Donald Glover

as Troy

Donald Glover stars as Troy, a former high school football star trying to find his way, in the comedy series Community.

Glover is a talented actor, comedian and writer. 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 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, was Mystery Team.

Hometown: Edwards Air Force Base, California
Birthday: September 25
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