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- A film actor known in poker circles as an active enthusiast of the game and co-founder of the Ante Up for Africa foundation.
Don Cheadle is a sponsored "friend" at Full Tilt Poker.
Cheadle, known for his roles in the Oceans movie series and other blockbusters, founded the "Ante Up for Africa" charity foundation with Annie Duke and Normal Epstein. The annual $5k No Limit Hold'em tournament raises funds for charities addressing the humanitarian needs in Sundan. The tournament is partnered with the World Series of Poker and held during the WSOP event season.
In terms of a poker player, Cheadle has played in many televised poker tournaments. In 2007 he beat good friend and Full Tilt Pro Phil Ivey at the NBC Heads Up Championship event, and in 2008 he beat David Pham. He has also participated in Poker After Dark and Celebrity Poker Shoot Out.