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Chadwick Boseman
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Boseman in 2016
Born
Chadwick Aaron Boseman

(1976-11-29)November 29, 1976[lower-alpha 1]
DiedAugust 28, 2020(2020-08-28) (aged 43)
Cause of deathColon cancer
EducationHoward University (BFA)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Playwright
Years active1994–2020[4]
Spouse(s)Taylor Simone Ledward

Chadwick Aaron Boseman (November 29, 1976[lower-alpha 1] – August 28, 2020)[5] was an American actor and playwright. After studying directing at Howard University, he became prominent in theater, winning a Drama League Directing Fellowship and an acting AUDELCO, and being nominated for a Jeff Award as a playwright. Transitioning to the screen, he landed his first major role as a series regular on Persons Unknown in 2010, and his breakthrough performance came in 2013 as baseball player Jackie Robinson in the biographical film 42. He continued to portray historical figures, starring in Get on Up (2014) as singer James Brown and Marshall (2017) as Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Boseman achieved international fame for playing superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) from 2016 to 2019. He appeared in four MCU films, including an eponymous 2018 film that earned him an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. As the first black actor to headline an MCU film, he was also named to the 2018 Time 100.

In 2016, Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer. Boseman kept his condition private, continuing to act until his death from complications related to the illness in 2020. His final film, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, was released posthumously the same year to critical acclaim.[6][7]

Early life and education[edit source | edit]

Chadwick Aaron Boseman[8][5] was born and raised in Anderson, South Carolina,[9][10][11] the son of Carolyn[12] and Leroy Boseman, both African-American.[13] His mother was a nurse and his father worked at a textile factory, managing an upholstery business as well.[14] According to Boseman, DNA testing from African Ancestry indicated that some of his ancestors were Krio people from Sierra Leone, Limba people from Sierra Leone and Yoruba people from Nigeria.[15]

Boseman graduated from T. L. Hanna High School in 1995 where he played on the basketball team.[16][17] In his junior year, he wrote his first play, Crossroads, and staged it at the school after a classmate was shot and killed.[14] He was recruited to play basketball at college but chose the arts instead,[18] attending college at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and graduating in 2000 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in directing.[19] One of his teachers was Phylicia Rashad, who became a mentor.[14] Rashad helped raise funds, notably from her friend and prominent actor Denzel Washington,[5] so that Boseman and other classmates could attend the Oxford Summer Program of the British American Drama Academy at Balliol College, Oxford, in England to which they had been accepted.[14][20] He also traveled to Africa for the first time while at college, working in Ghana with his professor Mike Malone "to preserve and celebrate rituals with performances on a proscenium stage"; he said it was "one of the most significant learning experiences of [his] life".[21]

Boseman wanted to write and direct, and initially began studying acting to learn how to relate to actors.[22] After he returned to the U.S., he graduated from New York City's Digital Film Academy.[23][24]

Career[edit source | edit]

1993–2007: Theater, Deep Azure, and early television[edit source | edit]

Boseman lived in Brooklyn at the start of his career.[14] In 2000 he was named a Drama League Directing Fellow. He directed productions including George C. Wolfe's The Colored Museum[18][25] (Wolfe would later direct Boseman in his final role)[26] and a staging of Amiri Baraka's Dutchman.[18] He worked as the drama instructor in the Schomburg Junior Scholars Program, housed at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem[8] between 2002 and 2009.[27] He rose to prominence as a playwright and stage actor in 2002, performing in multiple productions and winning an AUDELCO award in 2002 for his part in Ron Milner's Urban Transitions.[18] As a member of the National Shakespeare Company of New York he played Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and Malcolm in Macbeth.[28] He directed and wrote plays[29][30] as part of the Hip Hop theater movement; his works included Rhyme Deferred (co-written with Howard classmate Kamilah Forbes), in which he also performed, and Hieroglyphic Graffiti.[18][31][32][33] Rhyme Deferred was commissioned for a national tour, as well as featuring in The Fire This Time anthology of works, while Hieroglyphic Graffiti was produced at a variety of locations, including the National Black Theatre Festival in 2001.[18] Combining modern African-American culture and Egyptian deities, it is set in Washington, D.C. and was picked up by the New York Hip-Hop Theatre Festival and Tennessee State University's summer stock theatre program in 2002.[34] It was also the Kuntu Repertory Theatre's 2002–03 season launch production. At the 2002 Hip-Hop Theatre Festival, Boseman also gave a one-man show called "Red Clay and Carved Concrete".[28]

