November 29, 1964
56 years old
5 ft 8.5 in | 174 cm
74 kg | 163 lbs
40 in | 102 cm
10 US | 43 EU
32 in | 81 cm
Don Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri, United States, on November 29, 1964, is an American actor.
Young Don Cheadle first started performing during high school in school theatrical productions, under the direction of Catherine Davis.
He made his screen debut in short movie 3 Days (1984) in role as Angel.
He got his big screen debut in comedy movie Moving Violations (1985) in role as Juicy Burgers Worker.
He landed his television debut in drama music series Fame (1986) in role as Henry Lee.
Don's breakthrough performance came as Mouse Alexander in neo noir mystery film Devil in a Blue Dress (1995).
He made his directorial debut with music drama movie Miles Ahead (2015) he also starred in role as Miles Davis.
Space Jam: A New Legacy (2021) live-action animated sports comedy, opposite LeBron James
He portrayed Basher Tarr in Ocean's Trilogy, directed by Steven Soderbergh:
Ocean's Eleven (2001)
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
He played Colonel James 'Rhodey' Rhodes / War Machine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Captain Marvel (2019)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
Avengers: Endgame (2019)
He was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his lead role as Paul Rusesabagina in drama film Hotel Rwanda (2004).
He was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as Det. Graham Waters in drama movie Crash (2004).
Colors (1988) action crime opposite Sean Penn and Robert Duvall
The Guard (2011) comedy thriller with Brendan Gleeson and Mark Strong
Traffic (2000) crime drama opposite Michael Douglas, Benicio del Toro and Catherine Zeta‑Jones
Out of Sight (1998) crime comedy with Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney
Hamburger Hill (1987) drama thriller with Dylan McDermott
Swordfish (2001) action crime thriller with John Travolta, Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry
Brooklyn's Finest (2009) drama crime opposite Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke and Wesley Snipes
Flight (2012) drama thriller with Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly and John Goodman
Things Behind the Sun (2001) drama opposite Kim Dickens and Rosanna Arquette
He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his role as Marty Kaan in comedy television series House of Lies (2012–2016).
He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his role as Sammy Davis, Jr. in HBO television film The Rat Pack (1998).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Paul Nathan in NBC medical drama television series ER (2002).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role as Chuck in Showtime film Things Behind the Sun (2001).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Maurice Monroe in Showtime comedy television series Black Monday (2019- ).
Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (1992–1993) ABC sitcom in role as Bennie
The Golden Palace (1992–1993) CBS sitcom in role as Roland Wilson
Picket Fences (1993-1995) CBS drama series in role as D.A. John Littleton
The Bernie Mac Show (2002) Fox sitcom in role as Cousin D
He hosted Saturday Night Live in 2019.
Don't Look Deeper (2020) Quibi drama sci-fi series in role as Martin
Attended Hartley Elementary School in Lincoln, Nebraska (1970-1974).
Graduated from East High School in Denver, Colorado (1982).
Has a sister, Cindy and a brother, Colin.
Plays the saxophone.
He won a Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for Miles Ahead (soundtrack) (2016).
Good friend with actor George Clooney.
He works with the United Nations on climate change concerns.
He co-founded the Not On Our Watch Project.
Drives a hybrid car, Toyota Prius.
He played Captain Planet in short comedy Don Cheadle Is Captain Planet (2011).
Featured in music videos for:
Angela Winbush "It's the Real Thing" (1989)
Jay-Z "Run" (2014)
Kendrick Lamar "DNA." (2017)
Logic "1-800-273-8255" (2017)
He was awarded the BET Humanitarian award in 2007 for his humanitarian work for the people of Darfur and Rwanda.
He is in a long-term relationship with actress Bridgid Coulter, since 1992, they have two children.