John Boyega

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Full Name John Boyega
Age 28 Years Old
Nick Name John Boyega
Gender Male
Famous As Actor
Birth Date March 17th, 1992
Birth Place Peckham, London, England

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About John Boyega                       

A British-Nigerian actor and producer, John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega is professionally known as John Boyega. He is best known for playing in the 2011 science-fiction comedy film "Attack the Block" as a role of Moses and as Finn in the 2015 epic space opera film "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". He was first seen in the science fiction comedy film "Attack the Block" in 2011, for which he won the Black Reel Award for Best Actor. He appeared in a pilot episode of "Da Brick" as Donnie in 2011, then starred in 4 episodes of the TV Show, "Becoming Human" in the following year. He first played a leopard in a play at his primary school and went to classes at Theatre Peckham. He has won a British Independent Award in 2011 and three Black Reel Awards in 2012. As recent news, he is accusing Disney of failing to develop complex minority characters in the Star Wars film trilogy, which ended last year. 

Famous For

  • Being a British-Nigerian actor and producer.
  • For his appearances in the 2011 science fiction comedy film, "Attack the Block" as a role of Moses.

John Boyega has accused the Star Wars franchise of sidelining his character in favour of white roles

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Early Life of John Boyega 

John Boyega was born on 17th March 1992 in Lambeth, London, England. His full name or real name is "John Adedayo Bamidele". He belongs to British / Nigerian nationality whereas his ethnicity is British-Black. Similarly, he is from Christianity religion. His star sign is Pisces and race is black. He celebrates his birthday on 17th March of every year and he had celebrated his 28th birthday as of 2020. His father Samson Boyega is a preacher, and his mother Abigail Boyega works with the disabled. His siblings are Grace Boyega (Sister) and  Blessing Boyega (Sister). He began his secondary education at Westminster City School and attended South Thames College at the college's Wandsworth campus to study for a National Diploma in Performing Arts. Again he enrolled at the University of Greenwich to study for a BA in film studies and media writing.

Career of John Boyega 
  • John Boyega commenced his acting career by starring in the film "Attack the Block" in 2011. Then HBO announced that he had been cast in the boxing drama pilot "Da Brick" in September 2011.
  • Similarly, he was seen in the film "Junkhearts" in the following year and he was chosen by Fionnuala Halligan of Screen International as one of the "UK Stars of Tomorrow 2011".
  • After that, he was cast in the film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's book "Half of a Yellow Sun" in March 2012, and later it was also confirmed that Boyega had been cast as a lead character in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" on 29th April 2014 which was launched on 18th December 2015.
  • Slowly he appeared in the film "Detroit" in 2017, and he reprised his role as Finn in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" in the following year.
  • Furthermore, he formed his own production company, Upperroom Entertainment Limited in January 2016, which co-produced Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), the sequel to the 2013 movie Pacific Rim, alongside Legendary Entertainment.
  • It was announced that he would be appearing in a novel adaption of "Hold Back the Stars" in November 2018, and he has also been cast in Steve McQueen's upcoming mini-series "Small Axe".
  • Likewise, he has also starred in "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" as a role of Finn in 2018, which was released in 2019.

John Boyega in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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  • He will next appear in "Naked Singularity", an upcoming American drama film, directed by Chase Palmer.
  • In addition, he was listed in the Top 100 of the most influential people in the UK of African/African-Caribbean descent in the 2020 "Powerlist".
  • As a piece of fresh news, he is accusing Disney of failing to develop complex minority characters in the Star Wars film trilogy, which ended last year. 
  • "What I would say to Disney is 'Do not bring out a black character, market them to be much more important in the franchise than they are, and then have them pushed to the side,'" he told the magazine. "It's not good. I'll say it straight up." "You guys knew what to do with Daisy Ridley, you knew what to do with Adam Driver, you knew what to do with these other people," he told GQ. "They gave all the nuance to Adam Driver, all the nuance to Daisy Ridley. Let's be honest. Daisy knows this. Adam knows this. Everybody knows. I'm not exposing anything," he added.

Awards and Achievements of John Boyega 

John has been nominated for several awards like Empire Award for Best Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor-Sci-Fi/Fantas. But he has won three-time Black Reel Awards for Best Actor, BAFTA Rising Star Award, an Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer awards from his acting career. Hope he will achieve many other awards from his hard work in the coming days.

Personal Life of John Boyega

Reflecting on John Boyega's personal life, he is an unmarried guy. He seems to have gotten himself a new girlfriend and she's pretty indeed. John Boyega and the mystery lady were pictured arm in the arm earlier this week arriving in the UK Ahead of the UK premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi". At present, there is no information about their relationship. Hope his love life continues happily with his girlfriend. Previously, he once suffered a heartbreak. He revealed on The Graham Norton Show in April, that he was dumped after his date found out he was in Star Wars. Talking about his sexual orientation, he is straight.

John Boyega with his mystery girlfriend

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Furthermore, he has expressed sympathy for George Floyd, Sandra Bland, Trayvon Martin, and Stephen Lawrence during a speech at a Black Lives Matter rally in Hyde Park, London. He is also a teetotaller.

Net Worth of John Boyega 

John is one of the successful and famous actors in England. Moving towards his net worth, it is around $6 million dollars. He was able to amass such a big fortune thanks to his role in the "Star Wars" films. He is earning a handsome amount of salary too, which is around thousands of dollars per year. In addition, his main source of income is from an acting career. John hasn't endorsed any of the brands till now.

Body Measurement of John Boyega 

Regarding Boyega's body measurement, he stands at a height of 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm and his body weight is around 87 kg or 192 pounds. He is a handsome guy with dark brown eyes and black hair. He does morning workout daily for keeping his body healthy, fit, and fine. He has attracted many people from his appearance and charming smile. Furthermore, talking about his body build it is average and his body measurement is 42-14-36 inches.