Chadwick Boseman is an American actor known for his portrayals of Jackie Robinson in ’42’ and James Brown in ‘Get on Up.’ He also plays the superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Born in South Carolina in 1977, Chadwick Boseman went on to enjoy early success as a stage actor, writer and director, before landing gigs on TV shows like Lincoln Heights. Boseman broke through with his big screen portrayals of two African-American icons: baseball player Jackie Robinson in 42, and soul singer James Brown in Get on Up. Boseman later took on the role of Black Panther for a series of Marvel superhero films, including the immensely successful Black Panther in early 2018.
In 2016, Boseman joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe with his appearance in the superhero ensemble blockbuster Captain America: Civil War. He played T’Challa, king of the African country of Wakanda, who becomes the powerful Black Panther.
Following a return to dramatic fare with Thurgood (2017), about a case early in the legal career of Justice Thurgood Marshall, Boseman was ready for his superhero closeup in Black Panther. The film shattered box office records upon its February 2018 release, raking in an estimated $218 million domestically over the four-day President’s Day weekend.
Later that year, Boseman’s Black Panther was scheduled to rejoin Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and other Marvel cohorts on screen for Avengers: Infinity War.
—Source: Biography