Chadwick Boseman Biography


Birthday: November 29, 1976 (Sagittarius)

Born In: Anderson, South Carolina, United States

Chadwick Boseman was an American actor best known for playing Jackie Robinson in the flick 42 and the R&B singer James Brown in the movie Get on Up. He was also known for appearing as Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film franchise surrounding the character, including Captain America: Civil War and Black Panther. He was born as the only child of African-American parents, who encouraged him to pursue his passion for acting. After completing his studies, he began his acting career by doing a number of TV programs. Soon, he ventured into films as well. For his brilliant acting performances, the actor won many award nominations. Besides acting, he enjoyed playing basketball, the sport he played while growing up in South Carolina. His life was cut short by cancer and he died at the age of 43.

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Also Known As: Chadwick Aaron Boseman

Died At Age: 43


Spouse/Ex-: Taylor Simone Ledward

father: Leroy Boseman

mother: Carolyn Boseman

Born Country: United States

African American Men African American Actors

Height: 6'0" (183 cm), 6'0" Males

Died on: August 28, 2020

place of death: Los Angeles, California, United States

U.S. State: South Carolina

Cause of Death: Colon Cancer

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education: Howard University


Chadwick Boseman started acting in 2003 when he bagged a recurring role in the TV series All My Children'. After this, he appeared in an episode each of Third Watch, Law & Order and CSI: NY respectively. In 2008, he was cast as Nathaniel "Nate" Ray in the series Lincoln Heights. The same year, the actor did the flick The Express. He next played Sergeant McNair in the series Persons Unknown. In 2011, he got featured in the TV programs Castle, Fringe, Detroit and Justified respectively.

Soon after this, Chadwick Boseman was cast as Jackie Robinson in the biographical sports movie, 42, in 2013. He then played James Brown in the 2014 biographical film Get on Up. Then in 2016, the American artiste got featured in the flick Gods of Egypt. That year, he also joined the cast of Captain America: Civil War as T'Challa / Black Panther. After this, Boseman co-produced as well as acted in the flick Marshall. In the year 2018, he reprised his role as T'Challa / Black Panther in the movies Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War respectively. In 2019, he starred in the action thriller film 21 Bidges.�

In 2020, he was seen in the war drama film Da 5 Bloods. The film was released on Netflix on 12 June 2020. The last film of his career was Ma Rainey's Black Bottom; it was released posthumously and Boseman’s performance in the film earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

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Personal Life
Chadwick Aaron Boseman was born on November 29, 1977 in Anderson, South Carolina, the USA as the only child of Carolyn and Leroy Boseman. His father worked in the textile industry and ran an upholstery business while her mother worked as a nurse.

Chadwick Boseman attended T. L. Hanna High School and then graduated from Howard University in 2000 with a BFA degree in directing. He then attended London’s British American Drama Academy. After Boseman returned to the US, he enrolled at New York City's Digital Film Academy. At the start of his career, he worked as a drama instructor at the Schomburg Center for Research in New York.

Chadwick Boseman married singer Taylor Simone Ledward in late 2019 after a four- year long affair.


Chadwick Boseman died on August 28, 2020, at Los Angeles, California, following a four-year battle with colon cancer. He was 43.


Golden Globe Awards
2021 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)
MTV Movie & TV Awards
2018 Best Performance in a Movie Black Panther (2018)
2018 Best Hero Black Panther (2018)
People's Choice Awards
2018 Favorite Male Movie Star Black Panther (2018)

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