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Meet Chadwick Boseman

Published On: Jul 28 2014 09:25:30 AM CDT
Chadwick Boseman Get On Up

Universal Pictures

Chadwick Boseman is getting early Oscar buzz for his portrayal of James Brown in “Get on Up.” Learn more about the actor here.

  • Chadwick Boseman grew up in South Carolina. He later attended college at Howard University in Washington, D.C., and the British American Dramatic Academy at Oxford, England.
  • Boseman’s first television role was on “All My Children” as Reggie Porter Montgomery, according to IMDB.com.
  • He later made guest appearances on a number of TV series, including: “Third Watch,” “Law & Order,” “CSI: NY,” “ER” and “Cold Case.”
  • In 2008 he appeared in the movie “The Express” as Floyd Little. The film told the story of Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy.
  • In 2009 Boseman appeared in the series “Lincoln Heights,” where he played Nathaniel Ray.
  • In 2010 he played Graham McNair in the series “Persons Unknown.”
  • Boseman starred in the movie “The Kill Hole” in 2012. The film told the story of an Iraq War veteran who was haunted by a war crime.
  • Perhaps Boseman’s biggest role came in 2013 when he played Jackie Robinson in “42.”
  • Boseman played in another sports movie in 2014 when he played Vontae Mack in “Draft Day.”
  • Boseman was selected to portray James Brown in “Get on Up” in 2014.
  • While Boseman is best known for his acting skills, he has also written, directed and produced short films.