Donald Glover

Donald Glover



Donald McKinley Glover[1] (born September 25, 1983) is an American actor, writer, director, comedian, and producer, as well as a Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and rapper under the stage name Childish Gambino, and as a disc jockey, he performs under the name mcDJ.

He first came to attention for his work with Derrick Comedy while a student at New York University (NYU) and, with the help of Tina Fey, was hired at the age of 23 to become a writer for the NBC sitcom 30 Rock. He later portrayed community college student Troy Barnes on the NBC sitcom Community. He stars in the FX series Atlanta, which he created and occasionally directs.[2] For his work on Atlanta, Glover has won various accolades, including Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series,[3] and Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy.[4]

In film, he has appeared in Mystery Team (2009) Magic Mike XXL (2015), The Martian (2015), Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) as Aaron Davis, and has been cast as the young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story.[5] He will also provide the voice of Simba in a remake of the Disney film The Lion King (2019).

After several self-released albums and mixtapes, Glover signed to Glassnote Records in 2011. He released his first album, Camp, on November 15, 2011 to generally positive reviews. His second studio album, Because the Internet, was released on December 10, 2013. Glover was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2015, Best Rap Album for Because the Internet and Best Rap Performance for his single "3005".[6] Glover's third album, "Awaken, My Love!", was released on December 2, 2016, spawning the hit single "Redbone", which peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.[7] In 2018, Glover was nominated for five Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for "Awaken, My Love!" and Record of the Year for "Redbone", eventually winning the award for Best Traditional R&B Performance.



Because the Internet
Because the Internet is the second studio album by American rapper Donald Glover, under the stage name Childish Gambino.
Magic Mike XXL
Magic Mike XXL is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed by Gregory Jacobs, written by Reid Carolin and starring Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Kevin Nash and Joe Manganiello.
Camp is the debut studio album by American rapper Childish Gambino.
The To Do List
The To Do List is a 2013 American romantic comedy film released on July 26, 2013.

