Who is Ayana Tai Cheadle?
Ayana Tai Cheadle was born in Los Angeles, California USA, in 1995 – she hasn’t revealed her exact date of birth, but her zodiac sign is believed to be Aries, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress, but who’s probably known best for being the daughter of famous American actor Don Cheadle.
Early life and education
Ayana was raised in Los Angeles alongside her younger sister Imani Cheadle (born in 1997) by their father, and their mother Bridgid Coulter, who’s a famous American actress and film producer.
Ayana grew up being interested in acting, mostly because she was motivated by her parents, and wanted to follow in their footsteps; they occasionally took her to their movie sets, and it was love at first try for Ayana.
She studied at a local high school, and was a member of its drama club, appearing in plays performed both at the school, and at a local theatre.
Ayana matriculated in 2013, and even though she hasn’t spoken of her further education, most of her fans believe that she attended college, from which she matriculated in 2018.
Career as an actress
Ayana has only two acting credits. She starred as Sindey Phillips in the 2013 short drama movie “Puppy Dreams”, written and directed by Alex Delyle, and which also starred Bruce Beatty and Maddie Bill; it shows the dreams of a dog.
Ayana portrayed Mel in the 2014 popular drama movie “Alex of Venice”, directed by Chris Messina, who also starred in it alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead and her father Don. The film follows a workaholic lawyer whose husband has just left her; it was nominated for two awards.
Ayana made a guest appearance in the 2013 episode “1980’s: H8DES” of the short documentary mini-series “Vanity Fair: Decades”.
Love life and relationships
Ayana is highly secretive when it comes to her love life, and hasn’t spoken of any men or women whom she’s perhaps been with. This is mostly why there are a couple of rumors circulating the internet, concerning both her sexual orientation, and past and present relationships.
Many of her parents’ fans believe Ayana to be lesbian, claiming that this is why she’s been keeping the details of her love life away from the media’s attention. They have also pointed out that she hasn’t been seen spending time in public with any men, but has apparently been seen with a couple of women; some people believe that one of these women is her girlfriend, but this remains unconfirmed.
Don Cheadle may not have won the Golden Globe but he still has his beautiful family with him.
There are also those who think that she’s today in a relationship with a non-celebrity American man, but prefers to keep him away from media; this hasn’t been confirmed either.
As of December 2021, Ayana seems to be single, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Ayana is a philanthropist, and has worked with many charity organizations, mostly with those which aim to help war veterans and underprivileged children; she has also attended several charity events, together with her parents.
She’s an animal lover and has a pet dog, while her favorite animals are elephants.
Ayana is physically quite active, however, she’s even more focused on taking care of her mental health; she does yoga and meditates on a daily basis, while she has a couple of training sessions at the gym every week.
She’s into reading books, and her favorite author is Nicholas Sparks, while her favorite book is “Message in a Bottle”.
Ayana enjoys watching movies late at night, and her favorite actor and actress are Leonardo DiCaprio and Helena Bonham Carter, while a couple of her favorite films include “Titanic”, “Fight Club” and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”.
Age, height and net worth
Ayana’s age is 26. She has long curly brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of December 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $200,000, while her father Don’s net worth is reputedly more than $40 million.
Who is her father Don Cheadle?
Donald Frank Cheadle Jr. was born in Kansas City, Missouri USA, on 29 November 1964 – his zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and he holds American nationality.
He’s appeared in more than 100 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still known best for his portrayal of the main character Graham, in the 2004 crime thriller movie “Crash”. It was written and directed by Paul Haggis, also starred Sandra Bullock and Thandiwe Newton, and follows several people living in Los Angeles, California, whose lives have become intertwined; the movie won 69 awards, including three Oscars for Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Writing, Original Screenplay and Best Achievement in Film Editing, while it was nominated for 112 other awards.
Don was raised in Kansas City alongside his sister and brother Cindy and Colin, by their father Donald Frank Cheadle Sr. who was a clinical psychologist, and their mother Betty Cheadle who was a high school teacher. He studied at Hartley Elementary School in Lincoln, Nebraska, and then at East High School in Denver, Colorado, matriculating in 1982; Don was interested mostly in music during his teenage years, and was a member of a jazz band, playing the saxophone.
He graduated from California Institute of the Arts in 1986, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in theatre.
He gained recognition in 1988, when he played Rocket in the action crime movie “Colors”, which starred Robert Duval and Sean Penn, while a couple of his following notable roles were in the 1992 comedy series “The Golden Palace” (lead role), the 1996 mystery thriller film “Devil in a Blue Dress”, and the 1997 disaster movie “Volcano”.
In March 2007, Don played Alan Johnson, one of the main characters in the critically acclaimed drama film “Reign Over Me”. It was written and directed by Mike Binder, also starred Adam Sandler and Jada Pinkett Smith, and follows a man whose family died in the 9/11 attack, and who has just run into his old college friend; the movie was nominated for three awards.
Don has since appeared in various movies, with some of the most popular amongst these having been the 2010 science fiction adventure “Iron Man 2”, the 2016 action adventure “Captain America: Civil War”, and the 2019 action adventure drama “Avengers: Endgame”, in all of which he portrayed James Rhodes, aka War Machine.
For his acting skills, Don has won 36 of the 152 awards for which he’s been nominated, including a 2005 Oscar nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, for “Hotel Rwanda”.
Don is a philanthropist, and together with several other actors, including Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and George Clooney, he campaigned to bring the genocide in Darfur, Sudan to an end; in 2007, he was presented with a Black Entertainment Television (BET) Humanitarian Award, and in 2010, he became the United Nations’ Environment Program’s Goodwill Ambassador.
He’s also an author, having co-written the books “Not On Our Watch: The Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond” and “The Enough Moment: Fighting to End Africa’s Worst Human Rights Crimes”.
He was in a relationship with Bridgid Coulter for close to 30 years, prior to marrying her in 2020.
Who is Ayana’s mother Bridgid Coulter?
Bridgid Coulter was born in Alameda County, California USA, on 2 August 1968 – her zodiac sign is Leo, and she holds American nationality. She’s an actress, film producer, interior designer, and a musician who has appeared in close to 20 movies and TV series, while she’s perhaps still known best for her portrayal of Gertrude, in the 1997 historical action movie “Rosewood”. It was directed by John Singleton, starred Jon Voight, Ving Rhames and her husband Don, and follows the racist lynch mob attack which took place in 1923; the movie won three of the 13 awards for which it was nominated.
Bridgid was raised in Alameda County alongside her brother and sister, by their father Stewart Coulter, and their mother; nothing is known about Bridgid’s family, as she respects their privacy.
She studied at a local high school, and was interested in various activities during her four years there, mostly in acting with the school’s drama club. Bridgid matriculated in 1986, and then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in interior architecture & design in 1990.
She launched her acting career in the same year, with her portrayal of Bettina in the episodes “Pride and Prejudice” and “Soldier Boy” of the comedy series “A Different World”, while a couple of her following roles were in an episode or two of various series, such as the adventure comedy drama “Family Matters”, the adventure comedy “ABC Afterschool Specials” and the drama “Class of ’96”.
Bridgid’s most notable performance was probably her portrayal of a supporting character in the 2016 episode “The Original” of the critically acclaimed science fiction mystery series “Westworld”. It was created by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan, stars Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright and Ed Harris, and follows the rich people who have purchased a ticket to a special theme park, where they can live without any limitations; the series has won 59 awards, including seven Primetime Emmys, while it’s been nominated for 199 other awards.
Bridgid is today mostly focused on running her own company Bridgid Coulter Design.