Legal name: Donald Glover
Also performs as: mc DJ
Donald McKinley Glover (/ˈɡlʌvər/; born September 25, 1983) is an American actor, writer, comedian and musician. As a recording artist, he usually performs with the stage name Childish Gambino. While as a disk jockey, he performs under the name mcDJ. He first came to attention for his work with Derrick Comedy and, with the help of Tina Fey, was hired at the age of 21 to become a writer for the NBC comedy series 30 Rock. He later played college student Troy Barnes on the NBC sitcom Community.
After several self-released albums and mixtapes, Glover signed to Glassnote Records in 2011 as Childish Gambino. He released Camp on Glassnote on November 15, 2011. His second studio album, Because the Internet, was released on December 10, 2013. Glover was nominated for two Grammy Awards in 2015, Best Rap Album for Because the Internet and Best Rap Performance for his single "3005".
Born near lancaster]], California, and was raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His mother, Beverly (Smith), is a retired daycare provider, and his father, Donald, Sr., is a retired postal worker. His parents also served as DeKalb County foster parents for 14 years. He was raised a Jehovah's Witness. He was voted "Most Likely to Write for The Simpsons" in his high school yearbook. Glover graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a degree in dramatic writing in 2006.