With the popularity of “This is America”, there is no denying the fact that many people around the world have been charmed by Donald Glover. Add to the fact that he has also starred in the latest Star Wars movie Solo as well as hosting SNL, Donald Glover’s rise to fame is definitely not stopping anytime soon.
The 34-year old Donald Glover, also known by his stage name Childish Gambino, is an American actor, comedian, director, DJ, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and writer all rolled into one. Oh, you may already know of these facts already!
But just in case, here are five of the best things to know about Donald Glover.
1.) His Rap Name
A lot of rap lovers are familiar with the name of Childish Gambino. Again, that’s Donald Glover right there. Do you know how his rap name came to be though? Before he started his rap career, Glover used Wu-Tang Name Generator, a social media app, to come up with a name, eventually settling on Childish Gambino.
2.) His Religion
Glover was born in a Jehovah’s Witness family, which technically means that he was raised as one. However, he doesn’t seem to be too fond of the said religion, especially since he was forbidden from doing a lot of things such as celebrating his birthday or even watching TV.
3.) Black Spider-Man
There was an online campaign way back in 2010 calling for him to audition as the next Spider-Man. Of course, as we probably all know, while he may not have bagged the Spider-Man role, he has landed another important role in that Spider-Man: Homecoming film where Tom Holland starred as Spider-Man instead. However, he did inspire the creation of a black Spider-Man comic book series.
4.) SNL Rejection
While he may be enjoying fame now for his SNL appearance, he also suffered a setback in the past as he was rejected twice by the said show.
Glover will be participating as the voice of Simba in the live adaptation of Lion King. The iconic classic is set to be released in 2019.