John Boyega



Place of birth:

Peckham, London, England, UK:


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.


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