Emjay Anthony

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Emjay Anthony
Emjay Anthony.jpg
Anthony in 2016
Born (2003-06-01) June 1, 2003 (age 16)
Years active2009–present

Emjay Anthony (born June 1, 2003) is an American actor and model. His major films include It's Complicated, Chef and Bad Moms.


Emjay Anthony Salazar was born on June 1, 2003, in Clearwater Beach, Florida, to Michael and Trisha Salazar.[1] He has an older sister.[1] He modeled as a young child and made his acting debut in a Werther's candy commercial at the age of four.[1] When he was 5, he and his family relocated to California.[1]

In 2009 Emjay made his film debut in It's Complicated starring Meryl Streep and Alec Baldwin.[1] He returned to his school studies for a year and a half and then resumed auditioning for commercials and television films.[1] He portrayed Hector in The Divergent Series: Insurgent (2015).[2]

His breakout role was in the 2014 film Chef, as the son of the protagonist, Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau).[1]


Year Title Role Notes
It's Complicated Pedro Adler
No Ordinary Hero: The SuperDeafy Movie Dean
Chef Percy [3]
The Divergent Series: Insurgent Hector [2]
Incarnate Jake Ember
Krampus Max [4]
Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie Kid 1
The Jungle Book Grey (voice)
Bad Moms Dylan Mitchell
2017 A Bad Moms Christmas Dylan Mitchell
2018 Replicas Matt Foster
Year Title Role Notes
Applebaum Leo TV movie[5]
Grey's Anatomy Oliver Lefkowitz Episode: "Run, Baby, Run"
The Mentalist Marvin Pettigrew Episode: "Little Red Corvette"
Rake Adam Leon 6 episodes
Members Only Evan Cancelled
2020 Council of Dads Theo Perry Upcoming series


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "About". Facebook. 2019. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  2. ^ a b McNary, Dave (June 11, 2014). "'Chef' Actor Emjay Anthony Joins 'Insurgent' Cast". Variety. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Maltin, Leonard (2014). Leonard Maltin's 2015 Movie Guide. Penguin. p. 419. ISBN 9780698183612.
  4. ^ Crump, William D. (2017). How the Movies Saved Christmas: 228 Rescues from Clausnappers, Sleigh Crashes, Lost Presents and Holiday Disasters. McFarland. p. 143. ISBN 9781476627700.
  5. ^ Terrace, Vincent (2014). Encyclopedia of Television Pilots, 1937-2012. McFarland. p. 15. ISBN 9781476602493.

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