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Boyega, John

John Boyega

John Boyega was born to Samson (a Pentacostal preacher) and Abigail (a carer for the disabled) Boyega on March 17, 1992 in Peckham, South London, England.
started acting when he was five years old in the city of Peckham, he grew up in a rough area and while other boys were playing football he was quietly pursuing acting. At 16 he moved to South Thames College to study performing arts then joined the Identity School of Acting in Hackney. He enrolled at Greenwich University, but he left to concentrate on acting.

Pacific Rim: Maelstrom~2018 - Pentecost
(Detroit Riots project)~2017 - ?
Star Wars: Episode VIII~2017 - Finn
The Circle~2016 - Ty/Kalden
Star Wars: The Force Awakens~2015 - Finn
Imperial Dreams~2014 - Bambi
Half of a Yellow Sun~2013 - Ugwu
Junkhearts~2011 - Jamal
Attack the Block~2011 - Moses

Watership Down~2017 (mini) - voice of Bigwig 1.1-1.4
Tinkershrimp & Dutch~2016 - Dutch
Access Hollywood~2015 - Himself (Dec 18/22)
Extra~2015 - Himself on 22.66/75/76
The Graham Norton Show~2015 - Himself (w/Beckham/Fisher/Ridley/Kylie Minogue)
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon~2015 - Himself (2 episodes)
Conan~2015 - Himself in The Cast of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show~2015 - Himself (w/Ridley/Isaac)
Unfiltered with Renee Young~2015 - Himself in Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Access Hollywood Live~2015 - Himself Dec 15
Entertainment Tonight~2015 -
     Himself Aug 17/Dec 8/15
     Archive Footage: Aug 22/Dec 12/19
The Drunken Peasants~2015 - Archive Footage of Finn in Bernie vs. Hillary - Rubio vs. Trump - Opening Fan Mail!
Vlogbrothers~2015 - Archive Footage in The 5 MOST EXCITED People Ever (Pizzamas Day 3)
Live with Kelly and Michael~2015 - Himself
Omg! Insider~2015 - Himself
Good Morning America~2015 - Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! - Himself in The Cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens
That's My Entertianment San Diego Film Festival 2015~2015 - Himself
The EE British Academy Film Awards~2015 - Himself/Presenter: Film Not in the English Language
Saturday Night Live~2015 - Himself in segment "Star Wars Auditions"
Major Lazer~2015 - Blkmrkt (10 episodes)
Entertainment Tonight~2015 - Himself in 22 August, 2015
The EE British Academy Film Awards~2015 - Himself/presenter
24: Live Another Day~2014 - Chris Tanner
The Whale~2013 - Bond
My Murder~2012 - Shkilus Townsend
Da Brick~2011 - Donnie
Law & Order: UK~2011 - Jamal Clarkson in Survivor's Guilt
Becoming Human~2011 - Danny Curtis (episodes 1-4)

Seize the Day~2009 - (Tricycle Theatre, London, England)
John Boyega (left) with Kobna Holdbrook-Smith, and Karl Collins in Seize the Day. Photo from
Not Black and White~2009 - (Tricycle Theatre, London, England)
John Boyega (left) with Jaye Griffiths in Not Black and White. Photo from
Category B~ - (Tricycle Theatre, London, England)
Othello~2010 - Othello (South Thames College, London, England)
Six Parties~ - (Royal National Theatre, London, England)
Naylor's Yard~ - (Theatre Peckham, Wandsworth, England)
John Boyega (left)  in Naylor's Yard. Photo from 

Video Games (voice)
Disney Infinity 3.0~2015 - Finn

Awards, Honors, and Nominations
Nom 2016 Rising Star EE Award
Black Reel Awards:
Rec'd 2012 Best Actor for Attack the Block
Nom 2012 Best Breakthrough Performance for Attack the Block
British Independent Film Awards:
Nom 2011 Most Promising Newcomer for Attack the Block
Empire Awards, UK:
Nom 2012 Best Male Newcomer for Attack the Block
Evening Standard British Film Awards:
Nom 2012 Most Promising Newcomer for Attack the Block
Jesus of Screen International:
Rec'd 2011 UK Stars of Tomorrow
London Critics Circle Film Awards:
Nom 2012 Young British Performer of the Year for Attack the Block
San Diego Film Festival:
Rec'd 2015 Rising Star Award for Young British Performer of the Year for Attack the Block

2016 - Listed as one of Forbes 30 Under 30

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