Chadwick Boseman Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Chadwick Boseman was an American actor and playwriter. His actual name is Chadwick Aaron Boseman. He studied direction at Howard University.

Chadwick Boseman Bio


Originally from South Carolina, Chadwick Boseman studied at Howard University in Washington from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in directing, then joined the British American Drama Academy in Oxford.

In the mid-2000s, he managed to make a name for himself, becoming one of the rising stars of the small screen. He first cut his teeth in detective series ( The Experts: Manhattan, New York District / New York Judicial Police, Cold Case: classified cases ) then diversified ( Emergencies, Lie To Me, The Glades ), to finally win regular roles in Back to Lincoln Heights and Persons Unknown.

On the cinema side, he directed two short films (“Blood Over a Broken Pawn” and “Heaven”), then obtained the role of Floyd Little in The Express (2008), a drama about American football player Ernie Davis. A supporting sports role that does not go unnoticed since five years later he is the headliner of biopic 42 (2013), donning the tracksuit of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American baseball player to have played in the Major League.

Then, it is again for a biopic that we contact him. It is no longer a question of sport but of music. Shiny hair, fiery footwork and enraged voice, Chad Boseman dons the panoply of funk pope, James Brown, Get On Up by Tate Taylor. The actor finds Nelsan Ellis there, with whom he had filmed in The Express (2008).

Increasingly in demand, the actor’s career takes an important turn when he is chosen to slip into the shoes of a Marvel superhero in Captain America: Civil War. It is Black Panther, who is entitled to his solo film in 2018. At the same time, Boseman carries the violent Message from the King by Frenchman Fabrice Du Welz, where he plays a badass character looking for his sister who has disappeared under strange circumstances in Los Angeles.

In 2019, the actor finds his superhero character and the Marvel universe with Avengers Endgame. The same year, Spike Lee throws him into the Vietnam War for Da 5 Bloods, which will remain his last screen appearance.

On August 28, 2020, the one who played Marvel’s Black Panther died of colon cancer.

The actor has been fighting the disease secretly for 4 years. His disappearance sparked an incredible wave of emotions in the United States, especially among his Avengers partners.

At the beginning of 2021, he received the Golden Globe for best actor for his performance in Le Blues de Ma Rainey, his latest film.

Physical Appearance

Physical Appearance

Height(approx) in centimeters – 183 cm

in meters – 1.83 m

in feet inches – 6

Weight(approx) in kilograms – 86kg

in pounds – 189.5

Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Life

Personal Life

Date of Birth 29 November 1976
Age(as in 2020) 43
Birthplace Anderson, South Carolina, United States
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Nationality United States
School T. L. Hanna High School
College Howard University
Educational Qualification Bachelor of fine arts in Directing
Religion Christian
Food Habit Non-Veg


Father – Leroy Boseman (Worked in a Textile Factory)

Mother – Carolyn Boseman (Nurse)

Siblings – Derrick Boseman (Older Brother) (Preacher in Tennessee),

Kevin Boseman (Middle Brother) (Dancer, Singer)

Chadwick Boseman Family


Chadwick Boseman had dated –

Taylor Simone Ledward (2015-2020) – He started going out with vocalist Taylor Simone Ledward in 2015 and eventually the duo got engaged in 2019. Later, they married secretly and stayed together until his untimely death in 2020.

Taylor Simone Ledward

Regina Hall (2018) – It was rumoured that he was dating actress and comedienne, Regina Hall, in 2018.

Chadwick Boseman Career

Chadwick Boseman Career


Year Title Role
2008 The Express: The Ernie Davis Story Floyd Little
2012 The Kill Hole Lt. Samuel Drake
2013 42 Jackie Robinson
2014 Draft Day Vontae Mack
2014 Get on Up James Brown
2016 Gods of Egypt Thoth
2016 Captain America: Civil War T’Challa / Black Panther
2016 Message from the King Jacob King
2017 Marshall Thurgood Marshall
2018 Black Panther T’Challa / Black Panther
2018 Avengers: Infinity War T’Challa / Black Panther
2019 Avengers: Endgame T’Challa / Black Panther
2019 21 Bridges Andre Davis
2020 Da 5 Bloods Norman Earl “Stormin’ Norm” Holloway
2020 Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Levee Green


Year Title Role
2003 All My Children Reggie Porter
2003 Third Watch David Wafer
2004 Law & Order Foster Keyes
2006 CSI: NY Rondo
2008 ER Derek Taylor
2008 Cold Case Dexter Collins
2008–2009 Lincoln Heights Nathaniel “Nate” Ray
2009 Lie to Me Cabe McNeil
2010 Persons Unknown Sergeant McNair
2010 The Glades Michael Richmond
2011 Castle Chuck Russell
2011 Fringe Mark Little / Cameron James
2011 Detroit 1-8-7 Tommy Westin
2011 Justified Ralph Beeman
2018 Saturday Night Live Himself (host)
2021 What If…? T’Challa / Star-Lord


Year Title
2008 Blood Over a Broken Pawn
2013 Heaven


Honorary degrees
Location Date School Degree
 District of Columbia May 12, 2018 Howard University Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL)

List of awards and nominations received by Chadwick Boseman

More about Actor Chadwick Boseman

Initially, Chad began his career in Brooklyn and later moved to Los Angeles to focus on his acting career.
His teacher Phylicia Rashad, who taught the acting class, was his mentor.

He 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.

He was given a baby powder to get into his Black Panther suit.

Chad was nominated for Joseph Jefferson Award for New Work in 2006, for his script “Deep Azure”. The play was performed at the Congo Square Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.

He wrote a play in junior school titled Crossroads, commemorating his classmate who was shot and killed.
He has had 115 cousins.

With regard to Black Panther, he once said, “You might say that this African nation is fantasy. But to have the opportunity to pull from real ideas, real places, and real African concepts, and put it inside of this idea of Wakanda – that’s a great opportunity to develop what a sense of identity is, especially when you’re disconnected from it.”.

In his last tweet, he congratulated U.S. Senator Kamala Harris on her nomination as the Democratic vice presidential nominee.

As his family announced the legend’s passing away via a tweet, that tweet became the most-liked tweet ever with more than 6 million likes in under 24 hours.

Chadwick didn’t leave any will before he died. Hence, his widow wife Taylor Simone Ledward filed for making her the administrator of Chadwick’s estate.

In November 2020, it was announced that the Marvel film, Black Panther would be paying a tribute to him by featuring an opening montage highlighting his appearance in the movie. However, his character was not recast in Black Panther 2.

In December 2020, he was posthumously awarded the “Hero of the Ages” honour at the 2020 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Greatest of All Time. He was also awarded the “Best Supporting Actor” award at the 2020 New York Film Critics Circle Awards for his work in the Netflix movie Da 5 Bloods.

At the ‘2020 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, Chadwick was posthumously given the Best Actor award for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020). He was also awarded a special Tribute Prize at the 2021 Gotham Awards.

For his final role as Levee in the film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020), he had learned how to play the trumpet.

In February 2021, he received his first Golden Globe nomination after he was posthumously nominated in the “Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama” category for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

In February 2021, he made awards history by becoming the first actor to be nominated for 4 SAG Film Awards in a single year. He was nominated in the “Best Actor” category for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, “Best Supporting Actor” category for Da 5 Bloods, and twice in the “Outstanding Ensemble” category for his roles in both the films.

In 2021, he was posthumously awarded the Golden Globe Award for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama” for his work in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020). He was also awarded the “Best Actor” award for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at the 2021 Critics Choice Awards.

During the 2021 Screen Actors Guild Awards, he was posthumously honoured with the award for “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role” for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020).


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