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Don Cheadle is an American film and television actor and producer. He was born in 1964 in Kansas City, Missouri. He got a BFA in Acting at the California Institute of the Arts in 1982. He began his career with "Picket Fences," a TV series that ran from 1992-1996, which ...Read morehe followed with a number of films including "Boogie Nights" (1997). "Out of Sight" (1998) was the beginning of a long collaborative relationship with director Steven Soderbergh, which produced "Traffic" (2000) and "Ocean's Eleven" (2001). Cheadle played a conflicted investigator in the race-drama and Academy Award winner for Best Picture "Crash" (2004). Also in 2004, Cheadle played the lead role in "Hotel Rwanda," earning him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. After the film, he got involved in campaigning for the end of the genocide in Darfur, and co-authored "Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond." Cheadle was named U.N. Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador in 2010. Cheadle now stars in the Showtime sitcom "House of Lies." His performance on the show earned him a Golden Globe nomination and an Emmy Award.


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  • Don Cheadle is an American film and television actor and producer. He was born in 1964 in Kansas City, Missouri. He got a BFA in Acting at the California Institute of the Arts in 1...Read moreof the Arts in 1982. He began his career with "Picket Fences," a TV series that ran from 1992-1996, which he followed with a number of films including "Boogie Nights" (1997). "Out of Sight" (1998) was the beginning of a long collaborative relationship with director Steven Soderbergh, which produced "Traffic" (2000) and "Ocean's Eleven" (2001). Cheadle played a conflicted investigator in the race-drama and Academy Award winner for Best Picture "Crash" (2004). Also in 2004, Cheadle played the lead role in "Hotel Rwanda," earning him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor. After the film, he got involved in campaigning for the end of the genocide in Darfur, and co-authored "Not on Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond." Cheadle was named U.N. Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador in 2010. Cheadle now stars in the Showtime sitcom "House of Lies." His performance on the show earned him a Golden Globe nomination and an Emmy Award.

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  • Donald Frank Cheadle, Jr


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