Donald Glover Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Dad, Brother, Movies, TV Shows, Awards, News

Donald Glover (Donald McKinley Glover Jr) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, singer, rapper, songwriter and DJ. Glover performs music under the stage name Childish Gambino

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Donald Glover Biography

Donald Glover (Donald McKinley Glover Jr) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, singer, rapper, songwriter and DJ. Glover performs music under the stage name Childish Gambino and as a DJ under the name mcDJ. After coming to public attention for his work with Derrick Comedy while a student at New York University, Tina Fey hired Glover at age 23 as a writer for the NBC sitcom 30 Rock. On the NBC sitcom Community, Glover portrayed community college student Troy Barnes. Glover stars in the FX series Atlanta, which he created and occasionally directs.

Glover won various accolades, for his work on Atlanta, including Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series and Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy. In film, he has appeared in Mystery Team in 2009, Magic Mike XXL, The Lazarus Effect, The Martian (all 2015), Spider-Man: Homecoming in 2017 and as the young Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story in 2018. Glover will also provide the voice of the adult Simba in a remake of the Disney film The Lion King in 2019.

In 2011, Glover signed to Glassnote Records, after several self-released albums and mixtapes. On November 15, 2011, he released his first album, Camp, to generally positive reviews. Glover’s second studio album, Because the Internet, was released on December 10, 2013. His third album, “Awaken, My Love!”, was released on December 2, 2016, spawning the single “Redbone”, which peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and eventually earned him a Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance. Glover was included on the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world in 2017. Glover released the song and video for “This Is America”, in May 2018, which debuted at number-one on the Hot 100. The song was nominated for four Grammy Awards at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards (Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Music Video) but This is America won the Song of the Year and Record of the Year. Glover’s EP Summer Pack was released in early July 2018.

Donald Glover Age

Donald Glover is 35 years old as per 2018 bon on September 25, 1983 in Edwards Air Force Base, Kern County, California, U.S.

Donald Glover Height

Donald Glover stand s at a height of 1.75 m.

Donald Glover Photo

Donald Glover Parents

His mother, Beverly (née Smith) is a retired daycare provider and his father, Donald Glover Sr. was a retired postal worker. His parents also served as foster parents for 14 years. Glover was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness.

Donald Glover Brother

Donald Glover has a younger brother, writer/producer Stephen Glover, who was also nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for Atlanta.

Donald Glover Wife

Donald Glover is married to Michelle White. In January 2017, Glover announced that he and his WIFE/SPOUSE, had a son in early 2016. Before performing “Baby Boy” In June, in a tribute to his son, Glover revealed his name as Legend. Glover announced in September, that he and Michelle were expecting a second son, who was born in January 2018.

Donald Glover Dad

During the final stop for the This is America Tour, on December 17, 2018, Glover announced that his father, Donald Glover Sr., had passed away. “I lost my father a couple weeks ago and I wanted to play him some of the new songs but he didn’t want to hear them, because he was like, ‘I know they’re going to be great’ ” Glover said.

Donald Glover Education

Donald Glover attended Lakeside High School and DeKalb School of the Arts and was captioned “Most Likely to Write for The Simpsons” in his high school yearbook. Glover graduated from the New York University Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in Dramatic Writing in 2006. While at Tisch, he self-produced the independent mixtape The Younger I Get, which was not released and was disowned by Glover for being “too-raw ramblings” of what he calls a “decrepit Drake”. He also began disc jockeying and producing electronic music under the moniker MC D—later as mcDJ—remixing Sufjan Stevens’ album Illinois back in 2005.

Donald Glover Influences

During an interview with The Guardian Glover said, that he was influenced by LCD Soundsystem as Ghostface Killah lot of the rap shows he saw as a kid were boring, but if they went to a Rage Against the Machine show or a Justice show, the kids were losing their minds. Kids just wanted to go nuts, Odd Future knew that. People wanted to experience something physical. He also cites hip hop duo Outkast and trio Migos and funk band Funkadelic as being influences.

Glover has also influenced a number of younger musicians and actors like Rapper Vince Staples talks of Glover’s ability to constantly reinvent himself while Naren Weiss, actor and writer cites his versatility as a source of inspiration.

Donald Glover Albums

  • Main article: Childish Gambino discography
  • Camp (2011)
  • Because the Internet (2013)
  • “Awaken, My Love!” (2016)

Donald Glover Tours

  • IAMDONALD Tour (2011)
  • The Sign-Up Tour (2011)
  • Camp Gambino Tour (2012)
  • Deep Web Tour (2014)
  • This Is America Tour (2018)

Donald Glover Movies

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2009

Mystery Team

Jason Rogers

Also writer, composer and executive producer

2011

The Muppets

Junior CDE Executive

Cameo

2013

The To Do List

Derrick

Clapping for the Wrong Reasons

The Boy

Short film; also writer and executive producer

2014

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Greg

Chicken and Futility

The Boy

Short film; also writer and director

2015

The Lazarus Effect

Niko

Magic Mike XXL

Andre

The Martian

Rich Purnell

2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Aaron Davis

2018

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Lando Calrissian

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Troy Barnes

Cameo[127]

