John Boyega

Actor | * 03/17/1992 (31) | Peckham, London, England (United Kingdom (UK))
John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega (born 17 March 1992), known professionally as John Boyega, is a British actor and producer. He first rose to prominence in his native Britain for his role as Moses in the sci-fi comedy film Attack the Block (2011), and his international breakthrough came with his role as Finn in the Star Wars sequel trilogy films The Force Awakens (2015), The Last Jedi (2017), and The Rise of Skywalker (2019). His other credits include the drama film Imperial Dreams (2014), the historical epic The Woman King (2022), and thriller film Breaking (2022). He received the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2016, and the Trophée Chopard at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. He was cited as one of the Top 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine in 2020. Boyega portrayed Leroy Logan in the 3rd episode of Steve McQueen's anthology series Small Axe (2020). For his performance he w... ()
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John Boyega(born 17 March 1992) is a British actor, best known for playing Finn in the 2015 filmStar Wars: The Force Awakens.Boyega was born inPeckham, London,to Nigerian parents.His first role was that of a leopard in a play at his primary school at the age of five.He attendedWestminster City Schoolas a teenager. He later took part in various school productions and attended classes at Theatre Peckham. He was a performing arts student atSouth Thames CollegeinWandsworthand was active in theatre productions there, including the lead in Othelloin 2010.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Science Fiction | Documentaries

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Movies with John Boyega as Actor(31)

as Tempest2023 Dead Shot
as Moses2023 Attack the Block 2
as Fontaine2023 They Cloned Tyrone
as Casi2021 Naked Singularity
as himself2020 The Skywalker Legacy
as Jake Pentecost2018 Pacific Rim: Uprising
as Finn (archive footage)2018 The Force of Sound
as Ty Lafitte2017 The Circle
as Melvin Dismukes2017 Detroit
as Bambi2014 Imperial Dreams
as William Bond2013 The Whale
as Shakilus Townsend2012 My Murder
as Donnie2011 Da Brick
as Moses2011 Attack the Block
as Jamal2011 Junkhearts
as Terrence2006 Riding with Sugar

TV Shows/Series with John Boyega as Actor(9)

as Leroy Logan2020 Small Axe
as Narrator2019 Serengeti
as Bigwig (voice)2018 Watership Down
as Finn (voice)2017 Star Wars: Forces of Destiny
as Blkmrkt (voice)2015 Major Lazer
as himself2015 Hot Ones
as himself2007 The Graham Norton Show

Movies with John Boyega as Crew(3)

Production/Producer2023 Attack the Block 2
Writing/Writer2023 Attack the Block 2
Production/Producer2018 Pacific Rim: Uprising

Additional Information

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Full Name: John Boyega
Born: Tuesday, 03/17 1992 (March) in Peckham, London, England (United Kingdom (UK)) (current age: 31 years + 4 days)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN, native language), Nigerian Pidgin
Educated at: University of Greenwich, Identity School of Acting, Westminster City School
Other names for John Boyega (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"John Adedayo Adegboyega"
"존 보예가"
John Boyega frequently works together with these people:
J.J. Abrams (13x, Crew)
Daisy Ridley (12x, Actress)
Adam Driver (9x, Actor)
Anthony Daniels (9x, Actor)
Mark Hamill (8x, Actor)
Oscar Isaac (8x, Actor)
Carrie Fisher (7x, Actress)
John Williams (7x, Crew)
Steve McQueen (7x, Crew)
Matthew Wood (7x, Crew)
George Lucas (6x, Crew)
Joe Cornish (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:433, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 02/28/2023