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Donald Glover

Donald Glover

Birthday: 25 September 1983, Edwards Air Force Base, California, USA
Birth Name: Donald McKinley Glover
Height: 175 cm

Donald McKinley Glover was born at the Edwards Air Force Base, California, and was raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His mother, Beverly (Smith), ran a daycare center, and his father, Donald Glover, ...Show More

Donald Glover
I have an obsession with books about kids with Asperger's syndrome. I have an obsession with books about kids with Asperger's syndrome.
The only reason I'm able to do music is because I'm making money on 'Community.' If I wasn't, I coul Show more The only reason I'm able to do music is because I'm making money on 'Community.' If I wasn't, I couldn't pay for things. Hide
Careers very rarely are a waste of time; jobs usually are. Careers very rarely are a waste of time; jobs usually are.
When anybody pays you to be creative, you're very lucky. When anybody pays you to be creative, you're very lucky.
I'm probably going to get in trouble for this but 'American Dad' is one of my favorite shows. It get Show more I'm probably going to get in trouble for this but 'American Dad' is one of my favorite shows. It gets very dark in places but the jokes are there. Hide
Black culture is a fight. We want to hold on to what we are, but sometimes the things that we are ca Show more Black culture is a fight. We want to hold on to what we are, but sometimes the things that we are can be totally negative. You have to think: can't we try something new and not be seen as suspect? Hide
Black men struggle with masculinity so much. The idea that we must always be strong really presses u Show more Black men struggle with masculinity so much. The idea that we must always be strong really presses us all down - it keeps us from growing. Hide
I started doing '30 Rock' and started writing 'Mystery Team' at the beginning of that. While I was d Show more I started doing '30 Rock' and started writing 'Mystery Team' at the beginning of that. While I was doing 'Mystery Team,' I started practicing stand-up. While I was doing stand up, I got 'Community.' It's like I planted trees six years ago, and now they have fruit. Hide
If you're on Twitter, what you're saying is, 'I'm important enough for you to care what I think.' If you're on Twitter, what you're saying is, 'I'm important enough for you to care what I think.'
I'm not a big party animal, but I like to create moments people can hold on to. I'm not a big party animal, but I like to create moments people can hold on to.
I think it's a comedian's job to make everything funny. Nothing is off-limits. I think it's a comedian's job to make everything funny. Nothing is off-limits.
But I just think I was lucky enough to figure out early on that I wanted to do comedy, so that's wha Show more But I just think I was lucky enough to figure out early on that I wanted to do comedy, so that's what I put all my effort into. Hide
I'm very impatient, so I was like, 'I want to be able to do whatever I want now.' But even the bigge Show more I'm very impatient, so I was like, 'I want to be able to do whatever I want now.' But even the biggest stars - you look back and they weren't overnight. Hide
When you think of the former high school football star, you think 6-foot-2, white, meathead as the m Show more When you think of the former high school football star, you think 6-foot-2, white, meathead as the model for that kind of character. Since I'm not 6-foot-2 or white, I just thought about what I could bring to it. I thought about Smash Williams from 'Friday Night Lights,' like the cocky quarterback, and played around with that. -- on his character Troy in "Community".Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/2009/11/19/2009-11-19_donald_glover_went_from_writing_for_30_rock_to_starring_in_nbcs_community.html#ixzz0XMVVbQMj Hide
Usually, if I think something is really funny, I'm not gonna test it. I'll just test it when I'm ons Show more Usually, if I think something is really funny, I'm not gonna test it. I'll just test it when I'm onstage. Hide
I'm not scared of the future at all. The future is progress if you treat it right. I'm not scared of the future at all. The future is progress if you treat it right.
I felt like high school for me was like a big whirlpool of me trying to figure out what was OK for m Show more I felt like high school for me was like a big whirlpool of me trying to figure out what was OK for me to do. Hide
I call 'Community' the best day job in the world, because between takes, I get to write music. I get Show more I call 'Community' the best day job in the world, because between takes, I get to write music. I get to write sketches. I get to write movies. It's the best job ever. Hide
I personally don't believe people really grow. They just learn stuff when they were a kid, and hold Show more I personally don't believe people really grow. They just learn stuff when they were a kid, and hold on to it, and that affects every relationship they have. Hide
Also, I realized a lot of kids are listening to me. Whether I want to be or not, they're looking up Show more Also, I realized a lot of kids are listening to me. Whether I want to be or not, they're looking up to me. Hide
The thing about stand-up was, I was doing all this sketch and YouTube stuff where I was not being ce Show more The thing about stand-up was, I was doing all this sketch and YouTube stuff where I was not being censored and I got to do my own thing, and it was really cool. Hide
A lot of the rap shows I saw as a kid were boring, but if you went to a Rage show or a Justice show, Show more A lot of the rap shows I saw as a kid were boring, but if you went to a Rage show or a Justice show, the kids were losing their minds. Hide
I try to be me to the utmost. I try to be me to the utmost.
Writing is a very strenuous thing - it's like banging your head against a wall. At the end of the da Show more Writing is a very strenuous thing - it's like banging your head against a wall. At the end of the day, acting is better, just because nobody ever asked me if I wanted a Pellegrino in the writer's room. Hide
L.A. is such a different place. I miss New York so much. I almost teared up when I came back and wan Show more L.A. is such a different place. I miss New York so much. I almost teared up when I came back and wanted a Guinness and realized I could drink it and take a cab home. I remembered that I could be a functional alcoholic in New York, like I used to be! Hide
Twitter does have an effect on everything - things you put out there, they are out there for good. Twitter does have an effect on everything - things you put out there, they are out there for good.
I had a 'Simpsons' and 'Everybody Hates Chris' spec and I remember thinking I was never going to hea Show more I had a 'Simpsons' and 'Everybody Hates Chris' spec and I remember thinking I was never going to hear from them again. Even after meeting with Tina, I left thinking I wasn't going to get it.I don't tell a lot of other comedians the story of how I ended up there because I guess a lot of people say it's like a fairy tale. But I just think I was lucky enough to figure out early on that I wanted to do comedy, so that's what I put all my effort into. -- on getting the job as a writer on "30 Rock". Hide
We put stereotypes on ourselves. Everybody does that. But I think it's just a little harder for blac Show more We put stereotypes on ourselves. Everybody does that. But I think it's just a little harder for black kids to just be who they are. Hide
Donald Glover's FILMOGRAPHY
All as Actor (49) as Creator (4)
Donald Glover Donald Glover'S roles
Marshall Lee
Marshall Lee

Aaron Davis
Aaron Davis

Lando Calrissian
Lando Calrissian

Earnest 'Earn' Marks
Earnest 'Earn' Marks

Gay Kid
Gay Kid

Earnest 'Earn' Marks
Earnest 'Earn' Marks

Rich Purnell
Rich Purnell

LMNOP
LMNOP

LMNOP
LMNOP

Miles Morales
Miles Morales

Sandy
Sandy

Derrick
Derrick

Junior CDE Executive
Junior CDE Executive

Troy Barnes
Troy Barnes

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