John Boyega Biography and Networth

John Boyega was born in Peckham, London, United Kingdom on March 17th, 1992 to British Nigerian parents, Samson Adegboyega, a Pentecostal minister and Abigail.

John Boyega Profile

Real Name: John Adedayo B. Adegboyega
Net Worth: $1.5 Million
Date of Birth: March 17th, 1992
Country of Origin: Nigeria
Education: Bsc Holder
Source of Wealth: Acting

John Boyega Biography

He was brought up in a public housing project and studied in Oliver Goldsmith Primary School. He recognised his flair for acting at the tender age of five and directed all his efforts towards nurturing this talent. When he was acting in a school play at the age of nine he was spotted by Teresa Early, the director of Theatre Peckham. With a little financial assistance from a hardship fund and the support of his parents, he joined Theatre Peckham and learnt acting after school hours along with other children of South London between the age of 9 and 14.

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In 2003, he got admission in Westminster City School. While in school he participated in various plays. He went on to join South Thames College at the Wandsworth campus to study for a course in National Diploma in Performing Arts. He made his mark in college playing the title role in the college’s production of ‘Othello’. Later, he went to University of Greenwich to take up BA Film Studies & Media Writing but dropped out to start his own acting career. His first lead stage performance was his title role in ‘Othello’ in 2010, while he was in South Thames College.

John Boyega Career

John Boyega trained at the Identity School of Acting, Hackney, and had six appearances at the National Theatre and Tricycle Theatre before he was offered a role in the comedy film ‘Attack the Block’ in 2011. He plays the role of Moses, a tough urban teen, who fights an alien invasion with his friends. This was the beginning of his his acting career. The same year he acted in the film ‘Junkhearts’, as a food seller in the criminal world of gun running. He was cast in the boxing drama ‘Da Brick’ based on the life of Mike Tyson, written by John Ridley. However, he suffered a setback as the film was dropped by HBO.

John Boyega did not lose heart and his career progressed with a role in the film ‘My savour ’ in 2012. This was followed by an adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s historical fiction book about the Nigerian Times, ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ in 2013.

His real breakthrough came with a lead role in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, where he plays Finn, a storm trooper, who leaves the force after witnessing things done by them on his first combat mission and then fights back for good. The movie was a huge box office hit and his performance brought in favourable reviews.

He formed his own production company in 2016 and called it Upperroom Entertainment Limited. He co-produced, alongside Legendary Entertainment, and starred in the lead role in a sequel to the 2013 movie, “Pacific Rim’, called ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’. He also starred in Kathryn Bigelow’s movie about the 1967 Detroit riots. He appeared in ‘The Circle’, co-starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks.

John Boyega Personal Life

Boyega keeps his personal life very private. Though he has a string of fans, his present status is single.His relationship with his co-stars has been purely on a professional platform and personal friendship.

John Boyega has spoken being influenced by popular pastor, Mike Bamiloye on his growing up. According to him, growing up, he took acting lessons from Gospel movie actor and producer Mike Bamiloye.  “I grew up watching Nigerian movies, especially Mount Zion movies, ‘Ayamatanga’ and all the rest of them,” he said.

John Boyega Awards

Boyega has been nominated for various awards for his work and won the 2011 Black Reel Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘Attack the Block’. He also won the BAFTA Rising Star Award and Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer for his performance in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’.

John Boyega Net Worth

The British Nigerian Actor has the Net Worth of around $1.5 Million.

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