Who is Chadwick Boseman, What is His Age and How Tall is He Really?

Long Live The King! Before Chadwick Boseman gained worldwide fame and recognition for playing T’Challa, the King of the fictional African nation Wakanda in Black Panther, he was known around Hollywood for being the go-to man for a biopic. Boseman has been the star of three major biopics including Jackie Robinson in 42, James Brown in Get on Up, and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall.

Today, the Howard University alum and Oxford-trained actor is a growing household name, by successfully breaking into the Marvel Cinematic Universe to be the first black actor to play a lead role in a superhero movie, while being a source of inspiration for African American kids and the entire black race as a whole.

Who is Chadwick Boseman and How Old is He?


Chadwick Aaron Boseman is a screenwriter and actor best known for his role in the MCU’s superhero film Black Panther. He had always known that he was destined to be in the entertainment industry but being an actor was the last thing on his mind. Originally set out to become a writer and director, he only studied acting so he could relate better to actors.

Boseman was born the second of three boys in Anderson, South Carolina. While sources differ on his birth year – 1976 or 1977, the day and month are unanimously agreed to be November 29. That said, the actor is gradually nearing middle age. He was raised in “The Upstate” area of the town alongside his brothers, Derrick, and Kevin by their parents; Carolyn and Leroy Boseman. Leroy, his father, was a businessman while his mother, Carolyn worked as a nurse.

He attended T. L. Hanna High School in his hometown. It was there that his passion for acting and directing was realized as he wrote his first play, Crossroads at the age of 16 or 17 while in his junior year. He graduated from high school in 1995 before choosing to head out to Washington D.C. to attend Howard University, a historically black higher institution of learning. Chadwick Boseman graduated in the year 2000 with a bachelor of fine arts in directing after which he proceeded to the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England, for a mid-summer program and then to New York City’s Digital Film Academy.

What is His Net Worth and How Did He Make His Money?

Following his graduation from the Film Academy, he landed his first job as a drama instructor in the Schomburg Junior Scholars Program. During that time, Boseman got minor roles in different TV shows, including Third Watch, which was his first-ever role in 2003, Law & Order, CSI: NY and ER. A talented writer, one of his scripts titled Deep Azure was nominated for a 2006 Joseph Jefferson Award for New Work.

Like earlier mentioned, Chadwick Boseman only studied acting so he could relate better to actors. However, after his first acting role in 2003, he ultimately decided to pursue an acting career and in 2008, he relocated to the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles. The move paid off immediately as he landed a recurring role on the television series Lincoln Heights and also appeared in his first feature film, The Express.

In 2010, he landed a regular role in another TV series, Persons Unknown. His breakthrough role, however, came in 2013 in the movie 42, a biopic for baseball pioneer, Jackie Robinson, who was the first African American to play in the majors in the 20th century. The movie earned $95 million in the box office. His performance in 42 got him named the Male Star of Tomorrow by the National Association of Theater Owners in 2014.

Later on in the year, Boseman starred on another high-profile project, Get On Up, which made $30.6 million in the box office. The movie portrayed the personal struggles and successes of music legend James Brown. Before that, he appeared opposite Kevin Costner in Draft Day where he played an NFL draft prospect.

Chadwick Boseman’s next role came in 2016 in the movie Gods of Egypt, in which he played the god of wisdom, Thoth. That same year, Boseman joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in the blockbuster Captain America: Civil War as T’Challa, king of Wakanda, who is also the Black Panther.

Lupita Nyong'o, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira in Black Panther
Lupita Nyong’o, Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira in Black Panther

In 2017, he briefly returned to biographical movies with Marshall, where he played Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice. After that, he continued his role as Black Panther. The movie was released in February 2018 to rave reviews. It shattered box office records by raking in an estimated $218 million in the United States alone over the four-day President’s Day weekend.

Later on that year, Boseman rejoined his other Marvel cohorts; Capt. America, Iron Man, etc in the movie Avengers: Infinity War. He also signed on to do additional Marvel movies including Avengers: Endgame which become the highest-grossing film of all time. One of his latest outings is 21 Bridges which sees him star and produce, alongside the Russo Brothers.

From his roles both on TV and on the big screen, Chadwick Boseman has earned a net worth of around $8 million. The estimated net worth figure will certainly appreciate as he is not resting on his oars anytime soon.

How Tall is Chadwick Boseman?

Chadwick Boseman could be considered a tall man because he is. The Black Panther hero is 6 ft (1.83 m) tall, taller than most of his co-stars including Danai Gurira who is 5 feet 5 (1.7 m), Lupita Nyong’o at 5 feet 4 (1.65 m), and Ryan Coogler who is 5 feet 8 (1.78 m). He, however, is of the same height as Michael B. Jordan.

Boseman has an athletic build with a lean body structure which he maintains by working out. He weighs 86 kg or 189.5 lbs. His other body measurements include Chest: 44 inches, Waist: 32 inches, and Arms: 16 inches.

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Chizitere Onukogu
Chizitere Onukogu
Chizitere is a graduate of United States International University, Kenya. He has been writing and editing articles particularly in the field of sports, TV and entertainment and for many years. His writings has been published on multiple websites, blogs and publications


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