John Boyega — British actor
John Boyega (real name John Adedayo B. Adegboyega) was born on 17 March 1992 in London. John was thinking about becoming an actor when he was still very young. When Boyega was just 9 years old, he already performed in school plays. During one of those performances, the representative of Peckham Theater noticed him. She invited John to study and perform at the theater. The boy attended the classes until he was 14 years old. At the same time, he studied in Identity School of Acting in Hackney. While in college, John landed a leading role in the play Othello.
At the beginning of his acting career, John performed in National and Tricycle theaters, which proved to be a very useful experience. Shortly, the talented young man was invited to play in the sci-fi comedy Attack the Block. The movie came out in 2011 and brought John popularity and approval from the critics. He was named “Best Actor” at Black Reel Award and earned two more nominations for it. Boyega also received a variety of nominations, including one for London Film Critics' Circle Award as "Young British Performer of the Year". The fame brought John Boyega many invitations to private events and fan birthday parties.
Boyega’s next project was the movie Junkhearts. He played the supporting role of a drug dealer. The movie earned prizes at the London Film Festival and the 34th Moscow International Film Festival.