Donald Glover - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 26, 2022

Donald Glover
Nick Name: Bino
Profession: Actor, Comedian, Singer, Writer, Producer, Director
Best Known For: Solo: A Star Wars Story (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $35 million

Personal Details

Born on : September 25, 1983 (age 40)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Donald McKinley Glover Jr.
Birth Place: Edwards Air Force Base, Kern County, California, USA
Horoscope: Libra
Father's Name: Donald Glover Sr.
Mother's Name: Beverly Smith
Siblings: 2

Stephen Glover (younger brother)
Bree Glover (sister)

High School: Lakeside High School
University: New York University Tisch School of the Arts, DeKalb School of the Arts
Ethnicity: African-American
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Girlfriend Name: Michelle White
Children: 2

Legend Glover (son)
Drake Glover (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.75 meter (5 feet 9 inch)
Weight: 79 kg (174.16 lb)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: 11 US
Bicep Size: 14 inch
Chest Size: 41 inch
Waist Size: 33 inch

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Who is Donald Glover?

Donald Glover is an actor, musician, comedian, director, screenwriter, and DJ.

Donald Glover Age, Parents, Siblings

Donald Glover’s birth name/full name is Donald McKinley Glover Jr. His birthdate is on September 25, 1983, and his birthplace is Edwards Air Force Base, Kern County, California, United States. His mother Beverly Smith worked as a daycare provider while his father Donald Glover Sr. worked as a postal worker. 

Glover has a younger brother, Stephen Glover, now a writer/producer, and a younger sister named Bree Glover. All three were raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia.

Source: Pinterest (Donald Glover with his family)

Education, Ethnicity

He received his education from Lakeside High School. After graduating from high school, Glover attended New York University Tisch School of the Arts. He graduated from there with a degree in Dramatic Writing in 2006. Donald Glover enrolled at the DeKalb School of the Arts as well.

His ethnicity is African-American.

Donald Glover Girlfriend, Wife, Children

Donald Glover started dating Michelle White in 2016. In January 2017, he announced that he had a baby with his girlfriend. White gave birth to their first child, a son in early 2016. They named their son Legend Glover.

In September 2018, he announced that he is going to be a father for the second time as his partner was expecting a child. In January 2018, their second child, Drake, also a son was born in January 2018.

He is not married and the couple also has not revealed any engagement news so far.

Source: dailymail (Donald Glover, Michelle White strolls with their son)

Donald Glover Career

In music

As an amateur musician, he released several mixtapes under his stage name moniker MC D and later mcDJ. In 2008, he released a mixtape under his stage name Childish Gambino. Under the name, Glover released another mixtape titled Poindexter, followed by two mixtapes- I Am Just a Rapper and I Am Just A Rapper 2. 

Donald Glover released an extended play, titled EP in March 2011. The same year on November 15, 2011, he released an album titled Campwhich reached number 11 on Billboard 200. His mixtape Royalty was released followed by a release of his second studio album, Because the Internetin October 2013. 

Even with his busy schedule, he did manage to release another mixtape titled STN MTN on October 3, 2014, and an  EP titled Kauai on October 4, 2014. His third album Awaken, My Love! was released in December 2016.

His second EP titled Summer Pack was released on July 11, 2018.

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Source: Elle (Donald Glover performs onstage)

Comedy, Movies, Writing

In 2006, Donald Glover worked with producer David Miner and comedian Tina Fey. Miner and Fey gave him an opportunity to write for the NBC sitcom 30 RockHe accepted the offer and worked as a writer from 2006 to 2009.

With his role as Troy Barnes in NBC sitcom Communityalongside Danny Pudi, Glover began to gain fame. He played the role from 2009 to 2014. He went on to work in his show Atlanta as a creator, writer, director, actor, and executive producer. 

Donald Glover has portrayed roles in movies as well. Some include- Weirdo (2012), The To Do List (2013), The Lazarus Effect (2015), Magic Mike XXL (2015), The Martian (2015), Aaron Davis in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017), Lando Calrissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), as Simba in The Lion King (2019). Glover has made appearances in the series Girls (2013), among many others.


In Guava Island, Donald Glover has worked alongside Letitia Wright, Nonso Anozie, Betiza Bistmark Calderón, Ayensi Amilgar Jardines Delgado, and Alain Rodriguez.

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Source: Movie Time Guru (Donald Glover, Lakeith Stanfield, Brian Tyree Henry in Atlanta)

Donald Glover Awards, Nominations

With multiple careers, Glover has had whopping 131 nominations. Among all the nominations he has been able to win 37, namely, two American Film Institute Awards, two BET Hip Hop Awards, six Black Reel Awards, a Comedy Awards, a Critics' Choice Television Awards, five Gold Derby TV Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, a Gotham Independent Film Awards, a Grammy Awards, Three MTV Video Music Awards.

Other awards won by Donald Glover are an NAACP Image Awards, a PAAFTJ Television Awards, a Peabody Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, a Producers Guild of America Awards, a TCA Awards, a TV Guide Awards, and five Writers Guild of America Awards.

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Source: UPI (Donald Glover)

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Donald Glover Net Worth, Salary

The net worth of Glover is estimated to be around $35 million while the figure on his annual salary is unknown.

Donald Glover: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Donald Glover is followed by over a million followers and counting.

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