Chadwick Boseman Height Weight Age Death Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Chadwick Aaron Boseman (November 29, 1976 – August 28, 2020) was an American actor and producer. He played several 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 Black Panther (2018), made him an international star, winning him an NAACP Image Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.
Born and raised in South Carolina, Boseman attended Howard University in Washington D.C. where he studied fine arts. He began his early career acting, directing, writing, and teaching in New York City. Relocating to Los Angeles, his earliest leading role in a Hollywood film was as Robinson in 42. Boseman’s leading film roles toward the end of his life included 21 Bridges (2019), which he also co-produced, and Da 5 Bloods (2020). His final film, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, will be released posthumously on Netflix. He died on August 28, 2020, after privately dealing with colon cancer for four years, while he continued his work.
Chadwick Aaron 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. According to Boseman, DNA testing indicated that his ancestors were Krio people from Sierra Leone, Yoruba people from Nigeria and Limba people from Sierra Leone.
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.
He lived in Brooklyn at the start of his career. Boseman 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.
Boseman began dating singer Taylor Simone Ledward in 2015. The two reportedly got engaged by October 2019, and they later married in secret, as revealed by Boseman’s family in a statement announcing his death.
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. In his last tweet on August 12, he congratulated Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris on her nomination.
Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, which eventually progressed to stage IV before 2020. He had never spoken publicly about his cancer diagnosis. During treatment, involving multiple surgeries and chemotherapy, he continued to work and completed production for several films, including Marshall, Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and others. Boseman died at his home as a result of complications related to colon cancer on August 28, 2020, with his wife and family by his side.
Chadwick Boseman Biography Wiki Wife Family Age Death Net Worth
|2008||The Express: The Ernie Davis Story||Floyd Little|
|2012||The Kill Hole||Lt. Samuel Drake|
|2014||Draft Day||Vontae Mack|
|2014||Get on Up||James Brown|
|2016||Gods of Egypt||Thoth|
|2016||Captain America: Civil War||T’Challa / Black Panther|
|2016||Message from the King||Jacob King|
|2018||Black Panther||T’Challa / Black Panther|
|2018||Avengers: Infinity War|
|2019||21 Bridges||Andre Davis|
|2020||Da 5 Bloods||Norman Earl “Stormin’ Norm” Holloway|
|TBA||Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom||Levee|
|2003||All My Children||Reggie Porter|
|2003||Third Watch||David Wafer|
|2004||Law & Order||Foster Keyes|
|2008||Cold Case||Dexter Collins|
|2008–2009||Lincoln Heights||Nathaniel “Nate” Ray|
|2009||Lie to Me||Cabe McNeil|
|2010||Persons Unknown||Sergeant McNair|
|2010||The Glades||Michael Richmond|
|2011||Fringe||Mark Little / Cameron James|
|2011||Detroit 1-8-7||Tommy Westin|
|2018||Saturday Night Live||Himself|
|2021||What If…?||T’Challa / Black Panther / Star-Lord|