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John Boyega

John Boyega young

Birth Date

March 17, 1992


United Kingdom

Sun Sign


Natural hair color


Eye color

Dark Brown


5 ft 9 in | 175 cm

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87 kg | 192 pounds


42 in | 106 cm

Shoe size

12 US | 45 EU


36 in | 91 cm

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

John Boyega was born in Peckham, London, United Kingdom, on March 17, 1992, is a English actor.

Young John Boyega first started acting at his primary school in school theatrical productions and at Theatre Peckham, in South London.

He played Othello in a play "Othello" (2010) at South Thames College.

He made his big screen debut in British science fiction comedy movie Attack the Block (2011) in role as Moses, for which he won the Black Reel Award for Best Actor.

He got his television debut in drama movie Da Brick (2011) in role as Donnie.

John's breakthrough performance came as Finn in epic space opera film Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), for which he won the BAFTA Rising Star Award and a Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer.

New Movies

Naked Singularity (2020) crime drama in role as Casi, opposite Bill Skarsgård, Ed Skrein and Olivia Cooke

Best Movies

He played Finn in epic space opera films:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

He portrayed Jake Pentecost in science fiction movie Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), opposite Scott Eastwood.

Junkhearts (2011) drama in role as Jamal

Half of a Yellow Sun (2013) historical fiction drama opposite Thandie Newton

Imperial Dreams (2014) drama in lead role as gangster Bambi

The Circle (2017) techno thriller opposite Emma Watson and Tom Hanks

Detroit (2017) crime drama directed by Kathryn Bigelow

TV Shows

Becoming Human (2011) supernatural drama series in role as Danny Curtis

24: Live Another Day (2014) Fox television series in role as Chris Tanner

He voiced Blkmrkt in animated television series Major Lazer (2015).

He voiced Finn in animated web series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (2017-2018).

Featured in Saturday Night Live (2015) in segment: "Star Wars: The Force Awakens Screen Tests".

He voiced Bigwig in animated action drama fantasy miniseries Watership Down (2018).


Attended Oliver Goldsmith Primary School and Westminster City School.

Attended South Thames College in South West London.

Boyega’s parents are both Nigerian immigrants.

Big fan of Marvel and Manga comics.

Formed his own production company "UpperRoom Entertainment Limited" in 2016.

He played Woyzeck in a play "Woyzeck" (2017) at Old Vic Theatre.

Lives in London, England.


He dated Kelly Marie Tran.


I've been acting since I was 5 years old, from primary school to secondary school, did training at drama school, which was the big thing for me because they trained me, put me out into the industry.

I love my jackets and good tailoring. I love the designs and the colour.

I'd like to be in anything that tells a good story and has an interesting character.

Despite that it's 'Star Wars' and how huge it is, it's still work to me, and that element of things grounds you, especially from nerding out a few times. Although, some days I can't control myself.

I want to see more people of different backgrounds being cast in films. I want to see people from inner cities being discovered, because that's where you find some really brilliant artists.

I'm a London fanatic. That's my city. I love being from there, you don't appreciate it until you go out.