Don Cheadle is an American actor, director, producer and writer.
He has appeared in numerous films, television shows, and stage productions throughout his career, earning critical acclaim and recognition for his work.
Some of his most notable film roles include playing War Machine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Paul Rusesabagina in Hotel Rwanda, Mouse in Devil in a Blue Dress and Buck in Boogie Nights.
He has also appeared in television shows such as The Golden Palace, ER and House of Lies, for which he won a Golden Globe Award.
In addition to his acting career, Cheadle has also directed and produced several films, including Miles Ahead, a biopic about jazz musician Miles Davis and Talk to Me, a drama about radio personality Ralph Petey Greene.
He is also an activist and humanitarian, supporting various causes such as climate change, human rights and poverty alleviation.
Don Cheadle early life
Cheadle is an American actor, director, producer, and writer who was born on November 29, 1964, in Kansas City, Missouri.
He grew up in a middle-class family with his mother, Bettye, who was a teacher, and his father, Donald Frank Cheadle Sr., who worked as a clinical psychologist.
Cheadle’s family moved around frequently during his childhood due to his father’s job, and he spent time living in Nebraska, Colorado, and California.
He attended high school in Denver, Colorado, where he developed an interest in acting and participated in school plays.
After graduating from high school, Cheadle attended the California Institute of the Arts, where he studied acting.
He later transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts.
Cheadle’s early acting career began in the late 1980s, with appearances in television shows such as Hill Street Blues and L.A. Law.
He gained wider recognition in the 1990s with roles in films such as Boogie Nights, Out of Sight and Traffic.
Since then, he has become one of the most respected actors in Hollywood, known for his versatility and range.
What is Don Cheadle’s net worth?
Cheadle has an estimated net worth of $40 million, according to an article on Celebrity Net Worth.
How does Don Cheadle make his money?
Cheadle has made his money primarily through his work in the entertainment industry.
He has appeared in numerous films, television shows, and stage productions throughout his career, earning critical acclaim and a loyal fan base.
Cheadle’s most notable film roles include his portrayal of War Machine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as his performances in films such as Hotel Rwanda, Crash and Ocean’s Eleven.
He has also appeared in several television shows, including House of Lies and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
In addition to his acting work, Cheadle has also produced and written for film and television.
He served as an executive producer on the Showtime series House of Lies, and co-wrote and produced the film Miles Ahead, which he also directed and starred in.
Cheadle has also been involved in various philanthropic efforts throughout his career, including supporting organizations such as the United Nations Environment Programme and the Enough Project, which works to end genocide and crimes against humanity.
Don Cheadle career
Cheadle began his acting career in the 1980s, appearing in small roles in films such as Moving Violations and Hamburger Hill.
He gained critical acclaim for his performance in the 1995 film, Devil in a Blue Dress, which marked his breakthrough role. He went on to star in several successful films, including Out of Sight, Traffic and Ocean’s Eleven.
In 2004, Cheadle received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Paul Rusesabagina in the film, Hotel Rwanda.
He also received critical acclaim for his performance in the 2007 film, Talk to Me, in which he played the role of Ralph Waldo Petey Greene Jr.
Cheadle is also known for his work in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, where he plays the role of James Rhodey Rhodes, also known as War Machine.
He first appeared in the role in the 2010 film, Iron Man 2, and has since reprised the role in several other films, including Avengers: Endgame.
In addition to his work in film, Cheadle has also had a successful career in television.
He starred in the Showtime series House of Lies from 2012 to 2016, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy.
He also received critical acclaim for his performance in the 2019 Showtime miniseries “Black Monday.”
Cheadle is also a producer, writer and director.
He produced and starred in the 2004 film Crash, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
He also directed and co-wrote the 2010 film Miles Ahead, a biographical film about jazz musician Miles Davis.