"I like the idea of Atlanta to be some kind of philosophical hub. It's still in a place where it can be moulded into a great city of the future."
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, was a postal worker.
Donald graduated from New York University with a degree in Dramatic Writing in 2006.
For his work on Atlanta, Glover has won various accolades, including Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, and Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy.
Glover worked as a writer for the NBC comedy 30 Rock (2006), for which he also received a Writers Guild of America Award nomination in 2009. He is best known for his role as Troy on the comedy series Community (2009) in which he plays an athlete in a rather odd study group, opposite Chevy Chase and Joel McHale.
Glover auditioned to play President Obama on Saturday Night Live in 2008, though he didn't get the role. His stand-up special aired on Comedy Central in March 2010.
He performs as an artist under the stage name Childish Gambino, and as a disc jockey, he performs under the name mcDJ.