In 2003, Boseman was cast in his first television role, an episode of Third Watch,[35] and began playing Reggie Montgomery in the daytime soap opera All My Children.[36] He was fired from All My Children after voicing concerns to producers about racist stereotypes in the script; the role was subsequently re-cast, with Boseman's future Black Panther co-star Michael B. Jordan taking the part.[37][38] Boseman had wanted to work around the stereotypes of the character, feeling that being in a soap opera would give him more room for improvisation as the writers often do not initially plan a full story;[39] his (then-future) agent said that when Boseman was given the second script and learned that his character's parents were a drug addict and an absent father, Boseman confronted the creators.[38] He later reflected on the experience in his 2018 commencement address to Howard University, saying that it "seemed to be wrapped up in assumptions about us as black folks [and he] would have to make something out of nothing."[39] His other early television work included episodes of the series Law & Order, Cold Case, CSI: NY, and ER.[8]

His best-known play, Deep Azure, was commissioned in 2004 by the Congo Square Theatre Company in Chicago, and was nominated for a 2006 Jeff Award for Best New Work.[40][31][18] Boseman said at the time that Deep Azure was "a fusion and progression of [his] previous plays", which he did not feel fit wholly in the Hip Hop theater genre.[18] The play – about police brutality, a daring subject in 2004, and largely delivered in rhyme – was workshopped at the Apollo Theater[41][42] in New York before debuting in Chicago in 2005, which the Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones "got a kick out of [because it was] a reversal of the usual power structure in the theater".[41] Jones called Boseman a "fresh talent – new, young, sophisticated, African-American writer with all of the flaws that flow from youth and inexperience and all of the excitement that draws from those very same places", and highly praised the work for its rhythm; cultural references to properties as diverse as Shakespeare and Spider-Man; and exploration of black-on-black violence, but criticized that it needed better focus. He concluded that even so, he would "hand Boseman a commission. Several commissions."[42] Reflecting on it in 2020, Jones added that the play has elements similar to the popular musical Hamilton.[41] In 2008, Boseman turned Deep Azure into a screenplay. Michael Greene, who would become his agent, picked it up and contacted Boseman when Tessa Thompson and Omari Hardwick expressed an interest in playing the lead roles, prompting Boseman's move to Los Angeles.[38] He also directed, wrote, and produced the short film Blood Over a Broken Pawn in 2007, which was honored at the 2008 Hollywood Black Film Festival.[31][43]

2008–2015: Breakthrough with 42 and Get on Up[edit source | edit]

In 2008, Boseman moved to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.[20] 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.[44] He also appeared in his first feature film in 2008, The Express: The Ernie Davis Story, as running back Floyd Little.[45] He landed his first regular role in the 2010 television series Persons Unknown as the Marine Graham McNair.[46] The show received mediocre reviews that felt the characters were all archetypes with little development;[47] Emily Todd VanDerWerff for The A.V. Club described Boseman's character as "soldier (who's probably seen a lot of stuff he'd rather forget)" and concluded her review with: "it's the summer. What else are you gonna watch?"[48] In July 2013, Boseman's second short film as director, Heaven, premiered at the HollyShorts Film Festival.[49]

Five people seated on a stage under a large portrait of Lincoln while Michelle Obama stands on the stage speaking.
Boseman (second left) at the 42 film workshop in the State Dining Room of the White House in April 2013; First Lady Michelle Obama is delivering remarks.

