Biography of Donald GloverDonald McKinley is a truly multifaceted person. He is an actor, musician, comedian, and screenwriter at the same time. Donald gained recognition due to his work in a screenwriters’ crew of the series «30 Rock». He managed to maintain his celebrity status having played one of the leading roles in the series «Community» by Dan Harmon. In addition, Glover is known in the music world by the nickname Childish Gambino as the author of the provocative song and video «This Is America». Net worth: $35 million.
ChildhoodDonald Glover was born on September 25, 1983, in sunny California. Soon after his birth, his family moved to Stone Mountain, Georgia.
Donald’s parents are the common people. His mother worked as a babysitter while his father was a manager from a local post. Glovers brought up six kids including a few adopted brothers and sisters of Donald. By the way, he is not a relative to an actor Danny Glover as he is an elder brother to a screenwriter and producer, Stephen Glover.
Screenwriter and actorIn 2006, a School of Arts graduate became one of the screenwriters of the comedy series «Studio 30». It is a funny thing that the number of screenwriters of the series was 30, and the series was dedicated to the screenwriters of the «Girls» daily routine. Donald had been expressing his ideas and jokes on paper for three years, and in 2009, he received an award from Writers Guild as a result. However, he has eventually felt confined to a single role and decided to try his hand in acting.
High-budget projects featuring Donald Glover are a comedy «Magic Mike XXL» which is a sequel to the story of a stripteaser portrayed by Channing Tatum, and sci-fi «The Martian» with Matt Damon in the lead. Both films were premiered in 2015.
The series tells a story of a regular black guy from Georgia, who makes typical mistakes for his age and trying to fix it as to become a popular rapper overcoming all the obstacles like poverty, drugs, and other «sweet things» of the ghetto. For his prominent work, Donald won the Golden Globe for The Best leading actor on TV, and his show was recognized as the best series of the year.
Music careerGlover has been into rap music since 2008, and soon that interest led him to compose his own works. For the three next years, he has released five amateur mixtapes by the name Childish Gambino. There were called «Sick Boy», «Poindexter», «I am just a Rapper» released in two parts, and «Culdesac».
In November 2011, Glassnote released his debut studio album that contains 13 songs including a hit «Heartbeat». Same time he filmed the video of the song «Bonfire». The audience received his disc favorably; proof of this can serve as the second place in Billboard Hip-Hop Chart.
It is noteworthy, that everybody anticipated the funny songs from Donald; however, his music revealed the other side of his personality. His reflections on gender and ethnic issues became the crucial points in his music.Two years later Glover got the time during starring in «Community» and creating «Atlanta», and released his second album, «Because the Internet». The main single of the disc was a song «3005», and the album received Grammy Award for The Best Rap Album of the year.
Personal Life of Donald GloverThe actor prefers to keep his personal life out of the limelight. It is known, that in 2013 he dated a singer Jhené Aiko.
Now Donald is not married, he lives with a girlfriend Michelle, who is a mother of his two sons that were born in 2016 and 2018 respectively.