Playing the role of Finn in the “Stars Wars: The Force Awaken” has catapulted John Boyega to global prominence.
He used to perform minor roles in films; he played in the sundance-acclaimed independent film”Imperial Dreams” and Fox’s “24:Live Another Day” miniseries; playing the Lead role in Stars Wars is a significant breakthrough of his career, yet these smaller roles are still a part of his life and could define his career.
John Boyega Early Life:
John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega, famously known as John Boyega, is a British actor and producer. John was born on March 16, 1992, making him 30 years old as of 2022. John Boyega was born in Camberwell, distinct from London, and grew up in Peckham.
He studied at Oliver Goldsmith primary school, and from there, he began his acting career. John first portrayed a role as a ‘Leopard’ at a school and was praised by the judges.
He continued his flair for acting and continued to perform in school’s plays, at nine years old Teresa Early, the artistic director of Theater Peckham, spotted his acting talent and saw him participate in school plays.
After completing his early education, he was admitted into secondary education in 2003 at Westminster City School, where he participated in and performed various roles. For further studies, John Boyega enrolled at the Wandsworth campus of South Thames College, where he studied for a National Diploma in Performing Arts.
He made his name at college by playing the title role in the college production of Othello.
Later on, he went to the University of Greenwich, where he studied BA in film studies and Media writing, but he soon dropped out to focus on his acting career.
John Boyega Family:
His parents are Abigail and Samson Adegboyega, and they are of Nigerian descent, and he also has two older sisters, Grace Boyega and Blessing Boyega.
His father worked as a Pentecost preacher; Not much information is available about his family as he keeps his personal life private.
John Boyega Career:
Before accepting a part in the sci-fi comedy movie “Attack the Block” in 2011, he completed his acting training at the Identity School of Acting in Hackney and made six appearances at the National Theatre and Tricycle Theatre. He portrays Moses, a strong urban youngster who teams up with his buddies to battle an extraterrestrial invasion. This served as his acting career’s springboard.
He played a drug dealer in the criminal world of gun running in the movie “Junkhearts” that same year. He was chosen to appear in John Ridley’s boxing drama “Da Brick,” which is based on the life of Mike Tyson. He encountered a roadblock, though, when HBO decided not to air the movie but Boyega doesn’t let this setback affect him or his career.
Boyega was later chosen for cover with two other actors by Fionnuala Halligan of Screen International as one of the “Uk stars of tomorrow 2011, followed by two films “My Murder 2011” and in March 2012, he was cast in the film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s historical fiction book “Half Of A Yellow Sun.”
His hard work and love for acting finally paid off when he received a lead role in The Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He played a major role of Finn in that.
This movie was released on December 18, 2015, and was a mega-hit at the box office, which not only earned millions but also brought Laurels and great fame to John Boyega.
Apart from acting in movies, John Boyege formed his own production company in 2016.
Named: Upperroom Entertainment Limited. His production company co-produced with Legendary Entertainment for a film, “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” which is a sequel to the 2013 film”Pacific Rim,” and he played a lead role in it.
His recent upcoming movie is They Cloned Tyrone, directed by Juel Taylor; it is a science-fiction film that is going to be released on 30, December 2022
Awards And Achievements
- Boyega was placed in the Top 100 of the most powerful people of African/African-Caribbean descent in the UK in the Powerlist 2020 and 2021 editions.
- He was nominated for the BAFTA award in 2021
- He won Golden Globe Award in 2021 for Best Supporting actor -Television for Small Axe
John Boyega Net Worth
John Boyega is a famous British actor and producer, well known for his role as Finn in The Star Wars: The Force Awakens. His net worth is estimated to be around $9 million as of 2022
Is John Boyega single?
Ladies heartthrob is currently single but let us tell you that before bidding for his love, John Boyega got some preferences for his ideal woman.
In an interview with John on The Breakfast Club on September 16, 2022, the star wars hero revealed his personal life and said that he is currently single.
” I Like my woman Black, separate from political statements, Melanin Levels gotta be over 75 percent, thickness and style gotta be there. We gotta laugh at the same jokes and bump to the same music”.