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DANNY GLOVER (Winston) has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years. His film credits range from the blockbuster Lethal Weapon franchise to the cult classic Saw to smaller independent features, some of which Glover also produced. He has also had success in the television arena, with a recurring role on the hit NBC drama series "ER” during the 2005 season and with a role on the popular ABC drama "Brothers and Sisters.”

Most recently, Glover can be seen in the role of ‘The President' in Sony Pictures action thriller 2012. He also recently completed work on Neil LaBute's dark comedy Death at a Funeral, Honeydripper for director John Sayles, Be Kind, Rewind co-starring with Jack Black, and Dear Alice.

Glover appeared in the critically-acclaimed feature Dreamgirls for director Bill Condon. The Paramount Pictures film, based on the Tony Award®-winning musical, was released in 2006 and received two Academy Awards® and additional honors. Also for Paramount he appeared in Shooter for director Antoine Fuqua, starring opposite Mark Wahlberg.

A native of San Francisco, California, Glover earned a degree in Economics from San Francisco State University and also trained at the Black Actors' Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater. He started his acting career on the stage, appearing in numerous plays, including Athol Fugard's The Island and Sizwe Banzi is Dead. However, it was Glover's Broadway debut in Fugard's Master Harold…and the Boys that first brought the actor national recognition.

It was after seeing his performance in Master Harold…and the Boys that film director Robert Benton cast Glover in his first leading role in 1984's Oscar®-nominated Best Picture Places in the Heart. The following year, Glover starred in two more Best Picture nominees: Peter Weir's Witness and Steven Spielberg's The Color Purple.

In 1987, Glover partnered with Mel Gibson in the first Lethal Weapon film, earning an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actor. He went on to star in three hugely successful Lethal Weapon sequels. Glover has also invested his talents in more personal projects, including the award-winning To Sleep With Anger, which he executive produced and for which he won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Actor; Bopha!; Manderlay; Missing in America; and the film version of Athol Fugard's play Boesman and Lena. Glover's many film credits also include The Royal Tenenbaums; Beloved, for which he won an Image Award for Best Actor; The Rainmaker; Angels in the Outfield; and Lawrence Kasdan's Grand Canyon and Silverado. Glover has also lent his distinctive voice to such animated films as Antz, The Prince of Egypt, and the upcoming The Barnyard.

On the small screen, Glover won an Image Award and a Cable ACE Award and earned an Emmy® nomination for his performance in the title role of the HBO movie "Mandela.” He has received three more Emmy® nominations for his work in the acclaimed miniseries "Lonesome Dove,” "Fallen Angels,” and the telefilm "Freedom Song,” the last of which Glover also executive produced and for which he garnered another Image Award, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. In addition, he won an Image Award for his work in the miniseries "Alex Haley's Queen,” and received Image Award nominations for his roles in "Buffalo Soldiers” and "Good Fences,” which he also produced. Behind the camera, Glover executive produced and hosted the Fox Family Channel series "Courage,” and executive produced and starred in the Showtime movie "3 A.M.” As a director, he earned a Daytime Emmy® nomination for Showtime's "Just a Dream.”

In 2003, Glover made a triumphant return to Broadway in a revival of Master Harold…and the Boys, winning applause from both critics and audiences.

In 2005, Glover co-founded Louverture Films (www.louverturefilms.com), with his producing partner Joslyn Barnes. Louverture Films is dedicated to the development and production of films of historical relevance, social purpose, commercial value and artistic integrity. The company's credits include the award-winning features BAMAKO, SALT OF THIS SEA and THE TIME THAT REMAINS, the Oscar® nominated documentary TROUBLE THE WATER, the music documentaries AFRICA UNITE and the Oscar® shortlisted SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION. He has also gained respect for his wide-reaching community activism and philanthropic efforts. Glover currently serves as a UNICEF Ambassador and, in recognition of his dedication to public service, has received numerous prestigious honours including the 2002 Marian Anderson Award, the 2003 NAACP Chairman's Award, the 2004 BET Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2009 CBCF Phoenix Award. He is also Chairman of the Board of TransAfrica Forum, a non-profit global justice organization whose focus is on fostering a closer alliance amongst and address issues facing African Americans and peoples in Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

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