Chadwick Boseman Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Death, Net Worth & Height

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NameChadwick Boseman
Birth DateNovember 29, 1976
Birthplace Anderson, South Carolina, United States
ParentsCarolyn and Leroy Boseman
AffairsTaylor Simone Ledward
ProfessionActor, stage actor, writer, and director
Net Worth$12 million
Height6 ft
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColourDark Brown
“The best advice about getting older? Just be thankful you’re not dead!”- Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman was an American actor known for his portrayals of Jackie Robinson in ’42’ and James Brown in ‘Get on Up.’ He also plays the superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Boseman had early success as a stage actor, writer, and director, before landing gigs on TV shows like Lincoln Heights.

Boseman broke through with his big-screen portrayals of two African American icons: baseball player Jackie Robinson in 42, and soul singer James Brown in Get on Up. Boseman later took on the role of Black Panther for a series of Marvel superhero films, including the immensely successful Black Panther in early 2018.

For his brilliant acting performances, the actor won many award nominations. Besides acting, he enjoyed playing basketball, the sport he played while growing up in South Carolina. The artiste had worked as a drama instructor as well.

He passed away on August 28, 2020, from colon cancer. He was originally announced to voice an alternate version of the character in What If…? before his passing.

Chadwick Boseman
Chadwick Boseman

Bio, Age & Parents

Chadwick Aaron Boseman was born on November 29, 1977, in Anderson, South Carolina, the USA as the child of Carolyn and Leroy Boseman. His father worked in the textile industry and ran an upholstery business while her mother worked as a nurse.

He was born to African-American parents and belongs to Black ethnicity. He holds American nationality. He follows Christianity religion. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He has two brothers, Derrick Boseman (Older Brother) (Preacher in Tennessee), Kevin Boseman (Middle Brother) (Dancer, Singer).

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Talking about his education, he attended college at Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing in 2000. His teacher, Phylicia Rashad helped raise funds to help Boseman and some classmates to attend the Oxford Mid-Summer Program of the British American Drama Academy in London.

He initially wanted to become a writer and director. He returned to the United States and graduated from New York City’s Digital Film Academy. He started his career from Brooklyn. He worked as the drama instructor in the Schomburg Junior Scholars Program at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, New York. He moved to Los Angeles in 2008 to pursue his acting career.

Career: TV Shows & Films

Chadwick Boseman started acting in 2003 when he bagged a recurring role in the TV series ‘All My Children’. After this, he appeared in an episode each of ‘Third Watch’, ‘Law & Order’ and ‘CSI: NY’ respectively. In 2008, he was cast as Nathaniel “Nate” Ray in the series ‘Lincoln Heights’.

The same year, the actor did the flick ‘The Express’. He next played Sergeant McNair in the series ‘Persons Unknown’. In 2011, he got featured in the TV programs ‘Castle’, ‘Fringe’, ‘Detroit’ and ‘Justified’ respectively.

Chadwick Boseman
Chadwick Boseman

Soon after this, Chadwick Boseman was cast as Jackie Robinson in the biographical sports movie ‘42’ in 2013. He then played James Brown in the 2014 biographical film ‘Get on Up’. Then in 2016, the American artiste got featured in the flick ‘Gods of Egypt’. That year, he also joined the cast of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ as T’Challa / Black Panther.

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After this, Boseman co-produced as well as acted in the flick ‘Marshall’. In the year 2018, he reprised his role as T’Challa / Black Panther in the movies ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ respectively.


  • Nominated for 2016 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Film for Captain America: Civil War.
  • 2018 MTV Movie Award for Best Actor in a Movie for his work in Black Panther.
  • 2018 MTV Movie Award for Best Hero for his work in Black Panther.
  • 2018 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for his work in Black Panther.
  • Nominated for 2018 Saturn Award for Best Actor in a Film for his work in Black Panther.

Salary & Net Worth

Chadwick Boseman has appeared in numerous films and television series. He has appeared in some of the blockbuster films such as Captain America: Civil War, Black Panther, and Avengers: Infinity War.

He was featured in a television commercial for Lexus LS 500 Super Bowl 2018 NFL. At the time of his death, Chadwick Boseman had an estimated net worth of $12 million, earned mostly from his successful acting career.

Relationship: Single, Dating or Married?

While we knew that the Black Panther actor had been dating Taylor Simone Ledward for years, it was never reported that they got married. Some reports claimed that the couple got engaged last year, but the rumors were never confirmed.

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Chadwick and Taylor, a singer, made their red carpet debut as a couple at the SAG Awards in January 2019 and she joined him throughout awards season while he promoted Black Panther.

Chadwick Boseman & Taylor Simone Ledward
Chadwick Boseman & Taylor Simone Ledward

The couple’s final public appearance was in February 2020, when they sat in courtside seats at the NBA All-Star Game. You can see those photos in our gallery right here.


Boseman passed away on August 28, 2020, from colon cancer. “It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman,” a statement posted on his social media accounts read.

“Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much.”

“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” his family said in a statement. “From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more – all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side,”

We continue to send our thoughts and condolences to Chadwick‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

Physical Attributes: Height & Weight

Well, the superhero of Black Panther, Boseman had an athletic body type with a height of 6 feet or 1.83 m. She weighed 86Kg or 190 lbs. His eyes were Dark Brown in color and his hair was black. His sexual orientation was straight.

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Facts of Chadwick Boseman

  • His father worked at a textile factory, whereas his mother was a nurse.
  • His DNA testing has indicated that his ancestors were Krio people and Limba people from Sierra Leone and Yoruba people from Nigeria.
  • He appeared on Saturday Night Live in 2018.
  • He was selected among 25 other actors for the role of Jackie Robinson in the 2013 film, 42. He auditioned twice for the role.
  • He had also directed an off-Broadway play.
  • He prayed to be the Black Panther before he was cast as the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  • He has written and directed two short films, Heaven and Blood Over a Broken Pawn.
  • He has over 8.8M followers on Instagram.

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