Don Cheadle

Known for his character of James Rhodes from the movies of Marvel Cinematic Universe, Don Cheadle, is the recipient of the Grammy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Tony Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards and many more. He replaced Terrance Howard in the character since he was initially playing the character of Rhodes. Apart from movies, Don Cheadle won accolades for his works on TV series. 

Don Cheadle’s Overview

  • Birth Name: Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. 
  • Age: 57
  • Date of Birth: November 29, 1964
  • Place of Birth: Kansas City, Missouri, US
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actor and Filmmaker
  • Net Worth: $35 Million
  • Father: Donald Frank Cheadle Sr. 
  • Mother: Bettye Cheadle
  • Siblings: Cindy and Colin
  • Spouse: Bridgid Coulter
  • Children: Ayana and Imani

Personality Overview

  • Height: 5 ft 8 in
  • Weight: 74 kg
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black

Early Life, Education and Family (Parents and Siblings)

  • Don Cheadle was born to a psychologist Donald Frank Cheadle Sr. and a teacher Bettye Cheadle in 1964. 
  • He has a sister named Cindy and a brother named Colin. 
  • He studied at the Hartley Elementary School in Lincoln from 1970 to 1974. 
  • In 1982, he graduated from the East High School in Denver, Colorado. 
  • Don Cheadle graduated with a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts in 1986 from the California Institute of the Arts. 

Personal Life of Don Cheadle

  • Don Cheadle married his longtime girlfriend Bridgid Coulter in early 2020. The couple has been together for now 28 years. 
  • The couple is parents to two children named Ayana and Imani. 

Career

  • In 1987, Don Cheadle got a small character of a teenager in the 7th season of Hill Street Blues.
  • The next year, he appeared in Hamburger Hill. 
  • In 1988, he was featured in the character of Rocket in the movie titled Colors. 
  • Two years, later, he acted in an episode of Homeboy, Sweet Homeboy and played the character of Ice Tray. 
  • He played the character of Mouse Alexander in the 1995 movie Devil in a Blue Dress. 
  • Soon afterwards, he played the title role in the HBO TV movie titled Rebound: The Legend of Earl “The Goat” Manigault. 
  • The next year, he appeared in the period drama titled Boogie Nights and the next year he was featured in Out of Sight which was the movie adaptation of the novel of the same name. 
  • In 1998 movie, he portrayed the character of a singer named Sammy Davis Jr. in the movie The Rat Pack, his performance in the movie won him Golden Globe Award and also got a nomination in the Emmy Awards.
  • After a year, Don Cheadle was seen in the TV movie A Lesson Before Dying, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for his performance.
  • The next year, he acted in Ocean’s Eleven which was a remake of the Ract Pack Original which was released in 1960. 
  • He also appeared as a guest in the ninth season of the TV series ER. 
  • In 2005, Don Cheadle got a nomination in the Academy Award for portraying Paul Rusesabagina in the movie Hotel Rwanda. He also co-produced Crash in the same year which won the Academy Award in 2006. 
  • In March 2007, he was featured in the comedy-drama Reign Over Me alongside comedian Adam Sandler. 
  • In 2009, he acted in the documentary movie The People Speak which was based on the historian Howard Zinn’s A People History of the United States. 
  • In 2010, Don Cheadle got the role of the James Rhodes, a police official, and the War Machine in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Iron Man 2 replacing Terrence Howard. 
  • He reprised his role of James Rhodes in another MCU movie Iron Man 3 which was released in 2013.
  • Don Cheadle had this recurring role in the movies Avengers: Age of Ultron released in 2015, Captain America: Civil War released in 2016, Avengers: Infinity War released in 2018, Avengers: Endgame released in 2019 and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier which was released in 2021. 
  • He is all set to reprise his role in the series Secret Invasion and Armor Wars.
  • Between 2012 to 2016, he was part of the TV series House of Lies.
  • Don Cheadle made his directorial debut with the biographical movie Miles Ahead which was based on the life of musician Miles Davis and was released in 2016, Cheadle spent 10 years to write and produce this movie. 
  • In 2018, he made a guest appearance on the finale of the first season of DuckTales. 
  • In 2021, Don Cheadle was featured in the crime thriller named No Sudden Move, he portrayed the charcter of Curt Goynes who was a ganster of Detroit in 1950s. According to bachelorarbeit schreiben lassen the role came out quite well.
  • In the same year, he played the villain in Space Jam: A New Legacy. 

