Donald Glover, born September 25, 1983, started to work on his career during his college years, where he produced his first independent mixtape while studying Dramatic Writing. He has since become one of the most famous rappers in the U.S., under the stage name ‘Childish Gambino,’ as well as a renowned actor, producer, and comedian. His work in these fields has earned him many awards, including some Primetime Emmys, Golden Globes, and Grammys. He has gained a loyal fan following all over the world who adores both his music and acting projects and follow his career closely. Want to celebrate his special day? We’re doing that right here!
Donald McKinley Glover Jr.
Childish Gambino, Bino
September 25, 1983
Glover was born in Edwards, California. His zodiac sign is Libra and his ethnicity is African American. He is the son of Beverly and Donald Glover Sr., and he has two siblings. He started his career by enrolling at Tisch School of the Arts, where he pursued and graduated with a degree in Dramatic Writing.
After graduating, his writing caught the attention of Tina Fey and David Miner, who hired him to become a writer for the sitcom “30 Rock,” and it was during this time he won his first-ever award along with his fellow writers, the ‘Writers Guild of America Award for Best Comedy Series in 2008.’ That same year, Glover released the independent mixtape “Sick Boi.” The following year, his sketch comedy group wrote and starred in a film, “Mystery Team,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Glover’s big break as an actor also came in 2009, when he starred as Troy Barnes in the Dan Harmon sitcom “Community.” From then on, numerous doors kept opening for this talented performer. He has been a winner of numerous awards including the Golden Globe, Emmy Awards, The Grammy, M.T.V. Video Music Award, B.E.T Award, N.A.A.C.P Image Award, Critics’ Choice Television Award, T.C.A. Award, Danny Thomas Producer of the Year Award and Gotham Independent Film Award. In 2017, he was listed in “Times” magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People in the World.’
Glover starts his career by working as a writer for the sitcom “30 Rock.”
Glover stars as Troy Barnes in the sitcom “Community” and the gig lasts until 2014.
Gloverreleases his debut studio album, “Camp.”
Glover leads, writes, and executive produces his T.V. show, “Atlanta,” which earns him many awards.
Glover releases his most successful single - “This is America.”
“3.15.20,” his fourth studio album, sees the light.
Why We Love Donald Glover
Glover is multi-talented
If he’s acting, you will love his character. If he’s making music, you’re sure to hear it and acknowledge it’s good. If he wants to produce or write, that project will get made and reach a big audience. It seems like there’s nothing he can’t do well.
He understands the importance of boundaries
Glover is not often seen on social media or doing interviews, except to promote his work. This is because he prioritizes keeping his private life private, and is only active on sites where he can remain anonymous.
Glover cares about important causes
In “This is America,”, especially in the single music video, he denounces the systemic racism faced by African Americans. He has also shown support for charities such as Community Connections and the Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation
5 Surprising Facts
Glover was born on an air base
He was born at Edwards Air Force Base in California since his father was stationed there at the time.
‘Most Likely to Write for The Simpsons’
It seems that Glover’s talents have shone since high school when he was voted “Most Likely to Write for The Simpsons.”
His stage name’s from a name generator
Glover got his stage name, Childish Gambino, from a Wu-Tang Clan name generator.
Glover inspired a new Spiderman
After comics writer Brian Michael Bendis saw him wearing a Spiderman t-shirt on “Community,” he was inspired to create Miles Morales, whose looks were also influenced by Glover’s.
His surprise album
To release “3.15.20,” his fourth studio album, Glover surprise streamed it on his website, Donald Glover Presents, on a loop for twelve consecutive hours.
Donald Glover FAQs
Is Donald Glover a Jehovah's Witness?
Glover was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, but he has since stopped being religious.
Is Donald Glover related to Danny Glover?
Despite sharing a last name, Glover is not related to fellow actor Danny Glover.
Does Childish Gambino have a child?
Yes! Glover has three children with his long-time partner Michelle White.
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