Donald Glover (born September 25, 1983 in Lancaster, California) graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in dramatic writing in 2006.
The actor-writer-comedian-musician first came to attention for his work in 30 Rock as a writer at the age of 23. He later played college student Troy Barnes on the sitcom Community (2009-2014). He starred in the comedy-drama series Atlanta (2016-2022) which he created, playing Earnest “Earn” Marks, a young Princeton dropout turned manager trying to get his cousin Paper Boi’s rap career off the ground. Glover acted in movies like Magic Mike XXL (2015) with Channing Tatum, The Martian (2015) by Ridley Scott with Matt Damon, Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) with Tom Holland. He played Lando Carlissian in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) directed by Ron Howard.
Golden Globe Awards
2017 WinnerBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
2019 NomineeBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
2023 NomineeBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy