Louie Anderson

Louie Anderson

Highest Rated: 72% 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.

Highest rated movies

Coming to America Coming 2 America Cook Off!
Ratboy
Quicksilver

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
49% 38% Coming 2 America Maurice (Character) - 2021
25% 62% Cook Off! Mayor Doug Halverson (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 46% 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
72% 85% Coming to America Maurice (Character) $128.1M 1988
25% 18% Ratboy Omer Morrison (Character) $1.9K 1986
13% 37% Quicksilver Tiny (Character) $5.6M 1986

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Daily Blast Live Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Funny You Should Ask Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest
2017 2019-2021
80% 80% The Comedy Store Self 2020
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2020
No Score Yet 75% Young Sheldon Ralph (Guest Star) 2020
92% 86% Baskets Christine Baskets (Character) 2016-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2017-2019
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 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 Chatter Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Guest 2018
No Score Yet 65% 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),
Guest
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 No Score Yet The Shirtless Painter Unknown (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2017
No Score Yet 66% The Chew Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2017
No Score Yet 81% Drunk History Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 87% 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 Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pickle and Peanut Gory Agnes (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Best of Stand-Up at WCF Guest 2015
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2013
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% 87% 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
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joan Rivers Show Guest 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Johnny Carson Guest 1984