Chadwick Boseman was born on the 29th November 1976, in Anderson, South Carolina USA, of part Sierra Leonian ancestry.He is an actor perhaps best known for his appearances in the role of Jackie Robinson in “42” (2013), as James Brown in “Get On Up” (2014), and playing T’Challa in “Captain America: Civil War” (2016). He has also appeared in the TV series “Lincoln Heights” (2008), as well as “Persons Unknown” (2010). He has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 2003.
Have you ever wondered how rich Chadwick Boseman is, as of mid- 2016? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the size of Boseman’s net worth is over $5 million, with the main source of this amount of money being his successful involvement in the entertainment industry as a professional actor.
Chadwick Boseman Net Worth $5 Million
Chadwick Boseman was born to Leroy Boseman, a businessman, while his mother worked as a nurse. He attended T. L. Hanna High School and he matriculated in 1995. Afterwards, he moved to Washington, D.C. and enrolled at Howard University, from which he graduated with a BFA in Directing in 2000. Beside that degree, he also has a subsequent degree from the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England. Before his acting career began, Boseman worked as a drama instructor at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, New York, but after five years spent there, he moved to Los Angeles, where he began pursuing his professional acting career.
Chadwick`s professional career officially began in 2003, with his debut appearance a brief role in the TV series “Third Watch” (2003), which was followed by other brief roles in such TV series “Law & Order” (2004), and “CSI: NY” (2006). However, since then his career has gone only upwards, and so has his net worth. In 2008 he was featured in the film “The Express”, with Rob Brown and Dennis Quaid in lead roles, and the same year he was selected for the role of Nathaniel Ray in the TV series “Lincoln Heights” (2008-2009), which increased his net worth to a large degree.
Two years later, Chadwick got the part of Graham McNair in the TV series “Persons Unknown” (2010), and continued with small roles in TV series “Castle” (2011), “Justified” (2011), and “Fringe” (2011). The following year he was selected for the role of Lt. Samuel Drake in the film “The Kill Hole” (2012), and the following year he appeared in the role of Jackie Robinson in the film “42”, with Harrison Ford and T.R. Knight. In 2014, he had another tremendous accomplishment, when he was featured as James Brown in the film “Get On Up”, and he also appeared in the film “Draft Day”. All contributed significantly to his net worth.
To speak further of his accomplishments, most recently, Chadwick played T`Challa\Black Panther in the highly praised action adventure film “Captain America: Civil War” (2016), alongside Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. in lead roles, which added a substantial amount to his net worth. Chadwick will repeat this role in “Black Panther”, which is scheduled for release in 2018. He also appeared in the film “Gods Of Egypt” (2016). Thanks to his successful career, Chadwick has received several prestigious nominations and awards, including the CinemaCon Award in category Male Star Of Tomorrow, and he also received Black Reel award nominations in category Outstanding Actor for his work on “Get On Up”, and Outstanding Breakthrough Performance for his work on “42”, among others. Speaking about his personal life, there is no information about Chadwick Boseman’s private life, as he obviously keeps it to himself.
Grew up in Anderson, S.C., where he excelled in basketball. At age 31, he still plays pick-up games, and also boxes.
A graduate of both Howard University in Washington, DC and the British American Dramatic Academy at Oxford, England.
As a playwright, his script for "Deep Azure," performed at the Congo Square Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois, was nominated for a 2006 Joseph Jefferson Award for New Work.
As an African-American actor, a lot of our stories haven't been told.
As a director, it is important to understand the actor's process.
I'm an artist. Artists don't need permission to work. Regardless of whether I'm acting or not, I write. I write when I'm tired in fact, because I believe your most pure thoughts surface.
I'm the kind of guy who comes home and checks scores for everything. I'm a sports fan in general, so I pretty much keep up with who's ahead in a division and everything that's going on.
Some people would view Jackie Robinson as a very safe African-American, a docile figure who had a tendency to try to get along with everyone, and when you look at his history, you learn that he has this fire that allows him to take this punishment but also figure out savvy ways of giving it back.
I started out as a writer and a director. I started acting because I wanted to know how to relate to the actors. When people ask me what I do, I don't really say that I'm an actor, because actors often wait for someone to give them roles.
I think there's a difference between a working actor, a movie star and a celebrity. They're all three different things.
I know that baseball players have certain rituals or habits that they develop, because sometimes it becomes somewhat superstitious if they get on a streak and want to do the same thing over and over again.
I love all types of music. Jazz, classical, blues, rock, hip-hop. I often write scripts to instrumentals like a hip-hop artist. Music inspires me to write. It's either music playing or completely silent. Sometimes distant sound fuels you. In New York there's always a buzzing beneath you.
Sometimes when you're acting, you only need a little bit of something to sort of channel or, you know, transport into a place.
When I met Rachel Robinson for the first time, she is a regal woman, and she was like a grandmother in that first meeting.
In television you don't have a lot of time to spend with the role or the script. Typically you get a script a week prior to shooting. Sometimes it's even less time, not enough time to dream about the role.
In TV, you're basically shooting an episode in 10 to 14 days; 14 days is a luxury situation. And in film, you have anywhere from a month to three months, or it can be even longer than that, depending on what the production is.
People have said, 'You don't need to do any more biopics. You don't need to play any more real people.' I don't agree with that.
Every year, Hollywood is looking for that new, white leading man and new white starlet that audiences fall in love with. But they're not looking for the next Denzel Washington, Will Smith or Sidney Poitier.
When you're doing a character, you want to know the full landscape. You want to know them spiritually, mentally and physically.
I would love to play Jimi Hendrix.
I majored in directing. However, I did spend some time at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, so I am somewhat well-versed in African Studies.
I played Little League baseball, but I also played basketball. Basketball was my primary sport. When you play basketball seriously, a lot of times, through the summer season, you continue playing. So that replaced me playing baseball.
You have to cherish things in a different way when you know the clock is ticking, you are under pressure.
Guys are natural problem solvers - they like to have strategies.
[on meeting Hank Aaron] When he came to the set, it was like having Jackie Robinson there. I think he looked up to Jackie, and he experienced some similar conflicts. He was able to give me insights into how he approached the home run record, and it was a difficult time for him as well. He's like a grandfather, such a gentle spirit. Every time I got to meet him, it just put me in a good place.
[on making "42"] What I loved about being on the field is that there's this sort of meditative aspect to it. You have to be calm, and you can't be inside your head. That's the beauty of what Jackie Robinson did - you take a sport where, if you're in your head, you make mistake after mistake, and failing is what you do most of the time. Then you add all the other stuff going on around you, and you still manage to succeed? That's really what was amazing about it, and I didn't understand that until I was practicing it every day.
[on his lead role as Jackie Robinson in the biopic 42 (2013) ] The story is relevant because we still stand on his shoulders. He started something - I would even say maybe he didn't even start it, it started before him. But he carried the torch. And he carried it alone for a period of time before other people could help him.