Donald Glover

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!

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Donald McKinley Glover Jr.


Childish Gambino, Bino

Birth date:

September 25, 1983



Zodiac Sign:



5' 9"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$35 million

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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.’

Career timeline

The First Writing Job

Glover starts his career by working as a writer for the sitcom “30 Rock.”

The Acting Gig That Opens Doors

Glover stars as Troy Barnes in the sitcom “Community” and the gig lasts until 2014.

The First Album

Gloverreleases his debut studio album, “Camp.”

The Award-Winning T.V. Show

Glover leads, writes, and executive produces his T.V. show, “Atlanta,” which earns him many awards.

The Chart-Bursting Single

Glover releases his most successful single - “This is America.”

The Fourth Album

“3.15.20,” his fourth studio album, sees the light.

Why We Love Donald Glover

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  1. 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.

  2. ‘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.”

  3. His stage name’s from a name generator

    Glover got his stage name, Childish Gambino, from a Wu-Tang Clan name generator.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

Donald Glover’s birthday dates

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