Why Is Don Cheadle Popular?

Don Cheadle is a well-known American actor, author, director, producer, and writer who has been seen working actively on his career since the year 1984.

Quick Info
Full NameDon Cheadle
Date of Birth29 November 1964
Birth PlaceKansas City, Missouri, the U.S.
ParentsDonald Frank Cheadle, Sr. and, Bettye Cheadle.
ProfessionActor, Author, Director, Producer, and Writer
WifeBridgid Coulter
Age56 years
Weight74 kg
Height5 ft 8 in
Net Worth
$35 million


Where was Cheadle born and raised?

Don Cheadle, whose real name is Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. was born on 29 November 1964 in Kansas City, Missouri, the U.S. as a son of his father, Donald Frank Cheadle, Sr. and mother, Bettye Cheadle. His father was a clinical psychologist where his mother was a teacher. He has one sister and one brother, Cindy and Colin respectively.

He belongs to African-American ethnicity. As he was born on 29 November, his zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Don Cheadle holds an American nationality.

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Body Measurements

Don’s height is 5 feet 8 inches (1.74 m) and his weight is 74 kg. He has got Black hair with Brown eyes. 


Where did Don Cheadle go to School?

Earlier, he went to attend Hartley Elementary School where he was seen attending from the year 1970 to 1974. After that, he completed his graduation from East High School in 1982. Before, he was seen active in the theatre department, musicals, plays, and more. Further, he was seen attending the California Institute of the Arts from where he completed his graduation in 1986 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.


Who is Cheadle in a relationship with?

Don Cheadle is in a relationship with his long-life partner Rosewood who is an actress Bridgid Coulter and they have two children together named Ayanna and Imani.


Social Media

Don Cheadle has a Twitter account with the tag name (“@DonCheadle”) where he has 901.4k followers. He also has an Instagram account with the tag name (“@doncheadle”) where he has 787k followers.

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How did Cheadle start his Career?

Don Cheadle started his acting career after he had been cast as Angel in the movie “3 Days” in 1984. After that, in 1985, he was seen appearing as a Juicy burgers Worker in a comedy movie “Moving Violations”. Cheadle started his television career after he had been cast as Henry Lee on an American television series “Fame” in 1986. In the same year, he was also cast Julian Tatoon on an American legal drama television series “L.A. Law”. Later, he was also cast into the role of Cholo on a martial arts television series “Sidekicks”.


In 1987, he was cast as Pvt. Washburn on an American war movie “Hamburger Hill” and in the following year, he was also cast as Rocket on an American police procedural action crime movie “Colors”.

In the year of 1992, he was seen appearing as Happy Days Manager on an American comedy movie “Roadside Prophets” which was written and directed by Abbe Wool. Later, in 1993, he was seen playing the role of Goldilocks in an American superhero comedy movie “The Meteor Man”. Likewise, he was seen appearing in several movies like “Things to Do in Denver When you’re Dead”, “Devil in a Blue Dress”, “Volcano”, “Rosewood”, “Boogie Nights”, “Out of Sight”, “Bulworth”, “Traffic”, “Mission to Mars”, “The Family Man”, “Rush Hour 2”, “Things Behind the Sun”, “Manic” and “Swordfish”.

Further, he was cast as Basher Tarr on an American heist comedy movie “Ocean’s Eleven” alongside Andy Garcia and Colin Farrell in 2001 which was directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Ted Griffin. After that, he was seen appearing as Passenger on a BMW film series “The Hire” in 2002, and later, he was also seen playing the roles in a dark comedy movie “Abby Singer” in 2003.

Likewise, he was cast on several movies including “The United States of Leland”, “Ocean’s Twelve”, “After the Sunset”, “The Assassination of Richard Nixon”, “Crash”, “The Dog problem” and “King Leopold’s Ghost”. In the year 2004, he was seen appearing in the role of Paul Rusesabagina in the drama movie “Hotel Rwanda” which was directed by Terry George.

In 2007, he was seen appearing as Alan Johnson on an American buddy drama movie “Reign over Me” which was directed by Mike Binder. In the same year, he was also seen as Petey Greene in a biographical movie “Talk to Me” which was directed by Kasi Lemmons. Further, he was also seen appearing in several movies like “Ocean’s Thirteen”, “Darfur Now”, “Traitor”, “Hotel for Dogs”, “The people Speak”, “Brooklyn’s Finest”, “The Guard”, “Flight”, “ St. Vincent” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. In 2010, he was cast as James Rhodes and War Machine on an American superhero movie “Iron Man 2” and after that, in 2013, he was seen reprising his role on another part “Iron Man 3”.

 In addition, he was cast as Miles Davis on his directed, written, and produced the movie “Miles Ahead” in 2015. After that, he was cast in the movies like “Captain America: Civil War”, “Captain Marvel” alongside Bria Larson and Sebastian Stan, “Kevin Hart: What Now?”,  and “Avengers: Endgame”. Further, he will be seen appearing in upcoming movies like “Space Jam: A New Legacy”, “Prince of Darkness”, “With/In”, “No Sudden Move”.


Television Shows

In 1987, he was seen playing the role of Darius Milton on an American police procedural television series “Hill Street Blues”. Likewise, he was seen appearing in several movies and series like “The Bronx Zoo”, “Night Court”, “Hooperman”, “Booker”, “China Beach”, “The fresh prince of Bel-Air”, “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper”, “The Golden Palace”, “Lush Life” and “Picket Fences”.

Later, in 1996, he was cast as Ear “The Goat” Manigault on an HBO television movie “Rebound: The Legend of Earl “The Goat” Manigault”. After that, in 1998, he was also seen appearing as Sammy Davis Jr. on an American HBO made-for-television drama movie “The Rat Pack”.

Later, he was seen on series like “A Lesson before Dying”, “The Simpsons” as a voice actor, “Fail-Safe”, “The Bernie Mac Show”, “ER”, “MADtv”, 30 Rock” and “Years of Living Dangerously”. In 2010, he was seen playing the role of Frederick Douglass on an American educational comedy television series “Drunk History” and from the year 2012 to 2016, he was cast as Marty Kaan on an American comedy television series “House of Lies”.

In addition, he was seen as the narrator on “Thursday Night Football” from 2014. Later, in 2017, he was seen appearing on an American musical reality competition television series “Lip Sync Battle”. From the year 2018 to 2020, he was seen providing his voice over the character Donald Duck on an American animated television series “DuckTales”.

From the year 2019, he was cast into the main role as Maurice Monroe on an American period dark comedy television series “Black Monday”. In 2019, she was also seen hosting an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show “Saturday Night Live”. Furthermore, he was seen as Martin on the series “Don’t look Deeper” in 2020. Further, he will be seen appearing on upcoming series like “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” and “Armor Wars”.

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Don Cheadle was seen playing the role of Booth in the play “Topdog/Underdog” in 2001.


Video Games

Don Cheadle was also seen providing his voice-over in several video games like “Iron Man 2” and “Lego Marvel’s Avengers”.


Music Video

Besides this, he was also seen appearing on several music videos like “Run”, “DNA” and “1-800-273-8255”.



In Don Cheadle’s career, he had won several awards including Golden Globes, Grammy Awards, and Screen actors Guild Awards.


What is the Current Net Worth of Don Cheadle?

Don Cheadle is a famous and talented actor who has been seen appearing in several movies and series and had won several awards in his career, has an estimated net worth of $35 million.


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