Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. commonly known as Don Cheadle is an American actor. The American celeb is renowned for his role as the War Machine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But Cheadle is known for much more than that. He had built his career in the 1990s itself with scintillating performances in movies such as Devil in a Blue Dress and Rosewood.
Father: Donald Frank Cheadle Sr.
Mother: Bettye Cheadle
Brothers: Andrew Cheadle and Colin Cheadle
Sister: Cindy Cheadle
2019 Primetime Emmy Award Nomination
2016 Grammy Award Winner [Miles Ahead]
2013 Golden Globe Award Winner [House of Lies]
2006 Screen Actors Guild Award Winner [Crash]
2005 – Academy Award for Best Actor (nomination) [Hotel Rwanda]
2001 Screen Actors Guild Award Winner [Traffic]
1999 Golden Globe Award Winner [The Rat Pack]
Relationship & more
Imani Cheadle, Ayana Tai Cheadle
Playing Basketball, Listening to rap songs, Gardening
Tofu, Chinese Food, Wendy’s square burger with a frosty on the side
Not Known (But he avoids Soda)
Marc Ecko, Levi’s 501s
Favorite Sports Person
Favorite Actor (Male/Female)
$40 million (USD)
Acting, Investments as a producer, Books, Business Endorsements
His mother’s name is Bettye Cheadle who was a teacher and his father’s name is Donald Frank Cheadle Sr. who was a clinical psychologist. Don was born in Kansas City in Missouri, USA. The American actor spent most of his childhood with his parents and siblings. Bettye Cheadle was a teacher, and Donald Frank Cheadle Sr. was a clinical psychologist. Don Cheadle had three siblings, Cindy (sister), Andrew (brother), and Colin (brother). Cheadle attended the Hartley Elementary School in Nebraska from 1970 to 1974. He moved to many cities during childhood. In 1982, he did his graduated from East High School in Colorado. He was also an active individual in the theater department during high school. Don graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater from the California Institute of the Arts in 1986.
Don Cheadle’s major international prominence in the movie industry came from 2010.
In 2010, he got the role of War Machine in Iron Man 2, replacing Terrence Howard. And he continued his role as a War Machine in Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, The Falcon, and the Winter Soldier. He is now a popular character in the MCU timeline.
Cheadle will reprise the role in the upcoming series Armor Wars too.
In 2012, Don Cheadle starred in the TV series House of Lies. He starred in the series from 2012 to 2016.
He also spent around ten years producing and writing the 2016 movie Miles Ahead. The movie was based on the real-life of the renowned jazz musician Miles Davis. Cheadle directed the movie.
In 2018, he starred in a guest appearance in the season finale of DuckTales.
Then in 2021, Don portrayed the role of Curt Goynes in the crime thriller No Sudden Move. IMDB
Some unknown facts about
Don Cheadle won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor (2013) in the House of Lies, a Comedy Series.
Cheadle’s first success came in the Devil in a Blue Dress. He was in the opposite role to Denzel Washington.
Don is also a musician and an author.
He has appeared alongside in Marvel Universe.
Cheadle narrated the “Fear Itself” by Walter Mosley. Eventually, he was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Album.
He is a winner of the 2007 BET Humanitarian Award. He served the people of Darfur and Rwanda.
Cheadle is an active member of the United Nations. He works to combat climate change.