John Boyega young
March 17, 1992
5 ft 9 in | 175 cm
87 kg | 192 pounds
42 in | 106 cm
12 US | 45 EU
36 in | 91 cm
John Boyega was born in Peckham, London, United Kingdom, on March 17, 1992, is an English actor. Young John Boyega began his acting career at Theatre Peckham at age of nine. He made his big screen debut in British science fiction comedy movie Attack the Block (2011) in role as Moses, for which he won the Black Reel Award for Best Actor. John's breakthrough performance came as Finn in epic space opera film Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). He played the same character in sequels: Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) and Star Wars: Episode IX (2019).
Junkhearts (2011) drama in role as Jamal
Half of a Yellow Sun (2013) historical fiction drama opposite Thandie Newton
Imperial Dreams (2014) drama in lead role as gangster Bambi
The Circle (2017) techno thriller opposite Emma Watson and Tom Hanks
Detroit (2017) crime drama directed by Kathryn Bigelow
Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018) science fiction opposite Scott Eastwood
He is a big fan of Marvel and Manga comics.
He won a BAFTA Rising Star Award and Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer for his role in movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).
Boyega’s parents are both Nigerian immigrants.
Lives in London, England.
I've been acting since I was 5 years old, from primary school to secondary school, did training at drama school, which was the big thing for me because they trained me, put me out into the industry.
I love my jackets and good tailoring. I love the designs and the colour.
I'd like to be in anything that tells a good story and has an interesting character.
Despite that it's 'Star Wars' and how huge it is, it's still work to me, and that element of things grounds you, especially from nerding out a few times. Although, some days I can't control myself.
I want to see more people of different backgrounds being cast in films. I want to see people from inner cities being discovered, because that's where you find some really brilliant artists.
I'm a London fanatic. That's my city. I love being from there, you don't appreciate it until you go out.