A new Netflix series, Survival of the Thickest, based on comedian Michelle Buteau’s memoir of the same name, is set to premiere on the streaming giant on July 13th. Anthony Michael Lopez is one of the stars of Survival of the Thickest.
Let’s learn more about the talented actor in the article below.
Anthony Michael Lopez On Survival of the Thickest
The 8-episodes series follows a woman’s journey to level up her life and career after a breakup. Survival of the Thicket stars Michelle Buteau as Mavis Beaumont, the protagonist of Michelle’s memoir.
“Black, plus-size, and newly single (not by her choice!), Mavis unexpectedly finds herself having to rebuild her life as a struggling stylist. She’s determined to not only survive but thrive with the support of her chosen family, a body-positive attitude, and a cute v-neck with some lip gloss,” the official synopsis of the show reads.
The other cast members of the show are Tone Bell, Tasha Smith, Liza Treyger, Anissa Felix, Garcelle Beauvais, Taylor Selé, Anthony Michael Lopez, Marouane Zottie, Allan K. Washington, and Sarah Cooper.
As for Anthony, he was added to the cast in October 2022.
How Much Is Anthony Michael Lopez Net Worth?
By 2023, Anthony Michael Lopez’s net worth was estimated to be under $200 thousand.
Anthony has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting from Illinois Wesleyan University. He also trained himself for acting at Wynn Handman Studio and Collaborative Theatre.
As per his LinkedIn handle, he began acting in 2008. The TV star began his career as a theater actor. Some of his theatre credits include The Legend of Sunshine (as Lancaster Small), Urinetown! (as Mr. Cladwell), Closer (as Larry), The Three Sisters (as Tusenbach), Life Is a Dream (as Clarin), The Penalty (as Dr. Ferris), All The Rats & Rags (as Rat King), The Cherry Orchard (as Lopakhin), to name a few.
Anthony has also shared the stage with Daniel Craig, David Oyelowo, and Rachel Brosnahan in Sam Gold’s critically acclaimed production of Othello at New York Theatre Workshop.
Survival of the Thickest star recently made his Broadway debut in the revival of Camelot playing Sir Dinadan. Camelot opened at the Lincoln Center Theatre in mid-April 2023. Anthony read lines written by the award-winning writer Aaron Sorkin and took direction from Tony winner Bartlett Sher.
Some of Anthony’s film credits include Anomaly (as Dr. Montrose), Xmas in July (as Susan), Pop Meets The Void (as Rock Journalist), Two & Twenty Troubles (as self), among others.
Talking about his TV career, Anthony is known for his appearances on Comedy Central’s Broad City and Showtime’s Homeland. Other TV credits include The Knick and NBC Showcase.
Anthony Michael Lopez Age
Born in 1986, Anthony Michael Lopez turned 36 years old in December 2022.
Anthony Michael Lopez Family
In an Instagram post made on August 7, 2021, Anthony Michael Lopez shared that he has Italian and Mexican roots. Talking about his family, Lisa Lopez-Garber is Anthony’s mother. She is the owner of Belden Avenue Bakery.
Lisa showed her support for her son who made his Broadway debut through Camelot in 2023. She wrote, “Curtain call for Camelot. My son made his Broadway debut last night! I am so so proud of him! Can’t wait to see the show!,” on Facebook.
Anthony’s sister is Gretchen Renee. Other members of Anthony’s family include Mike Lope, Gina Lopez, Trixie Dixie, Lyn Algozine-Lopez, and more.
What Happened To Anthony Michael Lopez Leg?
Anthony was born a congenital above-knee amputee. To describe, he was born with a condition that required him to use a prosthetic leg on his right leg.
Despite the disability, Anthony began doing theater at the age of 10 and we all know how big work the actor has done.
Furthermore, Anthony is also a disability advocate. He is an inspiration to all the queer artists out there who want to bring change to the world. In 2019, I was named one of Queerty’s Pride50 honorees alongside Lizzo, Elton John, Armistead Maupin, and others
Anthony Michael Lopez Height
Anthony stands at the average height of 5 feet 10 inches, according to imdb.com.
Anthony Michael Lopez Partner
As of this writing, we did not know who Anthony Michael Lopez was dating.
However, we do know that Anthony dated a man named Ryan Cassidy long ago. Ryan is currently working at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, one of the world’s leading global public relations agencies
Taking to Instagram on July 12, 2014, Ryan posted a picture of him and Anthony wearing a bathrobe and playing billiards with the caption, “Happy Anniversary! #robes #billiards #babes.”
On June 29, 2015, Ryan also posted their picture from the Pride march and captioned it, “Happy Pride! #gay #babes.”
Where Is Anthony Michael Lopez From?
Born in Elmhurst, Illinois, Anthony currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
When Is Anthony Michael Lopez Birthday?
Anthony celebrates his birthday on the 5th of December every year. One of his old friends, Kat Steffens, wished him a happy 23rd birthday on December 6, 2013, via an Instagram post.
Is Anthony Michael Lopez On Instagram And Facebook?
Yes, you can find Anthony on both Instagram and Facebook. His Instagram username is @flittergaggot and he has over 5 thousand followers on the platform. Anthony is also on TikTok but does not upload much there.