Raised in London, JOE ANDERSON studied photography before attending the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art to hone his craft.
Anderson worked in theater, television and film early in his career, and it wasn’t long until he broke into the mainstream eye with the musical film, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE. He continued his work in films such as BECOMING JANE, LOVE HAPPENS, and AMELIA, starring alongside Hillary Swank, and the Empire Award-winning Best Horror film THE CRAZIES. He is perhaps best known for his most recent work, including his portrayal of the vampire ‘Alistair’ in the THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PARTS 1 and 2 as well as his leading role in ABC’s upcoming paranormal thriller, “The River.”
Not only is Anderson a talented actor but he is also a gifted musician having performed several vocal numbers for the soundtrack of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE as well as playing the bass in CONTROL and THE 27 CLUB. His performance in THE 27 CLUB garnered him the Best Actor Drama award at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival in 2008 and has also been recognized by the Rising Star Award at the California Independent Film Festival in 2008.