Who is Chadwick Boseman?

Chadwick Aaron Boseman (Born November 29, 1976 - Died August 28, 2020), American actress. Boseman was born and raised in South Carolina, the child of Carolyn Leroy Boseman, both African Americans. According to Boseman, in the DNA test he had done, he showed that his ancestors were the Krio from Sierra Leone, Yoruba from Nigeria and the Limba people from Sierra Leone. His mother was a nurse, and his father worked in a textile factory, managing the upholstery business. Boseman graduated from TL Hanna High School in 1995. In his first year, he wrote his first play Crossroads and staged this play at school after a classmate was shot and killed.

Boseman attended Howard University in Washington DC and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Directing in 2000. One of his teachers was Phylicia Rashad, who was his mentor. He helped raise funds for Boseman and some of his classmates to attend the Oxford Mid-Summer Program at the British American Academy of Drama in London, where they were accepted.

Boseman wanted to write and direct and initially began studying acting to learn how to relate with actors. After returning to the USA, he graduated from New York's Digital Film Academy.

He lived in Brooklyn at the beginning of his career. Boseman worked as a drama instructor at the Schomburg Junior Scholars Program at the Black Cultural Research Center in Harlem, New York. She moved to Los Angeles in 2008 for an acting career.

Private life

Boseman was raised and baptized as a Christian. Boseman was part of a church choir and youth group, and his former pastor said he still holds his faith. Boseman stated that he prayed to be Black Panther before being used as a character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Boseman was a vegetarian.


Boseman, who had been treated for colon cancer for four years, never disclosed his illness to the media. He continued to work during the treatment and completed the shooting of several films.

Boseman died at home with his wife and family on August 28, 2020, due to complications from colon cancer. An official statement was made from social media accounts:

“It is an endless sadness that we announce that Chadwick Boseman is dead. Chadwick in 2016. I was diagnosed with stage colon cancer and has struggled with it for the past 4 years as he progresses to stage 4. Chadwick, a true warrior, persisted against all odds to work. From Marshall to 5 Bloods, August Wilson's Ma Rainey Black Bottom films and much more were shot during and in between numerous surgeries and chemotherapy. It was an honor for him to play King T'Challa in the Black Panther. He died at his home, with his wife and family. "We thank you for your family, love and prayers, and we want you to respect your private life in these difficult times."


Year Movie Role Director Notes
2008 The Express: The Ernie Davis Story Floyd little Gary Fleder
2013 The Kill Hole Lieutenant Samuel Drake Mischa Webley
2013 42 Jackie robinson Brian Helgeland
2014 Draft Day Vontae Mack Ivan Reitman
2014 Get on Up J Tate Taylor
2016 Gods of Egypt Thoth Alex Proyas
2016 Captain America: War of Heroes T'Challa / Black Panther Anthony & Joe Russo Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Film 
2016 Message from the King Jacob king Fabrice Du Welz Also co-producer
2017 Marshall Thurgood Marshall Reginald Hudlin Also co-producer
2018 Black panter T'Challa / Black Panther Ryan Coogler MTV Movie Award for Best Actor in a Movie
MTV Movie Award for Best Hero
People's Choice Male Movie Star of 2018
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated - Best On-Screen Team (with Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira and Letitia Wright)
Nominated - Best Fight (with Winston Duke)
Nominated - Saturn Award for Best Actor in a Film
2018 Avengers: Infinity War T'Challa / Black Panther Anthony & Joe Russo
2019 Avengers: Endgame T'Challa / Black Panther Anthony & Joe Russo
2019 21 Bridges Andre Davis Brian Kirk Also producer
2020 From 5 Bloods Spike Lee
TBA Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Levee George C. Wolfe Post production; will be published after his death

Tv series 

Year Production Role Notes
2003 Third Watch David wafer Episode: "In Lieu of Johnson"
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 Feet Lincoln heights Nathaniel "Nate" Ray 9 episodes
2009 Lie to Me Cabe McNeil Episode: "Truth or Consequences"
2010 Persons Unknown Sergeant McNair 13 episodes
2010 The Glades Michael Richmond Episode: "Honey"
2011 Castle Chuck Russell Episode: "Poof, You're Dead"
2011 Fringe Mark Little / Cameron James Episode: "Subject 9"
2011 Detroit 1-8-7 Tommy westin Episode: "Beaten / Cover Letter"
2011 Justified Ralph beeman Episode: "For Blood or Money"
2018 Saturday Night Live Itself Episode: "Chadwick Boseman / Cardi B"

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