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John Boyega


John Boyega is a British actor, known for playing Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Boyega rose to prominence in his native United Kingdom for his role of Moses in the 2011 sci-fi comedy film Attack the Block (2011), before attaining international recognition for his work as Finn in the seventh film of the Star Wars series. Other credits... See full bio »

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 2018 Pacific Rim Uprising (completed)
Jake Pentecost
  Watership Down (TV Mini-Series) (filming)
Bigwig
- Episode #1.4 ... Bigwig (voice)
- Episode #1.3 ... Bigwig (voice)
- Episode #1.2 ... Bigwig (voice)
- Episode #1.1 ... Bigwig (voice)
 2017 Star Wars: Battlefront II (Video Game)
Finn (voice)
 2017 Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (TV Series)
Finn
- Tracker Trouble (2017) ... Finn (voice)
 2017 Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume 1 (TV Movie)
Finn (voice)
 2017 Detroit
Dismukes
 2017/I The Circle
Ty
 2016 Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Video Game)
Finn (voice)
 2016 Tinkershrimp & Dutch (TV Series)
Dutch
- Time to Be Cool (2016) ... Dutch
- Time to Get Real (2016) ... Dutch
- Time to Get Fit (2016) ... Dutch
- Time to Get a Job (2016) ... Dutch
- Time to Be Polite (2016) ... Dutch
 2015 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
John Boyega (segment "Star Wars Auditions")
- Matthew McConaughey/Adele (2015) ... John Boyega (segment "Star Wars Auditions") (uncredited)
 2015 Disney Infinity 3.0 (Video Game)
Finn - The Force Awakens DLC (voice)
 2015 Major Lazer (TV Series)
Blkmrkt
- Throwback Thursdays (2015) ... Blkmrkt (voice)
- K-Pop!! (2015) ... Blkmrkt (voice)
- Fizzy Fever (2015) ... Blkmrkt (voice)
- I, Killscreen (2015) ... Blkmrkt (voice)
- I'm Gonna Git You Suckoid (2015) ... Blkmrkt (voice)
 2014 24: Live Another Day (TV Mini-Series)
Chris Tanner
- 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (2014) ... Chris Tanner
- 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (2014) ... Chris Tanner
- 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (2014) ... Chris Tanner
- 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (2014) ... Chris Tanner
 2014 Imperial Dreams
Bambi
 2013 The Whale (TV Movie)
Bond
 2013 Half of a Yellow Sun
Ugwu
 2012 My Murder (TV Movie)
Shakilus Townsend
 2011 Da Brick (TV Movie)
Donnie
 2011 Junkhearts
Jamal
 2011 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
Jamal Clarkson
- Survivor's Guilt (2011) ... Jamal Clarkson
 2011 Attack the Block
Moses
 2011 Becoming Human (TV Series)
Danny Curtis
- Episode #1.4 (2011) ... Danny Curtis
- Episode #1.3 (2011) ... Danny Curtis
- Episode #1.2 (2011) ... Danny Curtis
- Episode #1.1 (2011) ... Danny Curtis
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Stage play: Six Parties - playing Ben, son of the defence minister, at National Theatre, London. England

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

In this life, it's not hard to do wrong. See more »

Trivia:

His middle name means "the crown has become joy". See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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