John Boyega Biography

Published On Jun 05, 2016
Facts of John Boyega
Date of Birth: 1992 , March-17
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
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John is busy these days starring in several movies and TV series. It seems like because of his busy schedule, he has no time for love. Information related to his love affairs, girlfriend, married life, wife and spouse is unknown.

While John was attending some primary school in Peckham, London, he starred in some school plays. He also attended Oliver Goldsmith Primary School and there he also appeared in various plays and there he was discovered by Teresa Early and offered him a financial assistance from a hardship fund. He also starred in several theater shows and in 2010 he was seen playing the role of Othello in the play Othello. In 2011, he made his TV debut by starring the role of Donnie in the TV series Da Brick. That year he also starred in the TV series Becoming Human and Law & Order: UK. He got his rise in fame after starring the role of Moses in the movie Attack the Block. His breakthrough role as an actor came in 2015 after he portrayed the role of FN-2187 / Finn in the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens. For this role he earned the salary of $450,000 and his net worth is said to be around $2 million.

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Born in Peckham, London, England

1992

Five feet and nine inches tall, John Boyega was born in Peckham, London, England, United Kingdom to Grace Boyega and Blessing Boyega. He was raised in Peckham, south London with his two sisters named Abigail Boyega and Samson Boyega. He is British and is of Nigerian descent.

Discovered by Teresa Early

2001

While John was attending some primary school in Peckham, London, he starred in some school plays. He also attended Oliver Goldsmith Primary School and there he also appeared in various plays and there he was discovered by Teresa Early and offered him a financial assistance from a hardship fund.

Joined Westminster City School

2003

After spending some years in Oliver Goldsmith Primary School, he joined Westminster City School. While he was there he was also active in several school plays. In 2008, he joined South Thames College with a major in Performing Arts. 

Made her TV debut

2011

In 2010 he was seen playing the role of Othello in the play Othello. In 2011, he made his TV debut by starring the role of Donnie in the TV series Da Brick. That year he also starred in the TV series Becoming Human and Law & Order: UK.

First feature film, Attack the Block

2011

He made his feature film debut in 2011. He got his rise in fame after starring the role of Moses in the movie Attack the Block. That year he also played the role of Jamal in the movie Junkhearts. 

Appeared in the movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

2015

John Boyega is an English actor. His breakthrough role as an actor came in 2015 after he portrayed the role of FN-2187 / Finn in the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens. For this role he earned the salary of $450,000.

Won Black Reel Awards

2012

He is also famous for playing the role of Moses in the movie Attack the Block. For this role he got nominated in Black Reel Awards for Best Breakthrough Performance and Best Actor. He won this award from his later nomination. 

Won Empire Awards, UK

2012

In 2012, he got his first nomination in Empire Awards, UK for Best Male Newcomer. He also got his second nomination in this award in 2016 and that was for this role in the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens and he was honored with this award that year for Best Male Newcomer.

Won Screen Nation Awards

2016

He is mainly popular for starring the role of FN-2187 / Finn in the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens. For this role he got his one and only nomination in Screen Nation Awards and he was honored with this award that year for Male Performance in Film.