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John Boyega

John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega, professionally known as John Boyega, is a British-Nigerian actor and producer renowned for his exceptional acting skills. He's notably featured in movies such as the Star Wars franchise and "Attack the Block" and has earned a Golden Globe award.

John Boyega's Profile 

Full Name John Adedayo Bamidele Adegboyega
Nickname John Boyega
Date of Birth March 17, 1992
Age 32 years old (as of 2024)
Birthplace Peckham, London, United Kingdom
Nationality British-Nigerian
Religion Christian
Education Oliver Goldsmith Primary School, Westminster City School, South Thames College, Identity school in London
Family Parents: Samson and Abigail Boyega
Siblings: Grace Boyega, Blessing Boyega
Marital Status Unmarried
Romantic Relationships Linked to Lashana Lynch, Thuso Mbedu, Daisy Ridley, and Kelly Marie Tran
Career Highlights Star Wars franchise, "Attack the Block," Golden Globe award
Net Worth (2024) $9 million

Early Life and Education

Born on March 17, 1992, John Boyega is 32 years old as of 2024. He grew up in Peckham, London, UK, and holds dual British-Nigerian nationality with Christian beliefs. His education journey took him from Oliver Goldsmith Primary School to Westminster City School and South Thames College, where he pursued a National Diploma in Performing Arts. He also received professional acting training at the Identity school in London.

Family and Personal Life

John Boyega's parents are Samson and Abigail Boyega. His father, Samson Boyega, is a Pentecostal minister, while his mother, Abigail Boyega, works as a social worker specializing in helping people in need. He has two elder sisters, Grace Boyega and Blessing Boyega.

As of 2024, John Boyega remains unmarried, and he has been romantically linked with Lashana Lynch, Thuso Mbedu, Daisy Ridley, and Kelly Marie Tran.


Boyega's passion for acting began at the age of fourteen. He initially started in theater with roles in "Category B" and "Six Parties," gaining recognition and landing a part in the movie "Attack the Block" in 2011. He was also set to star in a Mike Tyson-based series that year, although it never materialized. The same year, he appeared in "Junkhearts" and in 2012, in "Half of a Yellow Sun."

His breakthrough came in 2015 with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," where he received critical acclaim. In 2017, he was part of "Detroit" and "Star Wars: The Last Jedi." He also established his production company, Uperroom Entertainment Limited, producing "Pacific Rim: Uprising" under its banner. That year, he starred in "Jake Pentecost." In 2018, he featured in the limited series "Small Axe."

An intriguing incident happened during his involvement in "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" when the script was left in a hotel room and got stolen. Fortunately, it was recovered by someone from Lucasfilm.

Net Worth

As of 2024, John Boyega's estimated net worth stands at $9 million.

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