Danny Glover, born in San Francisco on July 22, 1946, is an American actor, film director, and political activist. He is the oldest of five children and his parents were postal workers. Glover trained at the Black Actors’ Workshop of the American Conservatory Theater. He also gained respect for his wide-reaching community activism and philanthropic efforts, with a particular emphasis on advocacy for economic justice and access to health care and education programs in the United States and Africa. He has been commanding a presence on screen, stage, and television for more than 25 years and is known for his leading roles in Lethal Weapon, The Color Purple, To Sleep with Anger, and Angels in the Outfield.