Chadwick Boseman had been an actor as well as dramatist from the United States. He started working as just a writer, director, as well as actor for the stage while studying direction at Howard University, earning a Drama League Directing Fellowship as well as an acting AUDELCO and also being nominated for a Jeff Award as a playwright for Deep Azure. In 2010, he received his first significant part as just a recurring character on Persons Unknown, while his breakout performance occurred in 2013 within historical film 42 as baseball great Jackie Robinson. He continues to play historical personalities in films such as Get on Up (2014), in which he played musician James Brown, and Marshall, in which he played lawyer as well as future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (2017).
From 2016 to 2019, Boseman rose to international prominence as the superhero Black Panther inside the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). He starred in four MCU films, including the 2018 film of the same name, for which he won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor inside a Motion Picture as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by such a Cast inside a Motion Picture. He was also nominated for the 2018 Time 100 for becoming the first black actor to star in an MCU film.
Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016. He maintained his sickness a secret, continuing to act all while heavily supporting cancer organisations until his death from disease in 2020. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, his final picture, was released posthumously the same year to critical acclaim, garnering him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor as well as a Golden Globe award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama.
Boseman also garnered four nominations for his roles in Da 5 Bloods as well as Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at the 27th Screen Actors Guild Awards, the most for a single artist at a single ceremony, as well as won Male Actor in such a Leading Role for Ma Rainey.
In 2016, Boseman was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer, which advanced to stage IV by 2020. Even just a handful of non-family individuals knew Boseman was unwell… with different degrees of understanding the about seriousness of the disease,” as per The Hollywood Reporter.