A native of South Carolina, CHADWICK BOSEMAN (T'Challa/Black
from Howard University and attended the British American Dramatic Academy at
Oxford, after which he began his career as an actor, director and writer. He
feature film debut in Gary Fleders' drama "The Express," playing football great
Little. His breakout performance came in 2013 when he received rave reviews for
portrayal of the legendary Jackie Robinson in Warner Bros' "42." The film, which
highest-grossing debut for a baseball movie in Hollywood history, tells the
Robinson's history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance
team executive Branch Rickey, played by Harrison Ford.
In 2014, Boseman once again garnered critical praise for his portrayal of
James Brown in
Universal Pictures' "Get on Up." The biopic, which also stars Viola Davis,
Spencer and Dan Akroyd and was directed by Tate Taylor ("The Help"), chronicles
Brown's rise from extreme poverty to become one of the most influential
history. Boseman received the 2014 CinemaCon Male Star of Tomorrow Award, was
named one of the Top 10 Best Movie Performances of 2014 by Time Magazine and was
awarded a Virtuous Award from the Santa Barbara International Film Festival for
portrayal of Brown.
Boseman made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the African Super
"Black Panther" in Marvel Studios' "Captain America: Civil War," in May 2016.
"Black Panther," he will reprise the role again for Marvel Studios' "Avengers:
War" in May 2018.
He most recently starred in the title role of Open Road Films' "Marshall"
Gad. The film tells the story of Thurgood Marshall, the first African American
Court Justice, as he battles through one of his career-defining cases as the
to the NAACP. His other feature film credits include: the revenge thriller
the King," which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and
Boseman the Vanguard Honor for Achievement in Performance Award at the festival,
the independent psychological post-war drama "The Kill Hole" and Summit
Entertainment's "Draft Day," opposite Kevin Costner.
Boseman and his writing partner, Logan Coles, have written the script for
Pictures' "Expatriate," an international thriller set around a 1970s plane
Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins ("Moonlight") has recently signed on to
project, in which Boseman will star. The duo has also sold an untitled pitch
based on the
life of Reverend Jeffrey Brown who fought to decrease gang violence to Paramount
Boseman's theater directing credits include: "Dutchman," "Wine in the
"Indian Summer," "Spear in the Sun," "Colored Museum" and "Six Hits." For the
he wrote, directed and executive produced the short film "Blood Over a Broken
His theater acting credits include "Romeo and Juliet," "Macbeth," "Breathe,"
Curve," "Willie's Cut and Shine," "Rhyme Deferred," "Bootleg Blues," "Zooman and
Sign" and "Urban Transitions," for which he won an AUDELECO Award for Best
Supporting Actor. Additional writing credits include "Deep Azure," which was
nominated for a Jeff Award for Best New Play and is published in the Hip Hop
Anthology "Say Word"; "Hieroglyphic Graffiti," which was produced at the
Black Theatre Festival and the Hip Hop Theatre Festival; and "Rhyme Deferred" (cowriter),
which appears in the Hip Hop Theatre Anthology "The Fire This Time."
Boseman resides in Los Angeles.