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      Louie Anderson

      Louie Anderson

      Highest Rated: 73% Coming to America (1988)

      Lowest Rated: 13% Quicksilver (1986)

      Birthday: Mar 24, 1953

      Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

      Louie Anderson was an American comedian, author, TV host and actor, who in 2016 won an Emmy Award for his supporting role as the well-meaning mother Christine Baskets on FX's dark comedy "Baskets" (FX, 2016- ). Born and raised in a huge family in Saint Paul, Minnesota (Anderson was the youngest of 11 children), Anderson grew up making his older siblings laugh. By the time he entered his 20s Anderson decided to embark on a career as a standup comedian. He started performing at clubs in and around Minnesota, and soon enough was touring throughout the Midwest. He quickly made a name for himself and in 1984 he got the break of a lifetime when he was asked to perform his act on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" (NBC, 1962-1992). His appearance on "The Tonight Show" drew wide praise, and would forever change the trajectory of Anderson's career. In addition to performing to sold-out crowds all throughout the country, he also began appearing in films like "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986), "Coming to America" (1988), and "The Wrong Guys" (1988). With his career on the rise Anderson premiered an animated series based on his life called "Life with Louie" (Fox, 1995-98) in 1995. The show was a huge hit with children, and went on to earn two Daytime Emmy Awards. After "Life with Louie" ended in 1998, Anderson began hosting a revival of the long-running game show "Family Feud" (ABC/CBS/NBC/Syndicated, 1976- ). He was the host of the show from 1999 to 2002. Over the next several years Anderson continued touring the country with his standup act while appearing in films and on television shows. Then in 2016 he had a late career revival of sorts when he began appearing as the mother of Zach Galifianakis' character on the dark comedy "Baskets." Anderson's performance on the show drew widespread praise and in September of 2016 he earned his first Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Anderson continued playing the Christine Baskets character on the show's second season, which premiered in early 2017. Louie Anderson died on January 21, 2022 in Las Vegas, NV at the age of 68.

      Highest rated movies

      Coming to America poster Coming to America Coming 2 America poster Coming 2 America Cook Off! poster Cook Off! Ratboy poster
      Quicksilver poster




      49% 38% Coming 2 America Maurice (Character) - 2021
      25% 61% Cook Off! Mayor Doug Halverson (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 45% Back by Midnight Game Show Host (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Do It for Uncle Manny Tow Truck Driver (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet For Hope Date 3 (Character) - 1996
      No Score Yet 51% The Wrong Guys Louie Anderson (Character) $601.3K 1988
      73% 85% Coming to America Maurice (Character) $128.1M 1988
      25% 18% Ratboy Omer Morrison (Character) $1.9K 1986
      13% 38% Quicksilver Tiny (Character) $5.6M 1986


      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tig N' Seek Unknown (Character) 2022
      80% 83% The Comedy Store Self 2020
      No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2020
      No Score Yet 79% Young Sheldon Ralph (Guest Star) 2020
      92% 86% Baskets Christine Baskets (Character) 2016-2019
      No Score Yet 59% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016 2018-2019
      No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2017-2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Doctors Guest 2018-2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Caroline & Friends Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2018
      No Score Yet 46% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017-2018
      No Score Yet 66% Real Time With Bill Maher Guest 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018
      No Score Yet 91% This Is Not Happening Unknown (Character),
      2016 2018
      No Score Yet 92% Penn & Teller: Fool Us Guest 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Family Feud Guest 2017
      No Score Yet 50% The History of Comedy Self 2017
      No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2017
      No Score Yet 81% Drunk History Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      No Score Yet 88% At Midnight With Chris Hardwick Guest 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pickle and Peanut Gory Agnes (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013-2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Splash Contestant 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Half & Half Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet V.I.P. Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      83% 86% Scrubs Louie Anderson (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nash Bridges Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 1999
      No Score Yet 0% Chicago Hope Unknown (Guest Star) 1997