Donald Glover (born September 25, 1983) is an American actor, performer, rapper, producer, writer, director, comedian, singer, and songwriter. He was raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia as a Jehovah’s Witness. He performed under the stage name Childish Gambino, which was generated by the Wu-Tang Clan’s name generator. As a disk jockey, he would perform under the name mcDJ, his other works are signed by his given name, Donald Glover.
Glover got his first break when he was noticed by Tina Fey for his work with Derrick Comedy while he was a student at NYU. Fey hired him at 23 as a writer for the NBC sitcom 30 Rock. He later played Troy Barnes on the NBC sitcom Community next to Chevy Chase, Alison Brie, Danny Pudi, Joel McHale, Ken Jeong, Yvette Nicole Brown and Gillian Jacobs. Glover stars on the FX series Atlanta which he also wrote and produced. Atlanta earned Glover an Emmy at the 2017 awards. He had produced three successful studio albums, Camp (2011), Because the Internet(2013), and “Awaken, My Love!”(2016) before retiring from producing music.