Don Cheadle life and biography

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Don Cheadle biography

Date of birth : 1964-11-29
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Kansas City, Missouri
Nationality : American
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-08-26
Credited as : Film actor, producer, Out of Sight

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Don Cheadle is an American film actor and producer. Cheadle rose to prominence in the late 1990s and the early 2000s for his supporting roles in the Steven Soderbergh-directed films Out of Sight, Traffic, and Ocean's Eleven. In 2004, his lead role as Rwandan hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina in the genocide drama film Hotel Rwanda earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He also campaigns for the end of genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and co-authored a book concerning the issue titled Not On Our Watch: The Mission To End Genocide In Darfur And Beyond. In 2010, Cheadle was named U.N. Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador.

Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Bettye (née North), a teacher, and Donald Frank Cheadle, Sr., a clinical psychologist. He has a sister, Dawn, and a brother, Colin. His family moved from city to city throughout his childhood. Cheadle graduated in 1982 from East High School in Denver, Colorado, and went on to the California Institute of the Arts, graduating with a BA in Fine Arts.

Cheadle played Sammy Davis, Jr. in the 1998 TV movie The Rat Pack. Ray Liotta played Sinatra... Since Hotel Rwanda, Cheadle has been an activist against African genocide; with John Prendergast he co-authored the 2007 book Not On Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond... Cheadle has two daughters with his longtime companion, actress Brigid Coulter: Ayana (b. 1994) and Imani (b. 1996).


Filmography:

2009 : Hotel for Dogs
2009 : The People Speak
2010 : Brooklyn's Finest
2010 : Iron Man 2
2011 : The Guard

Producer

2004 Crash Producer Academy Award for Best Picture
Black Movie Award for Outstanding Motion Picture
Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Film

Television:

2002 : ER Paul Nathan (4 episodes)
Nominated—Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor – Drama Series
2003 : MADtv Perry Episode #9.3
Greys Anatomy
2011- : CSI: Crime Scene Investigation


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