Chadwick Boseman is an American actor known for his portrayals of real-life historical figures such as Jackie Robinson in 42, James Brown in Get on Up and Thurgood Marshall  in Marshall and for his portrayal of the superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and the upcoming Avengers: Endgame.

Birth Name

Chadwick Aaron Boseman







Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Chadwick Boseman was born on 29th of November 1977, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States.


Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, which eventually progressed to a stage IV before 2020. He had not spoken publicly about his cancer diagnosis. Boseman died at home of complications related to colon cancer on August 28, 2020, with his family by his side.


Los Angeles, California, United States

Sun Sign




He has African American ancestry.




Chadwick went to T. L. Hanna High School, Anderson, South Carolina and graduated in 1995. In 2000, he joined Howard University, Washington, DC, for a degree in bachelor of fine arts in Directing. Later, Chadwick and some classmates got the opportunity to join Oxford Mid-Summer Program of the British American Drama Academy in London. He also graduated from New York City’s Digital Film Academy.


Family Details

  • 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)

Marital Status


Girlfriend / Spouse

Chadwick Boseman has dated –

  • Taylor Simone Ledward – Chadwick has been in a relationship with vocalist Taylor Simone Ledward since a couple of years.

  • Regina Hall (2018) – In 2018, it was rumored that he was dating actress and comedienne, Regina Hall.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 6 feet 0 inches
  • In centimeters – 183 cm
  • In meters – 1.83 m


  • In Kilograms – 86 kg
  • In Pounds – 190 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 40–14–34
  • Chest – 40 in or 101.5 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 14 in or 35.5 cm
  • Waist – 34 in or 86.5 cm

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color




Professional Statistics

Famous For

Being a charismatic actor and popularizing the characters of Jackie Robinson in 42, James Brown in Get on Up, Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Thurgood Marshall in Marshall, Vontae Mack in Draft Day and Jacob King in Message from the King and his memorable roles in the television series such as Nathaniel Ray in Lincoln Heights and Graham McNair in Persons Unknown.

Film Debut

In 2008, Chadwick made his first theatrical film appearance in a small role as Floyd Little in the biographical drama, The Express.

Television Debut

In 2003, Boseman made his television show debut in the decades-old drama TV series, All My Children.

Brand Endorsements

Chadwick has appeared in Lexus LS 500 Super Bowl 2018 NFL commercial.

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Chadwick Boseman Net worth

Chadwick Boseman has an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars as of 2023.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About 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.
  • Growing up, he excelled in basketball.
  • Chadwick is a playwright. He wrote his first play, Crossroads and staged it his junior year as a tribute to his classmate who was shot and killed.
  • 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 baby powder to get into his Black Panther suit.
  • Chadwick started his acting career by appearing in small roles in television shows before landing on a titular role in the film 42.
  • In 2014, Boseman appeared opposite Kevin Costner in Draft Day, in which he played an NFL draft prospect.
  • In 2016, Chadwick starred as Thoth, a deity from Egyptian mythology in Gods of Egypt.
  • In 2016, he started portraying the Marvel Comics character T’Challa / Black Panther, with Captain America: Civil War being his first film in a five-picture deal with Marvel.
  • In 2019, Boseman was cast in the Netflix war drama film Da 5 Bloods directed by Spike Lee.


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