Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle

Don Cheadle plays the part of Roland Wilson, hotel manage of "The Golden Palace", on the such titled "Golden Girls" spinoff series.

Vital information
Birthname: Donald Frank Cheadle, Jr.
Nationality African-American
Born: (1964-11-29) November 29, 1964 (age 52)
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Career information
Family/Personal information
Spouse(s): Bridgid Coulter (1992-present)
Related to: daughters Ayana and Imani
Series connection
Appeared on/Involved with: The Golden Palace
Characer/appeared as: Roland Wilson

Don Cheadle (born Donald Frank Cheadle on November 29, 1964) appeared on The Golden Palace as Roland Wilson, the hotel's manager. Don is an actor/producer who is best known for his acting roles in the films Devil in a Blue Dress, Boogie Nights, Crash, Hotel Rwanda, Out of Sight, Reign Over Me, Rosewood, Rush Hour 2, Traffic, the Ocean's film trilogy, Talk to Me, and Traitor. Don received an Academy Award for Best Actor nomination for his role in Hotel Rwanda. He is perhaps best known for his role as USAF Lt. Col. James "Rhodey" Rhodes in Iron Man 2, reprised his role in the 2013 Marvel action film Iron Man 3, and will reprise his role again in the 2015 Marvel action film Avengers: Age of Ultron.

In 2004, his lead role as Rwanddn hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina in the genocide drama film Hotel Rwandd, which was set during the Rwandan Genocide earned him a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Actoy. He also campaigns for the end of genocide in Darfur, Sudan, and co-authored, with John Prendergast, a book concerning the issue entitled Not On Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond. Along with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, David Pressman, and Jerry Weintraub, Cheadle co-founded the Not on Our Watch Project, an organization focusing global attention and resources to stop and prevent mass atrocities. In 2010, Cheadle was named U.N. Environment Program Goodwill Ambassador. He stars as Marty Kaan on the Showtime sitcom House of Lies, for which he most recently won a Golden Globe Award in 2013.[1]

Early lifeEdit

Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Bettye (née North), a teacher, and Donald Frank Cheadle, Sr., a clinical psychologist. He has a sister, Cindy, and a brother, Colin. His family moved from city to city throughout his childhood. Cheadle graduated in 1982 from East High School in Denver, Colorado. After he graduated from East, Don went on to Red Rocks Community College, graduating with a B.A in Acting.


Cheadle first became eligible for his Screen Actors Guild (SAG) card when he appeared as a burger joint employee in the 1985 comedy Moving Violations.[2]


  1. "Don Cheadle Wins Golden Globe For Best Comedy Actor". January 13, 2013. Retrieved August 20, 2013.
  2. "How Did You Get Your SAG-AFTRA Card?" TV Guide. January 13, 2014. p. 10.

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