Don Cheadle Wiki Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Family, Net Worth Career & More

Don Cheadle Wiki Biography

Don Cheadle Wiki Biography:- Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. commonly known as Don Cheadle is an American actor. The American celeb is renowned for his role as the War Machine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

But Cheadle is known for much more than that. He had built his career in the 1990s itself with scintillating performances in movies such as Devil in a Blue Dress and Rosewood. 

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Full NameDonald Frank Cheadle Jr.
Known NameDon Cheadle
NicknameDon or The Don
Date of BirthNovember 29, 1964
Birth PlaceKansas City, Missouri, United States
Zodiac SignSagittarius
ProfessionActor, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Active Years1984-present
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Early Life

His mother’s name is Bettye Cheadle who was a teacher and his father’s name is Donald Frank Cheadle Sr. who was a clinical psychologist. Don was born in Kansas City in Missouri, USA.

The American actor spent most of his childhood with his parents and siblings. Bettye Cheadle was a teacher, and Donald Frank Cheadle Sr. was a clinical psychologist. Don Cheadle had three siblings, Cindy (sister), Andrew (brother), and Colin (brother). 

Cheadle attended the Hartley Elementary School in Nebraska from 1970 to 1974. He moved to many cities during childhood. 

In 1982, he did his graduated from East High School in Colorado. He was also an active individual in the theater department during high school. 

Don graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater from the California Institute of the Arts in 1986.


  • Don Cheadle’s major international prominence in the movie industry came from 2010. 
  • In 2010, he got the role of War Machine in Iron Man 2, replacing Terrence Howard. And he continued his role as a War Machine in Iron Man 3, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers: Endgame, The Falcon, and the Winter Soldier. He is now a popular character in the MCU timeline. 
  • Cheadle will reprise the role in the upcoming series Armor Wars too. 
  • In 2012, Don Cheadle starred in the TV series House of Lies. He starred in the series from 2012 to 2016. 
  • He also spent around ten years producing and writing the 2016 movie Miles Ahead. The movie was based on the real-life of the renowned jazz musician Miles Davis. Cheadle directed the movie. 
  • In 2018, he starred in a guest appearance in the season finale of DuckTales. 
  • Then in 2021, Don portrayed the role of Curt Goynes in the crime thriller No Sudden Move.
Don Cheadle as War Machine in the MCU
Don Cheadle as War Machine in the MCU

Don Cheadle Age, Height, Weight

Cheadle is 57 years of age with a height of 1.72 m (5′ 6”) and a weight of 74 kg (163 lbs).

Age57 years old
Height5’6” (1.72 m)
Body TypeUnknown
Weight163 lbs (74 kg)
Clothing SizeWaist Size: 31 inches (81 cm)
Biceps: 12 inches (33 cm)
Sexual OrientationStraight
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair ColorBlack

Don Cheadle’s Family

Parent NameFather: Donald Frank Cheadle Sr.
Mother: Bettye Cheadle
Sibling/sBrothers: Andrew Cheadle and Colin Cheadle 
Sister: Cindy Cheadle

Married Life & Relationship

Reports suggest that Cheadle is a descent of Cameroonian. It is said that this has been testified by a DNA test of Cheadle.

Cheadle is married to his long-time partner, actress, and love, Bridgid Coulter. Coulter was Cheadle’s co-star in the movie Rosewood. They got married in 2020 but had been together for over 28 years.

Bridgid Coulter and Don Cheadle
Bridgid Coulter and Don Cheadle
Marital StatusMarried
PartnerBridgid Coulter
Married on2020
KidsImani Cheadle, Ayana Tai Cheadle 

Interesting Facts About Don Cheadle

  • Don Cheadle won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor (2013) in the House of Lies, a Comedy Series.
  • Cheadle’s first success came in the Devil in a Blue Dress. He was in the opposite role to Denzel Washington.
  • Don is also a musician and an author. 
  • He has appeared alongside Robert Downey Jr. in Marvel Universe. 
  • Cheadle narrated the “Fear Itself” by Walter Mosley. Eventually, he was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Album.
  • He is a winner of the 2007 BET Humanitarian Award. He served the people of Darfur and Rwanda.
  • Cheadle is an active member of the United Nations. He works to combat climate change.

Major Awards & Honors

  • 2019 Primetime Emmy Award Nomination
  • 2016 Grammy Award Winner [Miles Ahead]
  • 2013 Golden Globe Award Winner [House of Lies]
  • 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award Winner [Crash]
  • 2005 – Academy Award for Best Actor (nomination) [Hotel Rwanda]
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Award Winner [Traffic]
  • 1999 Golden Globe Award Winner [The Rat Pack]

Social Media Presence

Instagram@doncheadle(954k Followers)
TwitterNot Available
FacebookNot Available
YouTubeNot Available
WebsiteNot Available
Business PagesNot Available

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Don Cheadle’s Net Worth

His net worth is over $40 million. Don’s primary source of income is through his career as an actor and producer.  

Net Worth$40 million (USD)
Income SourceActing, Investments as a producer, Books, Business Endorsements
SalaryNot Available
CarsNot Available
HousesNot Available

Brand Endorsements

  • 2021 Michelob Ultra Super Bowl LV Commercial
  • NFL Playoffs [2015, 2002-2005]
  • 2014 Bud Light Teaser “Up for Whatever Happens Next”
  • 2013 X1 Interactive TV System Platform from Xfinity by Comcast
  • The Los Angeles Mentoring Partnership [2005]

Hobbies, Interests & Favourites

During high school, Cheadle played saxophone for his jazz band. He was into performing for shows and plays from his early days and was an active member of the theater department.

HobbiesPlaying Basketball, Listening to rap songs, Gardening
Favorite FoodTofu, Chinese Food, Wendy’s square burger with a frosty on the side
Favorite ColorBlack
Favorite PlaceNot Known
Favorite DrinkVodka
AllergiesNot Known (But he avoids Soda)
Clothing BrandsMarc Ecko, Levi’s 501s
Favorite SportsGolf
Favorite Sports PersonNot Known (Rumors suggest LeBron James)
Favorite InstrumentSaxophone
Favorite Actor (Male/Female)Betty White
Favorite FilmsPixar Movies
Favorite WorkoutWeight Training
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