John Boyega


Biography

John Boyega (born 17 March 1992) is a British actor, best known for playing Finn in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Boyega was born in Peckham, London, to Nigerian parents. His first role was that of a leopard in a play at his primary school at the age of five. He attended Westminster City School as a teenager. He later took part in various school productions and attended classes at Theatre Peckham. He was a performing arts student at South Thames College in Wandsworth and was active in theatre productions there, including the lead in Othello in 2010.


2019Star Wars: Episode IX as Finn
2018Pacific Rim: Uprising as Jake Pentecost
2017Star Wars: The Last Jedi as Finn
2017Detroit as Melvin Dismukes
2017Star Wars: Forces of Destiny as Finn
2017The Circle as Ty Lafitte
2017Watership Down as Bigwig (voice)
2016Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey as Himself
2015Star Wars: Greatest Moments as Himself
2015Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Finn
2015Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel as Himself
2015Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter as
2014Half of a Yellow Sun as Ugwu
2014Imperial Dreams as Bambi
2013The Whale as William Bond
2012My Murder as Shakilus Townsend
2011Junkhearts as Jamal
2011Attack the Block as Moses
2007The Graham Norton Show as Himself
2019Star Wars: Episode IX as Finn
2018Pacific Rim: Uprising as Jake Pentecost
2018Pacific Rim: Uprising as Producer
2017Star Wars: The Last Jedi as Finn
2017Detroit as Melvin Dismukes
2017Star Wars: Forces of Destiny as Finn
2017The Circle as Ty Lafitte
2017Watership Down as Bigwig (voice)
2016Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey as Himself
2015Star Wars: Greatest Moments as Himself
2015Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Finn
2015Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber Duel as Himself
2015Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter as
2014Half of a Yellow Sun as Ugwu
2014Imperial Dreams as Bambi
2013The Whale as William Bond
2012My Murder as Shakilus Townsend
2011Junkhearts as Jamal
2011Attack the Block as Moses
2007The Graham Norton Show as Himself