016, during an interview on WTF with Marc Maron, he disclosed that his mother gave birth to 16 children, but five of them died in childbirth.
In 1985, he married his high-school sweetheart and the marriage lasted four weeks.
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