2019

The Lion King

Simba

Voice role; Post-production

TBA

Guava Island

TBA

Post-production

Donald Glover Television

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2005

Late Night with Conan O’Brien

Criminal

Episode: “July 22, 2005”

2006–2012

30 Rock

Various

4 episodes; also writer and executive story editor

2007

Human Giant

College Webcam Guy

Episode: “24 Hour Marathon”

2009–2014

Community

Troy Barnes

89 episodes

2010

Robot Chicken

Mace Windu (voice)

Episode: “Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III”

2010

Comedy Central Presents

Himself

Stand-up special

2011

Regular Show

Alpha-Dawg (voice)

Episode: “Rap It Up”

2012

Donald Glover: Weirdo

Himself

Stand-up special

2013

Sesame Street

LMNOP

Episode: “Figure It Out, Baby Figure It Out”

2013

Girls

Sandy

2 episodes

2013, 2016

Adventure Time

Marshall Lee (voice)

2 episodes

2015

Ultimate Spider-Man

Miles Morales/Spider-Man (voice)

2 episodes

2015

China, IL

William “Transfer Billy” (voice)

4 episodes

2016–present

Atlanta

Earnest “Earn” Marks / Teddy Perkins

Also creator, writer, director, and executive producer

2018

Saturday Night Live

Himself (host and musical guest)

Episode: “Donald Glover/Childish Gambino”

Donald Glover Music videos

Year

Title

Album

Director

2012 “Giants”
(Josh Osho featuring Childish Gambino)
L.I.F.E. Jordan Bahat
2013 “Bed Peace”
(Jhené Aiko featuring Childish Gambino)
Sail Out Danny Williams
“Relations (Remix)”[130]
(Kenna featuring Childish Gambino)
Land 2 Air Chronicles II: Imitation Is Suicide Chapter 1 Jason Chen
2014 “The Pressure”
(Jhené Aiko)[131]
Souled Out Childish Gambino
2015 “Gahdamn”
(Kari Faux)[132]
Laugh Now, Die Later Calmatic
2018 “Garden (Say It Like Dat)” Ctrl Karena Evans
2018 “This is America” Single Hiro Murai
2018 “Feels Like Summer” Summer Pack Donald Glover, Ivan Dixon, Greg Sharp

Donald Glover Web

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2006–2010

Derrick Comedy videos

Various characters

Also writer, composer and executive producer

2009

I Am Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Funny or Die short[133]

2012

Community: Abed’s Master Key

Troy Barnes (voice)

Webisode

Donald Glover Facebook

Donald Glover Twitter

Donald Glover Insatgaram

Donald Glovern News

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Childish Gambino has won Song of the Year at the 61st Grammy Awards. His single “This Is America” beat out tracks by Drake (“God’s Plan”), Kendrick Lamar and SZA (“All the Stars”), Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (“Shallow”), Ella Mai (“Boo’d Up”), Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey (“The Middle”), and Brandi Carlile (“The Joke”).

“This Is America” is the first hip-hop Song of the Year winner in Grammy history. The last artist to win one of the big four awards while absent from the ceremony was Amy Winehouse, in 2008. She accepted her awards for Record and Song of the Year and Best New Artist via satellite link-up from London. The last time the award was accepted on an artist’s behalf was in 2003, when Luther Vandross won Song of the Year and his business manager and “Dance With My Father” co-writer accepted the award. This is the first time a living nominee hasn’t been present to accept one of the 4 major awards since George Michael in 1989. Watch the presenters John Mayer and Alicia Keys accept the Grammy in Donald Glover’s honor.

Gambino also won Record of the Year for “This Is America.” It beat tracks by Cardi B, J Balvin, and Bad Bunny (“I Like It”), Kendrick Lamar and SZA (“All the Stars”), Drake (“God’s Plan”), Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (“Shallow”), Post Malone featuring 21 Savage (“rockstar”), Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey (“The Middle”), and Brandi Carlile (“The Joke”). During his acceptance speech on Gambino’s behalf, Ludwig Göransson shouted out 21 Savage and others.

Glover also teased what sounded like unreleased Childish Gambino music in a Google Pixel Playmoji ad that aired during the Grammys. Cross-referencing the lyrics online reveals the song is called “Human Sacrifice”; Gambino’s been playing it on tour in the past several months. Check that out here.

Young Thug and Black Panther composer Ludwig Göransson were also credited as Song of the Year winners alongside Gambino. Earlier in the night, Göransson’s Black Panther score won the award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. A Grammys producer previously revealed that Glover, Drake, and Kendrick all turned downperformances.

In addition to Song of the Year, “This Is America” got nominated for Record of the Year and Best R&B Song. Earlier in the ceremony, it picked up the awards for Best Music Video and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

21 Savage is among the many background vocalists on “This Is America.” 21, who was nominated for two Grammys for “rockstar,” was absent from tonight’s ceremony because he was recently detained by ICE, who claim that he “is unlawfully present in the U.S.” Since the arrest, 21 has confirmed that he was born in the United Kingdom and moved to the United States at age 7. There’s also been an outpouring of support for 21 Savage from the hip-hop community. JAY-Z, for one, called the arrest “an absolute travesty,” and has hired an attorney to assist 21.

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