Asake Bomani Biography: Who is Danny Glover’s ex-wife?

April 18, 2024
4 mins read

Who is Asake Bomani?

Becoming a celebrity just by being the wife of a famous actor it seems was not enough for the writer Asake Bomani. Although people mostly recognize her as the ex-wife of Danny Glover, she is also known as a renowned author of the book “Paris Connections: African American & Caribbean Artists in Paris”, which brought her an American Book Award in 1993.

She was born under the zodiac sign of Cancer on 7 July 1945, in the USA; her exact birthplace hasn’t been revealed, but Asake holds American nationality and her ethnicity is African-American. Being secretive when it comes to her personal matters, she hasn’t spoken about her childhood, her parents, or any siblings.

It is assumed that she attended a high school in her hometown, then that upon matriculating in 1963 she enrolled at San Francisco State University, from which she graduated with a BA degree in 1967.

An interesting fact about Asake is that she was a jazz singer while she was at college, and Danny once recalled how attractive she was to him because of her high self-esteem and a strong sense of morality.

Asake’s age is 76, and she has no social media accounts, so the only clue to her looks are her photos taken at various red-carpet events that she attended with her ex-husband – she has black hair and brown eyes, but her weight, height, and vital statistics are unavailable at this time.


As of early 2022, Asake’s net worth is conservatively estimated at close to $1 million, due to a lack of information about her earnings, however, according to sources, the divorce settlement brought her a decent amount of money, but the amount hasn’t been revealed, however, her ex-husband has a net worth estimated at $40 million.

Marriage with Danny Glover

Being secretive when it comes to her private life, Asake hasn’t spoken publicly about her marriage with Danny, however, unlike her, he loved to talk about the day when he saw her for the first time. They were attending the same college, and in an interview for Independent, he said: ‘I couldn’t get too many words out. Put me in front of a microphone and you’d get more words out of me.

Image source

But I was just blown away by this woman’. Danny waited for her in front of her classroom, and he just said ‘Hi, how are you’, and walked away.

For days, he repeated the same scenario, until one day he was brave enough to call her on a date; they started dating in the early ‘70s, and Asake was the one who supported him the most in his dream to become an actor. Soon after they married in 1975, Danny joined the Black Actors’ Workshop of the American Conservatory Theatre.

The two have one daughter together, Mandisa Glover born on 5 January 1976, who is today a renowned filmmaker.

After nearly 25 years of marriage, on 4 February 1999, Danny filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences, and the divorce was finalized in 2000.


As of March 2022, it’s assumed that Asake is single, and hasn’t re-married during these years.

Who is Danny Glover?

A producer, director, humanitarian, and actor with over 200 credits to his name, who is still perhaps known best for his role as Roger Murtaugh in the “Lethal Weapon” film series, Danny Lebern Glover, was born under the zodiac sign of Cancer on 22 July 1946, in San Francisco, California USA; he holds American nationality and his ethnicity is African-American.

He was raised as the only child of postal workers, and an activist in the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), James and Carrie Glover. Danny attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1964, enrolled at San Francisco State University but didn’t graduate.

He started attending acting classes at the Black Actor’s Workshop, however, he was later awarded the Presidential Medal of San Francisco State University for his tribute to education.

Danny made his acting debut in 1979, portraying TV reporter in the series “B. J. and the Bear”, followed by his role as an Inmate in the biographic crime action “Escape from Alcatraz”, also starring Clint Eastwood, Roberts Blossom and Patrick McGoohan – the movie was based on the book of the same title by J. Campbell Bruce.

In the following years, Danny was seen in numerous series, including “Lou Grant” and “Paris”, and then in 1981, he starred in the comedy movie “Chu Chu and the Philly Flash”, and the same year was cast to play Jesse John Hudson in “Hill Street Blues”, a 26-times Primetime Emmy awarded mystery crime drama series, created by Michael Kozoll and Steven Bochco.


In the early ‘80s, Danny starred in several series and TV movies; his breakout role was his portrayal of Moze in “Places in the Heart” in 1985, which won two Oscars for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Robert Benton), and Best Actress in a Leading Role (Sally Field), and the same year, Danny was seen in “Witness”, “Silverado”, “The Color Purple”, and “The Stand-in”.

Two years later, Danny was cast to play his most significant movie role, as Roger Murtaugh in “Lethal Weapon”, also starring Mel Gibson, and this action crime drama had nine award nominations, including one for the Oscar Best Sound, and won seven, including Danny’s Image Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture.

He reprised his role in 1989, in the sequel “Lethal Weapon 2”, which also had one Oscar nomination for Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing, and Danny won another Image Award – Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture.

The early ‘90s saw Denny in “To Sleep with Anger”, “Predator 2”, “A Rage in Harlem”, and in 1992, he was again seen as Roger in “Lethal Weapon 3”, for which he and Mel Gibson won MTV Movie + TV Awards Best On-Screen Duo in 1993. He was then seen in “Bopha!”, “Angels in the Outfield”, and “Operation Dumbo Drop”, among others.


“Lethal Weapon 4” was released in 1998, and Danny and Mel were again nominated for Blockbuster Entertainment Award Favorite Duo – Action/Adventure, and in the following years, Danny was seen in numerous movies and series, and since the list of his roles is too long to enumerate, we will mention some of his most notables, such as his roles in “Night Train”, “Death at a Funeral”, “Extraction”, and “Rage”, among many others.

His most recent movie roles were in “Sorry to Bother You” in 2018, “The Dead Don’t Die” and “Jumanji: Next Level” in 2019, and “The Drummer” in 2020. Danny has completed the filming of “Press Play” and “Killing Winston Jones”, while the fourth sequel of “Lethal Weapon” is in post-production, while it’s announced that he will be seen in three new movies in the following years.

Speaking about his personal life, this 75-year-old actor married university teacher Elaine Cavalleiro in 2009, and as of early 2022, the two are still in a marriage; they don’t have children together.

Martha Clifford

As an Author at Net Worth Post, I guide a dedicated team in the art of revealing the stories behind the world's most influential personalities. Fueled by a relentless curiosity and a knack for uncovering hidden stories, I immerse myself in the intricacies of our subjects' lives, weaving together accurate data and compelling narratives. My involvement spans the entire editorial process, from the seed of research to the final flourish of publication, ensuring that every article not only educates but also captivates and motivates our audience.

At Net Worth Post, we are committed to providing thorough investigations into the net worth and life achievements of innovators across diverse sectors such as technology, culture, and social entrepreneurship. My method merges meticulous research with eloquent storytelling, designed to bridge the gap between our readers and the remarkable individuals who redefine our tomorrow. Through spotlighting their journeys to success, the hurdles they've surmounted, and their contributions to society, we aim to give our readers a deep and inspiring insight into the luminaries who are paving the way for progress and ingenuity in the modern era.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Don't Miss