John Boyega, a British actor, well known for his role “Finn” in famous franchise “Star Wars; The Force awakens. John Boyega, a prominent actor, rose to stardom for his commendable work in comedy movie Attack the Block in 2011. Boyega’s fame escalated to new heights, when the first trailer of Star Wars: the Force Awakens was released.
Within few minutes, a hastag #blackstormtrooper regarding John Boyega’s role was trending on twitter. The trailer, so far had more than 75 millions views on internet. The actor from South London was first spotted by American critic Roger Ebert who praised director of Attack the Block for realizing the acting potential of John.
John Adedayo Adegboyega was born in Peckham on 17 March 1992.His parents Abigail and Samson are of Nigerian origin. Boyega’s father, Samson, is a preacher and he wanted John to follow his footsteps but he was also supportive of John’s theatrical interest. Abigail, John Boyega’s mother works with the less fortunate and disabled. John has two sisters Grace and Blessing.
Boyega was trained at the esteemed Identity School of Acting in Hackney. Prior to his role in Attack the Block, he appeared in Six Parties at National Theater and Category B at tricycle theater .He also enacted in the film Junkhearts in 2011. Boyega was chosen as one of the three UK stars of tomorrow in 2011 by Fionnuala Halligan of Screen International. On 2014, it was announced that Boyega had been casted as storm trooper of first order, a lead character, in Star Wars; The Force Awakens.
His character Finn was featured on postage of Star Wars postage stamp issued in October 2015 by UK’s Royal Mail postal service.
Education: Boyega’s attended the prestigious University of Greenwich and studied BA Film Studies & Media Writing. Boyega was a student in Oliver Goldsmith Primary School. At the age of 9, he was spotted by Teresa Early, the artistic director of Theater Peckham. While acting in a play at school he was offered to join Theater Peckham. He joined the theater after attaining financial assistance from a hardship fund.
Boyega’s joined the Westminster City School for secondary education in 2003. Boyega attended the South Thames College at college’s Wandsworth campus and studied National Diploma in performing Arts. He, then, enrolled at the University of Greenwich but, later dropped out to focus in his acting.
John Boyega Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $2.5 Million US Dollars
The net worth of Boyega is estimated to be $2.5 million US dollars as of 2017. John Boyega made his fortune with Star Wars Episode VII. The movie was an instant hit. And it was rumored that John Boyega earned a total of $1.5 million for his role. This means that after the release of the next chapter of Star trek, John’s net worth will see a significant increase. It is listed that John Boyega was paid up to $450,000 and a percentage of box office collection of the movie .He also lends his voice in video games i.e., Disney Infinity 3.0 and Lego Star Wars; The Force Awakens which adds to his net worth.
John Boyega Business Model
Boyega, 24, still very young, owns a production house by the name of “Upperroom Entertainment Limited” in January 2016. In June 2016, Boyega announced that his production house will be co-producing the sequel of movie “Pacific Rim”. Boyega will be one of lead cast of the movie too. John Boyega made his fortune with Star Wars franchise and is not afraid of experimenting.
Boyega stared his acting career with the role of Moses in the alien invasion comedy movie Attack the Block. In the same year 2011, He was part of the cast for movie Junk Hearts. Later, John worked in movie like Half of a Yellow Sun 2013, Imperial dreams in 2014. His breakthrough movie, as we all know, was Star Wars. In 2017, John Boyega has many movies queued up for release. The Circle and Star Wars: The Last Jedi is at present, in post production. He simultaneously is working on an untitled Detroit project, which is also set to release in 2017. While his first movie as co –producer Pacific Rim is set to release in 2018.
John also had done many TV series. From 2011 he had done a pilot episode for Da Brick in 2011, Becoming Human and Law & order: UK in 2011, in 2012 he was casted in television movie My Murder. His other projects are The Whale 2013, 24: Live Another Day. He had also lent his voice in Major Lazer 2015, Tinkershrimp &Dutch; 2016 and Watership Down 2017.
In his short career, Boyega has won 5 awards and 15 nominations. A majority of his nominations and wins are for his of role of Finn in Star Wars 2015. Boyega has won the Screen Nominations Award for best Male Performance, Empire Awards for Best Male Newcomer and the Prestigious BAFTA Awards for Star Wars. For his commendable performance in Attack the Block, He has bagged the Black Reel Award for Best Actor in 2012.
Most recently, John Boyega made headlines when he released the First Look of his movie “Pacific Rim”. John Boyega was one of the first celebrities to pay tribute to the sudden demise of Star Wars co-star Carrie Fisher. John Boyega is at present filming for the next series of Star War movie and keeps his fans updated about movie via social media.
John Boyega rise to stardom in Hollywood from suburbs of Peckham, London is a proof that hard work and dedication do get rewarded. Very few things about Boyega were known pre-Star War release however, now he is a sensation and is considered as a future award winner.