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The Surrealist Grace of Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’
  –  March 5, 2018
Earn (Donald Glover) has just told his friend Darius (Lakeith Stanfield ... Characters who at first seem purely comic—like the clean-living rapper Clark County (RJ Walker), who hawks chocolate drink in TV commercials (“We drinkin’ Yoo-hoo like ...
Rapping Girl Scout sells 113 boxes of cookies to Donald Glover
  –  March 3, 2018
When 6-year-old Charity Joy Harrison and her father Seymore Harrison Jr. went viral for remixing “Redbone” by Donald Glover to boost Charity’s cookie sales, they probably never expected the actor-rapper-director himself would help the Atlanta ...
Donald Glover Bought More Than 100 Boxes of Girl Scout Cookies for This Sweet Reason
  –  March 2, 2018
An Atlanta-area Girl Scout named Charity Joy Harrison went viral this week when her dad uploaded a video of her selling her Girl Scout cookies by singing along to actor/rapper Donald Glover’s hit song “Redbone.” The clip made its way to Glover (who ...
Jaden Smith says Kanye West, Drake and Donald Glover can’t hang out with him anymore because he’s a competition
  –  March 2, 2018
Jaden Smith, 19, son the of Will and Jada Smith has explained why his old friends Kanye West, Drake and Donald Glover won’t hang out with him anymore. Speaking to Complex, the young rapper who has a smashing song titled ‘Icon’ says he is a ...
Donald Glover Dubs "Atlanta" The "Curb Your Enthusiasm" For Rappers
  –  March 2, 2018
The second season of Donald Glover’s hit FX show Atlanta premieres Thursday (March 1), which means the show’s creator is making the press rounds to get the word out. When Colbert asked him if Paper Boi’s experiences as a rapper are inspired by ...
Watch Donald Glover Meet the Girl Scout who Went Viral Singing "Red Bone"
  –  March 2, 2018
He also talked about how awkward it is being a rapper: You’re in the video and you’ve got ... I just want to buy this ice cream.’ READ: Donald Glover Helped “Punch Up Some Jokes” In Black Panther Script The best moment of the interview came ...
Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’ Is Still The Best Show on TV, Here’s Why
  –  March 2, 2018
Donald Glover as the lead character ... They live in an Atlanta that has two sides (shout out to late rapper Shawty Lo)—a place that has ranked as #1 in income inequality more than once, yet drives new Hollywood as the go-to place to make movies ...
Donald Glover Bought Every Box of the “Redbone” Girl Scout’s Cookies
  –  March 2, 2018
Donald Glover is at the front of many of our minds. And while Lando Calrissian/Glover is a totally brilliant actor, that’s only a small slice of what he’s known for. Most of us are already pretty well-versed in his work as the rapper Childish Gambino ...
Watch ‘Atlanta’ Star Donald Glover Rap Over AC/DC in Unearthed Video
  –  March 1, 2018
This unearthed footage features famed actor, writer, comedian and rapper (under the alias Childish Gambino) Donald Glover freestyling over the immortal AC/DC cut back in his college days at New York University. The video was posted by Chaz Kangas ...
Donald Glover Gets Real About Racism and Being a Black Creator In Hollywood
  –  March 1, 2018
The road to an Emmy-winning series wasn’t easy for Donald Glover. As a Black creator breaking into Hollywood TV, the singer-rapper-actor had to overcome several obstacles before he could get FX’s now-hit series, “Atlanta,” on the air. Back when he ...
Did Tina Fey hire Donald Glover because he was 'free'?
  –  March 1, 2018
Is there anything that Donald Glover can’t do? The 34-year-old renaissance man has found immense success as a writer, actor, director, comedian, rapper and even as a DJ. For its March 5 issue, the New Yorker did an in-depth feature on Glover that has ...
Donald Glover Explains The Difference Between His Face And Childish Gambino’s
  –  March 1, 2018
When affable host Colbert asked him to elaborate by showing the difference between his real face and his “rapper face,” Glover was happy to oblige. First, he showed his “Donald Glover” face, then on prompting, switched to his “Childish Gambino ...
Donald Glover Buys Cookies From Viral Girl Scout Who Remixed ‘Redbone’
  –  March 1, 2018
Donald Glover appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to promote the Season Two premiere of his FX hit series, Atlanta. Glover is a rapper/singer, actor, comedian, writer and director. He and Colbert talk about the comedy series and the ...
Donald Glover just bought 113 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies, because he can
  –  March 1, 2018
As amazing as Donald Glover’s rap alter ego Childish Gambino may be ... Before he met Charity, Colbert also had Glover attempt to explain why being a rapper is just super awkward. Apparently there’s champagne involved, “butts close to your face ...
Donald Glover Explains That Being A Rapper Is “Super Awkward”
  –  March 1, 2018
Donald Glover explained during his appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert that being a rapper is “super awkward.” “You’re in a video and you’ve got, like, champagne and butts close to your face,” he said. “And then you have to go to ...
Donald Glover Buys 113 Boxes Of Cookies From Girl Scout Who Parodied 'Redbone'
  –  March 1, 2018
More: Donald Glover promises that ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ is a “fun summer film” Glover, an actor, writer, director and rapper who is set to appear as a young Lando Calrissian in Disney's new Star Wars spin-off about Han Solo, is also due to ...
Donald Glover Buys Girl Scout Cookies, Talks ‘Atlanta’ & Upbringing on ‘Late Show’
  –  March 1, 2018
Donald Glover didn’t imagine that a little girl would one day ... Some of the “dope” things include Emmys for his hit FX show “Atlanta.” The show centers around a rapper named Paper Boi played by Brian Tyree Henry, and his manager Earn, played ...
Donald Glover Says Being A Rapper is “Awkward”
  –  March 1, 2018
The premiere episode of Season 2 of the hit TV series Atlanta debuts tonight (March 1) so Donald Glover made a stop on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night to talk about the show and more. During the chat, Donald Glover spoke on why he wears ...
Donald Glover Brings his Childish Gambino Face to Stephen Colbert
  –  March 1, 2018
Colbert then politely asked Glover to demonstrate the subtle difference between Donald Glover the man and Childish Gambino the rapper. The shift, as you can see below, is profound. The segment closed with Glover buying 113 packs of Thin Mints from a girl ...
Jaden Smith Explains Why He Isn't Cool With Kanye, Drake, And Donald Glover Anymore
  –  March 1, 2018
Unfortunately, in an interview with Complex, Smith shares that his flourishing career as a rapper might have changed the nature of his relationship with artists like Kanye West, Drake, and Donald Glover. "I always felt like Little Homie before and that ...
Watch Donald Glover Rap Over AC/DC’s ‘Back in Black’
  –  March 1, 2018
Actor Donald Glover, aka rapper Childish Gambino, is probably best known as the creator and star of the TV comedy series Atlanta, which starts its second season tonight. The clip, which was shot in 2004, was uploaded by Glover’s friend and ...
Donald Glover bought 113 boxes of Thin Mints from the Girl Scout who rapped viral ‘Redbone’ parody
  –  March 1, 2018
Entertainer of many, many hats Donald Glover — also known as rapper Childish Gambino — recently made an appearance on Late Night with Stephen Colbert, where he talked about his role in comedy-drama Atlanta and the struggles of being a celebrity trying ...
‘Atlanta’ Season 2 Only Reinforces Donald Glover’s Wunderkind Status
  –  February 28, 2018
Donald Glover isn’t having a moment ... The series—which follows rising rapper Paper Boi (Brian Tyree Henry) and his cousin/manager Earn (Glover)—was a wild and weird ride in the best possible ways (there was an invisible car, no big deal).
Donald Glover makes near-flawless return in FX comedy
  –  February 28, 2018
Could use more Donald Glover. That might be just about the only criticism of ... made available for review narrows in on Paper Boi — also known as Earn’s cousin, rapper and client Al (Brian Tyree Henry). He has a hit single on his hands but now finds ...
Donald Glover On “The Race” By Tay-K: “It’s A Real Jesse James Story”
  –  February 27, 2018
Donald Glover’s new interview with The New Yorker has grabbed ... During the interview, Glover references “The Race,” the surprise 2017 hit by teenage Texas rapper Tay-K, who recorded the song while on the run from a Capital Murder charge.
Finally, Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’ is back
  –  February 22, 2018
“We kind of looked at it like a mixtape,” Donald Glover told The Undefeated before the event began ... said show’s co-star Brian Tyree Henry, who portrays local rapper Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles. “Things have lost value that we thought ...
As if we couldn't love "Black Panther" any more, Donald Glover actually wrote some of the jokes in it
  –  February 22, 2018
There’s no denying it: Black Panther is one of the most successful movies ever. Because it turns out that Donald Glover, comedian, actor and rapper, actually wrote some of the jokes in it the movie.
Inside Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’ Season 2 Red Carpet Premiere (Photos)
  –  February 21, 2018
Donald Glover and John Landgraf (Frank Micellotta/FX/PictureGroup ... “Robbin’ Season” has nothing to do with Batman’s sidekick or a new rapper on the scene, and everything to do with Georgia Penal Code § 16-8-41, “Armed Robbery by Intimidation ...


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