Anson Adams Mount IV is an Arlington Heights, Illinois-born American actor who is perhaps better known for his role in the show “Hell On Wheels”. Born on 25 February 1973, Anson is better known in the entertainment industry by the name “Anson Mount”. A popular face in American television, Anson has been active as an actor since 1999.
A well-known personality who has managed to make a reputation in Hollywood as well as the American television industry, one may wonder how rich is Anson at the present? As estimated by the sources, Anson counts his net worth at an amount of $3 million as of mid-2016. Basically, he has managed to amass such an amount being prominent as an actor for around 17 years now.
Anson Mount Net Worth $3 million
Raised in White Bluff, Tennessee, his mother, Nancy Smith was a professional golfer, and his father, Anson Adams Mount II was a Playboy Magazine contributing editor. Anson attended Dickson County High School and later continued his studies at the University of the South, and Columbia University. Anson started pursuing an acting career when he was 26, and appeared in his first television role in the series “Ally McBeal” in the year 1999. He then appeared in numerous television series, including “CSI: Miami”, “Sex And The City”, “LOST” and “Law And Order”, to name a few. However, his breakthrough performance was in the television series “Hell On Wheels” in which he plays the lead role of Cullen Bohannon. In the television series that aired from 2011 to 2016, Anson shared the screen with actors Colm Meany, Tom Noonan, Ben Esler and others. Obviously, being a part of so many television shows has added considerably to Anson’s net worth over the years.
Apart from television series, Anson has also proved himself in Hollywood, where his first appearance was in the movie “Urban Legends: Final Cut”, and tehn in “Tully” in which he portrayed the role of Tully Coates Jr. Anson found his fame in Hollywood when he starred alongside Britney Spears in the 2002 movie “Crossroads”, with his role earning him – seemingly contradictory a nomination for Teen Choice Award as well as a Golden Raspberry Award.
Anson has now appeared in 24 Hollywood movies, the most recent being “Mr. Right”, in which Anson worked with reputable actors Anna Kendrick, Sam Rothwell and Tim Roth among others. Needless to say, his appearances in Hollywood in several successful movies for all these years has paid pretty well, for Anson to grow his net worth steadily.
Regarding his personal life, the 43 years-old actor likes to keep low about his family matters, and is coy about his current marital status; however, he was previously in a relationship with actress Famke Janssen. Before Famke, before which he was rumored to be in a relationship with Taiwanese actress Wen Yi. For now, Anson enjoys his career as a successful actor while his present net worth of $3 million caters to his daily life.
His great-great-great-grandfather was a Confederate Cavalry Colonel in the American Civil War.
Studied acting at Michael Howard Studios in New York City.
Anson has a brother named Anson Adams Mount III from his father's previous marriage.
Graduated from Columbia University, New York, NY, with a MFA in Theater in 1998.
Was reluctant to play the role of "Ben Kimble" in Crossroads (2002) because he thought the movie, and the role, was too cheesy and lame. However, while working on the movie, City by the Sea (2002), co-star Robert De Niro encouraged Mount to take the part, being that DeNiro is a big Britney Spears fan. During breaks from filming "Sea", Mount and DeNiro would go over the script from the movie; Mount reading his lines and DeNiro reading Spears' lines.
Only child of pro golfer Nancy Smith (b. c. 1946) and Playboy sports editor Anson Adams Mount II (d. 1986, age 60).
Was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.
Graduated from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, in 1995.
Graduated from Dickson County High School, Tennessee, in 1991.
Life fundamentally does not change depending on work or fame or success.
The whole cable-TV original programming just changed the nature of television.
You don't need to like your protagonists.
I grew up hunting with shotguns and rifles, and we had a gun in every corner of the living room. I'm not a gun advocate, but that's the way I grew up.
I have a great-great-great-grandfather who was a Confederate cavalry colonel, and I still have his military composite photo on my wall. The chemicals in the photo tint have changed over the years to the point that he looks green. One of my family members apparently still has the piece of paper that listed every thing in his pocket when he got shot.
I'm a goofball.
I'm an enemy of exposition. I feel there's no need to overstate.
I'm not interested in the heroes or the villains. I'm interested in playing people.
In the last two or three decades, there's been a feminization of the man in popular media that I've never really understood.
It's really rare that you come across a Southern character that's not stereotyped, vilified or aggrandized.
I like being able to be a man.
I like my work to stand on its own as much as possible.
I like science fiction. I took all the accelerated classes in school. I'm kind of a dork.
I love getting paid to ride a horse.
I love the long-form format of television. I love being able to develop a character, over a long period of time.
I can't claim I'm truly a man's man, I'm just as much of a dork and a crybaby sometimes as anybody else.
I don't care about sympathy. I care about playing a character who's understandable and clear.
I don't go to movies for redemption - if I want that, I'll go to church!
I grew up in a place where a lot of my friends had horses, so I grew up riding. But I'm not an expert.
I grew up in the South, so a huge part of our American History education revolved around the Civil War.
I don't know how to put on any tough guy pretensions.
I think all of us have a hero and a villain in us.
For me, acting is play. It's just play and it's playing make believe really, really well.
Good and bad are really arbitrary words when it comes to character.
About once a year, I do these long-distance relays with some friends of mine, and it takes about 27 or 28 hours to complete it.