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The Late Chadwick Aaron Boseman was a legendary actor and entertainer. In 2016, he was diagnosed with colon cancer but kept his condition private and muster strength to play the key roles in movies like Black Panther and 21 Bridges.
In this article, I’ll be telling you everything you need to know about Chadwick Boseman. You’ll even get to see Boseman’s upcoming movies, family, lifestyle, and Chadwick Boseman’s net worth at the time of his death.
Chadwick Aaron Boseman is a seasoned actor which more than 15 years of experience. He played lead roles in some of the finest movies of 2019 and 2020. Despite his death, Chadwick Boseman lived a long and successful life.
Here’s an overview of Chadwick Boseman Biography and a couple of things you probably didn’t know about Chadwick Boseman.
|Full Name||Chadwick Aaron Boseman|
|Birth Place||Anderson, South Carolina, United States|
|Birth Date||29th of November 1977 – 28th of August 2020|
|Spouse/Girlfriend||Taylor Simone Ledward|
|Net Worth||$14 million|
Chadwick Boseman Biography
Chadwick Aaron Boseman was born on the 29th of November 1977 in Anderson, South Carolina. Both his parents were African American. His mother, Carolyn was a nurse while his father Leroy Boseman had an upholstery business and was a worker at a textile factory downtown.
According to Boseman, his DNA testing results indicated his ancestors were from the Krio people from Sierra Leone, the Yoruba cultural group in Nigeria, and Limba people in Sierra Leone.
Boseman was a very brilliant student. When he was in the 6th grade, he wrote and played his first movie, Crossroads. He did this movie to honor one of his classmates that was shot dead at that time.
In 1995, Boseman graduated from T. L. Hanna High School in 1995, he was one of the best basketball players in the school. Then he furthered his education at Howard University in Washington. By February 2000, Boseman had a Bachelor’s Degree of Fine Arts in directing.
Since he was so interested in acting, he decided to further his education at the Oxford Mid-Summer Program of the British American Drama Academy, England. With the help of his teacher and mentor, Phylicia Rashad, he was able to raise enough money to sponsor his education at this institution.
After successful studies, Boseman moved back to the US and completed another course at New York City’s Digital Film Academy. He had a house in Brooklyn close to his place of work.
Boseman worked as a drama instructor in the Schomburg Junior Scholars Program at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, New York.
Chadwick Boseman was passionate about acting, directing, and writing, so he studied and started learning how to relate with actors, control his emotions, and theatre arts.
In 2003, Chadwick Boseman starred in one episode of the movie, Third Watch. Two months later, he portrayed Reggie Montgomery in soap opera “All My Children”.
In 2008, Boseman moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting and movie production. He performed in a lot of stage productions like Breathe, Bootleg Blues, Zooman, Romeo and Juliet, and Willie’s Cut and Shine.
Boseman also directed several short film stage productions and short film like Blood Over a Broken Pawn, Hieroglyphic Graffiti, and Rhyme Deferred.
In 2008, Chadwick Boseman played key roles in Lincoln Heights, The Express: The Ernie Davis Story, and Persons Unknown. After Boseman played the role of Jackie Robinson in the movie “42”, he became recognized throughout the country as an exceptional actor.
Boseman is an exceptional character when it comes to playing key roles in biographies. In 2017, Boseman portrayed Thurgood Marshall in the biographical film “Marshall” and James Brown in the 2014 movie “Get on Up”.
Boseman also got to play the role of Thoth in the 2016 movie “gods of Egypt”, He was picked up my Marvel comics to play the role of T’Challa in Black Panther, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame. In 2019, Boseman starred in the movie “21 Bridges”.
Around March 2016, Chadwick Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer. It became even worst and eventually progressed to stage IV before the end of 2019.
Boseman never publicly disclosed that he had been battling cancer for more than three years. According to The Hollywood Reporter, only some of his friends and non-family members knew that Boseman was sick.
It takes a lot of guts to manage one’s condition the way Boseman did. But I won’t advise anyone to do what he did. If he had spoken up, millions of people would have put him in prayers and gave him all the support he needs.
Maybe he didn’t want to raise his hopes or make people pity him because of his condition, he did what he had to do and completely support him.
During his treatment, which mainly consists of multiple surgeries and chemotherapy, Boseman continued to act movies. He was still shooting movies like Marshall, Da 5 Bloods, Black Panther, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom even after surgery.
On the 28th of August 2020, Chadwick Boseman died in his house in LA as a result of serious health complications caused by colon cancer. He did not die alone, his wife, family, and a handful of friends were by his side cheering him up.
No doubt Chadwick Boseman lived a successful man and we will always remember him, the great works he did, and the impact he made around the world.
Boseman also had a wife. He and Taylor Simone Ledward have been dating since August 2015, but the lovers tied the knots and got married around October 2019.
Chadwick Boseman Movies & Awards
With more than a decade of acting experience, Boseman achieved international fame and recognition for playing the role of T’Challa in Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie titled “Black Panther” from 2016 to 2019.
Throughout his appearance in this epic Marvel universe Movie, Boseman was awarded a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, and Superhero of the year 2018, Best Performance in a Movie…
Chadwick Boseman was also the first black actor to headline an MCU film. He was also listed in the 2018 Time 100 listing. For a person fighting cancer, Boseman made the most of his life and lived a very fulfilling life.
Boseman also won an AUDELCO Award for his role in 2002’s movie “Urban Transitions: Loose Blossoms”, a play by Ron Milner
Boseman final movie before his death, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is scheduled to be released posthumously.
Boseman has played major roles in more than 50 blockbuster movies including Marshall, Draft Day, Black Panther, Avengers, 21 Bridges, 42, DA 5 Bloods, Message from the King, gods of Egypt…
Chadwick Boseman has also been sighted in popular TV series like Detroit 1-8-7, Fringe, Lincoln Heights, Castle, the Glades…
Chadwick Boseman Net Worth & Salary
Avengers Civil War, Infinity War, and Endgame, and Black Panther made more than $5 billion worldwide at the box office. These amazing movies allowed Boseman to earned $2 million for each movie.
In addition to acting, Boseman was also a director, producer, and screenwriter. He produced several short films at the peak of his career including the biopic Marshall.
Throughout his career as a professional actor, Chadwick Boseman has amassed a lot of recognition and made more than $10 million as a professional actor. At the time of his death, Chadwick Boseman was worth $12 million.