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Donald Glover

Donald Glover

Famous As: Actor, Rapper, Stand-up Comedian

Who is Donald Glover?

Donald Glover is a multi-faceted person who has carved a niche in every domain that he has set his foot in; be it acting, writing, production, comedy, singing and songwriting. Glover, who initially became known for being the screenwriter of the TV series ‘30 Rock’, made his film debut in ‘The Mystery Team’. He gained even more fame with his popular roles in the movie ‘The Lazarus Effect’, as well as the TV series ‘Atlanta’. As a singer, he released his debut album ‘Camp’ in which peaked at number 11 on the US Billboard 200 and became a huge success. He released two more albums, ‘Because the Internet’ and ‘Awaken, My Love!,’ over the ensuing years. On the acting front, he recently played an important supporting role in the film ‘Spiderman: Homecoming’. He will also be providing the voice of Simba in the remake of the popular animated movie ‘The Lion King’. Clover has been nominated for thirty-seven awards till date, out of which he has won fifteen. The awards he has won include an America Film Institute Award and two Golden Globe Awards. He has been nominated for two Grammy Awards as well.


Donald Glover sent some writing samples to talent manager David Miner who showed his works to Tina Fey, the creator of the sitcom ‘30 Rock.’ Impressed by his writing skills, Miner and Fey invited him to work as a writer in the comedy series ’30 Rock’. The show was a huge success and went on to receive numerous awards including six Golden Globe Awards and eleven Screen Actors Guild Awards. Glover also made a few cameo appearances in some episodes.

In 2009 he starting appearing in a supporting role of a highschool footballer trying to embrace his nerdy side in the TV series ‘Community.’ Glover, however, left the show during the fifth season, and refused to make a comeback, saying that the show would do much better without him and his character.

In 2009 he also made his film debut in the film ‘Mystery Team’. Directed by Dan Eckman, the story is about a team of naïve young detectives, who take up a case of homicide in order to prove themselves. Glover appeared in the lead role, and other actors in the cast included DC Pierson, Dominic Dierkes, Aubrey Plaza and Ellie Kemper.

His debut studio album ‘Camp’ was released in November 2011. Debuting at number 11 on the Billboard 200, the album turned out to be a huge hit, and sold 52,000 copies within the first week of its release. Two years later, he released his second album ‘Because the Internet’, which was also quite successful. It sold 96,000 copies in the first week of its release.

Meanwhile he continued playing supporting roles in episodes of several TV shows, such as ‘Sesame Street’ and ‘Adventure Time’. He also provided the voice of Miles Morales in the animated show ‘The Ultimate Spiderman’ which had aired from 2015. He appeared in the popular sci-fi horror movie ‘The Lazarus Effect’ the same year.

His latest album ‘Awaken, My Love!’ was released in 2016. Like his previous albums, it also became an instant hit, peaking at fifth position on the Billboard 200. It sold 72,000 copies in the first week of its release.


September 25, 1983
Donald Glover was born in California.


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