Anthony grew up in England. He moved to this country right after attending Oxford University, living first in New York City, where, among other things, he worked for the investment bank Bear Stearns, wrote a play that was produced by the Public Theater in Central Park, and taught political science at Columbia University, where he was at graduate school. He and his family moved to California in 1992, where he immediately attended law school at Berkeley. He has practiced as a civil litigator in San Francisco for his entire legal career.
Anthony is married to Carey Perloff, the former artistic director of San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater.