Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman

Highest Rated: 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)

Lowest Rated: 15% Gods of Egypt (2016)

Birthday: Nov 29, 1976

Birthplace: Anderson, South Carolina, USA

A charismatic performer with an easy Everyman presence, Chadwick Boseman paid his acting dues for a full decade before taking the spotlight with his starring turn in the Jackie Robinson biopic "42" (2013). With strong roots in theater, Boseman made a name for himself as a stage actor, director and playwright prior to landing notable screen roles. In 2003, he began appearing on television in one-off guest spots on various procedural dramas before joining the cast of the drama "Lincoln Heights" (ABC Family, 2007-09) as recurring character Nate Ray Taylor. Boseman subsequently found a regular part on the mysterious thriller series "Persons Unknown" (NBC, 2010), but the show was quickly cancelled. A starring role in the little-seen action movie "The Kill Hole" (2012) followed, but Boseman bounced back from this relative disappointment with the lead in Brian Helgeland's historical baseball drama "42," a film that placed him squarely on the Hollywood map. Performances as James Brown in the biopic "Get On Up" (2014) and in the blockbusters "Gods of Egypt" (2016) and "Captain America: Civil War" (2016) maintained his standing as one of Hollywood's hottest young actors before his title performance in the blockbuster "Black Panther" (2018) made him an international superstar. Born in South Carolina, Chadwick Boseman gravitated towards the theater in his youth, going on to attend both Howard University in Washington, D.C. and the British American Dramatic Academy in Oxford, England. Establishing himself as a notable up-and-comer in African-American-centric theater productions, a number of which he wrote and directed, Boseman eventually set his sights on screen acting. Starting out in brief guest roles on procedural dramas such as "Third Watch" (NBC, 1999-2005) and "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010), he finally garnered more notable parts in 2008, with a supporting role in the football movie "The Express" and an extended arc on the family drama "Lincoln Heights," where he played a troubled young war vet. Boseman was seemingly on the verge on his big break when he was cast as the key character of another military vet, Sergeant Graham McNair, in Christopher McQuarrie's high-concept mystery series "Persons Unknown" (NBC, 2010). Unfortunately, the show was cancelled after 13 episodes, leaving him to return to one-off appearances on various television dramas, including fan-favorite fare such as "Fringe" (Fox, 2008-2013) and "Justified" (FX, 2010-15). Following a featured turn in the widely panned low-budget action film "The Kill Hole" (2012), Boseman's fortunes changed considerably. Veteran Hollywood writer/director Brian Helgeland tapped Boseman to play the main role of pioneering baseball player Jackie Robinson in the hit drama "42," a production that not only led to immediate recognition for his determined performance, but also found him acting alongside film icon Harrison Ford. After playing another athlete opposite Kevin Costner in Ivan Reitman's "Draft Day" (2014), Boseman took on the task of portraying another influential black figure of the 20th century in the James Brown biopic "Get On Up" (2014). Boseman next appeared in Alex Proyas' Biblical epic "Gods of Egypt" and as the superhero Black Panther in "Captain America: Civil War" (2016) before gearing up for starring roles as Thurgood Marshall in "Marshall" (2016) and in his own superhero action fest, "Black Panther" (2018), which was a massive critical and commercial success upon its February 2018 release. Boseman returned to the role later that year in "Avengers: Infinity War" (2018). He next starred in the action thriller "21 Bridges" (2019) and appeared in Spike Lee's Vietnam drama "Da 5 Bloods" (2020). Chadwick Boseman died at his home in Los Angeles on August 28, 2020 at the age of 43, following a four-year battle with colon cancer. His final film role was in the posthumous "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," which he completed in 2019.

Highest rated movies

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Black Panther Avengers: Endgame Da 5 Bloods Captain America: Civil War Avengers: Infinity War Marshall
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Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
98% 73% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Levee (Character) - 2020
92% 54% Da 5 Bloods Norman (Character) - 2020
54% 91% 21 Bridges Andre Davis (Character),
Producer
$28.5M 2019
94% 90% Avengers: Endgame T'Challa/Black Panther (Character) $858.4M 2019
85% 91% Avengers: Infinity War T'Challa/Black Panther (Character) $678.8M 2018
96% 75% Black Panther T'Challa/Black Panther (Character) $700.2M 2018
81% 84% Marshall Thurgood Marshall (Character) $10.0M 2017
90% 89% Captain America: Civil War T'Challa/Black Panther (Character) $408.1M 2016
45% 49% Message From the King Jacob King (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2016
15% 37% Gods of Egypt Thoth (Character) $31.1M 2016
80% 68% Get On Up James Brown (Character) $30.5M 2014
60% 65% Draft Day Vontae Mack (Character) $28.8M 2014
81% 85% 42 Jackie Robinson (Character) $95.1M 2013
25% 26% The Kill Hole Lt. Samuel Drake (Character) - 2012

TV

Credit
93% 94% What If...? T'Challa (Voice) 2021
No Score Yet 40% The Shop Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Guest 2016 2019
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Breakfast Club Guest 2019
No Score Yet 66% Desus & Mero Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Breakfast Club Power Hour Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014 2018-2019
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2014 2018-2019
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2019
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown (Character),
Guest
2013 2016-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2015 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018
No Score Yet 43% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sunday Today With Willie Geist Guest 2018
No Score Yet 20% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2018
No Score Yet 100% Desus & Mero Guest 2018
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2014 2016-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2013 2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2017
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2016
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2013
90% 77% Fringe Cameron James (Guest Star) 2011
97% 95% Justified Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
81% 100% Detroit 1-8-7 Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
82% 87% Castle Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
61% 38% Persons Unknown Sgt. Graham McNair (Character) 2010
No Score Yet 88% Lie to Me Cabe McNeil (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet 77% CSI: New York Rondo (Guest Star) 2006