Biography

John Boyega (born 17 March 1992) is a British actor, best known for playing Finn in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Boyega was born in Peckham, 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 attended Westminster City School as a teenager. He later took part in various school productions and attended classes at Theatre Peckham. He was a performing arts student at South Thames College in Wandsworth and was active in theatre productions there, including the lead in Othello in 2010.

John Boyega (born 17 March 1992) is a British actor, best known for playing Finn in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Boyega was born in Peckham, 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 attended Westminster City School as a teenager. He later took part in various school productions and attended classes at Theatre Peckham. He was a performing arts student at South Thames College in Wandsworth and was active in theatre productions there, including the lead in Othello in 2010.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Male

Known Credits 21

Birthday 1992-03-17

Place of Birth Peckham, London, England, UK

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Hold Back the Stars
2019 Star Wars: Episode IX as Finn
2018 Watership Down(4 episodes) as Bigwig (voice)
2018 Pacific Rim: Uprising as Jake Pentecost
2018 The Director and The Jedi as Himself
2017 Star Wars: The Last Jedi as Finn
2017 Detroit as Melvin Dismukes
2017 Star Wars: Forces of Destiny(4 episodes) as Finn (voice)
2017 The Circle as Ty Lafitte
2016 Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey as Himself
2015 Star Wars: Greatest Moments as Himself
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Finn
2015 Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel as Himself
2015 Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter(1 episode)
2014 Imperial Dreams as Bambi
2013 The Whale as William Bond
2013 Half of a Yellow Sun as Ugwu
2012 My Murder as Shakilus Townsend
2011 Junkhearts as Jamal
2011 Attack the Block as Moses
2007 The Graham Norton Show(2 episodes) as Himself

Production

2018 Pacific Rim: UprisingProducer

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