Anson Mount received his BA from the University of the South (1995) and his MFA from Columbia University (1998). He began his professional career at Manhattan Theater Club playing the leading role in Terrence McNally's Corpus Christi for which he was honored by The Drama League in 1998. Shortly after this, Anson made his feature film debut in the starring role as “Tully Coats” in the independent film Tully, for which he received critical praise. The film itself won several Film Festival awards as well as several nominations for Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Picture. Following his debut, Mount was next seen starring opposite Britney Spears in Paramount Pictures Crossroads, followed closely by his opportunity to act opposite Robert DeNiro in the Warner Bros. film City By the Sea, directed by Michael Caton-Jones. His other film credits include the independent film Poolhall Junkies opposite Christopher Walken, Curtis Hanson’s In Her Shoes, and Urban Legends: Final Cut for Columbia Pictures. He also co-starred in the Miramax film Battle of Shaker Heights, as seen on the HBO series Project Greenlight. Recently, Anson produced and starred in an independent film called Cook County which has earned awards at several major film festivals, including South By Southwest, Hollywood, AFI Dallas, Nashville, and others.
Anson also just completed shooting three independent features: Burning Palms with Dylon McDermott and Zoe Saldana; Last Night starring Keira Knightley; and the Screen Gems feature Straw Dogs, directed by Rod Lurie and starring Kate Bosworth and James Woods. Mount’s television credits include series regular roles on Conviction for NBC and Line of Fire for ABC (also directed by Rod Lurie). Although Mount is best known for his film work, he continues to build his theatre career, most recently with The New Group and their production of Mourning Becomes Electra directed by Scott Elliot. He also performed opposite Alan Cumming and Steven Spinella in the first English-speaking production of Jean Genet’s Elle. He is a member of the Actors Centre Workshop Company.
Penetrating characterizations and a seamlessly knit ensemble breathe rich emotional life into Chekhov’s play ....▶
"Burning Palms," Christopher B. Landon's ambitious and effective debut feature, reveals in five vignettes the fragility and desperation that lurk beneath the surface of the lives of some anonymous L.A. residents ....▶
Meth, crack, cocaine, heroin… name your drug, wrap your film around the dealing and abuses thereof and you have instant drama ....▶