Filmography

Movies 

Year Title
1984 3 Days
1985 Moving Violations
1987 Hamburger Hill
1988 Colors
1992 Roadside Prophets
1993 The Meteor Man
1995 Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead
Devil in a Blue Dress
1997 Volcano
Rosewood
Boogie Nights
1998 Out of Sight
Bulworth
2000 Traffic
Mission to Mars
The Family Man
2001 Rush Hour 2
Things Behind the Sun
Manic
Swordfish
Ocean’s Eleven
2002 Ticker
2003 Abby Singer
The United States of Leland
2004 Ocean’s Twelve
After the Sunset
The Assassination of Richard Nixon
Hotel Rwanda
Crash
2006 The Dog Problem
King Leopold’s Ghost
2007 Reign Over Me
Talk to Me
Ocean’s Thirteen
Darfur Now
2008 Traitor
2009 Hotel for Dogs
The People Speak
2010 Brooklyn’s Finest
Iron Man 2
2011 The Guard
2012 Flight
2013 Iron Man 3
2014 St. Vincent
2015 Avengers: Age of Ultron
Miles Ahead
2016 Kevin Hart: What Now?
Captain America: Civil War
2018 Avengers: Infinity War
2019 Captain Marvel
Avengers: Endgame
2021 With/In: Volume 1
No Sudden Move
Space Jam: A New Legacy
2022 White Noise
TBA Prince of Darkness

TV Shows

Year Title
1986 Fame
L.A. Law
Sidekicks
1987 Hill Street Blues
The Bronx Zoo
1988 Night Court
Hooperman
1989 Booker
1990 China Beach
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1992–1993 The Golden Palace
1993 Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper
Lush Life
1993–1995 Picket Fences
1996 Rebound: The Legend of Earl “The Goat” Manigault
1998 The Rat Pack
1999 A Lesson Before Dying
2000 The Simpsons
Fail Safe
2002 The Bernie Mac Show
ER
2003 MADtv
2010 Drunk History
2012–2016 House of Lies
2012 30 Rock
2014, 2016 Years of Living Dangerously
2014–present Thursday Night Football
2017 Lip Sync Battle
2018–2020 DuckTales
2019–2021 Black Monday
2019 Saturday Night Live
2020 Don’t Look Deeper
2021 The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
Marvel Studios: Assembled
What If…?
2021–present The Wonder Years
2022 The Boys Presents: Diabolical
2023 Secret Invasion
Armor Wars

Theatre

Year Title
2001 Topdog/Underdog

Video games

Year Title Voice Role
2010 Iron Man 2 James Rhodes / War Machine
2016 Lego Marvel’s Avengers

Music videos

Year Song
1989 “It’s the Real Thing”
2014 “Run”
2017 “DNA.”
“1-800-273-8255”

Awards and Nominations

Academy Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2005 Best Actor Hotel Rwanda Nominated

British Academy Film Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2006 Best Film Crash Nominated
Best Film Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated

The British Academy Britannia Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2008 BAFTA/LA Humanitarian Award Himself Honored

Golden Globe Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
1999 Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television The Rat Pack Won
2005 Best Actor – Motion Picture Hotel Rwanda Nominated
2013 Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Comedy or Musical House of Lies Won
2014 Nominated
2015 Nominated
2021 Black Monday Nominated

Grammy Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2003 Best Spoken Word Album Fear Itself (Walter Mosley) Nominated
2016 Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media Miles Ahead Won
2022 Best Spoken Word Album Carry On: Reflections for a New Generation from John Lewis Won

Independent Spirit Award

Year Category Nominated work Result
2002 Best Supporting Male Things Behind the Sun Nominated
2006 Best First Feature Crash Won
2008 Best Male Lead Talk to Me Nominated

Primetime Emmy Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
1999 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie The Rat Pack Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie A Lesson Before Dying Nominated
2002 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Things Behind the Sun Nominated
2003 Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series ER Nominated
2012 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series House of Lies Nominated
2013
2014
2015
2019 Black Monday Nominated
2020
2021 Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Nominated

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
1995 Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Picket Fences Nominated
1996 Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Devil in a Blue Dress Nominated
1998 Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Boogie Nights Nominated
2001 Traffic Won
2005 Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Hotel Rwanda Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated
2005 Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Crash Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Won
2014 Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series House of Lies Nominated

Tony Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2022 Best Musical A Strange Loop Won

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2017 Breakthrough Achievement Miles Ahead Nominated

Awards Circuit Community Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2004 Best Actor in a Leading Role Hotel Rwanda Nominated
2005 Best Motion Picture Crash Nominated
Best Cast Ensemble Won

BET Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2005 Best Actor Hotel Rwanda Nominated
Ocean’s Twelve Nominated
After the Sunset Nominated
2006 Crash Nominated
2007 Humanitarian Award Himself Won
2008 Best Actor Talk to Me Nominated
Ocean’s Thirteen Nominated
2010 Brooklyn’s Finest Nominated
2011 Iron Man 2 Nominated
2012 The Guard Nominated
House of Lies Nominated
2013 Flight Nominated

