Donald Frank "Don" Cheadle, Jr. is an American actor, screenwriter, producer and director. Repeatedly nominated for awards: Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy, BAFTA. The actor became widely known for his roles in the films: "Password Swordfish", "Clash", "Ocean's 11", "Iron Man", "Avengers: Age of Ultron", "Avengers: Infinity War" and TV series: "Abode of Lies "," Hotel Rwanda "," Ambulance ".
Don Cheadle is not only a famous actor and filmmaker, he also enjoys music, is involved in charity work and is very fond of playing poker. Together with his friend, actor J. Clooney, he is actively involved in the problem of genocide and was awarded the Nobel Prize for drawing attention to this issue.
Childhood and adolescence
The boy was born in the fall of 1964, in the United States. In addition to Don, the family raised two more children. My father worked as a clinical psychologist, and my mother taught in high school. The boy spent his school years in Denver, where the family moved after the birth of their third child.
As a teenager, he became interested in music, theater and pantomime, and from that moment his creative biography began. Having learned to play the saxophone, he performed with the school jazz band, took part in performances, sang in the choir and tried himself as a stand-up comedian.
After graduating from high school, Don went to California, where he entered the Institute of Arts in the Faculty of Fine Arts and received a bachelor's degree. As a student, Cheadle continued to develop his acting skills, performing on stage and in various television shows. At the same time, he got acquainted with the cinema and played his first role in the comedy film "Impending Violence", but this work did not bring him success.
Fame came to Don at almost thirty years of age, when the actor got a role in the film "The Devil in a Blue Dress." His work was warmly received by audiences and critics, and Cheadle received his first nominations for the Los Angeles Film Critics' Award for Best Supporting Actor.
A year later, Don was again invited to the shooting, his new work was the image of one of the main characters of the historical film "Rosewood". And soon the movie "Boogie Nights" appears on the screens. It was after these films that Don became a sought-after actor and continued to actively work in new projects.
Having met the famous director Stephen Soderbergh, Don actively collaborates with him in several films, thanks to which he becomes an increasingly popular actor. He has starred in Out of Sight, Ocean's 11 and its next two sequels, and the Academy Award-winning movie Traffic.
The next work of the actor was the drama "Hotel Rwanda". The film was subsequently recognized as one of the most inspiring in the history of cinema, and Dona was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor. A year later, the actor was offered a role in the film "Collision", which was also nominated for an Academy Award.
Since 2010, Don begins to cooperate with the Marvel studio and has been involved in the filming of several superhero films: "Iron Man" (1, 2, 3 parts), "Avengers: Age of Ultron", "The First Avenger: Confrontation", "Avengers: Infinity War ". He gets the image of Colonel James "Rhodey" Rhodes - a friend and assistant of Tony Stark. In 2019, with Don's participation, two more films from this series will be released: "Captain Marvel" and "Avengers: Endgame".
Acquaintance with actress Bridget Coulter on the set of one of the projects led to the beginning of a long relationship, in which the couple has been for more than twenty-five years. Don and Bridget have two wonderful children: Ayana and Imani. Such a long union is admired by many colleagues and fans of the actor.