Chadwick Boseman Bio, Age, Wiki, Family, Wife, Career, Net Worth, Facts

Chadwick Boseman

Who was Chadwick Boseman?

Chadwick Boseman was an American actor and screenwriter who became known internationally for his portrayal of Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, and Avengers: Infinity War. His acting credits also include James Brown in Get on Up, Thurgood Marshall in Marshall, and  Jackie Robinson in 42. He has also done a lot of television roles such as Nathaniel “Nate” Ray in Lincoln Heights and Sergeant McNair in Persons Unknown. After battling with colon cancer for four years, he died at age 43.


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

Birth NameChadwick Aaron Boseman
Date of BirthNovember 29, 1976
Place of BirthAnderson, South Carolina, U.S.
DiedAugust 28, 2020
Cause of DeathColon Cancer
Sun SignSagittarius
EthnicityAfrican American
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.


  • 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 graduated from T. L. Hanna High School, Anderson, South Carolina in 1995. In 2000, he earned a degree in bachelor of fine arts in Directing from Howard University, Washington, DC.

He then attended the Oxford Mid-Summer Program of the British American Drama Academy in London along with his friends. After returning to the US, he joined New York City’s Digital Film Academy.

Chadwick Boseman Personal Life

Chadwick has never discussed his personal life publicly and thus there is not much information available of any relation he has had in the past or in the present. However, he was married and hasn’t divulged too many details about his married life.

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 6 feet
Centimeters – 183 cm
Meters – 1.83 m
WeightKilograms – 86 kg
Pounds – 190 lbs
Body BuildAthlete
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorBlack
Distinctive Features Curly short hair
Toned body

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

Chadwick Boseman made his acting debut portraying a minor role as Floyd Little in the 2008 biographical drama The Express.

His first leading role in a film came in 2013 when he was cast as Jackie Robinson alongside Harrison Ford in Brian Helgeland’s biographical sports film 42. The film is about the racial integration of American professional baseball by player Jackie Robinson, who wore jersey number 42 through his Major League career.

Television Debut

Chadwick landed a recurring role as Reggie Porter in the American soap opera All My Children in 2003.

Famous For

Playing some significant roles as Jackie Robinson in 42 (2013), James Brown in Get on Up (2014), Thurgood Marshall in Marshall (2017), Vontae Mack in Draft Day (2014), and Jacob King in Message from the King (2016).

Playing Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films Captain America: Civil War (2016), Black Panther (2018), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

His notable work in television includes Nathaniel Ray in Lincoln Heights (2008) and Graham McNair in Persons Unknown (2010).

Brand Endorsements

He was featured in a television commercial for Lexus LS 500 Super Bowl 2018 NFL.

Chadwick Boseman Favorites

  • Food – Thai food

Chadwick Boseman Net Worth

At the time of his death, Chadwick Boseman had an estimated net worth of $12 million, earned mostly from his successful acting career.

Chadwick Boseman Facts

Growing up, he excelled in basketball.

He was a vegetarian.

Chadwick Boseman was 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.

His play “Deep Azure” was nominated for a 2006 Joseph Jefferson Award for New Work. It was performed at the Congo Square Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.

Chadwick Boseman started his acting career by appearing in small roles in television shows before landing on a titular role in the film 42.

He played  T’Challa / Black Panther in Black Panther, which earned him rave reviews from critics and went on to become one of the highest-grossing films in the United States.

He was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and died at home of complications related to colon cancer on August 28, 2020.