Black Reel Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2000 Best Actor: T.V. Movie/Cable A Lesson Before Dying Won
2001 Best Supporting Actor Traffic Won
2005 Best Actor Hotel Rwanda Nominated
2006 Best Actor Crash Nominated
Best Film Won
2008 Best Film Traitor Nominated
Best Actor Nominated
2011 Best Actor Brooklyn’s Finest Nominated
2012 Best Supporting Actor The Guard Won
2017 Best Actor Miles Ahead Nominated
Outstanding Director, Motion Picture
Outstanding Screenplay

Black Reel Awards for Television

Year Category Nominated work Result
2019 Outstanding Actor, Comedy Series Black Monday Won
2020 Won

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2001 Favorite Supporting Actor – Comedy/Romance The Family Man Nominated

Critics’ Choice Television Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2012 Best Actor in a Comedy Series House of Lies Nominated
2013

Christopher Award

Year Category Nominated work Result
2015 Feature Film St. Vincent Won

Gold Derby Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2005 Lead Actor Hotel Rwanda Nominated
2006 Ensemble Cast Crash Won

Gotham Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2004 Gotham Tribute Himself Honored
2005 Best Ensemble Performance Crash Nominated
2007 Best Ensemble Performance Talk to Me Won

Hollywood Film Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2005 Ensemble of the Year Crash Won

MTV Movie & TV Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2002 Best On-Screen Team Ocean’s Eleven Nominated

Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2017 #Squad Captain America: Civil War Nominated

NAACP Image Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
1996 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Devil in a Blue Dress Nominated
1997 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series Rebound: The Legend of Earl ‘The Goat’ Manigault Nominated
1998 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Rosewood Nominated
1999 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Bulworth Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie or Mini-Series The Rat Pack Nominated
2000 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Television Movie/Miniseries/Dramatic Special A Lesson Before Dying Nominated
2005 Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Hotel Rwanda Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Ocean’s Twelve
2006 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Crash Nominated
2008 Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Talk to Me Nominated
2009 Traitor
2011 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Brooklyn’s Finest Nominated
2012 The Guard
2013 Flight
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series House of Lies Won
2014 Nominated
2015
2016
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series Won
2017 Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Miles Ahead Nominated
Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series House of Lies
2020 Black Monday Nominated
2021
2022

People’s Choice Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2011 Favorite On-Screen Team Iron Man 2 Nominated

Satellite Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2000 Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film A Lesson Before Dying Nominated
2005 Best Actor – Motion Picture Hotel Rwanda Won
2007 Best Actor – Musical or Comedy Talk to Me Nominated
2012 House of Lies Nominated
2014

Scream Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2010 Best Supporting Actor Iron Man 2 Nominated

ShoWest Convention

Year Category Nominated work Result
2007 Male Star of the Year Award Himself Won

Teen Choice Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result
2007 Choice Movie: Chemistry Ocean’s Thirteen Nominated
2010 Choice Movie: Fight Iron Man 2 Nominated
2013 Choice Movie: Chemistry Iron Man 3 Nominated
2016 Captain America: Civil War

Berlin International Film Festival

Year Category Nominated work Result
2016 Best First Feature Award Miles Ahead Nominated

Cleveland International Film Festival

Year Category Nominated work Result
2016 Music Movies Competition Miles Ahead Nominated

Glasgow Film Festival

Year Category Nominated work Result
2016 Audience Award Miles Ahead Nominated

Los Angeles Film Festival

Year Category Nominated work Result
2008 Spirit of Independence Award Himself Won

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Year Category Nominated work Result
2016 Directors to Watch Miles Ahead Won

Critics associations

Year Association Category Result
1995 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Actor of the Year Nominated
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Won
1996 National Society of Film Critics Awards Won
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Nominated
Most Promising Actor Nominated
1998 Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Best Ensemble Cast Won
2004 Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Actor Nominated
San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Body of Work award Won
New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Nominated
2005 Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Nominated
Online Film Critics Society Nominated
Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Nominated
Best Acting Ensemble Nominated
2006 Won
London Critics Circle Film Awards Actor of the Year Nominated
2007 African-American Film Critics Association Best Actor Won
St. Louis Film Critics Association Nominated
2008 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Joel Siegel Award Won
2016 Indiana Film Journalists Association Best Actor Nominated
North Texas Film Critics Association

Social Media

Don Cheadle is an user of Instagram. His handle is @doncheadle. 

Net Worth of Don Cheadle

As an actor, Don Cheadle has earned a tremendous popularity and money as well. His current net worth stands high at $35 Million. 

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Don Cheadle- FAQs

What is Don Cheadle’s net worth?

The veteran actor Don Cheadle has an estimate net worth of $35 Million. 

What is Don Cheadle famous for?

Don Cheadle is famous for his Marvel movie character of James Rhodes or War Machine. 

Whom did he replace in the character of James Rhodes?

The character was initially offered to the Terrence Howard but was later given to the Don Cheadle. 

How tall is James Rhodes in real?

The American actor and producer Don Cheadle is 5 ft and 8 in tall. 

Where does Don Cheadle live?

Don Cheadle lives in his luxury house in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii with his wife and children.