Who is Anson Mount?

Anson Adams Mount IV is an American actor born to Anson Adams Mount II one of the original contributing editors to Playboy magazine and Nancy Smith a former professional golfer on February 25, 1973 in White Bluff, Tennessee, USA.

From his father’s first marriage, Mount has an older brother (Anson Adams III) and two sisters. Mount’s great-great-great grandfather was a Confederate cavalry colonel in the Civil War.

Education 

Anson Mount was keen on becoming an actor from a young age and had the full support of his parents. He perfected his skills by attending acting classes .

Mount graduated from Dickson County High School, Tennessee, in 1991 and graduated from the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee, in 1995. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.

Mount graduated from Columbia University, New York, NY, with a MFA in Theater in 1998. He also studied acting at Michael Howard Studios in New York City.

Personal Life

On July 8, 2017, Mount announced his engagement to his longtime girlfriend Darah Trang. 

Trang was born in Vietnam and her parents were Vietnamese. Their family decided to move to Canada when Vietnam War was certain to happen, they took Canadian citizenship thereafter. After her studies she came to the US to seek better opportunities in jobs and photography.

Trang was brought up in a middle- class family in Alberta Canada, she has one elder sister and two younger sisters, she completed her Bachelor’s degree from the Alberta College of Art in Canada and moved to New York to complete a degree in fine arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York.

Trang became famous for being the wife of Mount. He supports his wife and Trang continues her job with the help of photo-sharing platforms and social media platforms.

They were married on February 20, 2018, after dating for six years.

They welcomed their first child, a daughter, named Clover in December 4, 2022

Currently Mount lives with his wife , child  and three dogs in Brooklyn, New York. He is active on social media where he has a large fan base.

Career 

Mount’s career centered on four works, these include stage, film, television and academics but he had more works in film and TV.

In 1998 he started working on stage via Cymbeline, Corpus Christi and The Caucasian Chalk Circle. In 2002 he took the role of a photographer in Elle. In 2002 he acted on Glengarry Glen Ross and in 2009 in Mourning Becomes Electra.

In 2010 he participated in Fifth of July, in 2011 Three Sisters, in 2013 Venus in Fur, and after five years in the stage play Mankind.

From year 2000 until recently in 2022 Mount have been casted in films. In 2000 he participated in Urban Legends: Final Cut, Tully and Boiler Room.

In 2002 in the films Crossroads, City by the Sea, and Poolhall Junkies in 2003, The Battle of Shaker Heights, in 2004 , The Warrior Class and in 2005,  and In her Shoes. 

From 2006 he joined , All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, Walk  the Talk, Hood of Horror, in 2007 Privacy Policy, in 2008 The Two Mr. Kissels, in 2009 Cook Country and Burning Palms, in 2011 Straw Dogs, and  Hick, in 2012, Safe, Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden, in 2014 Non- Stop , The Forger and Supremacy. In 2015 Mr. Right and Visions.

He took hiatus from film from 2016 to 2020 and had 2 films in 2021 The Virtuoso and Injustice and recently this year 2022 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Mount has also been active in television and took several roles from 1999 until this year 2022.

In 1999 he had parts in Ally Mcbeal, and Sex and the City, in 2000-2001 in Third Warch, in 2003 Smallville and Line of Fire, in 2004 CSI-Miami, 2004-2005 The Mountain, in 2005 he was also in Lost, in 2006 in Conviction and in 2007 Law and Order and the Cure.

From 2009 until 2022 he took 9 different roles in television, Dollhouse in 2009, Hell on Wheels from 2011-2016, Red Widow in 2013, Inhumans in 2017, Star Trek Discovery,  in 2019, and also participated in Star Trek: Short Treks in the same year.

He took a role in The Ready Room from 2019- up to present, he is also casted in Dota: Dragon’s Blood from since 2021, he is also doing Star Trek: The Strange New World to date. 

In 2008 Mount produced, directed and wrote Cook Country (film) and took home several awards for his work. He was awarded Dallas International Film Festival 2008 (Special Jury Prize), in    Hollywood Film Awards 2008 took the Hollywood Discovery Award – Best Feature Film.

In Nashville Film Festival 2008 he took Best of Festival Award – Honorable Mention and in The SXSW Film Awards 2008 cited with The Audience Award and in Sidewalk Film Festival 2008 he took the Best Feature Film award. 

In 2009 he produced Atomic City ( theature) , in 2011 , In Stereo in 2011 the Love Liza (theature) where he received the Maxim Mazumdar New Play Prize in 2013 he produced Last Time We Cheked  and in 2015 until 2016 he [produced Hell on Wheels (TV)  where he received recognitions  in Alberta Film & Television Awards 2015 Rosie Awards: Best Dramatic Series and Alberta Film & Television Awards 2016  Rosie Awards: Best Dramatic Series.

Mount is an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University, teaching audition technique for graduate actors.

He has published non-fiction pieces in Mosaic, The Daily Beast, Cowboys & Indians magazine, and the Calgary Herald.

It is also good to note that Mount on his early works has lend his voice as Sebastian Castellano in 2014 The Evil Within and in 2015 the Assignment video games.

Latest works

Mount writes, produces, and hosts The Well podcast with his longtime friend Branan Edgens. He has served as a narrator on the Pseudopod podcast, reading the Thomas Ligotti story “The Town Manager.

On May 2022, Mount appeared on the tv series Star Trek: Discovery as Captain Christopher Pike, and also returned to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

He appeared in the film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness as Black Bolt, the Inhuman king he last played in ABC’s Inhumans. 

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