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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.

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