Film actor known for his portrayals of R&B singer James Brown in the 2014 film Get On Up and as baseball player Jackie Robinson in the movie 42 . He also starred as Black Panther in the Marvel film franchise surrounding the character, including 2018's Black Panther .
A dramatist as well as an actor, he wrote a play called Deep Azure that premiered in Chicago in 2005.
He was born to Leroy and Carolyn Boseman, a businessman and a nurse.
He co-starred with Kevin Costner in the 2014 film Draft Day.