Don Cheadle

Don Cheadle

Movie Actor

Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. is an American actor. He is the recipient of multiple accolades, including two Grammy Awards, a Tony Award, two Golden Globe Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. He has also earned nominations for an Academy Award, two British Academy Film Awards and 11 Primetime Emmy Awards.

Full Name
Donald Frank Cheadle, Jr.
Nov 29, 1964
5′ 8″
Net Worth


Don Cheadle was born on November 29, 1964, in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the son of Bettye and Donald Cheadle Sr., and his zodiac sign is Sagittarius. His father was a clinical psychologist and his mother ran a daycare center. Cheadle moved to Los Angeles at the age of 16 to pursue an acting career.

Cheadle began his career as a supporting actor in comedy films such as “Moving Violations” (1985) and “Colors” (1988). He became better-known for his role in the film “Devil in a Blue Dress” (1995) and gained critical acclaim for his portrayal of Mouse Alexander in “Boogie Nights” (1997). In 1998, he received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in the movie “Out of Sight”.

Cheadle starred alongside Robert Downey Jr. and Terrence Howard in the 2008 superhero film “Iron Man”, playing the role of Lieutenant Colonel James Rhodes/War Machine. He reprised this role in several films including Iron Man 2 (2010), Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

In addition to acting, Cheadle has served as an executive producer for several films, including Crash (2004) and Hotel Rwanda (2004). He has won several awards throughout his career, including two Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in Leading Role for "Hotel Rwanda" and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for "Crash".

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1964</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Don Cheadle is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On November 29, 1964, Don Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Cheadle Appears on TV Series “Fame”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">He appears as an extra in the TV series Fame.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1992</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Appears in Film “Revenge of the Nerds II”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Cheadle makes his feature film debut in Revenge of the Nerds II.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Cheadle Stars in “Devil in a Blue Dress”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">He stars opposite Denzel Washington in the film Devil in a Blue Dress.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Star of “Hotel Rwanda”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Cheadle stars in the critically acclaimed film Hotel Rwanda.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Cheadle Cast in Iron Man 2</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Cheadle is cast as Jim Rhodes/War Machine in Marvel's Iron Man 2.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Nominated for Best Actor</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Don Cheadle is nominated for Best Actor at the 91st Academy Awards for his role in "Avengers: Endgame".</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Inspiring Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Don Cheadle is an inspiring actor whose performances have inspired many. His roles are often emotionally charged and thought provoking, and he never fails to captivate his audience with his amazing acting abilities.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Don Cheadle is a great role model for young actors. He has shown that hard work and dedication can lead to success, and he always strives to be the best version of himself. He is also an advocate for social justice and uses his platform to speak out against injustice.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Has Great Fashion Sense</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Don Cheadle has a great sense of style. Whether he’s dressed up for a red carpet event or dressed down for a casual day out, Don always looks sharp. His fashion choices show that he knows how to put together an outfit that works for any occasion.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First African-American Lead in a Marvel Movie</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Don Cheadle was the first African-American to take on the lead role in a Marvel movie, playing James Rhodes/War Machine in Iron Man 2.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Nominated for Two Academy Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Don Cheadle has been nominated for two Academy Awards, once for his performance in Hotel Rwanda and again for his performance in Crash.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Wasn't Interested in Acting at First</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Don Cheadle initially had no interest in acting, but was convinced by his drama teacher to pursue it as a career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Has Appeared in Over 85 Films</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Don Cheadle has appeared in over 85 films, spanning both major studio productions and independent films.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Co-Founder of the End Malaria Now Campaign</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Don Cheadle is a co-founder of the End Malaria Now campaign, an organization dedicated to ending malaria deaths in Africa.</p></div>


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