Chadwick Boseman

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Chadwick Boseman
Chadwick Boseman Deauville 2014.jpg
Boseman in 2014 at the Deauville American Film Festival
Born Chadwick Aaron Boseman
(1976-11-29) November 29, 1976 (age 38)
Anderson, South Carolina
Residence Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, Playwright, Screenwriter
Years active 2003–present

Chadwick Aaron Boseman (born November 29, 1976)[1][2][3][4][5] is an American actor, playwright, and screenwriter. He is best known for portraying Jackie Robinson in the 2013 film 42 and James Brown in 2014's Get On Up. He will be starring as the superhero Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War which will be released in May 6, 2016; and his own solo film as the titular character, which is scheduled to be released November 3, 2017.

Life and career[edit]

Boseman was born near the Blue Ridge Mountains in Anderson, South Carolina, the son of Carolyn, a nurse, and Leroy Boseman, who owns an upholstery business.[6][7] He graduated from T.L. Hanna High School in 1995[8][9] and later attended and graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. In addition, he graduated from the British American Dramatic Academy at Oxford, England. From 2002-2007, Boseman was the drama instructor in the Schomburg Junior Scholars Program, housed at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, in Harlem, New York.

As a playwright, his script for "Deep Azure," performed at the Congo Square Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois, was nominated for a 2006 Joseph Jefferson Award for New Work. He has also had television roles in Lincoln Heights as Nathaniel "Nate" Ray and as Sergeant McNair in the NBC television series Persons Unknown. Boseman also stars as Lt. Samuel Drake in the action thriller The Kill Hole.[10]

Boseman's film debut came in 2008, when he appeared in "The Express: The Ernie Davis Story," where he portrayed future Hall-of-Famer, Floyd Little. He starred in the 2013 film 42 as Jackie Robinson.[11] In 2014, Boseman co-starred in Draft Day as Vontae Mack and starred as James Brown in Get on Up. He will also be playing Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War, as well as an upcoming solo film in November 2017.



Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Express Floyd Little
2012 The Kill Hole Lt. Samuel Drake
2013 42 Jackie Robinson
2014 Draft Day Vontae Mack
Get On Up James Brown
2016 Gods of Egypt Thoth Filming
Captain America: Civil War T'Challa / Black Panther Pre-production
2017 Black Panther Pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Third Watch David Wafer Episode: "In Lieu of Johnson"
All My Children Reggie Porter Montgomery #1 Episode unknown
2004 Law & Order Foster Keyes' Episode: "Can I Get a Witness?"
2006 CSI: NY Rondo Episode: "Heroes"
2008 ER Derek Taylor Episode: "Oh, Brother"
2008 Cold Case Dexter Collins Episode: "Street Money"
2008–2009 Lincoln Heights Nathaniel 'Nate' Ray 9 episodes
2009 Lie to Me Cabe McNeil Episode: "Truth or Consequences"
2010 Persons Unknown Sergeant McNair 13 episodes
The Glades Michael Richmond Episode: "Honey"
2011 Castle Chuck Russell Episode: "Poof, You're Dead"
Fringe Mark Little/Cameron James Episode: "Subject 9"
Detroit 1-8-7 Tommy Westin Episode: "Beaten/Cover Letter"
Justified Ralph "Flex" Beeman Episode: "For Blood or Money"


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