Donald Glover facts: Age, wife, children, parents, net worth and more revealed

Donald Glover

Donald Glover is an American actor, comedian, singer, rapper, writer, director, producer and DJ.

As a musician Donald Glover performs music under the stage name Childish Gambino, and as a DJ under the name mcDJ. From 2009 to 2014 he starred in 89 episodes of “Community.”

In 2016 he created, produced, wrote and starred in the series “Atlanta,” which ran through 2022.

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Donald Glover Age

Donald McKinley Glover Jr. was born at Edwards Air Force Base in Edwards, California, on September 25, 1983. He celebrated his 40th birthday in 2023.

Donald Glover Parents

His parents Beverley Smith and Donald Glover raised him in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His mother worked as a daycare provider while his father was a postal worker.

His parents served as foster parents for 14 years. Glover was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, but he is no longer religious.

His younger brother, Stephen, would later become a writer and producer who collaborates with him. He has a sister named Brianne. In December 2018, Glover disclosed that his father had died.

Glover, who was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, attended the ‘DeKalb School of the Arts’. Later, he attended New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, from where he graduated in 2006 with a degree in dramatic writing.

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Donald Glover wife

Donald Glover is married to Michelle White. Glover has been dating White since at least 2016.

According to E! News, the pair were first spotted together in January of that year while on a trip to Hawaii. Though White was unidentified at the time, she was visibly pregnant with their first child.

Since then, the couple have maintained a long-term partnership. Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter in August 2017, the Atlanta star said that while he does believe in love, he doesn’t believe in marriage.

“It doesn’t serve the purpose that I would want it to serve,” he told the outlet.

Still, during an interview with Entertainment Tonight at The Lion King premiere in July 2019, while discussing his son’s interest in the movie, the actor referred to White as “my wife.”

In January 2024, Glover confirmed that he and White were married while on the red carpet for the premiere of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

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Donald Glover children

Donald Glover has three children with his partner Michelle White.

They welcomed their first son, Legend, in 2016. However, the musician didn’t reveal their child’s name until the following summer, when he sang a track off of his Childish Gambino album Awaken, My Love! at the Governors Ball.

“This song is dedicated to everybody in this crowd and my young son, Legend,” Glover told the crowd before performing “Baby Boy.”

A few months later, Glover announced that he was expecting his second child with White during his acceptance speech at the 2017 Emmys. “I want to thank my baby, my son, for just being the joy in my life,” he said. “I want to thank my unborn son — we’re listening to Stevie [Wonder] tonight.”

In January 2018, Glover confirmed the birth of his second child to People Magazine but did not provide any details about his name or his birth date. That same month, he also updated Entertainment Tonight about White’s health post-birth.

“She’s great. She’s good,” Glover told the outlet. “Baby’s born, so she’s happier now.”

The couple became parents for a third time during the COVID-19 pandemic, Glover revealed in a September 2020 GQ interview with actress Michaela Coel.

The star shared that his youngest son is named Donald after his father, who died in 2018, and was born amid the nationwide protests over George Floyd’s death.

Donald Glover net worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Billy Joel has a net worth of around $40 million.

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More about Donald Glover

After working in Derrick Comedy while studying at New York University, Glover was hired at age 23 by Tina Fey as a writer for the NBC sitcom 30 Rock. He later rose to fame for portraying college student Troy Barnes on the NBC sitcom Community from 2009 to 2014.

From 2016 to 2022, Glover starred in the FX series Atlanta, which he created and occasionally directed. For his work on Atlanta, Glover won various accolades, including two Primetime Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards.

Glover has starred in several successful films including the supernatural horror The Lazarus Effect (2015), the comedy-drama Magic Mike XXL (2015), and the science fiction film The Martian (2015). He played Aaron Davis / The Prowler in the superhero films Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023), and played Lando Calrissian in the space western Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018).

He also provided the voice of adult Simba in The Lion King (2019). Glover is also a filmmaker, and starred in and produced the short film Guava Island (2019). In 2023, he co-created the comedy thriller television series Swarm.

Glover is also credited as a principal inspiration for the creation of the Marvel Comics superhero Miles Morales / Spider-Man, whom Glover would consequently voice in the animated series Ultimate Spider-Man. In 2024, he starred in a television series version of Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Following independently released albums and mixtapes, Glover signed with Glassnote Records in 2011,[9] and released his first studio album, Camp, that year. In 2013, he followed this with his second album, Because the Internet.

Glover’s third album, “Awaken, My Love!” (2016), spawned the single “Redbone”, which peaked at number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100 and eventually earned him his first Grammy Award.

In 2018, Glover released “This Is America”, which debuted at number-one on the Hot 100, and won four Grammy Awards, including for Song and Record of the Year. Glover’s fourth album, 3.15.20, was released in 2020.

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