In the beginning (according to Wikipedia)….
Boyega was born in Peckham, London, to Nigerian parents. He attended Westminster City School as a teenager. He later took part in various school productions and attended classes at Theatre Peckham.
THE REAL DEAL (according to our sources):
John was born to a traditional African family where his father was a pastor of a local church.
Pastor Boyega had his heart set on John becoming a preacher too but the younger, more stubborn Boyega didn’t want to listen or pursue a life like his dad.
The first film that John played a significant role was Attack The Block. It turned into a cult classic and put Boyega on the map.
John Boyega got his first big break when he was cast in the movie Imperial Dreams. It premiered at Sundance and caught the attention of director J.J. Abrams. This led to an audition and opportunity to have a major role in Star Wars.
BOYEGA PREDICTS STAR WARS ROLE
When John got the news about this casting in the next Star Wars movie he couldn’t hide his happiness. He finally won over his parents showing that a career in entertainment was possible.
He has been seen out in London with an Olsen twin but there isn’t any confirmation that they were dating.
At the premiere of film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John wore a black leather glove showing Hollywood he had arrived.
DOES HE DESERVE HIS FAME?
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JOHN BOYEGA BRAND
His celebrity peaked in December 2015.
JOHN BOYEGA FAME
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