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Don Cheadle

Don Cheadle
Cheadle at a Brooklyn's Finest interview, 2010
Personal information
Birth nameDonald Frank Cheadle, Jr.
Birth dateNovember 29, 1964(age 52)
Place of birthKansas City, Missouri, U.S.
OccupationActor, producer, philanthropist, author
Years active1984 present
PartnerBridgid Coulter (1997 present)

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Donald Frank "Don" Cheadle, Jr. (-enˈtʃiːdəlpron; born November 29, 1964) is an American film actor and producer. Cheadle rose to prominence in the late 1990s and the early 2000s for his supporting roles in the Steven Soderbergh-directed films Out of Sight, Traffic, and Ocean's Eleven. In 2004, his lead role as Rwandan hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina in the genocide drama film Hotel Rwanda earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He also campaigns for the end of genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and co-authored a book concerning the issue titled Not On Our Watch: The Mission To End Genocide In Darfur And Beyond. In 2010, Cheadle was named U.N. Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador.


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