Very few actors have the kind of star power and international appeal John Boyega has. The actor has managed to make a name for himself in the British entertainment industry, the American entertainment industry and the Nigerian entertainment industry respectively.
John Boyega had his break out role in Attack The Block, which introduced him to British audiences. Nigerians became familiar with the star when he appeared in the film adaptation of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s bestselling book, Half Of A Yellow Sun. However, Americans only recently fell in love with the veritable star in 2015, when he played Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Not many actors, worldwide, have what it takes to appeal to audiences on different continents. It is important to note that it is not just his talent and good looks that have gotten him this far but also his charm, professionalism and the fact that he is unafraid to push boundaries.
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 as time goes on. So, here’s 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 the 17th of March, 1992. The young actor was born in London, England to Nigerian parents Samson Adeboyega – a pastor and Abigail Boyega, who works with the disabled.
John’s first try at acting 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 – while acting in a play in school at the age of nine. He later joined the Theatre Peckham, a theatre for young talents where he spent a substantial amount of his time, from the age of nine to fourteen, improving his skills as an actor.
Though John Boyega’s father had wanted him to follow in his footsteps and become a pastor, he was nonetheless supportive of his son’s career choice.
For his secondary education, John attended Westminster City School where he got involved in various school plays. He later attended South Thames College where he obtained his National Diploma in Performing Arts.
He then went on to study Film Studies & Media Writing at the University of Greenwich but later dropped out to focus on his acting career. While dropping out of school is rarely ever the right choice, it is safe to say the decision paid off very well for the superstar.
Who is The Girlfriend?
The British-Nigerian actor has taken great strides to keep his personal relationships away from the media. As of now, John Boyega has not dated anyone publicly. If the actor has been in any relationships recently, then he has succeeded in keeping it low profile and preventing the media from catching on.
However, like with most celebrities, there have been persistent rumours and speculations around his love life, linking him to several celebrities. But for the record, John Boyega is currently single and does not have a girlfriend.
Height, Weight & Body Measurements
John Boyega is currently in excellent shape, standing tall at 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) while his weight is recorded to be 87 kg (192 pounds). Through his social media, it is apparent that the actor spends a lot of time in the gym to develop his physique; however, his exact fitness routine and diet plan has not yet been made public.
What is His Net Worth?
John Boyega current has a modest net worth of $2 Million. While he is a celebrated name across several countries, it is important to remember that his career is just starting out. As he continues to grow, his fan base and résumé, his total net worth is sure to rise in the coming years.
So far, he has amassed his present net worth of $2 Million as a result of his previous roles and being a part of one the biggest movie franchises in cinematic history – Star Wars. Some of the actor’s previous roles include Ty in The Circle, Melvin Dismukes in Detroit, Jake Pentecost in Pacific Rim: Uprising, Bambi in Imperial Dreams, Jamal in Junkhearts, Ugwu in Half Of A Yellow Sun and Moses in Attack The Block. Not bad for the up and comer.