Donald Glover Biography |
  • Donald Glover Biography

    Born: September 25, 1983 in Edwards Air Force Base, California, USA

    DONALD GLOVER is an award-winning actor, producer, director, comedian and writer, and a Grammy®-winning artist.

    Glover was most recently seen in FX’s critically acclaimed and award-winning comedy series “Atlanta,” which he created and starred in. He won 2017 Emmy® awards for outstanding directing for a comedy series as well as outstanding lead actor in a comedy series. The first season ranks as the highest-rated comedy series in FX Networks’ history, and the second season premiered on March 1.

    Coming off the success of “Atlanta,” Glover has set an overall deal with FX Productions, where he will develop new projects for FX Networks’ outlets. In film, Glover was recently cast as Simba in Disney’s remake of “The Lion King.” This adaptation of the 1994 classic will be directed by Jon Favreau and will be released on July 19, 2019. Additionally, Glover appeared in Jon Watts’ “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” which was released by Sony in July 2017.

    Glover appeared in Ridley Scott’s “The Martian,” opposite Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain, and in “Magic Mike XXL,” alongside Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer and Amber Heard.

    Past films include David Gelb’s “The Lazarus Effect,” opposite Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass; Miguel Arteta’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”;  Maggie Carey’s “The To Do List,” opposite Aubrey Plaza and Bill Hader, and James Bobin’s “The Muppets.” On television, Glover starred for four seasons as Troy on NBC’s critically acclaimed series “Community,” created by Dan Harmon. He has also made guest appearances on Judd Apatow’s HBO series, “Girls,” and on the cult favorite Adult Swim animated series “Adventure Time.”

    Glover began his comedy career under the mentorship of Tina Fey, writing for the Emmy® award-winning NBC series “30 Rock.”

    As a Grammy®-winning artist, Donald Glover is known under the stage name Childish Gambino. He released his first album, “Camp,” in 2011. His second album, “Because the Internet,” was nominated for two Grammy Awards. His third album, “Awaken, My Love!,” was released in December 2016, debuted at No. 1 on the R&B Albums chart and received five Grammy nominations. Glover won the Grammy for best traditional R&B performance for the single “Redbone” at the 2018 Grammy Awards.

    (Source: Disney Pictures)

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