Donald Glover
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United States

Childish Gambino, Inc.


Actor / Artist

It’s been a banner year for former “Community” star Glover, who has been proving his salt 
in every market he enters. On the TV side, the actor, creator and director dominated headlines with the second season of his pioneering FX series, “Atlanta,” taking several deep dives into the social issues of the day and showcasing the black voice and experience in unprecedented ways. On the big screen, he has amassed a following thanks to his role as Lando Calrissian in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” while landing the voice role of Simba in Disney’s upcoming live-action version of “The Lion King.” And on the musical side of things, Glover’s provocative alter ego, Childlish Gambino, embarked on a North American tour and collected a slew of awards nominations.




  • New York University (NY, USA)

Variety Honors

  • Comedy Leaders
  • Hollywood's New Leaders
  • TV Producers Impact
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How Donald Glover Picked the Perfect Tracks For 'Atlanta's' Infamous 'Teddy Perkins' Episode

How Donald Glover Picked the Perfect Tracks For 'Atlanta's' Infamous 'Teddy Perkins' Episode

"Atlanta" co-music supervisor Jen Malone says it isn't always easy to clear tracks for use in TV, and in one particular instance, series creator Donald Glover himself had to get involved.Glover wanted music by Stevie Wonder to bookend the episode "Teddy Perkins," including scenes that involved a murder-suicide, Malone explained. Many artists, evidently including Wonder, aren't particularly thrilled when their music is used over potentially disturbing content, so Glover had to help persuade Wonder to allow them to use the...


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