Boseman's breakthrough role came in 2013 with the film 42, in which he portrayed the lead role of baseball legend Jackie Robinson.[45][50] Boseman had been directing an off-Broadway play in the East Village when he auditioned for the role,[51] and was considering giving up acting to pursue directing full-time.[52] About twenty-five other actors had been seriously considered for the role, but director Brian Helgeland liked Boseman's bravery to choose the most difficult scene, in which Robinson goes down a stadium tunnel and breaks a bat in anger, to read and cast him after he had auditioned twice.[53][19][54] Part of the audition process involved playing baseball; Boseman had been involved with Little League as a child but was primarily a basketball player growing up, saying that in this part the casting directors likely noticed his athleticism rather than specifically baseball skills.[51] Robinson's widow, Rachel Robinson, commented that Boseman's performance was like seeing her husband again.[32] 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.[51] After having portrayed football player Little in The Express, Boseman was encouraged by stunt coordinator Allan Graf to approach running bases in the same way, as Robinson had also been a college football player.[54][55] Upon taking the role, Boseman first spoke with Rachel Robinson, which he said was of great help in discovering the character.[51] The same year, Boseman also starred in the independent film The Kill Hole, which was released in theaters a few weeks before 42.[56]

Critics, even those who viewed the film negatively, felt that Boseman being a relatively unknown actor was a benefit when playing an icon and an athlete; Mick LaSalle of San Francisco Chronicle wrote that "as [...] played by Chadwick Boseman, Robinson is a hero we can recognize",[57] and Mary Pols for Time said that "Boseman is not a hugely close physical match to Robinson, except for perhaps in the power he conveys, but he's a great choice to play the ball player".[58] The Guardian's Mike McCahill noted that "Boseman hits his key scenes out of the park", but felt the film would not interest people who are not baseball fans,[59] with Dana Stevens of Slate suggesting that the film made black history "squeaky-clean" and did both Robinson and Boseman's performance as him a disservice.[60]

Four men on a red carpet.
Boseman (second right) and the cast of Get on Up at the 2014 Deauville American Film Festival.

In 2014, Boseman starred in another sporting film, Draft Day, as fictional football player Vontae Mack.[61][62] He had workshopped the Tupac Shakur jukebox musical Holler If Ya Hear Me in 2013, but did not continue to Broadway with it in order to take the role of James Brown in 2014's Get on Up.[18] As Brown, Boseman did some singing and all of his own dancing,[63] working with choreographer Aakomon Jones for five to eight hours a day over two months in preparation. Producer Mick Jagger also directed him on interacting with audiences when performing live music.[64] He had not wanted to take a role in another biopic so soon after playing an icon in Robinson, saying he "wasn't looking to do it again for another 15, 20 years",[64] but was sought out as director Tate Taylor's only choice.[20] Co-star Dan Aykroyd, who had known Brown, praised Boseman's performance, saying that it was neither replication or impression and that he "did not have to squint sitting across from [Boseman] to imagine that [he] was talking to [Brown]".[64] Boseman also stayed in character between filming on set; Taylor said this was not a method acting approach, and more a necessity due to Boseman holding his vocal cords unnaturally to imitate Brown's southern drawl.[20]

His performance was praised as the highlight of an also good movie, with the Rotten Tomatoes critical consensus reading: "With an unforgettable Chadwick Boseman in the starring role, Get On Up offers the Godfather of Soul a fittingly dynamic homage."[65] Among the critics was Time's Richard Corliss (hyperbolically)[66] saying that Boseman "deserves a Pulitzer, a Nobel and instant election to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame."[67] Eulogizing Boseman, Donald Clarke of The Irish Times said that "Get on Up tested every weapon in the actor's arsenal [and his] performance confirmed that, like a star from Hollywood's golden age, Chadwick Boseman could do it all and do it all with style."[68]

