John Boyega is a British actor who began his movie acting career by playing the role of Moses in the sci-fi comedy film Attack the Block in 2011.
However, he became a known face among masses after he portrayed a significant role of Finn in 2015’s film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was the seventh film of the Star Wars series.
In the movie, his character Finn is a stormtrooper who leaves the force after seeing ruthlessness committed by them on his first combat mission and then fights back for justice.
Besides being an actor, John is also a producer and owns his own production company, UpperRoom Entertainment Limited, which he established in January 2016; the company has produced the movie Pacific Rim: Uprising in 2018, which also starred John.
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Currently, John Boyega is working on his upcoming projects, including Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which is set to release on December 16, 2019, initially.
His Bio: Age, Height
John Boyega was born on 17th March 1992 in Peckham, England, as John Adedayo Adegboyega to Nigerian parents.
Since a very early age, he was determined to pursue his career as an actor; hence, he used to learn acting after attending school, and later, when he was at college, he even left his diploma studies halfway to concentrate on his professional career.
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Moreover, being an actor, John has maintained an attractive personality, and his tall height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 meters) has also complimented his looks very well.
His Net Worth
At the age of 27, John Boyega has already established himself as one of the finest actors in the movie business. And, as the result of his performances and recognization, he has also been able to earn good money.
John Boyega received a salary of somewhere from $100K to $300K for his role in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Photo: cinemablend.com)
As of now, he has a net worth of $6 million, and if he continues working in movies, it is definite that he will add more to the net worth that he has now.
Interesting Facts About John Boyega
- John performed his first stage lead role in ‘Othello’ in 2010, while he was in South Thames College.
- He has been featured on the cover of ‘Screen International’ magazine, as ‘UK Stars of Tomorrow’, chosen by Fionnuala Halligan in 2011.
- He has won Black Reel Award for Best Actor for his role in ‘Attack the Block’ in 2011.
- For his performance in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, he has won the BAFTA Rising Star Award and Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer.
- He acted as a leopard in elementary school at the age of 5.
- He is a son of Nigerian immigrants; his father is a Pentecostal preacher and his mother works with the disabled.