In his up-and-coming years, Don Cheadle went through many challenges that really helped him to shape his life and career. He is a man who knows how to seize opportunities with both hands, even when things are not going well – don’t bother, he knows how to fix a whole lot of things.
During his studies, Don drove from his campus to Los Angeles in search of acting roles and auditions. At that time he was baptized with countless “no’s” by several auditioners who saw no talent or creativity in him. But according to Don, he never let these failures affect his burning passion for acting.
Don Cheadle made his debut in 1985 in the comedy Moving Violations, after which he received numerous appearances as an actor the following year. His professional breakthrough came at some point in the late 1990s when he appeared in the widely acclaimed American war films Night Court (1984), Hamburger Hill (1987), and Devil in a Blue Dress (1995 – for which he received several awards), among others.
Other acting achievements of the veteran actor include Things Behind the Sun (2001), Sidekicks (1992), Hill Street Blues Fame (1981), House of Lies (2012), and several others.
Don’s solid career has also earned him 33 victories, an Oscar nomination in the “Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role” category, 101 nominations, the BAFTA Prize, the Primetime Emmy Awards, the Golden Globe Awards, the BET Humanitarian Award (2007) and many more. His Oscar nomination referred to his role in the 2005 film Hotel Rwanda.
In addition to his stay in Hollywood, Cheadle also works with the United Nations on climate change issues. He is one of the brains behind the documentary series of events entitled Years of Living Dangerously. The series focused on people who are affected by climate change and are looking for solutions to climate change.
Don Cheadle’s cap was adorned with another colorful feather in 2010 when he was appointed Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Environment Programme. The A-lister is also a member of the advisory committee of the Citizens Climate Lobby. His net worth is estimated at around $35 million.
Don Cheadle Biography, Age
Cheadle is an accomplished actor, film producer, writer, and director. His real name is Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in the United States on November 29, 1964, as the middle child of his parents. His parents are Bettye Cheadle (a teacher) and Donald Frank Cheadle Sr (a psychologist), while his siblings are Cindy Cheadle and Colin Cheadle. The actor is an American national, while he belongs to an African-American ethnic group.
Don spent his childhood in so many cities as he moved from place to place with his family. He finally received his primary education from 1970 to 1974 at Hartley Elementary School in Lincoln, Nebraska, and later at East High School in Denver, Colorado.
Before graduating from high school in 1982, he was very active in the music and drama department of his school. As a member of the Hartley music team, he was known as a wonderful alto saxophonist and a good singer. Cheadle also performed several plays and pantomime shows with the theatre department under the direction of Catherine Davis.
Who Is Don Cheadle’s Wife, Bridgid Coulter?
Bridgid Coulter is a popular actress and the mother of Don Cheadle’s children. She has had a long-standing romantic relationship with the actor since 1992 after they met on the set of the movie Rosewood – the lovebirds actually spoke to each other for the first time in a Beverly Center parking garage.
The A-power couple’s relationship is obviously one of the strongest in this block, as the two never became the focus of a scandal or rumor.
Bridgid, who was born on August 2, 1968, in Alameda County, California, USA, stormed the film industry with the movie Martin in 1992. After an impressive performance, she was hired to star in several other successful films, including Class of ’96 (1993), Westworld (2016), Rosewood (1997), and Family Matters (1989).
As for her education, she studied theater as a student at the University of California, Los Angeles, and later graduated with a diploma in interior design.
Don’s partner is an American of American nationality, while her ethnicity is unknown. She still makes good money in acting and also runs an interior design company in Santa Monica. There is no information about her early life, siblings, parents, and family members.
Family – Kids
The American showbiz elite Don Cheadle is surrounded by three lovely women. The oldest is his wife, while the two younger ones are his daughters – Ayana Tai Cheadle and Imani Cheadle. Ayana, born in 1995, is the eldest, while her younger sister was born in 1997.
Cheadle’s daughters are quite responsible and pursue careers outside acting. They have been very supportive of their parents’ careers.
The American actor stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches, which is 1.73 meters. His weight is stated as 74 kg and his body measurements are chest – 40 inches, waist – 32 inches, biceps – 13 inches. Cheadle is blessed with a number of charming black eyes and black hair. His dress size is 9 (US).