Don Cheadle

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Real Name: Donald Frank Cheadle
Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Birth Date: November 29, 1964
Occupation: Actor, Producer, Soundtrack

Don Cheadle Biography

Don Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 29, 1964. His childhood found him moving from city to city with his family: mother Bettye, father Donald Sr., sister Dawn, and brother Colin. After graduating high school in Denver, Colorado, Cheadle attended and graduated from the California Institute of the Arts with a Bachelor¹s Degree in Fine Arts. Encouraged by his college friends, he attended a variety of auditions and landed a recurring role on the hit series "Fame" (1982), which led to feature film roles in Dennis Hopper's Colors (1988) and John Irvin's Hamburger Hill (1987).Early in his career, Cheadle was named Best Supporting Actor by the Los Angeles Film Critics for his breakout performance opposite Denzel Washington in Devil in a Blue Dress (1995). His subsequent film credits include: Traitor (2008), an international thriller which he produced, starring opposite Guy Pearce; Kasi Lemmons's Talk to Me (2007), with Chiwetel Ejiofor; the 2006 Oscar-winning Best Picture, Crash (2004/I), which Cheadle also produced; Hotel Rwanda (2004), for which his performance garnered Oscar, Golden Globe, Broadcast Film Critics and Screen Actors Guild award nominations for Best Actor; Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's Eleven (2001), Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007), starring Brad Pitt and George Clooney; Mike Binder's Reign Over Me (2007) with Adam Sandler; the Academy Award-winning Traffic (2000) and Out of Sight (1998), with George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez, both films also directed by Soderbergh; Paul Thomas Anderson's acclaimed Boogie Nights (1997) with Julianne Moore and Mark Wahlberg; Bulworth (1998), directed by and starring Warren Beatty; Swordfish (2001), with John Travolta and Halle Berry; Mission to Mars (2000) with Tim Robbins and Gary Sinise; John Singleton's Rosewood (1997), for which Cheadle earned an NAACP Image Award nomination; Brett Ratner's The Family Man (2000), starring Nicolas Cage; and the independent features Manic (2001) and Things Behind the Sun (2001).Cheadle was honored by the CineVegas Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Festival and received ShoWest's Male Star of the Year award. He is also well-recognized for his television work, including his portrayal of Sammy Davis Jr. in HBO's The Rat Pack (1998) (TV), for which he received a Golden Globe Award and a Best Supporting Actor Emmy nomination. That same year, he also received an Emmy nomination for his starring role in HBO's adaptation of the best-selling novel A Lesson Before Dying (1999) (TV), opposite Cicely Tyson and Mekhi Phifer.He also starred for HBO in Eriq La Salle's Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996) (TV). Cheadle's TV series credits include his two-year stint in David E. Kelley's acclaimed series "Picket Fences" (1992), a guest-starring role on "ER" (1994) (earning yet another Emmy nomination) and a regular role on "The Golden Palace" (1992) He also starred in the live television broadcast of Fail Safe (2000) (TV) opposite George Clooney, James Cromwell, Brian Dennehy, Richard Dreyfuss and Harvey Keitel. He also co-executive produced the TV version of "Crash" (2008).His most recent big screen appearances have been in 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. The Guard (2011), an art-house hit directed by John Michael McDonagh and co-starring Brendan Gleeson, followed. Currently, Cheadle starts in "House of Lies" (2012) on Showtime. Late in 2012 he will be seen in Flight (2012/I), Robert Zemeckis's return to live-action filmmaking. In 2013 he will reprise his role as Rhodey in Iron Man 3 (2013). Among his projects in development is a movie based on the life of jazz legend Miles Davis.A talented musician who plays saxophone, writes music and sings, he is also an accomplished stage actor and director and was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2004 for Best Spoken Word Album for his narration/dramatization of the Walter Mosley novel "Fear Itself".Other notable off-stage achievements include the 2007 BET Humanitarian Award for the cause of the people of Darfur and Rwanda, and sharing the Summit Peace Award by the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates in Rome with George Clooney for their work in Darfur.

Don Cheadle Movies / TV-Shows

Black Monday (2019)
Captain Marvel (2019)
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
DuckTales (2017)
I Love You, America (2017)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
What Now? (2016)
Chelsea (2016)
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Party Challenge (2016)
72nd Golden Globe Awards (2015)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards (2015)
The Late Late Show with James Corden (2015)
Miles Ahead (2015)
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore (2015)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
Lip Sync Battle (2015)
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards (2014)
Years of Living Dangerously (2014)
St. Vincent (2014)
71st Golden Globe Awards (2014)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)
Running Wild with Bear Grylls (2014)
70th Golden Globe Awards (2013)
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Hollywood Game Night (2013)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)
The Real (2013)
Talking Bad (2013)
House of Lies (2012)
Flight (2012)
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (2012)
The Guard (2011)
I Ain't Scared of You: A Tribute to Bernie Mac (2011)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Conan (2010)
A Man's Story (2010)
The Talk (2010)
Brooklyn's Finest (2009)
Hotel for Dogs (2009)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)
The People Speak (2009)
Watch What Happens: Live (2009)
The 7PM Project (2009)
The 7PM Project (2009)
Traitor (2008)
Adjust Your Color: The Truth of Petey Greene (2008)
National Heads-Up Poker Championship (2008)
Crash (2008)
The Wendy Williams Show (2008)
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
Talk to Me (2007)
Reign Over Me (2007)
Darfur Now (2007)
Drunk History (2007)
Chelsea Lately (2007)
Poker After Dark (2007)
The Dog Problem (2006)
30 Rock (2006)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)
The Colbert Report (2005)
Crash (2004)
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
After the Sunset (2004)
The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)
The United States of Leland (2003)
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives (2003)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)
Celebrity Poker Showdown (2003)
Ticker (2002)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)
Rush Hour 2 (2001)
The Bernie Mac Show (2001)
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Swordfish (2001)
Things Behind the Sun (2001)
Manic (2001)
Fail Safe (2000)
Traffic (2000)
The Family Man (2000)
Mission to Mars (2000)
Independent Lens (1999)
A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
The Early Show (1999)
Out of Sight (1998)
Bulworth (1998)
The Rat Pack (1998)
Boogie Nights (1997)
Rosewood (1997)
Volcano (1997)
The View (1997)
The Daily Show (1996)
Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault (1996)
MADtv (1995)
Devil in a Blue Dress (1995)
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995)
ER (1994)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)
The Meteor Man (1993)
Lush Life (1993)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)
Picket Fences (1992)
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992)
The Golden Palace (1992)
Roadside Prophets (1992)
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990)
The Simpsons (1989)
Colors (1988)
China Beach (1988)
Hamburger Hill (1987)
Hooperman (1987)
Biography (1987)
Sidekicks (1986)
L.A. Law (1986)
Moving Violations (1985)
Night Court (1984)
Live with Kelly and Ryan (1983)
Fame (1982)
Hill Street Blues (1981)
Saturday Night Live (1975)
Sesame Street (1969)

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