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Chadwick Aaron Boseman was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina, the son of Carolyn (Mattress) and Leroy Boseman, both African-American. Cr. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chadwick_Boseman
Chadwick Boseman
An old Boseman family photo, with a young Chad sitting to the far right.
Boseman graduated from T. L. Hanna High School.
Boseman’s Senior Year Yearbook Photo, dated 1995 T.L. Hanna High School
Boseman attended college at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing.
Chadwick Boseman (left) pictured attending Howard University.
He worked as the drama instructor in the Schomburg Junior Scholars Program, housed at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem between 2002 and 2009.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Boseman was cast in his first television role, an episode of Third Watch, and began playing Reggie Montgomery in the daytime soap opera All My Children.
Chadwick Boseman in All My Children
Boseman moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. This year he had a recurring role on the television series Lincoln Heights as Nathaniel Ray Taylor, an army veteran with PTSD who was later revealed to be the son of the main character before re-enlisting. He also appeared in his first feature film, The Express: The Ernie Davis Story, as running back Floyd Little.
Lincoln Heights Season 4 Episode 9 - Part 2
CHADWICK BOSEMAN movie scene - starring as Floyd Little in The Express (2008)
He landed his first regular role in the 2010 television series Persons Unknown as the Marine Graham McNair. The show received mediocre reviews that felt the characters were all archetypes with little development
Persons Unknown S01E13 - Ending
Boseman's breakthrough role came in 2013 with the film 42, in which he portrayed the lead role of baseball legend Jackie Robinson. To replicate Robinson's mannerisms, Boseman trained for five months with professional baseball coaches who "would tape [his] practices every few weeks, and they would basically split-screen [his technique] with [Robinson's]" to allow him to compare.
42 - Official Trailer 2 [HD]
Boseman's second short film as director, Heaven, premiered at the HollyShorts Film Festival.
Chadwick Boseman HEAVEN short film trailer
Boseman starred in another sporting film, Draft Day, as fictional football player Vontae Mack.
Draft Day Official Trailer #1 (2014) - Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner Movie HD
He take the role of James Brown in Get on Up. As Brown, Boseman did some singing and all of his own dancing. Co-star Dan Aykroyd, who had known Brown, praised Boseman's performance, saying that it was neither replication nor impression and that he "did not have to squint sitting across from [Boseman] to imagine that [he] was talking to [Brown]"
Get On Up - Trailer 2
Boseman began dating singer Taylor Simone Ledward in 2015. The two reportedly got engaged by October 2019, and they later married in secret, as revealed by Boseman's family in a statement announcing his death.
Chadwick Boseman And Wife Taylor Simone Ledward’s Love Story
Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer. He never spoke publicly about his cancer diagnosis. During treatment, involving multiple surgeries and chemotherapy, he continued to work and completed production for several films, including Marshall, Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey, and others.
Colon cancer: Understanding the disease that killed
He starred as Thoth, a deity from Egyptian mythology, in Gods of Egypt. Boseman's own casting was criticized for falling under the "Magical Negro" stereotype.
Gods of Egypt (2016) - The God of Wisdom Scene
Boseman began portraying the Marvel Comics character T'Challa / Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Captain America: Civil War was his first film in a five-picture deal with Marvel Entertainment. Boseman's performance in Civil War was highly praised, though critics acknowledged the character's inclusion was largely to set up his upcoming headlining movie.
Marvel's Captain America: Civil War - Trailer 2
Boseman portrayed Thurgood Marshall in the biographical film Marshall. The film opened to an average critical reception, though Boseman's performance was praised.
Marshall Trailer #1 (2017)
Boseman returned as the Black Panther in the Black Panther movie, which focused on the character and his home country of Wakanda in Africa. The film opened to great anticipation, becoming one of the highest-grossing films. The role earned Boseman a spot on the 2018 Time 100 as one of the world's most influential people It is seen as a landmark in being the first mega-budget movie to have a predominantly black cast and director, as well as the first superhero film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. Robert Daniels wrote for Vulture that "his performance [as T'Challa] wouldn't just be a demonstration of craft [...] It'd become a piece of history. He'd face a slew of pressures, because a Black epic, even a period piece, is forever expected to be important, representative of the past, present, and future." He told BBC Culture that "through his acting, [Boseman] wrote, rewrote, and reclaimed black history".
Marvel Studios' Black Panther - Official Trailer
Chadwick Boseman Gets Emotional About Black Panther's Cultural Impact
Boseman returned to the role later in Avengers: Infinity War
Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War Official Trailer
Avengers: Endgame, the highest-grossing film of all time.
Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame - Official Trailer
He starred in 21 Bridges, an American action thriller film directed by Brian Kirk, as an NYPD detective who shuts down the eponymous twenty-one bridges of Manhattan to find two suspected cop killers. While the film received mixed reviews, the cast was praised.
21 Bridges Trailer #1 (2019)
Da 5 Bloods Reception of his character was mostly positive.
Da 5 Bloods | Official Trailer | Netflix
Boseman died at his home as a result of complications related to colon cancer, with his wife and family by his side.
Chadwick Boseman's Final Social Media Posts Before Passing Away
Khloe and Kaleb hold an action figure memorial service for their hero Chadwick Boseman.
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom | Official Trailer | Netflix
Time included Boseman on their list of the 10 Best Movie Performances of 2020, for both Da 5 Bloods and Ma Rainey.
Da 5 Bloods
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Golden Globes Awards Winner - Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom". Posthumously.
Chadwick Boseman wins posthumous Golden Globe for his final movie role
Screen Actors Guild Awards Winner - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" Posthumously.
Chadwick Boseman: Award Acceptance Speech | 27 Annual SAG Awards | TNT
Academy Awards Nominee - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom". Posthumously.
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