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A native of San Francisco, DANNY GLOVER attended San Francisco State University and trained at the Black Actor's Workshop of the American Conservatory. He appeared in numerous stage productions, including The Island and Macbeth at the Los Angeles Actor's Theater, and Sizwe Banzi Is Dead at the Eureka Theatre. However, it was Glover's performance in the New York production of Athol Fugard's Master Harold And The Boys that first brought the actor national recognition. His film credits include: The Royal Tenenbaums, Places in the Heart, Siverado, The Color Purple, The Lethal Weapons series, Bat-21, Grand Canyon, To Sleep with Anger, Angels in the Outfield, The Saint of Fort Washington, Beloved, and Boesman and Lena. 

He recently completed filming Lions Gate Films' THE COOKOUT with Queen Latifah. He received an NACCP Image Award as well as an ACE Award for his performance in HBO's production of "Mandela.” Glover received Emmy nominations for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in the television mini-series "Lonesome Dove,” and for Turner Network Television's "Freedom Song.”

In 1990, Glover starred in Charles Burnett's award-winning and critically acclaimed TO SLEEP WITH ANGER, playing a character whose ambivalent conflict between his good and dark sides brings three generations of a contemporary black family to dangerous crossroads. TO SLEEP WITH ANGER marked Glover's debut as an executive producer. Other films executive produced by Glover include: HBO's "American Dream” series for Black History Month; the HBO-BBC movie "Deadly Voyage,” based on a true story of eight African stowaways who were slaughtered on the high seas by a Ukrainian freighter crew; TNT's "Buffalo Soldiers,” a dramatic story of America's first all black Calvary unit; and TNT's "Freedom Song,” a story about the civil rights movement for which he received an Emmy Award nomination for best supporting actor.

Glover hosted and executive produced "Courage,” a one-hour, weekly prime-time series for Fox Family Channel, which celebrated and profiled real people who have shown courage and bravery in moments of crisis. "Courage” was selected by TV Guide as one of the Top Ten Inspirational Shows on Television for 2000.

In response to the AIDS crisis in Africa, and in order to raise awareness about the impact of the disease on undeserved communities in the United States, Glover has extended his tenure as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Program. He is also a major supporter of the TransAfrica Forum, the African-American lobbying organizations on Africa and the Caribbean, and the Algebra Project, a math empowerment program developed by civil rights veteran Bob Moses.

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