John Boyega is an Anglo-Nigerian actor and producer who has made a name for himself after starring in the science fiction comedy film, ‘Attack the Block.’ He has also appeared in other popular films such as The Force Awakens (2015), The Last Jedi (2017), and The Rise of Skywalker (2019).
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John Boyega Profile
Full name: John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega
Stage name: John Boyega
Date of birth: March 17, 1992
Age: 28 years
Occupation: Actor, producer
Net worth: $5.4 million
John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega was born on March 17, 1992, in the Peckham district of London. His parents are of Nigerian origin. His father, Samson Adegboyega, is a Pentecostal pastor while his mother is a social worker.
He received his first primary education at Oliver Goldsmith Primary School in London, Great Britain. He got his first role in elementary school when he was chosen to play Leopard in the drama. His ascension to stardom came at the age of 9 when Teresa Early, artistic director of the Peckham Theater, noticed him.
In 2003 John Boyega began his secondary studies at Westminster City School, where he participated in various school productions. Between 2008 and 2010, he attended South Thames College on the Wandsworth campus to obtain a National Diploma in Performing Arts.
Boyega enrolled at the University of Greenwich to study film studies and media writing but withdrew to focus on theater. He trained with the Identity School of Acting in London and became a patron of its Los Angeles branch when it opened in 2018.
Before being offered a role in the science fiction comedy film’ Attack on the Block, ‘John Boyega was a trainer at Identity School Acting, Hackney, and made six appearances at the National Theater and Tricycle Theater in 2011. That same year, he got another role in the movie “Junkhearts”, where he played as a drug dealer in the criminal arms trade.
In March 2012, Boyega participated in the film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s book “Half of the Yellow Sun”. On April 29, 2014, it was confirmed that Boyega was the main character in the movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.
In 2017 Boyega starred in the Detroit riots of 1967 in Kathryn Bigelow’s film. The same year, he assumed the role of Finn in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
In November 2018, it was announced that Boyega would star alongside Letitia Wright in the new adaptation of Hold Back the Stars. Boyega would also appear in the next mini-series “Small Ax” by Steve McQueen.
John Boyega’s Movies
John Boyega has starred in several movies. Some of his movies include:
- Attack the Block
- Half of a Yellow Sun
- Pacific Rim: Uprising
- Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
- Imperial Dreams
- Naked Singularity
- Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Awards and Nominations
- Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer (2016)
- British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Rising Star Award
John Boyega Net worth
John Boyega is one of the fastest-growing actors since his appearance on the screen since 2011. In addition to acting, John Boyega is also a producer and founder of UpperRoom Productions.
As of 2020, John Boyega’s net worth is estimated to be $5.4 million.
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The prayers from Black women been improving my hair length. 🤲🏾🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/iSwP2v6WCJ
— John Boyega (@JohnBoyega) June 10, 2020