Donald Glover is an American actor, writer, producer, director, award-winning comedian, and Grammy®-nominated artist. He is the creator, writer, and star of Atlanta.
Glover began his comedy career under the mentorship of Tina Fey, writing for the Emmy® award-winning NBC series, 30 Rock.
Glover’s past films include David Gelb’s The Lazarus Effect, opposite Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass; Miguel Arteta's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; Maggie Carey's The To Do List opposite Aubrey Plaza and Bill Hader, and James Bobin's The Muppets. On television, Glover starred for five seasons as "Troy Barnes" on NBC's critically-acclaimed series Community created by Dan Harmon. He has also made guest appearances on Judd Apatow’s HBO series, Girls and on the cult favorite Cartoon Network animated series, Adventure Time.
As a musician, Glover is also known for his success under the stage name "Childish Gambino". He released his first album, Camp, in 2011. His second album, Because the Internet, was nominated for two Grammy Awards and generated the hit song "3005". He also released his third studio album "Awaken, My Love!", which features "Redbone" which has become his most successful single to date.
In 2015, Glover appeared in Ridley Scott's The Martian opposite Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain, and in Magic Mike XXL starring alongside Channing Tatum.
Glover will soon start as a young Lando Calrissian in the untitled Han Solo film and also be the voice of "Simba" in the 2019 live-action remake of The Lion King.
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- The Big Bang
- Streets on Lock
- Go for Broke
- The Streisand Effect
- Nobody Beats the Biebs
- The Club
- The Jacket
For his work on Atlanta, Donald Glover has won the following accolades:
- 2017: Won a Emmy Award (Outstanding Lead Actor in A Comedy Series)
- 2017: Won a Emmy Award (Outstanding Directing for A Comedy Series)
- 2017: Won a Writers Guild of America Award (New Series)
- 2017: Won a Writers Guild of America Award (Comedy Series)
- 2017: Won a Producers Guild of America Award (Best Episodic Comedy)
- 2017: Won a NAACP Image Award (Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series)
- 2017: Won a Golden Globe (Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy)
- 2017: Won a Golden Globe (Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy)
- 2016: Won a Critics' Choice Awards (Best Actor in a Comedy Series)