John Boyega made his debut in the 2011 British science fiction comedy horror film ‘Attack the Block’ directed by Joe Cornish. The film saw critical acclaim upon release and earned a 90% approval score on Rotten Tomatoes. Boyega also received the ‘Black Reel Award’ for his performance in the film. That same year, he also appeared in the British supernatural comedy-drama webisode series ‘Becoming Human’ where he played the role of ‘Danny Curtis.’ In 2013, he starred as ‘Ugwu’ in the Anglo-Nigerian drama film ‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ directed by Biyi Bandele. The film received a mixed response from critics. In 2014, he played the role of ‘Bambi’ in the Malik Vitthal-directed American drama film ‘Imperial Dreams.’ The film opened to a positive reception and was given a 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The year 2015 saw the release of the American epic space opera film ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ where Boyega portrayed FN-2187 / Finn. The film opened to universal acclaim and was a phenomenal commercial success, becoming one of the highest-grossing films of all time. Boyega also bagged the ‘Empire Award’ for his performance in the film.
He next starred in films like ‘The Circle’ (2017), ‘Detroit’ (2017), ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ (2017), ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ (2018), and ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ (2019). In 2021, he appeared in the American dark comedy crime-thriller film ‘Naked Singularity’ where he played the role of ‘Casi.’ The film received a lukewarm response from critics and received a 29% approval score on Rotten Tomatoes. Boyega was last seen in the 2022 American thriller drama film ‘892’ directed by Abi Damaris Corbin. He is all set to appear in the upcoming American historical epic film ‘The Woman King’ where he will portray King Ghezo.