Danny Glover was born on this date, July 22, in 1946. He is an African American actor, director, and activist.
Danny Lebern Glover was born in San Francisco. He is a graduate of San Francisco State University. As a young man he was a member of the Black Panther Party.
At the University, he met and married his wife, Asake Bomani, in 1975; they have one child named Mandisa.
Glover received his dramatic training at the American Conservatory Theatre’s Black Actors’ Workshop. He made his film debut in Escape from Alcatraz (1979). In the early 1980s, Glover made his name portraying characters ranging from the sympathetic in Places in the Heart (1984) to the menacing in Witness (1985) and The Color Purple (1984).