Boseman had sold a thriller screenplay to Universal Pictures in 2014, which he continued to collaborate on with screenwriting partner Logan Coles and planned to star in, and told The Guardian that he still wanted to be a director but would explore his acting career first, adding that "maybe it'll be easier if you're a successful actor".[20][66] In 2016, he starred as Thoth, a deity from Egyptian mythology, in Gods of Egypt.[69] Boseman was one of the few actors of color featured in the film, which had drawn criticism for using a predominantly white cast to portray Egyptian characters. Agreeing with the criticism, Boseman said this had motivated him to accept the role, to ensure one of the film's African characters would be played by someone of African descent.[14] Boseman's own casting was criticized for falling under the "Magical Negro" stereotype. The Independent reported that Boseman shook his head while telling GQ in an interview that "people don't make $140 million movies starring black and brown people".[70] It was his first largely CGI film, and he expressed that he preferred acting alongside people than with blue screens and prop stand-ins.[66] The film was heavily criticized; Jordan Hoffman for The Guardian said that it lacks story or interesting characters, but "Boseman makes for nice comic relief as the witty Thoth",[71] with Will Leitch of The New Republic saying that his then-upcoming Marvel Studios role may have to work "to make you forget he was ever in this movie".[72] Perri Nemiroff for Collider said that Boseman shines as "the only cast member who really seems to understand the movie he's in".[73]

2016–2019: Marvel Cinematic Universe and other leading roles[edit source | edit]

A man and woman sitting behind a panel desk, the man is laughing and the woman smiling.
Boseman and Black Panther co-star Lupita Nyong'o at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con.

In 2016, 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.[74][75] While working on Civil War Boseman learned some Xhosa from John Kani, who played his father, and insisted on using the language for the character.[38] When asked by journalist Ryan Gilbey if he felt pressure not to "screw up" the beloved comics character, Boseman responded by saying: "It's more positive than that. It's more like: 'Seize it. Enjoy it.'"[76] He told the Associated Press, though, that he more identified with the Black Panther's nemesis, Killmonger, knowing that his roots to his African past had been severed.[21]

We know what it's like to be told there isn't a screen for you to be featured on, a stage for you to be featured on. [...] We know what it's like to be beneath and not above. And that is what we went to work with every day. We knew that we could create a world that exemplified a world we wanted to see. We knew that we had something to give.

–Boseman accepting the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture in 2019.[21]

He headlined Black Panther in 2018,[77] 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 influentual people, with Sean Combs writing his entry.[78] 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.[79] He reprised the role in both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, which were released in 2018 and 2019, respectively. Both films were the highest grossing of the year they were released, with Endgame going on to become the highest-grossing film of all time.[80] Boseman's last physical appearance as Black Panther was in Endgame, at Tony Stark's funeral.[21]

Boseman portrayed Thurgood Marshall in the biographical film Marshall in 2017. Set years before he became the first African American Supreme Court Justice, the movie focuses on one of Marshall's early cases. It was premiered at Howard University, which both Boseman and Marshall had attended.[81][82]

In 2019, 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. He was also a producer on the film, and in this capacity sought out Sienna Miller to be his co-star; Miller, who was intending to take a break from acting while her daughter was young, asked for a salary that the studio would not meet, and so Boseman donated the rest to make up the sum she requested from his own pay.[83]

2020: Da 5 Bloods and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom[edit source | edit]

In 2019 Boseman was announced as part of the cast for the Netflix war drama film Da 5 Bloods, directed by Spike Lee.[84] The film was released on June 12, 2020.[85] Lee, in choosing Boseman for the divine-like character of "Stormin" Norman, said, "This character is heroic; he's a superhero. Who do we cast? We cast Jackie Robinson, James Brown, Thurgood Marshall, and we cast T'Challa."[86]

For the songs, rituals and folklore that were lost in slavery's middle passage, [August Wilson's] plays are those forgotten songs remixed for the struggles of adapting to these shores [...] In the similar way that Wilson's work was influenced by the blues of Bessie Smith, Muddy Waters and W. C. Handy, my plays were infused with Tupac, Biggie and Black Star.

