Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino by his stage name is 39 years old. He’s an American actor, rapper, singer, writer, comedian, director, and producer. His father was a postal worker, and her mother is a retired daycare provider. His parents also served as foster parents for 14 years. Growing up, he was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness but is no longer religious. Glover started dating Michelle White back in 2015, and they share 3 sons together. Other than that, he keeps his private life to himself and doesn’t share much on social media.
Just at the age of 23, he was hired by Tina Fey to be a writer in the sitcom 30 rock. He rose to fame with the sitcom Community. After that, he starred in Atlanta, The Lazarus Effect, The Martian, and many more movies and TV shows. Let’s look at his works ranked from best to worst!
Earn is trying his best to redeem himself in the eyes of his ex-girlfriend, his parents, and his cousin. He dropped out of Princeton University, so he has to alternate between staying at his parents’ house and his ex’s house. He then hears that his cousin “Paper Boi” is on the verge of stardom, and he seeks to reconnect with him to also improve his own life. Atlanta received widespread acclaim from TV critics. It even ranked 10th on The Guardian’s list of “the 100 best TV shows of the 21st century”. The creator of the show is also Donald Glover, and this is one of his best works!
When it’s found out by his law firm that Jeff Winger lied about having a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, he’s disbarred and suspended from his law firm. He then enrolls in a community college to earn a legitimate degree. Community was created by Dan Harmon, and it tells the story of his time while attending Glendale Community College. For the 1st 3 seasons, he was the showrunner, and the show got a great comeback from everyone.
After Harmon was fired, the ratings kept going low, so he was re-hired for the 5th and final season. Although the show struggled a lot ratings-wise, it was loved by fans and gained a cult following. This is one of the few reasons this show is considered to be one of Donald Glover’s best works!
3. Solo: A Star Wars Story
The Han Solo prequel movie goes back to the events happening 10 years prior to the Star Wars movies. We watch as Han finds himself wrapped up in a heist. There, he meets Chewbacca and Lando Calrissian (Glover), and more! Together they dive into an adventurous situation for hyper fuel and other resources! Many reviews suggest that Glover stole the title role from Han Solo himself! So, for that reason alone, Solo: A Star Wars Story gets to be in the first 3 of his best performances!
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4. Guava Island
Guava Island is a musical film, and it follows the story of Deni and his girlfriend Kofi as they live their life on the island. The island is controlled by a paramilitary group, and they force the people to work for them to produce the blue silk that comes from a silkworm unique to Guava. One day Deni, who works part-time at the radio station, decides to hold a secret concert to make people happy for a day. He’s warned by the leader of the paramilitary group not to pursue his plan. So, as the night approaches, he must make a decision.
The movie has a %74 approval rate on Rotten Tomatoes. But many complain that although it’s a musical movie, there was too little music, and Rihanna doesn’t sing at all through it. It’s a good movie trying to send a message through, but not one of Glover’s best works.
5. Adventure Time
Adventure Time is an American animated TV series created for Cartoon Network. The series follows the story of Finn and his best friend (also his adopted brother) Jake. With them, they also have their dog, who has the power to change his size and shape at will. They live in a post-apocalyptic world where they interact with all the other inhabitants of the land. The show’s been going on for 10 years, and Donald Glover was part of an episode during its 5th Season.
The episode titled “Bad Little Boy” tells the story of some of the old characters who return. We see Fionna and Cake return as the gender-swapped versions of Finn and Jake. Glover serves as one of the other gender-swapped characters. The episode was watched by 3.1 million viewers and mainly got a positive comeback. However, it’s mainly not recognized as one of Glover’s successful works.
6. Mystery Team
Three high school nerds who have been best friends for years solve neighborhood crimes and call themselves the “Mystery Team”. The idea seems cute at the beginning but as they get older it seems a bit foolish. However, one day, a girl pays them to find out who killed her parents. With luck on their side, they stumble upon the trail of the bad guys. The movie mainly got mixed or average reviews from critics. It had a promising cast, but the delivery of the story was found inept. So, it can’t have a higher place on our list of Donald Glover’s performances.
7. Donald Glover: Weirdo
Donald Glover brings down the house in his hysterical stand-up Weirdo. The comedy here brings up race without ever being too heavy. Glover speaks to the generation of today in a way no other could. This stand-up special feels a bit like his way of getting out from his Community persona. But we still see some subtle hints about the series and his character. All the stories told here matched up to what was already known about his life, and the material was good. The stand-up set out to be a promising performance for him but, we’ve seen him do better.
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