John Adedayo B. Adegboyega known professionally as John Boyega, is an English actor best known for playing Finn in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh film of the Star Wars series, and its 2017 sequel Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Boyega rose to prominence in his native United Kingdom for his role as Moses in the 2011 sci-fi comedy film Attack the Block.
You probably did not know these 5 things about him.
1. He was born to British Nigerian parents, Abigail (née Aboderin), and Samson Adegboyega, a Pentecostal minister.
2. He is just 26 years old.
3. His first role was a leopard in a play at his primary school.
4. Boyega’s father, a preacher, had wanted Boyega to become a preacher too, but was supportive of his son’s theatrical interests.
5. Boyega enrolled at the University of Greenwich to study BA Film Studies & Media Writing, though he later dropped out of the course to focus on his acting career.
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