–Boseman on August Wilson, 2013.[21]

The film Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, in which Boseman co-stars as trumpeter Levee, was released after the actor's death in 2020.[87] Director Wolfe said that Boseman was excited by the role for the challenge it posed, saying that "it's a monster role and it's a thrilling role, it's a difficult role. All of those things are exhilarating for an actor. And [Boseman] rose to the occasion and more than delivered."[26] According to Chris Jones, Boseman's Levee is "an astonishing, revelatory performance and formidably distinct from the numerous interpretations seen on the stage."[87] The film is based on the August Wilson play of the same name; Boseman was a fan of Wilson and wrote about him and his inspiration on Boseman's own work in a 2013 essay for the Los Angeles Times.[21]

Appraisal[edit source | edit]

According to film critic Owen Gleiberman in Variety, "Boseman was a virtuoso actor who had the rare ability to create a character from the outside in and the inside out [and he] knew how to fuse with a role, etching it in three dimensions [...] That's what made him an artist, and a movie star, too. Yet in Black Panther, he also became that rare thing, a culture hero".[88] Similarly, reviewer Richard Brody in The New Yorker finds the originality of Boseman's formidable acting technique in his ability to empathize with the interior lives of his characters and render them on screen as fully and completely belonging to the character.[89] He was uniquely able to capture and portray the dignity of his characters, according to The New York Times critic Wesley Morris.[90] The Guardian's Peter Bradshaw wrote of the actor's "beauty, his grace, his style, his presence [...] These made up Chadwick Boseman's persona [and he became] the lost prince of American cinema[,] glorious and inspirational".[91]

Personal life[edit source | edit]

Boseman began dating singer Taylor Simone Ledward in 2015.[92] 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.[93][92]

Boseman was raised a Christian and was baptized. He was part of a church choir and youth group and his former pastor said that he still kept his faith.[94] Boseman had stated that he prayed to be the Black Panther before he was cast as the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.[95]

Illness and death[edit source | edit]

Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, which eventually progressed to stage IV before 2020.[5] He never spoke publicly about his cancer diagnosis, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, "[o]nly a handful of non-family members knew that Boseman was sick... with varying degrees of knowledge about the severity of [his] condition."[96] During treatment, involving multiple surgeries and chemotherapy, he continued to work and completed production for several films, including Marshall, Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and others. Boseman died at his home as a result of complications related to colon cancer on August 28, 2020, with his wife and family by his side.[97][98][99]

Boseman died without a will, and his estate will be governed by California law.[100]

Response[edit source | edit]

Many fellow actors and other celebrities paid tribute to Boseman via social media following the announcement of his death, including a number of his Marvel Cinematic Universe co-stars. Marvel Studios president and CCO Kevin Feige called Boseman's death "absolutely devastating," writing: "Each time he stepped on set, he radiated charisma and joy, and each time he appeared on screen, he created something truly indelible [...] Now he takes his place [as] an icon for the ages."[101][102] Co-stars from Boseman's other films also paid tribute to him.[103]

On August 29, 2020, the day after Boseman died, the tweet in which his family announced his death on his Twitter account became the most-liked tweet ever, with more than 6 million likes in under 24 hours,[104][105] and accumulating over 7 million by August 31, far displacing the previous record holder.[106] His death was compared to other unexpected deaths of young black celebrities in 2020, particularly Kobe Bryant and Naya Rivera.[107]

Boseman's alma mater, Howard University, tweeted in reaction to Boseman's death, "It is with profound sadness that we mourn the loss of alumnus Chadwick Boseman who passed away this evening. His incredible talent will forever be immortalized through his characters and through his own personal journey from student to superhero! Rest in Power!"[108]

Major League Baseball and the Los Angeles Dodgers, the franchise for which Robinson played when the team was at its former home of Brooklyn, New York, issued statements honoring Boseman, in light of his acclaimed portrayal of the player.[109][110] Several publications noted Boseman died on the observance of Jackie Robinson Day,[lower-alpha 2] seven years after his having portrayed Robinson.[111][112] Prior to the fifth game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA playoffs, Boseman was honored with a moment of silence, alongside Cliff Robinson and Lute Olson.[113] When Lewis Hamilton won the 2020 Belgian Grand Prix, he dedicated the win to Boseman.[114]

