John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega was born on 17 March 1992, known professionally as John Boyega, is a British-Nigerian actor and producer. He first rose to prominence in his native Britain for his role as Moses in the sci-fi comedy film Attack the Block, and his international breakthrough came with his role as Finn in the Star Wars. Sequel trilogy films The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker. His first acting experience at the age of 5 when he acted as a leopard in elementary school. In an interview, he stated that john great fan of Marvel Comics and hoped to play the character, Black Panther. He has a pet cat named Oluwalogan or just Logan. His character ‘Finn’ featured in the Star Wars postage stamp.
Childhood, Early Life and Education
He was born on March 17, 1992, in Peckham, South London, to Nigerian immigrant parents, Abigail and Samson. His father Pentecost preacher wanted him to follow in his footsteps and his mother worked with the disabled. John has two older sisters named grace and Blessings. He brought up in a public housing project and studied in Oliver Goldsmith Primary School. He recognized his flair for acting at the tender age of five and directed all his efforts towards nurturing this talent.
When he acted in a school play at the age of nine he spotted by Teresa Early, the director of Theatre Peckham. With a little financial assistance from a hardship fund and the support of his parents. He joined Theatre Peckham and learned acting after school hours. Along with other children of South London between the age of nine and 14. In 2003, he got admission to Westminster City School. While in school he participated in various plays. He went on to join South Thames College at the Wandsworth campus to study for a course in National Diploma in Performing Arts. He made his mark in college playing the title role in the college’s production of ‘Othello’. Later, he went to the University of Greenwich to take up BA in Film Studies & Media Writing but dropped out to start his own acting career.
Personal Life and Net Worth
Boyega keeps his personal life very private. Though he has a string of fans, his present status is single. His relationship with his co-stars has been purely on a professional platform and personal friendship. Media has tried to link him up with his ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ co-star, Daisy Ridley, but he has refuted their claim. Talking about his net worth John estimated around $6 million as of now.
Body Measurement Of John Boyega
John Boyega is currently 28 according to his birthdate on March 17, 1992. Come to his body measurement he is 5.9 ft. tall and weighs 87 kg. John has black hair and black eyes.
John Boyega Favorites
- Hobbies: Travelling, Listening to music
- Actor: Oscar Isaac
- Favorite Actress: Cailee Spaeny
- Destination Place: London
- Favorite Color: Black
- TV Show: Watership Down, Star Wars Forces of Destiny
Career Of John Boyega
He trained at the Identity School of Acting, Hackney, and had six appearances at the National Theatre and Tricycle Theatre. Before he was offered a role in the sci-fi comedy film ‘Attack the Block’ in 2011. This was the launchpad to his acting career. The same year he acted in the film ‘Junkhearts’. He was cast in the boxing drama ‘Da Brick’ written by John Ridley. However, he suffered a setback as the film was dropped by HBO. He did not lose heart and his career progressed with a role in the film ‘My Murder’ in 2012. This was followed by an adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s historical fiction book about the Nigerian civil war, ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ in 2013 and ‘Imperial Dreams’ in 2014.
His real breakthrough came with a lead role in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, where he plays Finn, a stormtrooper. The movie huge box office hit and his performance brought in favorable reviews. John formed his own production company in 2016 and called it Upperroom Entertainment Limited. This actor co-produced, alongside Legendary Entertainment, and starred in the lead role in a sequel to the 2013 movie, “Pacific Rim’, called ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’. He also starred in Kathryn Bigelow’s movie about the 1967 Detroit riots. This guy will soon appear in the upcoming thriller, ‘The Circle’, co-starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks.
Major Works, Awards, and Achievements
His first lead stage performance was his title role in ‘Othello’ in 2010, while he studied at South Thames College. John major roles in films include Moses in ‘Attack the Block’, Jamal in ‘Junkhearts’, Ugwu in ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’, Finn in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, and Jake Pentecost in ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’. Boyega has appeared on the TV shows ‘Becoming Human’, ‘Law & Order: the UK’ and ‘The Whale’. He also lent his voice for ‘Major Lazer’, ‘Watership Down’ and the ‘Tinkershrimp & Dutch’, where he has voiced for the main character, Dutch. John also voiced the video games ‘Disney Infinity 3.0’ and ‘Lego Wars Star: The Force Awakens’. He featured in the 2015 Disneyland Theme Park, ‘StarTours– The Adventure Continues’ as Finn in a scene added for seasonal promotion.
In 2011, Boyega appeared on the cover of ‘Screen International’ magazine, as ‘UK Stars of Tomorrow’, chosen by Fionnuala Halligan. He nominated for various awards for his work and won the 2011 Black Reel Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘Attack the Block’. He also won the BAFTA Rising Star Award and Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer for his performance in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.