John Boyega

John Boyega

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.

YearTitleCharacterRelease Date
2019Star Wars: Episode IXFinn2019-12-20
2018Pacific Rim: UprisingJake Pentecost2018-03-23
2018Star Wars: The Last Jedi - All Deleted ScenesFinn2018-03-12
2018The Director and The JediHimself2018-03-12
2017Star Wars: The Last JediFinn2017-12-15
2017DetroitMelvin Dismukes2017-07-28
2017The CircleTy Lafitte2017-04-28
2016Secrets of the Force Awakens: A Cinematic JourneyHimself2016-03-14
2015Star Wars: Greatest MomentsHimself2015-12-26
2015Star Wars: The Force AwakensFinn2015-12-18
2015Star Wars: Evolution of the Lightsaber DuelHimself2015-12-15
2014Half of a Yellow SunUgwu2014-05-16
2014Imperial DreamsBambi2014-01-20
2013The WhaleWilliam Bond2013-12-22
2012My MurderShakilus Townsend2012-03-25
2011JunkheartsJamal2011-11-04
2011Attack the BlockMoses2011-07-29