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Here's everything you need to know about 'The Is America' rapper and actor Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover, who's making waves around the world...
According to website Celebrity Net Worth, Childish Gambino was worth $12 milllion at the start of May 2018. However following the success of TV show 'Atlanta', his upcoming role as Lando Calrissian in new Star Wars movie 'Han Solo' and his music career - expect this figure to rise dramatically over the next 12 months. Picture: Getty
Childish Gambino's real name is actually Donald McKinley Glover. He prefers to use his real name in the world of TV and movies, while he uses his stage name when rapping. Interestingly, Childish Gambino chose his rap name on a Wu Tang Clan name generator he found on the internet. Picture: Getty
Childish Gambino was born on 25 September 1983, making the rapper and Hollywood star 34-years old! In regards to star signs, this makes Donald Glover a Libra. Picture: Getty
Multiple sources claim that Childish Gambino is 5 feet 10 inches, or 178 centimetres, tall. Picture: Getty
Childish Gambino's dad is called Donald Glover Sr. and is actually a retired postal worker, while his mother is reportedly a retired daycare provider. The rapper surprised fans when he claimed that his parents won the lottery on a song called 'L.E.S.'. However there isn't currently any proof of this happening. "Most people don't f*cking hit the lotto but my folks did," he rapped. Picture: Getty
Following his dramatic performance of 'This Is America' on Saturday Night Live, Childish Gambino announced his tour of the same name. The 'This Is America Tour' will take place around the US, stopping off in cities including Atlanta, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Dallas, Seattle and more. Picture: Getty
Although Childish Gambino is a very public figure, the rapper keeps his personal life extremely private. Very little is known about his long-term partner Michelle, however he has thanked her in the past for her support of his career. It's not currently known whether they are married but the couple have two children together. Picture: Getty
Childish Gambino is known for keeping his personal life very secret however the rapper currently has two children with long-term partner Michelle. The eldest son is almost one years old and is called Legend, while their second son's birth was revealed in January. The name of their youngest child has not yet been revealed. Picture: Getty
'Atlanta' is a US comedy-drama series that was created by and stars Childish Gambino. The show, which first aired in 2016, currently has two series. It's about a rapper called Earn and his cousin Alfred, who attempt to make their way up in the world through Atlanta's thriving Hip-Hop scene. The TV show also stars Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield, Zazie Beetz and more. Picture: Getty
Childish Gambino shocked fans when he transformed himself into an eccentric white man called Teddy Perkins in his hit TV series 'Atlanta'. The actor who played Teddy’s brother Benny Hope (Derrick Haywood) later revealed that Gambino stayed in character even when the cameras weren’t rolling. “There was not an inkling of Donald Glover on that set," he told Vulture.
Childish Gambino is working on one final album before he retires from music, according to Young Thug. The rapper hasn't released an album since 2016's 'Awaken, My Love!' but he is reportedly back in the studio. Thugger, who helped Gambino with his single 'This Is America', says he features on the album. However there isn't currently any release date or official artwork. Picture: Getty
Childish Gambino will play legendary Star Wars character Lando Calrissian in upcoming Star Wars movie 'Han Solo'. The Hollywood star is set to appear as the younger version of the character, originally played by actor Billy Dee Williams. 'Han Solo' is set to hit movie screens on 25 May 2018. Picture: Getty
Childish Gambino's controversial 'This Is America' music video sparked lots of discussion as soon it premiered in May 2018. The rapper appears to shoot multiple people, as well as show off some quirky dance moves. The visuals, directed by Hiro Murai, tackles police brutality, gun violence, media misdirection, and racism, all while dancing in Jim Crow-style caricature. Very powerful!