Award-winning actor Don Cheadle is a multitalented personality who did stand-up comedy as a teenager before making it big in the entertainment industry.
Active in the entertainment industry for more than 3 decades, Don has marked his place as an actor, writer, director, and producer.
Alongside his thriving career, Don has also cherished his relationship for over 28 years. He used lockdown to lock it down and got married to his longtime partner during the Covid pandemic.
Here let's deep dive into the personal life of Don Cheadle and know about his married life, children, family, and earnings.
Wife And Children
Don Cheadle is now secretly married to his longtime girlfriend Bridgid Coulter after being together for nearly 28 years. Don revealed that he tied the knot with his partner Bridgid amidst the pandemic while he appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”
Though Don and his partner Bridgid may have just recently wed, they have been dating since 1992.
The pair share 2 daughters together eldest Ayana Tai Cheadle and youngest Imani Cheadle. Their daughter Imani attended Boston University.
Bridgid Latrice Coulter is also a familiar face of Hollywood. As an actress, she is best known for her work in Rosewood, Westworld, and Martin. Now she a professional interior designer.
Bridgid was born on 2 August 1968 in Alameda County, California to African-American parents. She attended UCLA where she did her undergraduate degree in theatre and began her career in acting. But she took a break after to raise her children. In the meantime, she found the love for designing spaces and earned a postgraduate degree from UCLA’s Arch ID Interior Design Program.
The family resides in their beautifully curated home in Santa Monica Canyon which was designed by Don’s wife Bridgid.
Net Worth, Movies And TV Shows
Don Cheadle first appeared in the short film ‘3 Days’ in 1984’. Then he made his big-screen debut in the year 1985 through the comedy film “Moving Violations”. Then until 2000, he appeared in several other movies like ‘Hamburger Hill’, ‘Colors’, ‘Roadside Prophets”,’ The Meteor Man’, ‘Things to Do n Denver When You’re Dead’, ‘Devil in a Blue Dress ’, ‘Volcano’, ‘Rosewood’, ‘Boogie Nights’, ‘Out of Sight’, ‘Bulworth’, ‘Traffic’, ‘Mission to Mars’, ‘The Family Man’, ‘Rush Hour 2’, and ‘Things Behind The Sun’.
His performances in TV series like ‘L.A. Law’ and ‘Hill Street Blues’ received widespread acclaim. Don’s performance as “Mouse Alexander’ in 1995’s movie “Devil in a Blue Dress” alongside Denzel Washington earned him the best-supporting actor award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the National Society of Film Critics.
While inclining the height of success as an actor, Don also appeared as a co-producer and actor in the 2004 crime drama film Crash. In the same year his performance as “Paul Rusesabagina” in the drama film “Hotel Rwanda” earned him nominations for awards like the Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild awards which boosting his ratings.
Then Don began appearing in more diverse roles. Don even starred in the Marvel Comics American superhero film’s sequel “Iron Man 2” and “Iron Man 3” as War Machine, James Rhodes. He then reprised the character of Colonel James Rhodes in Marvel’s other sequel movies like ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, ‘Captain Marvel’, and ‘Avengers Endgame’.
In the year 2015, Don wrote, directed, acted, and produced the American biographical-drama film “Miles Ahead”.
Don’s other notable performances include his role as “Maurice Monroe” in the American historical dark comedy television series “Black Monday”.
As of 2020, Don Cheadle appeared in TV series like “Don’t Look Deeper”.
As of 2021, Don performed in movies and series such as “With/In: Volume 1”, “No Sudden Move”, “Space Jam: A New Legacy”, “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier”, “Marvel Studios: Assembled”, “The Wonder Years”.
Don Cheadle can also be seen in the upcoming movie ‘Prince of Darkness’ and ‘Armor Wars’.
With all the credits as an actor, voice actor, producer, director, writer, and author Don Cheadle musters a whooping net worth of about $35 million whereas his salary is estimated to be around $150 thousand per episode.
Bio: Early Life And Family
Don Cheadle was born on 29 November 1964 in Kansas City, Missouri to father Donald Frank Cheadle Sr. and mother Bettye Cheadle. His dad was a clinical psychologist while his mom was a teacher. He has 3 siblings, a brother named Colin Cheadle, a sister named Cindy Cheadle, and a half-brother Andrew Kilbourne.
According to the wiki, his birth name is Donald Frank Cheadle Jr and he grew up in Denver, Colorado.
As per his education, Don went to Hartley Elementary School in Lincoln, Nebraska, and later graduated from East High School which is situated in Denver, Colorado in the year 1982.
Don then graduated with a bachelor’s in fine arts in theatre from the California Institute of the Arts in the year 1986.
According to the wiki, Don Cheadle holds American nationality and as per his ethnicity, he is of Cameroonian descent. He celebrates his birthday on 29 November and his zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Talking about his height, Don Cheadle is 5 feet 8½ inches tall.