CHADWICK BOSEMAN (Andre Davis), a native of South Carolina,
Howard University and attended the British American Dramatic Academy at Oxford,
he began his career as an actor, director and writer. Boseman made his feature
film debut in Gary
Fleder's drama The Express, playing football great Floyd Little. Boseman's
came in 2013 when he received rave reviews for his portrayal of the legendary
in Warner Bros. Pictures' 42. The film, which had the highest-grossing debut for
a baseball themed movie, tells the story of Robinson's history-making signing
with the Brooklyn Dodgers
under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey, played by Harrison Ford.
In 2014, Boseman again garnered critical praise for his portrayal of James
Universal Pictures' Get On Up. The biopic, which also stars Viola Davis, Octavia
Dan Aykroyd, and was directed by Tate Taylor (The Help), chronicles Brown's rise
poverty to become one of the most influential musicians in history. Boseman
received the 2014
CinemaCon Male Star of Tomorrow Award, was named one of the Top 10 Best Movie
Performances of 2014 by Time magazine and was awarded a Virtuous Award from the
Barbara International Film Festival for his portrayal of Brown.
Boseman joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the African superhero Black
in Marvel's 2016 release of Captain America: Civil War. This marked the film
debut for the
character, also known as T'Challa, which was created by Marvel writers Stan Lee
and Jack Kirby
and introduced in the comics in 1966. Boseman brought the character to the
forefront starring in
his own solo film, Marvel's Black Panther, which received critical acclaim and
broke global box
office records. The film received seven Academy Award nominations, including
Marvel's first ever
Best Picture nomination. The cast won the Screen Actors Guild Award for
Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Boseman starred in the title role of Open Road Films' Marshall alongside Josh
Sterling K. Brown. The film tells the story of Thurgood Marshall, the first
Supreme Court Justice, as he battled through one of his career-defining cases as
Counsel for the NAACP. Boseman's other feature film credits include: the revenge
Message from the King, which premiered at the Toronto International Film
Festival and garnered
Boseman the Vanguard Honor for Achievement in Performance Award at the festival;
independent psychological post-war drama The Kill Hole; and Summit
Entertainment's Draft Day
opposite Kevin Costner.
Boseman will next be seen starring in STX's 21 Bridges, which follows a NYPD
thrust into a citywide manhunt for a cop killer, he begins to undercover a
massive conspiracy that
links his fellow cops to a criminal empire and must decide who he is hunting and
who is hunting
him. Boseman and his partner Logan Coles produce the film alongside Avengers:
directors Joe Russo and Anthony Russo. He recently wrapped production on the
film Da 5 Bloods, directed by Academy Award winner Spike Lee. The story follows
American vets who return to Vietnam in search of the remains of their fallen
(Boseman) and the promise of buried treasure. They battle forces of man and
nature - while
confronted by the lasting ravages of the immorality of Vietnam War.
Xception Content, the production company run by Boseman and his producing
Logan Coles, has a diverse slate of upcoming projects. The duo will produce two
Boseman also slated to star: Yusake and Expatriate. Xception is joining Erik
to produce Yusake, a film adaptation of the story of the first African samurai
in Japan and who
served under Japanese warlord Oda Nobunaga in the 16th century. Boseman and
also penned the script for Expatriate, an international thriller set around a
1970s plane hijacking;
the project has been sold to Universal Pictures. The duo has also sold, to
an untitled pitch based on the life of Reverend Jeffrey Brown, who fought to
violence. They will produce The Stars in My Soul, based on a memoir co-written
astrophysicist Hakeen Oluseyi. Working Title has picked up the project.
Boseman's theatre directing credits include Dutchman, Wine in the Wilderness,
Summer, Spear in the Sun, Colored Museum, and Six Hits. For the screen he wrote,
and executive produced the short film Blood Over a Broken Pawn. Boseman's
credits include Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Breathe, Learning Curve, Willie's Cut
Rhyme Deferred, Bootleg Blues, Zooman and the Sign, and Urban Transitions, for
Boseman won an AUDELECO Award for Best Supporting Actor. Additional writing
Deep Azure, which was nominated for a Jeff Award for Best New Play and is
published in the Hip
Hop Theater Anthology Say Word!; Hieroglyphic Graffiti, which was produced at
Black Theatre Festival and the Hip Hop Theatre Festival; and Rhyme Deferred,
which appears in
the Hip Hop Theatre Anthology The Fire This Time.
Boseman currently resides in Los Angeles.
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