Very few actors have the kind of star power and international appeal that John Boyega has. The actor has managed to make a name for himself in the British entertainment industry, in the American entertainment industry, and in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
John Boyega had his break-out role in Attack The Block, which introduced him to the British audience. The Nigerians got to know the star when he appeared in the film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s bestseller “Half Of A Yellow Sun”. However, Americans only recently fell in love with the real star when he played the Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015.
Not many actors in the world have what it takes to reach audiences on different continents. It is important to point out that it is not only his talent and good looks that have brought him this far, but also his charm, professionalism, and the fact that he is not afraid to cross borders.
Even though John Boyega is one of the biggest stars in the world right now, it is very certain that his status will continue to grow over time. So here is everything you need to know about the superstar actor.
Who is John Boyega? Bio, Age
John Adedayo B. Adegboyega, who is known by his stage name – John Boyega – was born on 17 March 1992. The young actor was born in London, England, the son of Nigerian parents Samson Adeboyega – a pastor – and Abigail Boyega, who works with disabled people.
John’s first attempt as an actor was when he played a leopard in a primary school play at Oliver Goldsmith Primary School in London. He was discovered by Teresa Early – an artistic director – when he acted in a school play at the age of nine. He later moved to Peckham Theatre, a theatre for young talent, where he spent a considerable amount of time improving his acting skills between the ages of nine and fourteen.
Although John Boyega’s father had wanted him to follow in his footsteps and become a pastor, he still supported his son’s choice of profession.
For his secondary education, John attended Westminster City School where he appeared in various school plays. Later he attended South Thames College where he received his National Diploma in Performing Arts.
He then studied Film Studies and Media Writing at the University of Greenwich, but later dropped out to concentrate on his acting career. Although dropping out of school is rarely the right choice, it can be said with certainty that the decision to become a superstar paid off very well.
Who is The Girlfriend?
The British-Nigerian actor has gone to great lengths to keep his personal relationships away from the media. So far, John Boyega has never met anyone in public. If the actor has been in relationships recently, he has managed to hide this and prevent the media from finding out about it.
However, as with most celebrities, there have been persistent rumors and speculation about his love life, linking him to several celebrities. But for the record: John Boyega is currently single and has no girlfriend.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
John Boyega is currently in excellent condition and stands upright at 175 cm (5 ft 9 in), while his weight is reported as 87 kg (192 pounds). Through his social media, it is obvious that the actor spends a lot of time in the gym to develop his physique, but his exact fitness routine and diet plan have not yet been released.
What is His Net Worth?
John Boyega currently has a modest net worth of $2 million. Although he is a celebrated name in several countries, it should not be forgotten that his career is only just beginning. If he continues to grow, his fan base and his resume, his total net worth will certainly increase in the coming years.
So far he has accumulated his current net worth of $2 million due to his previous roles and as part of one of the largest film franchises in film history – Star Wars. Previous roles of the actor include Ty in The Circle, Melvin Dismukes in Detroit, and Jake Pentecost in Pacific Rim: Rebellion, Bambi in Imperial Dreams, Jamal in Junkhearts, Ugwu in Half Of A Yellow Sun, and Moses in Attack The Block. Not bad for the upstarts.