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John Boyega

John Boyega is a British actor and producer. John Boyega is famous for playing Finn in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.’

Early Life and Education

John Boyega was born on 17 March 1992. He is originally from Peckham, London, England. His full birth name is John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega.

This personality is 31 years old as of now and his sun sign is Pisces. John was born to Nigerian immigrant parents, Abigail and Samson Adegboyega. Similarly, he has two older sisters namely Grace and Blessing.

This person studied at Oliver Goldsmith Primary School. Moreover, he recognized his flair for acting at the tender age of 5 and directed all his efforts toward nurturing this talent.

Moreover, with a little financial assistance from a hardship fund and the support of his parents, John joined Theatre Peckham and learned acting after school hours with other children in the South of London between the ages of 9 and 14.

Likewise, in the year 2003, he began his secondary education at Westminster City School.

There, he participated in various plays. John went on to join South Thames College at the Wandsworth campus to study for a course in National Diploma in Performing Arts. Moreover, he made his mark in college playing the title role in the college’s production of ‘Othello’.

John enrolled at the University of Greenwich to study for a BA in film studies and media writing. However, he dropped out of the University to focus on his acting career.

This personality trained with the Identity School of Acting in London, and became a patron of its Los Angeles branch when it opened in the year 2018.

John Boyega

Caption: John Boyega’s picture. Source: Huff

Personal Life

John keeps his personal life very private. Therefore, it seems like his present relationship status is single. This personality has not dated anyone publicly until now. However, this person might be focusing on his career and enjoying his single life.

Body measurement

John is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 87 kilos. This person has dark brown eyes and black hair. His chest-waist-hip measurements are 44-32-38 inches respectively. Additionally, his biceps size is 24 inches. John wears a shoe size of 10 (US).

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Caption: John Boyega wore a Nigerian robe designed by his sister to the ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Premiere. Source: People


John Boyega first rose to fame in his native Britain for his role as Moses in the sci-fi comedy film Attack the Block in 2011.

And, this person’s international breakthrough came with his role as Finn in the Star Wars sequel trilogy films The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker.

Likewise, his other credits include the drama film Imperial Dreams, the historical drama film Detroit, the science fiction film Pacific Rim: Uprising, and 4 episodes of the television event 24: Live Another Day.

This personality received the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2016, and the Trophée Chopard at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

John was cited as one of the Top 100 most influential Africans by New African magazine in the year 2020. He portrayed Leroy Logan in the 3rd episode of Steve McQueen’s anthology series Small Axe (2020).

Likewise, for his performance, he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, and the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries.

Further, in the 2020 and 2021 editions of the Powerlist, this personality was listed in the Top 100 of the most influential people in the UK of African/African-Caribbean descent.

Further, most recently, his production company UpperRoom made a first-look deal with VIS Kids. Likewise, while filming the Netflix film Rebel Ridge, John unexpectedly walked out of mid-production due to family issues.

John Boyega

Caption: John Boyega in Star Wars. Source: Insider

John Boyega – Social Media

His Facebook page has earned over 349K followers. John Boyega has gained over 2.1 million followers on his ‘@johnboyega’ Instagram account.

John Boyega – Net Worth 2024

This actor surely earns a good amount of money through his profession. However, his net worth is estimated to be around $8 million as of 2022.