Donald Glover is an American actor and musician who is known for his extraordinary and multifaceted career. He came into the limelight with his portrayal of community college student Troy Barnes on the NBC sitcom Community. He created a comedy-drama TV series called Atlanta for FX, which earned him several awards including two Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards, among others.
Glover was cast in films such as The Lazarus Effect, The Martian, and Spider-Man: Homecoming. The multi-talented artist raps under the stage name Childish Gambino and performs as a DJ under the name mcDJ. He released his studio debut album “Camp” in 2011 which debuted at #11 on Us Billboard 200. He released his new album entitled “3.15.20” on March 22, 2020.
Donald Glover Biography
Donald Glover was born on the 25th of September 1983, in Edwards Air Force Base, California, United States of America. He’s currently 38 years old.
|Birth Name||Donald McKinley Glover Jr.|
|Nickname||Childish Gambino, mcDJ, Bino|
|Date of Birth||September 25, 1983|
|Place of Birth||Edwards Air Force Base, California, U.S.|
|Age||38 years old|
|Profession||Actor, Comedian, Writer, Director, Producer, Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, DJ|
Early Life: Family and Education
Donald Glover is the son of Donald Glover Sr., a retired postal worker, and Beverly (née Smith), a retired daycare provider. He has a younger brother, Stephen Glover, a writer and producer, and a sister, Brianne Glover.
Donald attended DeKalb School of the Arts and then attended Stephenson High School in Georgia, United States.
He graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University with a degree in Dramatic Writing degree in 2006.
Donald Glover Personal Life
Donald Glover has been in a relationship with Michelle White which has been kept under wraps until early 2016 when he announced that he had a son, Legend with her. His second son was born in January 2018 and his third son in 2020.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 9 inches|
Centimeters – 175 cm
Meters – 1.75 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 79 kg|
Pounds – 174 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Distinctive Features||His Voice|
Donald was cast in the 2009 film Mystery Team as Jason Rogers. He wrote the script for the film and served as the executive producer as well.
Donald guest appeared on the talk show Late Night with Conan O’Brien in 2005.
Donald released his first studio album titled “Camp” on November 15, 2011. The album debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 and No. 2 on the US R&B and US Rap. In its total run, the album sold more than 242,000 copies in the US.
He has released four studio albums to date –
- Camp (2011)
- Because the Internet (2013)
- “Awaken, My Love!” (2016)
- 3.15.20 (2020)
Well-known for his roles in films like Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014), Magic Mike XXL (2015), The Martian (2015), and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).
Donald Glover has appeared in TV commercials for Clothing brand Gap’s Holiday ad campaign, Adidas, Samsung, and Ubisoft’s Far Cry 4 video game.
- Song – Kiss From a Rose (By Seal)
- Dish – Osso Buco (Shanks braised with vegetables)
- TV Series – American Dad, O.J.: Made in America
- Movie – The Counselor (2013)
- Book – Future Shock by Alvin Toffler
- Actress – Sarah Paulson
- Song – Bootylicious by Beyonce
- Singer – Bruno Mars
- Cartoon – The Simpsons
Donald Glover Net Worth
As of 2023, Glover has accrued a net worth of $40 million US dollars, earned through his successful career as a singer and actor.
Social Media Profiles
Though he’s not active on social media, Donald Glover has managed to gain a huge presence on various social media platforms. Despite not featuring even a single post on his Instagram, he has garnered nearly 4 million followers on the photo-sharing app. He has over 6 million subscribers on his self-titled YouTube channel. In addition, he has accumulated a combined following of over 8.5 million followers on Facebook and Twitter, respectively.
Donald Glover Facts
He was brought up in Stone Mountain, Georgia, and was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness.
He released his second album titled “Because the Internet” on December 10, 2013, for which Glover was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2015, Best Rap Album for “Because the Internet” and Best Rap Performance for his single “3005”.
Glover was nominated for five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for “Awaken, My Love!” and Record of the Year for “Redbone”, eventually winning the award for Best Traditional R&B Performance.
He won the Rising Comedy Star award at the Just for Laughs festival in 2010.
In 2017, Glover was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People
In 2017, Glover voiced the character of Simba in the remake of the Disney movie The Lion King.
He was the second African-American performer to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.
On May 5, 2018, he dropped a music video “This Is America” that references a lot of recent flashpoints involving police brutality, white supremacy, and racialized violence.
Donald released his fourth album entitled 3.15.20 on March 22, 2020, which debuted at number 13 on the Billboard 200.