Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
Real Name/Full Name Donald Frank Cheadle, Jr.
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Don Cheadle
Birth Place: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 29 November 1964
Age/How Old: 59 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 172 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 6″
Weight: In Kilograms – 74 Kg
In Pounds – 163 lbs
Eye Color: Black
Hair Color: Black
Parents Name: Father –Donald Frank Cheadle Sr.
Mother –Bettye Cheadle
Siblings: Colin Cheadle, Cindy Cheadle Andrew Kilbourne
School: East High School
College: California Institute of the Arts
Religion: Christian
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In a relationship
Girlfriend: Bridgid Coulter
Wife/Spouse Name: No
Kids/Children Name: Imani Cheadle, Ayana Tai Cheadle
Profession: American actor, author, director, producer, and writer
Net Worth: $40 Million
Last Updated: April 2024

American originated Don Cheadle is a writer, producer, director, and actor. In the early 90s, he explosively made his name in the industry. He grew up struggling and proving himself by his skills in front of the world. In the year 1987, he got his early breakthrough as an actor in the movie “Hamburger Hill” in collaboration with Johny Washburn, which he still remembered to date.

Well, how well do you know about Don Cheadle? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Don Cheadle’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Don Cheadle to date.

Biography and Early Life

Don Cheadle was born to Bettye Cheadle and Donald Frank Cheadle Sr. in Missouri. His father was a teacher and taught in a high school, and his mother was a clinical psychologist. His siblings were Cindy and Colin. In his childhood, his family used to shift from city to city. In an interview, he confessed that he liked to move places as he got to know so much about the area and helped him understand stories about the same.

He was a music as well as a theater lover from a very early age. Don often spent most of his time in the theater departments and performed musical activities throughout his school days. He learned a lot about acting and thus became the best actors and directors in the industry.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Don Cheadle in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Don Cheadle’s age is 59 years old as of today’s date 20th April 2024 having been born on 29 November 1964. Though, he is 5′ 6″ in feet and inches and 172 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 163 lbs in Pound and 74kg in Kilogram


At his early age, Cheadle attended Hartley Elementary School in Lincoln, Nebraska, for four years. He completed his schooling at East High School in 1982. Later he attended the California Institute of Arts to do a course in fine arts in theaters. Don Cheadle got graduated in the year 1986.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Don was brought to this world on 29 November 1964. He was born in Kansas City, a very famous place in Missouri. The PBS series African American Lives 2 in the year 2008 was Don Cheadle’s family’s biography. Don once decided to do a DNA test, and there he found out that he had a Cameroonian descent.

Cheadle’s one-quarter African ancestry comes from the Congo-Angola region, while the rest comes from western Benin and Nigeria, which has been revealed by DNA test. He married the actress and co-star Bridgid Coulter and later had two children together.

Is Don Cheadle Gay?

Don Cheadle is straight and has debunked all the rumors that were present in the industry against him. He is a charming and caring family man. His wife, Bridgid Coulter, is very proud to have Don as her husband. The couple also has two children.

Professional Career

While completing his college education at the California Institute of Arts, Cheadle grabbed all the small opportunities to show his acting skills in minor roles. Even before completely entering into his career life, he got minor roles in television shows like High Street Blues, L.A. Law, Fame, and many other shows. On completion of his graduation from CalArts, Cheadle swiftly grabbed some acting roles before everyone.

This was because he had more experience than any other fresher. He had to face a lot of difficulties and struggles in his film career. But due to his acting skills, he got a chance to act in T.V. series in his initial period. Don had impressed all the directors and other actors with his natural acting. Besides these, he also did theatre performances and short film roles.

One of the film’s best performances, “A Lesson before Dying,” earned him an Emmy nomination and brought him under the spotlight in the year 1993. Slowly things were getting better for Cheadle, and soon he made his name in the film industry for his phenomenal performances in the films like “Devil in the Blue Dress,” “Rush Hour 2” and many other blockbuster movies.

The 90’s decade was the golden time for Cheadle. During the following years, he delivered many hits like “Traffic” and “The Family Man,” which earned him huge fan followings. His major blockbusters were in the Avengers series like “Iron Man 2”, “Iron Man 3,” and many more, which showcased his abilities. For the film “Miles Ahead,” he earned the title of director for his skills. He even got the protagonist role in the movie Traitor.

Don Cheadle has also done many brand works where he made quite a few advertisements and commercials. In an interview, Don said that he had done hundreds of ads but had enjoyed the most working with NFL.


Don Cheadle won numerous awards for his phenomenal performance in the T.V. industry:

  • For the film’s role, “The Rat Pack,” he won Golden Globe Award in 1998.
  • For the movie “A Lesson Before Dying,” he earned the best actor’s title and won the Satellite award in 1999.
  • For his phenomenal acting in the movie “Traffic,” he won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance.
  • In 2004, he was directed again for the best actor for the film “Hotel Rwanda” and won the Satellite award.
  • His roles in the movie like “Crash,” “House of Lies,” and “Miles Ahead” gross him many more lifetime achievements.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Don Cheadle in 2024

Don Cheadle Net Worth
Don Cheadle Net Worth

Don Cheadle is a versatile actor who has a net worth of $40 million as of 2024. Because of his acting skills, his financial position did justice. He has played many challenging characters throughout his career, and every character never fails to stagger his fans. He has able to earn this fortune through his acting skills and hard work. He has also worked with multiple international and local brands, which has added a lot to his bank balance.

Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know

Don Cheadle is a name that speaks of supremacy. In Hollywood, he has been an athletic personality since the initial period of his career. His major works were in the Marvel Universe, and he is still present in the team, and fans are expecting to see him again on the big screen. He has built his career by putting in lots of effort and hard works, which earned him massive respect and love from his fans which he truly deserves.


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