Tributes[edit source | edit]

Governor of South Carolina Henry McMaster ordered the Statehouse flags be lowered to half-staff on August 30, 2020, in honor of Boseman, who was born and raised in the state.[115] Also on August 30, ABC (which, like Marvel Entertainment, is owned by Disney) aired a commercial-free version of Black Panther, followed by a special about Boseman's life and work titled Chadwick Boseman — A Tribute for a King.[116][117] The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony was also dedicated to Boseman.[118] On August 28, 2020, a Change.org petition was started, seeking to replace a Confederate monument in his hometown of Anderson with a statue of Boseman, which collected more than 50,000 signatures within less than a week, surpassing its original goal of 15,000 signatures.[119] On September 24, 2020, Disney unveiled a mural by artist Nikkolas Smith dedicated to Boseman at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, California.[120]

A public memorial service was held on September 4, 2020, in Anderson, South Carolina, where the speakers included Boseman's childhood pastor as well as Deanna Brown-Thomas, daughter of James Brown, whom Boseman portrayed in Get on Up.[121] The city announced plans for creation of a permanent art memorial.[122] Despite reports Boseman was buried at Welfare Baptist Church cemetery in nearby Belton, South Carolina,[123] the funeral home handling his services and the church pastor both denied this.[124] Marvel's official YouTube channel released a tribute for Chadwick Boseman with many actors like Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans releasing their tribute.[125] The 2020 video game Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales features an after-credits message dedicated in memory of Boseman and 42nd Street has been renamed to 'Boseman Way' in tribute.[126] On November 29, 2020, Marvel changed the studio's logo animation in the opening of Black Panther on Disney+ to include images of Boseman from the film, as well as his appearances in Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame, to honor what would have been Boseman's 44th birthday.[127]

Filmography[edit source | edit]

Film[edit source | edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2008 The Express: The Ernie Davis Story Floyd Little [128]
2012 The Kill Hole Lt. Samuel Drake [129]
2013 42 Jackie Robinson [128]
2014 Draft Day Vontae Mack [130]
Get on Up James Brown [128]
2016 Gods of Egypt Thoth [131]
Captain America: Civil War T'Challa / Black Panther [132]
2017 Message from the King Jacob King Also executive producer [133]
Marshall Thurgood Marshall Also co-producer [134]
2018 Black Panther T'Challa / Black Panther [135]
Avengers: Infinity War [136]
2019 Avengers: Endgame [137]
21 Bridges Andre Davis Also producer [138]
2020 Da 5 Bloods Norman Earl "Stormin' Norm" Holloway [139]
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Levee Posthumous release [140]

Television[edit source | edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2003 All My Children Reggie Porter Recurring role [37]
2003 Third Watch David Wafer Episode: "In Lieu of Johnson" [141]
2004 Law & Order Foster Keyes Episode: "Can I Get a Witness?" [141]
2006 CSI: NY Rondo Episode: "Heroes" [142]
2008 ER Derek Taylor Episode: "Oh, Brother" [141]
2008 Cold Case Dexter Collins Episode: "Street Money" [141]
2008–2009 Lincoln Heights Nathaniel "Nate" Ray 9 episodes [143]
2009 Lie to Me Cabe McNeil Episode: "Truth or Consequences" [144]
2010 Persons Unknown Sergeant McNair Main role; 13 episodes [142]
2010 The Glades Michael Richmond Episode: "Honey" [145][146]
2011 Castle Chuck Russell Episode: "Poof, You're Dead" [142]
2011 Fringe Mark Little / Cameron James Episode: "Subject 9" [147]
2011 Detroit 1-8-7 Tommy Westin Episode: "Beaten/Cover Letter" [148]
2011 Justified Ralph Beeman Episode: "For Blood or Money" [142]
2018 Saturday Night Live Himself (host) Episode: "Chadwick Boseman/Cardi B" [149]
2021 What If...? T'Challa / Black Panther Guest voice role; posthumous release [150]

