Chadwick Boseman, whose official name is Chadwick Aaron Boseman, is an American actor, screenwriter, and playwright. He was born on November 29, 1976, in Anderson, South Carolina, U.S. He is widely known for his role as Jackie Robinson in the movie 42 (2013) and as James Brown in
Get On Up (2014). He is also known for his performance on the television shows Lincoln Heights (2008) and Persons Unknown (2010), and the films The Express (2008) and
Draft Day (2014). Chadwick Boseman graduated from the Howard University, Washington DC, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in directing, and the British American Dramatic Academy, Oxford, England. He completed schooling at T. L. Hanna High School, from where he graduated in 1995. He excelled in basketball and continues to play pick-up games. He worked as the drama instructor in the Schomburg Junior Scholars Program, housed at the Schomburg Centre for Research in Black Culture, Harlem, New York.
It was in 2008 that he moved to Los Angeles to follow a career in acting. In 2003, Chadwick Boseman debuted on television, in an episode of Third Watch. He has also acted in episodes of the series CSI: NY, ER, and Law And Order. He was nominated for the 2006 Joseph Jefferson Award for New Work for his work Deep Azure, of which he wrote the script. He appeared in his first movie, The Express, in 2008. He also worked as a regular on the television series Lincoln Heights and Persons Unknown. In 2013, the indie film The Kill Hole starred Chadwick Boseman. He played the role of an NFL draft prospect in the movie Draft Day, in which he starred alongside
Kevin Costner. He received wide critical acclaim for his performance in Get On Up as James Brown. Chadwick Boseman is set to play the character
Black Panther in the movie Captain America: Civil War, which is scheduled for release in 2016, as part of a five-film deal with Marvel, and also in Black Panther, which will be out in 2018.