American actor Anson Mount is best known for playing “Cullen Bohannon” in the AMC western series “Hell on Wheels.” Anson Adams Mount II, his father, was one of the magazine’s first contributing editors. Anson Mount was determined to become an actor from a young age and had his parents’ complete support. He obtained a BA from the “University of the South” and an MFA in theater from “Columbia University,” in addition to honing his abilities by taking acting workshops at the “Michael Howard Studios” in New York City. In the American legal comedy-drama series “Ally McBeal,” he made his acting debut as “Kevin Wah,” and he quickly established himself as a success. For his performance as “Ben Kimble” in the movie “Crossroads,” he and Britney Spears were nominated for a “Teen Choice Award for Best Chemistry.” He also starred in the films “Tully,” “City by the Sea,” “Hick,” and “Visions.” Anson has had multiple TV appearances, including in the series “Sex and the City,” “Line of Fire,” and “Law & Order.” He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and three dogs. He is married to the photographer Darah Trang. He has a sizable following on social media, where he is active.
Early Childhood & Life
Nancy Smith and Anson Adams Mount II welcomed their fourth child, Anson Adams Mount IV, into the world on February 25, 1973 in Mount Prospect, Illinois, the US. His father was one of the early contributing editors of the “Playboy” magazine, and his mother was a professional golfer. From his father’s previous marriage, he has two half-sisters named Kristin and Elizabeth as well as an older half-brother named Anson Adams III.
He learned to ride as a young child in White Bluff, Tennessee, where he was raised. Additionally, he was raised hunting with shotguns and rifles. He received a BA from the University of the South in 1995 and an MFA in theater from Columbia University in 1998 after graduating from Dickson County High School in Dickson, Tennessee, in 1991. He participated in the “Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity” while a student.
Anson was really interested in acting and had his parents’ full support. In a high school play, he made his stage debut. At the “Michael Howard Studios” in New York City, he took acting workshops to hone his abilities.
The career of Anson Mount
In 1999, he made his formal acting debut in the American courtroom comedy-drama series “Ally McBeal” as “Kevin Wah.” The following year, he played the character of “Gregory” in the romantic comedy-drama series “Sex and the City.”
In the crime drama “Third Watch” from 2000 to 2001, he played “Dr. Montville,” and in the drama “Smallville” from 2003 to 2004, he played “Paul Hayden.” In addition, he made his big-screen debut in the film “Tully,” which was followed immediately by “Boiler Room.” When he was given the opportunity to play “Ben Kimble” in the American comedy-drama movie “Crossroads,” he scored a major break. He and Britney Spears were nominated in 2002 for the “Teen Choice Award for Best Chemistry” because of the film.
From 2003 through 2007, Anson received praise for his performances in the action series “Line of Fire,” “CSI: Miami,” and “Law & Order.” During this time, he also made appearances in the films “The Warrior Class,” “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane,” and “Hood of Horror.” ‘Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden,’ ‘Non-Stop,’ and ‘Mr. Right’ are a few of his other recent works. In Kevin Greutert’s occult horror film “Visions,” he plays the part of “David Maddox.”
He became a fan favorite thanks to his portrayal of “Cullen Bohannon” in the western serial “Hell on Wheels,” which received a lot of praise. He also appears as “Black Bolt” in the “Inhumans” ABC series. Numerous people praised his performance in the series. His most recent appearance was in the science fiction series “Star Trek: Discovery” as “Captain Christopher Pike.”
Bigger Works of Anson Mount
Tully (2000), Crossroads (2002), City by the Sea (2002), Walk the Talk (2006), Cook County (2009), Hick (2011), The Forger (2014), Mr. Right (2015), and Visions (2015) are just a few of the films in which Anson Mount has starred.
‘Ally McBeal’ (1999), ‘Sex and the City’ (1999), ‘Third Watch’ (2000–2001), ‘Line of Fire’ (2003), ‘Law & Order’ (2007), ‘Hell on Wheels’ (2011–2016), and ‘Inhumans’ (2017) are a few of the notable TV shows in which he has appeared.
In the video games “The Evil Within” and “The Assignment,” he can be seen playing as “Sebastian Castellanos.”
Recognition & Achievements
For his performance as “Ben Kimble” in “Crossroads” (2002), he and Britney Spears were nominated for a “Teen Choice Award for Best Chemistry.”
He was recognized as a “Distinguished Son of Dickson County and the State of Tennessee” in a state resolution from 2004.
Individual Life of Anson Mount
Before being married in February 2018, Anson Mount and photographer Darah Trang were long-term partners. He currently resides in Brooklyn with his wife, three dogs, and three cats.
Net Worth of Anson Mount
The estimated net worth of Anson Mount is around $1 million.
‘Confederate’ cavalry colonel was his great-great-great-grandfather.
He didn’t want to perform the part of “Ben Kimble” in “Crossroads,” but he agreed to do so at Robert De Niro’s urging because he is a major Britney Spears fan.
He has previously had romantic relationships with Wen Yi, Dominique McElligott, and Famke Janssen.
Anson Mount has one directing credit in addition to four credits as a producer.
He acted as ‘Joshua,’ a gay man and a contemporary messiah, in Terrence McNally’s contentious drama ‘Corpus Christi’ in 1998. Numerous protests were organized as a result.
In the video games “The Evil Within” (2014) and “The Assignment” (2015), he portrays “Sebastian Castellanos.”