John Boyega is a young British actor who has become globally popular for playing rogue stormtrooper Finn in the latest Star Wars movies.
John Boyega’s real name is John Adedayo B. Adegboyega, was interested in acting since a very young age. John Boyega was recognized by the director of Theater Peckham and was enrolled to learn stage acting while he was in school.
John Boyega earned his National Diploma in Performing Arts from South Thames College and went on to train at the Identity School of Acting, Hackney.
Today, John Boyega has earned several prestigious awards for his impressive acting skills along with numerous award nominations to his credit as well.
About John Boyega
|Real Name||John Adedayo B. Adegboyega|
|Date of Birth||17th March 1992|
|Place of Birth||London (England)|
|Education||National Diploma in Performing Arts from South Thames College (Wandsworth, London)|
|Height||5 ft 9"
(175 cm) approximately
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Mother||Abigail Aboderin Adegboyega
|Net Worth||INR 42,00,00,000
(USD 6 Million)
|Famous for||MOVIES -
Attack the Block, Junkhearts (2011), Half of a Yellow Sun (2013), Imperial Dreams (2014), Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), The Circle, Detroit, Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017), Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018)
Da Brick (2011), Becoming Human (2011), Law and Order: UK - "Survivor's Guilt" (2011), My Murder (2012), The Whale (2013), 24: Live Another Day (2014), Major Lazer (2015), Tinkershrimp and Dutch (2016), Star Wars: Force of Destiny (2017-2018), Watership Down (2018)
|First Movie||Attack the Block (2011)|
|Favorite Actor||Tom Cruise|
|Hobbies||Loves reading comic books, watching movies and acting|
John Boyega has become renowned worldwide for playing Finn, the rogue stormtrooper of the First Order in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (2015). Prior to this, John Boyega was already a fairly popular actor in the British television industry. John Boyega began acting in school plays and later trained extensively to hone his acting skills. After having earned his diploma John Boyega enrolled to get his bachelors degree but decided to drop out of college to focus on building his acting career.
John Boyega’s age is around 29, as John Boyega was born on the 17th of March, 1992 in London. John Boyega’s height is around 5 ft 9 inches (175 cm) while John Boyega’s weight is around 75 kg (165 lbs). John Boyega’s hobbies include reading comic books and watching movies. John Boyega’s passion is acting.
John Boyega’s father is Samson Adehboyega, a Pentecostal minister by profession, while John Boyega’s mother is Abigail Aboderin Adegboyega, a social worker who works with the disabled. John Boyega is the only child to his parents and hence John Boyega does not have any brothers or sisters. John Boyega’s relationship status is currently single and John Boyega does not have a girlfriend.
John Boyega’s success is remarkable despite having a comparatively short acting career. John Boyega’s net worth is estimated around INR 42 crores (USD 6 Million).
John Boyega’s award wins include winning the:
- Black Reel Award for Best Actor for his debut movie role in ‘Attack the Block’ (2011)
- BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Awards’ Rising Star Award for his impressive role in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (2015)
- Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer for his role in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ (2015)
Apart from winning these 3 prestigious awards John Boyega has also had around 15 award nominations till date.
Interesting Facts About John Boyega
- John Boyega was chosen among the ‘UK Stars of Tomorrow 2011’ by the Screen International magazine.
- John Boyega’s character Finn was honored with an image on a postage stamp which was issued by the Royal Mail postal service of UK on October, 2015.
- John Boyega was cast for his Star Wars role after director J J Abrams was impressed by his performance in ‘Attack the Block’ (2011).
- John Boyega became a movie producer when John Boyega set up UpperRoom Entertainment company in January, 2016.
- John Boyega is a huge fan of Hollywood director Michael Bay.