“It's amazing that people still feel, 'Oh my gosh, it's a black guy.' We've been here for a long time; let's get used to it. Let's get used to other cultures.”
“Portray the world for what it is, and you will find truth.”
“Who wouldn't want to be in 'Star Wars?' It'd be great.”
John Boyega (born March 17, 1992 in Peckham, London, England) is a British actor. John began acting at a young age, playing a leopard in a play at the age of 5. He attended the Westminster City school as a teenager, taking part in various school theatrical productions. He took classes at Theatre Peckham before enrolling to the South Thames College in Wandsworth as a performing arts student. John’s theatrical career continued with roles in plays Six Parties at the National Theatre and in Category B in the Tricycle Theatre. John made the leap to film in 2011, starring in the sci-fi film Attack The Block. In 2014, John was announced as the role of Finn in the film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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John is best known for his role as Moses in Attack The Block and being cast as Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Both of John’s parents are Nigerian immigrants. John is a fan of manga and comic books. He’s a noted fan of Marvel comics. He once said he hoped to play the character Black Panther, but the part was awarded to Chadwick Boseman.