Biography Profile: Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Aaron Boseman was born on November 29, 1976 in Anderson, South Carolina, United States. He is an American actor known for his portrayals of real-life historical figures such as Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), James Brown in Get on Up (2014) and Thurgood Marshall in Marshall (2017) and for his portrayal of the superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films.

Birth Name Chadwick Aaron Boseman
Birth Date / Age November 29, 1976 (age 42)
Birth Place Anderson, South Carolina, United States
Residence Anderson, South Carolina
Home Town South Carolina
Nationality American
Gender Male
Other Names
  • Chadwick Bossman
Spouse(s) n/a
  • n/a
Relationship Status Unknown
Relationship Type Heterosexual
  • Actor
  • director
  • producer
Years Active 2000 – present
Associated acts
  • Lupita Nyong’o
  • Michael B. Jordan
  • Danai Gurira
  • Letitia Wright
  • Robert Downey Jr.
  • Chris Evans
  • Scarlett Johansson
Net Worth $5 million
  • Leroy Boseman (Father)
  • Carolyn Boseman (Mother)
  • Arike Josephine Williams (Sister)
Body & Measurements
Body Type Athletic
Skin Complexion Black / Dark Skin
Body Measurements Chest 42, Waist 32, Biceps 16 (in Inches)
Height 6 ft 0 inches (183 cm) (1.83 m)
Weight 193 lbs (88 kg)
Body Art none
Hair Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Religion Christian
  • English
  • Graduate
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing
Alma mater
  • Howard University, B.F.A. 2000
  • British American Drama Academy
Mobile Phone No
Mobile Phone No: n/a
Social Media Handles
Social fb: chadwickboseman
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Early life

Chadwick Boseman was born as Chadwick Aaron Boseman on 29 November 1976, in Anderson, South Carolina, USA. Chadwick is an American by nationality and he is of African-American ethnicity. According to Boseman, DNA testing has indicated that his ancestors were Krio people from Sierra Leone, Yoruba people from Nigeria and Limba people from Sierra Leone.

He is the son of African-American parents Carolyn Boseman and Leroy Boseman. His father was a businessman and his mother worked as a nurse. He was raised in the city of Anderson by his parents. 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. He 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 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 got his first television role in 2003, in an episode of Third Watch. His early work included episodes of the series Law & Order , CSI:NY , and ER. He also continued to write plays, with his script for Deep Azure performed at the Congo Square Theatre Company in Chicago; it was nominated for a 2006 Joseph Jefferson Award for New Work.

In 2008, he played a recurring role on the television series Lincoln Heights and appeared in his first feature film, The Express. He landed a regular role in 2010 in another television series, Persons Unknown. Boseman had his first starring role in the 2013 film 42, in which he portrayed baseball pioneer and star Jackie Robinson.

He had been directing an off-Broadway play in East Village when he auditioned for the role, and was considering giving up acting and pursuing directing full-time at the time. About 25 other actors had been seriously considered for the role, but director Brian Helgeland liked Boseman’s bravery and cast him after he had auditioned twice.

In 2013, Boseman also starred in the indie film The Kill Hole, which was released in theaters a few weeks before 42. In 2014, Boseman appeared opposite Kevin Costner in Draft Day, in which he played an NFL draft prospect. Later that year, he starred as James Brown in Get on Up.In 2016, he starred as Thoth, a deity from Egyptian mythology, in Gods of Egypt.

In 2016 he joined the cast of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ as T’Challa / Black Panther. Later, Boseman co-produced and acted in the flick ‘Marshall’. In the year 2018, he reprised his role as T’Challa / Black Panther in Black Panther film, The film opened to great anticipation, becoming one of the highest-grossing films of the year in the United States. He reprised the role in both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, which were released in April 2018 and April 2019 respectively.

Personal life

Chadwick Boseman was raised as a Christian. He was baptized, and was also part of a church choir and youth group. His former pastor said that he still keeps his faith. Boseman has stated that he prayed to be the Black Panther before he was cast as the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Net Worth

Boseman has a net worth of 5 million dollars.



  • Blood of Yasuke Yasuke
  • Da 5 Bloods
  • Date (Short 2004)
  • LadyLike (Short 2006)
  • The Appointment (Short 2007)
  • The Express (2008)
  • The Kill Hole (2012)
  • 42 (2013)
  • Draft Day (2014)
  • Get on Up (2014)
  • 9 Kisses (Short 2014)
  • Gods of Egypt (2016)
  • Message from the King (2016)
  • Captain America: Civil War (2016)
  • Marshall (2017)
  • Black Panther (2018)
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019)
  • 21 Bridges (2019)



  • Third Watch (2003)
  • Law & Order (2004)
  • CSI: NY (2006)
  • ER (2008)
  • Cold Case (2008)
  • Lincoln Heights (2008 – 2009)
  • Lie to Me (2009)
  • Persons Unknown (2010)
  • 2010 The Glades (2010)
  • Castle (2011)
  • Fringe (2011)
  • Detroit 1-8-7 (2011)
  • Justified (2011)
  • Saturday Night Live  (2018)


Chadwick Boseman died yesterday on the 28th of August 2020, may his soul rest in peace.

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