He’s on fire! Donald Glover was just cast as Lando in the upcoming Hans Solo ‘Star Wars’ film, and everyone is buzzing about the actor. We have five things you need to know right now about one of the hottest stars today.
1. Donald is the creator, writer and star of FX’s hit show Atlanta.
Donald’s role as Earn Marks, a college dropout who tries to make it in the music business, has earned rave reviews from critics. Atlanta was recently picked up for a second season, and the acclaimed show also stars Brian Tyree Henry, Keith Stansfield and Zadie Beetz. Seriously, we’re obsessed with it!
2. Donald is a new dad!
He secretly welcomed his first child with his longtime mystery girlfriend a few months ago — even though we still don’t know the baby’s name or gender! What we do know is that his girlfriend is beyond gorgeous. She’s a brunette and took a romantic getaway to Hawaii with Donald back in Jan. 2016.
3. Besides being an amazing actor, Donald is also a rapper.
Donald also goes by the stage name Childish Gambino, and has released two successful albums so far, Camp and Because the Internet, that both received widespread praise. In 2015, Donald was even nominated for two Grammy awards — the Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance for his hit song “3005.” Seriously, download it now.
4. He once auditioned to play President Obama on Saturday Night Live.
Donald previously tried out for the role of President Barack Obama on SNL, but lost out to Fred Armisen. As much as we think he would have been AMAZING, he’s certainly had a lot of TV credits to make up for it. Donald’s also appeared on hit shows such as Girls and Community.
5. He’s a graduate of New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts.
Donald graduated from NYU’s program in 2006 with a degree in dramatic writing. As if the hunky actor we’re talented enough, he’s also super smart! Seriously, what can’t this man do?
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