|Born||Ambre Michele Anderson
|Relatives||Curt Anderson (father)
Shani Davis (cousin)
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg)|
Ambre Michele Anderson is an American model and actress. Anderson has appeared in national and international television commercials, print ads for national magazine publications and national point of sale posters for cigarette and beverage companies.
Anderson was born and grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. Her father, Curt Anderson, is an attorney and a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, and her mother, Marcia Henson, is a dentist. She graduated from the Milford Mill Academy in Baltimore County. While in high school she modeled in several highschool talent shows and local fashion shows. Upon graduation she went on to college at Howard University where she landed a job as a regular on BET's Planet Groove. In her junior and senior years at Howard, Anderson would go on calls in Washington and New York during her spring and summer breaks. After getting her B.A., she moved to New York, sharing a small apartment with two other aspiring models.
She got her first lucrative modeling job posing in a department store catalog (Bradlees of New York). Other print jobs for Coca-Cola, Seagram's, Jeep, Newport, Kohl's, Verizon and Samsung soon followed. Her face and ads have appeared in the Ebony, Essence, and Fortune magazines, thousands of point-of-purchase posters (Newport cigarettes), on thousands of boxes of hair products and even a 40-foot-tall billboard in Times Square for WE.
National television commercials
Anderson's first national television commercial came in 2004 and was for Jeep where she was depicted as an artist painting a picture of a red Jeep Liberty and then driving an actual red Jeep Liberty away. She has also done national television commercials for Burger King, Palmer's Cocoa Butter, the Food Network and Kellogg's.
International television commercials
Anderson's first international television commercial was filmed in Tel Aviv, Israel in July 2008. Titled "The Ring", Anderson portrays one of two final contestants in the Yes.stars network parody-commercial of The Bachelor. The commercial runs 56 seconds and is only available in hebrew.
By 2004, Anderson had branched out, landing gigs on Good Morning America, the Today show, ABC Primetime, Blue's Clues, Law & Order, Sex and the City, and the CW's All of Us, as an actress. On March 4, 2008 she appeared on ABC's Primetime: What Would You Do?, as the waitress (Lisa). She is a member of AFTRA and SAG. In April 2008, on ABC's 20/20, Anderson, portrayed the young woman singing 'Stop! In The Name of Love' with intentional amateurishness as part of a social experiment involving pedestrians reacting to her bad signing. Mary Wilson, who recorded the song as a member of The Supremes approached Anderson at the end of the story and gave her constructive criticism towards her style in contrast to the pedestrians whose reactions were positive but disingenuous.
Anderson, who lives in Brooklyn, New York, has appeared in several locally produced short films including the Valence Johnson production "Delores Furst" and has just filmed a feature role in the 2011 film "You're nobody till somebody kills you".
- 2008 Legacy Award (art)- from Women of Distinction
- 2011 Alumni Award- from the Milford Mill Academy
- "Baltimore's Best Makes It In Manhattan". BMORENEWS. 2007-04-25. Archived from the original on 2007-06-07. Retrieved 2007-07-25.
- Essence 35 (11). United States: Edward Lewis. 2005-03-01. pp. pg.73.
- "Ambre Anderson's mini commercial reel". Anderson/YouTube. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
- "Special K Challenge". Kellogg's. Retrieved 17 May 2010.
- "Flirting Boyfriend: What Would You Do, Take Two". ABC News. 2008-03-04. Retrieved 2008-04-25.
- "You're Nobody Till Somebody Kills You". IMDB. 2011-01-05. Archived from the original on 2011-01-11. Retrieved 2011-01-11.
- Frahlin, Valerie (2008-11-18). "Living for the Weekend". Baltimore Afro American. Retrieved 2008-11-22.[dead link]