Don Cheadle

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Quick Facts

Date of Birth November 29, 1964 (age 49)
Nationality American
Profession Actor
Working for Movies, TV Shows
Ethnicity Black
Marital Status Married
Spouse N/A (Wife)
Children(s) Ayana Tai Cheadle, Imani Cheadle
Name on Birth Donald Frank "Don" Cheadle, Jr (Full Name)
Divorce Not Yet
Height 1.73 m
Weight N/A
Religion Christian
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Twitter @IamDonCheadle
Age N/A

Don Cheadle is an actor and producer from America. Don Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 29, 1964. His name at birth was Donald Frank Cheadle. He was the middle child in a family of three children. Cheadle was involved in acting at an early age. He played Templeton the Rat in a stage adaptation of E.B. White's Charlotte's Web while attending elementary school in Denver, Colorado. He is the son of Bettye, a teacher, and Donald Frank Cheadle Sr., a clinical psychologist. He has a brother, Colin, and a sister, Cindy. Throughout his childhood, his family moved from city to city. Cheadle graduated in 1982 from East High School in Denver, Colorado. Don went on to Red Rocks Community College, graduating with a B.A in Acting, after he graduated from East.

He attended a variety of auditions and landed a recurring role on the hit series Fame (1982) encouraged by his college friends. It led to feature film roles in Dennis Hopper's Colors (1988) and John Irvin's Hamburger Hill (1987). He starred for HBO in Eriq La Salle's Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996). Cheadle's TV series credits are his two-year stint in David E. Kelley's acclaimed series Picket Fences (1992), a regular role on The Golden Palace (1992), and a guest-starring role on ER (1994) (earning yet another Emmy nomination). He also starred in the live television broadcast of Fail Safe (2000) opposite George Clooney, James Cromwell, Brian Dennehy, Richard Dreyfuss and Harvey Keitel. He also was the co-executive producer of the TV version of Crash (2008). His most recent big screen appearances are Antoine Fuqua's ensemble crime thriller Brooklyn's Finest (2009) and Jon Favreau's Iron Man 2 (2010), another mainstream breakthrough where he played Lt. Col. James 'Rhodey' Rhodes replacing Terrence Howard from the first film. An art-house hit directed by John Michael McDonagh and co-starring Brendan Gleeson, The Guard (2011), followed. Cheadle starts in House of Lies (2012) on Showtime currently. He will be seen in Flight, Robert Zemeckis's return to live-action filmmaking, in late 2012. He will reprise his role as Rhodey in Iron Man 3 in 2013. Among his projects in development, there is a movie based on the life of jazz legend Miles Davis.

He is a talented musician who plays saxophone, writes music and sings. He is also an accomplished stage actor and director. He was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004 for Best Spoken Word Album for his narration cum dramatization of the Walter Mosley novel "Fear Itself". His other notable off-stage achievements include the 2007 BET Humanitarian Award for the cause of the people of Darfur and Rwanda, and he shared the Summit Peace Award by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in Rome with George Clooney for their work in Darfur.

Cheadle and poker player Annie Duke organized an annual charity poker tournament at the 2007 World Series of Poker, Ante Up for Africa. Living in the USA and from black ethnicity, the actor has been able to create a huge fan base and his pictures are found elsewhere in the web. Standing tall at a height of 173 centimeters, his personality is enhanced by his voice. He is married and has two children, Ayana Tai Cheadle and Imani Cheadle. He has a charming personality. His net worth is high and his shirtless pictures can be found on many sites.

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