As director[edit source | edit]

Year Title Notes Ref.
2008 Blood Over a Broken Pawn Short film [31]
2013 Heaven Short film [49]

Playwright[edit source | edit]

Years Title Role Notes Ref.
1993 Crossroads Playwright Unproduced College play [151]
1997–2000 Rhyme Deferred Co-writer
Performer
Part of the Hip Hop Theatre Anthology The Fire This Time. [152]
2002 Hieroglyphic Graffiti Playwright Produced at Negro Playwright's Theatre
Kuntu Repertory Theatre
the National Black Theatre Festival
the Hip Hop Theatre Festival.
[153]
2005 Deep Azure Playwright Produced by Congo Square Theatre Company
work-shopped at the Folger Shakespeare Library
the Apollo Theater.
[31]

Awards and nominations[edit source | edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2002 AUDELCO Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Urban Transitions Won [31][29]
2006 Joseph Jefferson Awards Best New Play Deep Azure Nominated [31][154]
2008 Hollywood Black Film Festival Best Short Film Blood Over a Broken Pawn Won [31]
2013 Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Performer 42 Nominated [155]
2014 Black Reel Awards Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Male Nominated [156]
2014 American Black Film Festival Most Promising Performer Nominated [157]
2014 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Nominated [158]
2014 Dublin Film Critics' Circle Best Actor Get on Up Nominated [159]
2015 Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuosos Award Won [160]
2015 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Nominated [161]
2015 Black Reel Awards Best Actor Nominated [162]
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie: Chemistry Captain America: Civil War Nominated [163]
Choice Movie: Scene Stealer Nominated
2017 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Nominated [164]
2017 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards #SQUAD Nominated [165]
2017 Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated [166]
2018 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Marshall Nominated [167]
2018 Black Reel Awards Best Actor Nominated [168]
2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Performance in a Movie Black Panther Won [169]
Best Hero Won
Best Fight (Black Panther vs M'Baku) Nominated
Best On-Screen Team
(with Lupita Nyong'o, Letitia Wright and Danai Gurira)
Nominated
2018 BET Awards Best Actor Marshall and Black Panther Won [170]
2018 Saturn Awards Best Actor Black Panther Nominated [171]
2018 Teen Choice Awards Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor Nominated [172]
Choice Liplock Nominated
Choice Movie Ship Nominated
2018 People's Choice Awards Male Movie Star of the Year Won [173]
Action Movie Star of the Year Nominated
2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture Won [174]
2019 Black Reel Awards Outstanding Actor Won [175]
2019 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Movie Actor Nominated [176]
Favorite Superhero Nominated
2019 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture Won [177]
Entertainer of the Year Nominated
2019 BET Awards Best Actor Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers: Endgame
Nominated [178]
2020 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture 21 Bridges Nominated [179]
2020 MTV Movie & TV Awards - Special Hero for the Ages career Won [180]
2020 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Ensemble Cast Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Won [181]
2020 New York Film Critics Circle Best Supporting Actor Da 5 Bloods Won [182]
2020 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Actor Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Won [183]
2020 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Actor Won [184][185]
Best Supporting Actor Da 5 Bloods Nominated
2021 Gotham Independent Film Awards Best Actor Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Pending [186]

Honors[edit source | edit]

Honorary degrees[edit source | edit]

Location Date School Degree Gave Commencement Address
Template:Country data District of Columbia May 12, 2018 Howard University Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL)[187] Yes[188]

Notes[edit source | edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sources conflict on whether Boseman was born in 1976 or 1977. Obituaries list his age at death as 43, making his birth year 1976.[1][2][3]
  2. Jackie Robinson Day is April 15, but in 2020 was observed on August 28 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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