John Boyega

John Boyega

Highest Rated: 93% Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

Lowest Rated: 16% The Circle (2017)

Birthday: Mar 17, 1992

Birthplace: Peckham, South London, England, UK

John Boyega was a British actor best known for his roles in "Attack the Block" (2011) and "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens." Boyega was born on March 17, 1992 in London, England to Nigerian parents. He was interested in performing from a young age, participating in school plays and taking theater classes. He attended South Thames College, where he was a performing arts major and played the titular role in "Othello." He went on to take classes at the Identity Drama School, where he was cast in many stage productions. His first television role was as a bully in the supernatural and short-lived "Being Human" (BBC 2008-2013) spinoff "Becoming Human" (BBC 2011). He then took on a lead role in the sci-fi comedy movie "Attack the Block." Boyega played Moses, a gang leader facing an alien invasion, a role that won Boyega multiple nominations for best breakthrough performance in England. He went on to star in the film adaptation of popular Nigerian-American author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Half of a Yellow Sun" (2013). In April 2014, it was revealed that Boyega would star as Finn the stormtrooper in J.J. Abrams' "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2015). This decision made Boyega the recipient of some racist internet bullying, but he responded by posting a message on Instagram telling those who thought there couldn't be a black stormtrooper to "get used to it."

Highest rated movies

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Imperial Dreams Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Attack the Block
Detroit Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Half of a Yellow Sun
Pacific Rim Uprising

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
27% 29% Naked Singularity Casi (Character) $3.0K 2021
52% 86% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Finn (Character) $515.2M 2019
42% 38% Pacific Rim Uprising Jake Pentecost (Character),
Producer
$59.2M 2018
No Score Yet 14% Opening Night Fan Event Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Finn (Character) - 2017
82% 79% Detroit Dismukes (Character) $16.8M 2017
91% 42% Star Wars: The Last Jedi Finn (Character) $620.2M 2017
16% 21% The Circle Ty (Character) $20.5M 2017
93% 85% Star Wars: The Force Awakens Finn (Character) $123 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens Unknown (Character) - 2015
92% 82% Imperial Dreams Bambi (Character) - 2014
51% 36% Half of a Yellow Sun Ugwu (Character) $53.6K 2013
90% 75% Attack the Block Moses (Character) $1.0M 2011

TV

Credit
97% 74% Small Axe Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Guest 2015 2017 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2015 2017-2019
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2015 2017 2019
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2015 2019
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2015 2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2017-2019
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015 2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Serengeti Narrator 2019
74% 81% Watership Down Bigwig (Voice) 2018
85% 77% Das Boot Finn (Character) 2018
No Score Yet 32% Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Unknown (Character) 2018
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet 100% Desus & Mero Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet ET Canada Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2017
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2015-2016
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2015
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 100% Major Lazer Unknown (Character) 2012 2015