Donald Glover is an American actor best known for his role as Troy, a former high school football star trying to find his way, in the television sitcom Community.
He was born in California on Edwards Air Force Base and moved to Atlanta when he was four. There, he studied drama and the process of writing short plays, which he continued to study at New York University's Dramatic Writing program at the Tisch School of the Arts for four years.
He also studied improvisation and comedy writing with the Upright Citizen's Brigade Theatre in New York and had the pleasure of improvising with the likes of Amy Poehler and Horatio Sanz.
Glover also performed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien multiple times.
He was hired as a staff writer on the show 30 Rock while he was still a resident assistant at NYU. During his time at 30 Rock, the show has won two Emmys for best comedy, as well as a Writers Guild Award for best comedy.
Glover continues doing stand-up, sketch, and improv around New York City. His first feature, which he co-wrote, produced, scored and starred in, Mystery Team, premiered at Sundance in 2009.