Danny Glover

Guest Speakers

December 2 Moguls

Danny Glover has been a commanding presence in the entertainment industry for more than thirty years. From the blockbuster Lethal Weapon franchise in film to hit television shows such as ER, Glover has played a myriad of popular roles and distinguished himself as one of his generation's most consummate actors.

Glover’s performances in such classic motion pictures as The Color Purple, Witness, Places in the Heart, Grand Canyon and Dreamgirls have not only showcased his talent and versatility, they have also brought critical and audience acclaim, along with honours and awards from the NAACP, BET and SAG.

In 2005, Glover co-founded New York–based Louverture Films, a company dedicated to the developing and producing films of historical relevance, social purpose, commercial value and artistic integrity. Among the films Glover has executive produced at Louverture are: the César-nominated Bamako, the Academy Award– and Emmy-nominated Trouble The Water, the award-winning The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975, and this year's Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner The House I Live In.

Glover is a native of San Francisco, California, attended San Francisco State University, and was trained at the Black Actors workshop of the American Conservatory Theatre.