Don Cheadle

American actor and filmmaker

Donald Frank "Don" Cheadle Jr. (born November 29, 1964) is an Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning American actor and producer who has appeared in numerous films and television series since the early 1980s.

Cheadle in 2011


  • I think I’m somewhat defined by my race for sure, and I’m good with that and I actually want that to be a part. I think that should be fodder for our work — we should use all aspects of ourselves. I’m always trying to find a place where that’s actually an impact on what I’m doing as opposed to going, “Well, we’re all just people and we’re the same.”
  • I hope to use my ‘celebrity’ to motivate people and contribute to moving our global society back from the brink. I am surprised environment is not at the top of the agenda. What is more important than food and clean air? We need a big push.
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