Chadwick A Boseman

A charismatic performer with an easy Everyman presence, Chadwick Boseman paid his acting dues for a full decade before taking the spotlight with his starring turn in the Jackie Robinson biopic "42" (2013). With strong ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1981 in Anderson, South Carolina, USA

Filmography

Actor (20)

Captain America: Civil War 2016 (Movie)

T'Challa/Back Panther (Actor)

Gods of Egypt 2016 (Movie)

Thoth (Actor)

Draft Day 2014 (Movie)

Vontae Mack (Actor)

Get On Up 2014 (Movie)

James Brown (Actor)

42 2013 (Movie)

Jackie Robinson (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Kill Hole 2013 (Movie)

Lt. Samuel Drake (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Castle 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Detroit 1-8-7 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Persons Unknown 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Glades 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lie to Me 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lincoln Heights 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cold Case 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Express 2008 (Movie)

Floyd Little (Actor)

CSI: New York 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Law & Order 2004 (Tv Show)

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Third Watch 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

A charismatic performer with an easy Everyman presence, Chadwick Boseman paid his acting dues for a full decade before taking the spotlight with his starring turn in the Jackie Robinson biopic "42" (2013). With strong roots in theater, Boseman made a name for himself as a stage actor, director and playwright prior to landing notable screen roles. In 2003, he began appearing on television in one-off guest spots on various procedural dramas before joining the cast of the drama "Lincoln Heights" (ABC Family, 2007-09) as recurring character Nate Ray Taylor. Boseman subsequently found a regular part on the mysterious thriller series "Persons Unknown" (NBC, 2010), but the show was quickly cancelled. A starring role in the little-seen action movie "The Kill Hole" (2012) followed, but Boseman bounced back from this relative disappointment with the lead in Brian Helgeland's historical baseball drama "42," a film that placed him squarely on the Hollywood map.

EDUCATION

Howard University

Oxford School of Drama

Milestones

2013

Played the lead role of Jackie Robinson in the well-received baseball movie "42"

2010

Cast as a regular character on the thriller show "Persons Unknown"

2008

Had his first feature film role as Floyd Little in the football movie "The Express"

2008

Began his recurring part on the drama series "Lincoln Heights"

2003

Makes his TV debut on an episode of the drama "Third Watch"

Bonus Trivia

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Boseman has noted that his background as an avid basketball player helped him to prepare for the athletic nature of his role as baseball icon Jackie Robinson in "42."

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"You’re not just playing a character, you’re playing someone you would like to be like. You can learn something from every character that you play but you’ll be aspiring to the things that [Jackie Robinson] did for the rest of your life. So that’s why you play this role, because you get to literally walk in his path." -- from Ebony, April 9, 2013

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"When I started in theater and film, I thought I would be a director. The only reason that I started acting was because I felt like I needed to understand what the actors were doing and their process so that I could better guide them. During the course of that, I caught the acting bug. But once I finished my [acting] training, I still was thinking I would be a writer/director. I don’t really think I focused on acting until I came to L.A. in 2008. That’s when it got serious for me." - from Vanity Fair, April 12, 2013

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