Season 1 FOX Life (*126) 22:40 Drama
Donald Glover, best known as Troy on comedy series Community (2009-2014), has taken his work to the next level on music-themed drama series Atlanta (2016-current). He’s not only playing main character Earn Marks, he’s also the show’s creator, writer, executive producer and director! Not that work demands are new to Donald…
The 33-year-old Californian got his 1
break in showbiz when his standup routines went viral on YouTube in 2006. He was hired by sitcom 30 Rock’s (2006-2013) creator and star Tina Fey to write for her show and she also cast him in a couple of episodes.
He took on the music world in 2
2009 with the stage name Childish Gambino – he got it using an internet name generator. It’s the same year that Donald was cast as Troy and he said at the time, “I call Community the best day job in the world because between takes, I get to write music. I get to write sketches. I get to write movies.”
Not satisfied with only making 3
hip-hop music, Donald also produces and remixes under the stage name mcDJ and he performs in bars and bistros around New York and LA.
And while he shares his surname 4
with Danny Glover (Murtaugh in the Lethal Weapon action film franchise, 1987-1998), they aren’t related. But it hasn’t stopped people asking, jokes Donald. “Yeah, people just like assume that and I’m like, ‘Nope, you’re wrong!’ I know who my dad is.”
Despite his public figure, there’s 5
one thing Don keeps under wraps – his love life. But whoever snags him is in for a treat in the kitchen – “I make a mean Ossobuco [Italian veal shank]. The slower you roast it, the better!” brags the actor. NB! See more on p7.