- NAME: Don Cheadle
- OCCUPATION: Film Actor, Television Actor
- BIRTH DATE: November 29, 1964 (Age: 49)
- Did You Know?: Don Cheadle was named Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program in 2010.
- EDUCATION: California Institute for the Arts
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Kansas City, Missouri
- Full Name: Donald Frank Cheadle Jr.
- AKA: Don Cheadle
- ZODIAC SIGN: Sagittarius
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Don Cheadle is a critically acclaimed actor who has appeared in such films as Crash, Hotel Rwanda and Iron Man 2.
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He made appearances on several episodes of the hospital drama ER (1994-2009), but his biggest dramatic roles were yet to come.
In 2005, Cheadle was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Paul Rusesabagina in the film Hotel Rwanda (2004), a film about the Rwandan genocide of 1994. He also starred in, and co-produced, the movie Crash (2004), which won the 2005 Academy Award for Best Picture, and earned Cheadle a BAFTA and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor.
With two high profile, Oscar-nominated films under his belt, Cheadle was able to try his hand at blockbuster films and edgier shows. Having played a minor role in the 2001 film Ocean's Eleven, Cheadle reprised his character with a more prominent role in the sequels Ocean's Thirteen (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007). He also starred in the popular summer blockbusters Iron Man 2 (2010) and Iron Man 3 (2013), taking on the role that Terrance Howard had played in the first film.
In 2012, Cheadle also returned to the realm of TV in the comedy House of Lies, a role that required him to play a successful yet arrogant management consultant. For his role in the series, Cheadle was awarded a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy in 2012. He was nominated again for the series in 2013 and 2014.
Cheadle currently resides in Santa Monica, California, with actress Bridgid Coulter and their two daughters.
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