John Boyega (born 17 March 1992) is a British actor, best known for playing Finn in the Star Wars sequel trilogy, Moses in Attack the Block (2011) and King Ghezo in The Woman King (2022). Boyega was born in Peckham, London, to Nigerian parents. His first role was that of a leopard in a play at his primary school at the age of five. He attended Westminster City School as a teenager. He later took part in various school productions and attended classes at Theatre Peckham. He was a performing arts student at South Thames College in Wandsworth and was active in theatre productions there, including the lead in Othello in 2010.