Fast Facts

  • Played Roland Wilson in the short-lived Golden Girls spin-off, Golden Palace (1992).
  • Won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1995 for Devil in a Blue Dress.
  • Nominated for NAACP Image Awards for his work in Rosewood (1997) and Bulworth (1998).
  • Accompanied five members of Congress on a fact-finding mission to the Sudan to help spread awareness about refugee issues.
  • Appeared in commercials for the National Football League.
  • Founded the Ante Up for Africa poker tournament in 2006, which has raised over $3 million for victims of violence in Darfur and Rwanda.
  • Named Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program in 2010.

Awards

  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: Winner
  • 2005, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2014, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: Nominee
  • 2015, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical: Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2005, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Film: Nominee
  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2004, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1994, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2004, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2005, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2005, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 1999, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1995, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Winner
  • 1997, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • Betty Cheadle — Mother
  • Donald Cheadle — Father
  • Imani Cheadle — Daughter
  • Bridgid Coulter — Significant Other
  • Ayana Cheadle — Daughter
  • Cindy Cheadle — Sister
  • Colin Cheadle — Brother

College

  • California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA (BFA in Theatre, 1986)

Details

  • Birth Name: Donald Frank Cheadle, Jr.
  • Birth Place: Kansas City, MO
  • Birthday: November 29, 1964, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Musician
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