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John Boyega is a British actor, known for playing Finn in Star Wars: Episode VII - 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. ... See full bio »

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 2022 They Cloned Tyrone (completed)
Fontaine
 2022 The Woman King
King Ghezo
 2022 Breaking
Brian Brown-Easley
 2021 Naked Singularity
Casi
 2020 Small Axe (TV Mini Series)
Leroy Logan
- Red, White and Blue (2020) ... Leroy Logan
 2019 Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (Short)
Finn
 2018 Watership Down (TV Mini Series)
Bigwig
- The Siege (2018) ... Bigwig (voice)
- The Escape (2018) ... Bigwig (voice)
- The Raid (2018) ... Bigwig (voice)
- The Journey (2018) ... Bigwig (voice)
 2017-2018 Star Wars: Forces of Destiny (TV Series)
Finn
- Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume 4 (2018) ... Finn (voice)
- Perilous Pursuit (2018) ... Finn (voice)
- Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume 3 (2018) ... Finn (voice)
- Shuttle Shock (2018) ... Finn (voice)
- Star Wars Forces of Destiny: Volume 1 (2017) ... Finn (voice)
 2018 Pacific Rim: Uprising
Jake Pentecost
 2017 Star Wars: Battlefront II (Video Game)
Finn (voice)
 2017 Detroit
Dismukes
 2017 Woyzeck (TV Movie)
Woyzeck
 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
- Day 9: 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (2014) ... Chris Tanner
- Day 9: 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. (2014) ... Chris Tanner
- Day 9: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (2014) ... Chris Tanner
- Day 9: 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
 2005 Riding with Sugar (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage play: Six Parties - playing Ben, son of the defence minister, at National Theatre, London. England

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 7 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Parents:

Samson Boyega | Abigail Boyega

Relatives:

Grace Boyega (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

My dad's a Pentecostal minister, meaning that he's full of charisma. If he's telling a story about Noah's ark, you best know each tiger is going to be having their own little conversation and narrative. See more »

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Born and raised in Peckham, south-east London. See more »

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