- Chadwick Aaron Boseman was an American actor
- He's best known for his role as the superhero Black Panther
- Find more facts about him below
|Real name:||Chadwick Aaron Boseman|
Chadwick Boseman Height
|How tall was Chadwick Boseman?||183 cm / 6 ft 1 in|
|Born:||29 November 1976 Comment |
|When did Chadwick Boseman die? / Died||28 August 2020|
|How many years did Chadwick Boseman live? / Lived||43 years|
|Where was Chadwick Boseman born?||Anderson, South Carolina, U.S.A.|
|Where did Chadwick Boseman die? / Deathplace ||Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.|
Chadwick Boseman Net worth 2023 (estimated)
|How much is Chadwick Boseman worth?||$12,000,000|
Who was Chadwick Boseman? / Facts
Early life - Boseman was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina, to Carolyn and Leroy Boseman, both African-American.
His mother was a nurse and his father worked at a textile factory, managing an upholstery business as well.
During the younger years, he excelled in basketball.
Boseman was raised a Christian and was baptized.
He was part of a church choir and youth group and his former pastor said that he still kept his faith.
Boseman had stated that he prayed to be the Black Panther before he was cast as the titular character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Education - Boseman graduated from T. L. Hanna High School in 1995.
In his junior year, he wrote his first play, Crossroads, and staged it at the school after a classmate was shot and killed.
Boseman attended college at Howard University in Washington, D.C., graduating in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing.
One of his teachers was Phylicia Rashad, who became a mentor.
She helped raise funds, notably from her friend and prominent actor Denzel Washington, so that Boseman and some classmates could attend the Oxford Mid-Summer Program of the British American Drama Academy in London, to which they had been accepted.
Boseman wanted to write and direct, and initially began studying acting to learn how to relate to actors.
After he returned to the U.S., he graduated from New York City's Digital Film Academy.
First job - Boseman lived in Brooklyn at the start of his career.
He worked as the drama instructor in the Schomburg Junior Scholars Program, housed at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, New York.
In 2008, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career.
Early work - Boseman got his first television role in 2003, in an episode of Third Watch.
That same year, Boseman portrayed Reggie Montgomery in the daytime soap opera All My Children, but stated that he was fired after voicing concerns to producers about racist stereotypes in the script; the role was subsequently re-cast, with Boseman's future Black Panther co-star Michael B. Jordan assuming the role.
His early work also included episodes of the series Law & Order, CSI:NY, and ER.
He also continued to write plays, with his script for Deep Azure performed at the Congo Square Theatre Company in Chicago.
It was nominated for a 2006 Joseph Jefferson Award for New Work.
In 2008, he played a recurring role on the television series Lincoln Heights and appeared in his first feature film, The Express: The Ernie Davis Story.
He landed a regular role in 2010 in another television series, Persons Unknown.
Career - His roles included important and iconic African-American historical figures such as Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), James Brown in Get on Up (2014), and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall (2017). His role as the superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, including Captain America: Civil War (2016), Black Panther (2018), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019) made him an international star.
Boseman's other film roles included 21 Bridges (2019) and Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods (2020). His final film will be the film adaptation of August Wilson's play Ma Rainey's Black Bottom also starring Viola Davis, which will be released on Netflix.
Awards - Boseman won a NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance in Black Panther.
Trivia - He was a vegetarian.
Boseman was also a lifelong Democrat.
Personal life - After several years of dating, Boseman became engaged to singer Taylor Simone Ledward in October 2019, and they later married.
Death - Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, which eventually progressed to a stage IV before 2020.
He had not spoken publicly about his cancer diagnosis.
During treatment (multiple surgeries and chemotherapy), he continued to work and completed filming for several films.
Boseman died at his home of complications related to colon cancer on August 28, 2020, at the age of 43, with his wife and family by his side.
Upon his death, he was cremated and his ashes returned to his spouse.
Social media stats as of August 2020:
2.6M followers on Facebook
1.8M followers on Twitter
9.8M followers on Instagram
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- T. L. Hanna High School in Anderson, South Carolina
- Howard University in Washington, D.C.
- British American Drama Academy in London
- New York City's Digital Film Academy
When you're doing a character, you want to know the full landscape. You want to know them spiritually, mentally and physically.
People have said, 'You don't need to do any more biopics. You don't need to play any more real people.' I don't agree with that.
I started out as a writer and a director. I started acting because I wanted to know how to relate to the actors. When people ask me what I do, I don't really say that I'm an actor, because actors often wait for someone to give them roles.
I'm an artist. Artists don't need permission to work. Regardless of whether I'm acting or not, I write. I write when I'm tired in fact, because I believe your most pure thoughts surface.
As an African-American actor, a lot of our stories haven't been told.
You have to cherish things in a different way when you know the clock is ticking, you are under pressure.
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Taylor Simone Ledward
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Last update: 21 February 2022
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