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DANNY GLOVER (Ken Hollister), a native of San Francisco, attended San Francisco State University and trained at the Black Actor's Workshop of the American Conservatory. He's appeared in numerous stage productions, including "The Island” and "Macbeth” at the Los Angeles Actors' 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.

Glover's film and television credits include "Places in the Heart,” "Witness,” "The Color Purple,” "Silverado,” the "Lethal Weapon” series, "Bat 21,” "Grand Canyon,” "Angels in the Outfield,” "The Saint of Fort Washington” and "Beloved.” He has received an NAACP Image Award and ACE Award for his performance in HBO's production of "Mandela.” Glover also received Emmy® nominations for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in the television miniseries "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,” which also marked Glover's debut as an executive producer. Other films produced by Glover include HBO's "America's 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 freight crew; TNT's "Buffalo Soldiers,” a dramatic story of America's first all-black cavalry unit; and TNT's "Freedom Song,” a story about the Civil Rights Movement.

Glover hosted and executive produced "Courage,” a one-hour weekly prime-time series for Fox Family Channel celebrating and profiling 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 for 2000.

Recently, Glover also starred to acclaim in the film version of Athol Fugard's significant play "Boesman and Lena,” co-starring with Angela Bassett, and in the well-received motion picture "The Royal Tenenbaums.” He starred in the Showtime original picture "3 A.M.,” and also for Showtime, he directed "Just a Dream,” a morality tale of a 12-year-old white boy who forges an unlikely friendship with a small-town black mechanic. Glover also starred in the HBO movie "Good Fences” opposite Whoopi Goldberg for director Ernest Dickerson and performed off-Broadway in the revival production of "Master Harold…and the Boys.” In 2006, he stars in "Manderlay,” the second installment of Lars von Trier's trilogy, which began with "Dogville.” Currently, Glover is filming "Dreamgirls” opposite Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy and Beyoncé Knowles for director Bill Condon.

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

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