Donald Glover is the consummate example of the Hollywoodtriple-threat. The 26-year old actor, writer, and musician is quicklypositioning himself as one of Hollywood's most promising talents. Mostrecognized for his role as the jock "Troy" on NBC's Community, Donald was hiredas a staff writer on the hit-show 30 Rock while still a Resident Assistant atNYU. During his time at 30 Rock the show won two Emmys for Outstanding ComedySeries, as well as a Writer's Guild Award for Best Comedy.
Donald was born in California on Edwards Air Force Baseand moved to Atlanta when he was four. There he studied drama and the processof writing short plays, which he continued to study at New York University'sDramatic Writing program at Tisch. While at NYU, Donald studied improvisationand comedy writing with the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre and had the honorof improvising with the likes of Amy Poehler and Horatio Sanz. He alsoperformed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien multiple times.
Donald is also one of the founding members of theinternet sketch comedy sensation, DERRICK Comedy. The group's YouTube channelhas garnered over 5 million views. The group's first feature film which Donaldco-wrote, produced, scored and starred in, Mystery Team, was released in LosAngeles in March 2010 and on DVD in May 2010.
In addition to Community, Donald continues to tour andperform stand-up. His first Comedy Central Stand-Up Special aired in March,2010. In July 2010, Donald received the first-ever Rising Comedy Star of theYear Award at the 2010 Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.
In addition to acting, Donald raps under the moniker"Childish Gambino". Most recently he released two mixtapes, I Am Just A Rapperand I Am Just A Rapper 2 and his most recent album entitled Culdesac wasreleased in July, 2010.