Facts of Anthony Carrigan
|Birth Date||January 2,1983|
|Full Name||Anthony Carrigan|
|Birth City||Boston, Massachusetts|
|Education||Carnegie Mellon University|
|Filmography||The Forgotten,The Flash,Gotham,The Blacklist,Barry|
Anthony Carrigan is an Emmy-nominated American actor and writer who made his on-screen debut in 2008.
He is most famous for his breakout role as Noho Hank in the hit HBO series Barry for which he earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
In addition, Carrigan notably worked in TV series, and movies such as The Forgotten, The Flash, The Blacklist, Parenthood, and Bill & Ted Face the Music.
He suffers from alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease that causes massive hair loss, including no eyelashes and eyebrows.
The actor has openly discussed his struggles because of his conditions, which affected both his personal and professional life.
As for his relationship status, Carrigan is married to Gia Olimp. His wife is a professional chess player.
Early Life: Anthony Carrigan's Age And Height
Anthony Carrigan was born on January 2, 1983, in Boston, Massachusetts, the USA, which makes him 39 years old as of May 2022. Also, he stands at 5 feet 11 inches(180 cm).
He was born to an American mother and English father and was raised in Boston with his sister, Deidre Claire.
As per the IMDb, the actor has Irish, one-quarter Portuguese Azorean, English, and more distant Polish and Welsh ancestry.
Carrigan graduated from Carnegie Mellon University.
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Diagnosis With Alopecia Areata
Since he was three, Anthony Carrigan has had Alopecia Areata (an auto-immune disease that causes severe hair loss).
In the beginning, he only had a few bald spots and was very manageable. But, by the time the actor reached his 20s, the symptoms massively increased, which led to losing all his hair, including eyelashes and eyebrows.
The Barry star also revealed that he hid his disease from almost everyone, including his closest friends, for a long time.
First, it was embarrassing for his teenage self, and second, he was afraid of not getting a job. In one of his interviews,
"There was one point where I was doing a job and we had millions of viewers every week, it was a TV job, and I lost half my scalp and both eyebrows and the majority of my eyelashes."
The actor continued:
" I was covering up in order to look like this character. It was pretty terrifying to have to keep that secret and pretend like I looked this way, that I looked normal when I just didn't."
Eventually, after years of hiding his condition, Massachusetts-born actor Anthony decided to come clean.
He felt that hiding his condition worsened his confidence and made him more vulnerable.
"I eventually got to this place where I was proud of the way that I look. I thought that it was super cool and unique and strange and different. As soon as I embraced that and started carrying myself in that way, all of a sudden that's how everyone began to see me."
However, it was not an easy road for the Gotham actor. In an interview, Anthony opened up about his struggles to get proper roles following his disease.
He was even asked to quit acting.
"There was a moment where my alopecia had progressed so much so that I had lost pretty much half [of] my scalp, both my eyebrows [and] all my eyelashes," he said. "It really threw everyone that I was working with, and no one knew what to do with me."
The actor continued:
"I was told by a number of people, you're not going to be able to do this. You're not attractive anymore. You will fail if you try to do this," he said. "And I'm one of those people that if you told me that I can't do something, I will. Period."
Carrigan didn't give up in fact, the rejections made him stronger, and he worked harder. He began not hiding anymore and became more confident.
"It made me a better actor too because I wasn't hiding anymore," he said. "I wasn't hiding under wigs, or makeup, or this projected self-confidence, and instead what was replaced was real confidence."
Now, The Flash actor has a positive attitude toward his condition and proudly admits-" I love my alopecia; I rock it."
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Career Highlights-Roles, In The Forgotten, Barry & The Flash
Carrigan started his acting career in 2008, appearing in a small role in the series Law & Order: Criminal Intent as H. Jack Walker III.
Similarly, he got the role of Jake in Long Island Confidential in the same year. He has been active in the industry for more than a decade and has 21 credits to his name till now.
Some of his primary tv and movies roles are:-
- The Forgotten- Anthony Carrigan got the role of Tyler Davies in an American crime drama TV series, The Forgotten. He appeared in the 17 episodes from 2009 to 2010 alongside Christian Slater, Michelle Borth, Rochelle Aytes, and others.
- The Flash- Similarly, The Forgotten alum starred in a superhero television drama series, The Flash. He portrayed the villain Kyle Nimbus/ Mist in the DC comic-based series and shared the screen with stars like Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Tom Cavanagh, Chris Klein, and others.
- Gotham- Accordingly, Carrigan appeared in another DC-based series and played another villain role of Victor Zsasz in a TV series, Gotham.
- The Blacklist- Likewise, the popular television villain Anthony played the role of Harris Holt in an American crime thriller television series.
- Barry- Carrigan is probably most known for his relatively positive and naïve member of the Chechen gang NoHo Hank in the American black comedy crime drama Barry. He earned his first Emmy Nomination for outstanding supporting actor in this comedy series. The show is a massive hit and was renewed for its fourth season in May 2022.
Additionally, Carrigan has also appeared in films, and shows such as Hard Sun, Parenthood, Fatherhood, Bill & Ted Face the Music, Satanic, The Undying, and so on.
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What Is The Net Worth Of Anthony Carrigan?
Barry alum Carrigan has been in the industry for a decade, and along with his name and fame, he has earned a considerable amount of money.
Sources report that his net worth is $5 million as of May 2022.
As per the sources, in the USA, an average earning of an actor is $43k: the best-paid 25 percent makes around $60k, while the lowest-paid 25 percent earns $28k.
Salary ranges can vary depending on experience, talent, additional skills, and the number of years.
Anthony also makes a decent sum from sponsorships, endorsements, and ad campaigns.
Personal Life-Who Is Anthony Carrigan's Wife?
Anthony Carrigan is married to professional chess player Gia Olimp. The couple tied the knot on 22 June 2018. His wife is a professional chess player.
The pair reportedly first met at the Broadway-Lafayette Street train station. It was an immediate connection, and they have been together ever since.
Both Carrigan and Olimp are extremely private and do not make many public appearances. There are not many details of their family life.
Carrigan is a human rights and body positivity advocate. When asked about what does body positivity meant to him-the actor replied:
"I think there's always the opportunity to accept yourself exactly where you are. A lot of people feel that they will accept themselves as soon as they go to the gym, clear up their skin, as soon as they address a certain issue, then they'll feel OK about themselves."
" I think they can always accept themselves exactly the way they are and that's a practice. In each moment you have a choice where you can build yourself up or tear yourself down, and choosing to build yourself up is always within your power."