Grace Boyega is the sister of British actor John Boyega. Grace Boyega’s younger brother gained international recognition for playing Finn in Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens (2015). Boyega rose to prominence in his native United Kingdom for his role of Moses in the 2011 sci-fi comedy film Attack the Block (2011. He is also known for The Woman King and the thriller film Breaking.
Grace Boyega: Bio Summary
|Full Name||Grace Boyega|
|famous as||Sister of John Boyega|
|Age||34 years old as of 2023|
|Date of Birth||1989|
|Place of Birth||United Kingdom|
|Siblings||Blessing Boyega, John Boyega|
|spouse||Samson Boyega, Abigail Boyega|
Who is John Boyega’s sister, Grace?
Grace Boyega was born in 1989 in the United Kingdom per Famechain. She is the daughter of Samson Boyega and Abigail Boyega. As of 2023, she is 34 years old. Aside from her famous movie star brother John, Grace also has a sister- Blessing Boyega. Her parents, Abigail (a carer) and Samson Adegboyega (a Pentecostal minister) are both of Yoruba descent. They moved to the United Kingdom in the 1980s.
Grace’s younger brother has some cool acting credit to his name – inducing his role as Finn in the Star Wars sequel trilogy films The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker. He is also known for the historical epic The Woman King, and thriller film Breaking. Grace also has some credit to her name. According to her IMDB profile, she is known for Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi (2017), Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), and Detroit (2017). She was credited as an Additional crew.
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Grace Boyega is a Fashion Designer
Grace Boyega is a Fashion designer and stylist, unlike her brother who ventured into acting. Aside from being a fashion designer, she is also an Assistant Costume Designer and Personal Assistant roles. According to her LinkedIn profile, she is Creative, dynamic, and result-oriented with a passion for perfection.
Grace also loves traveling and seeing the Fashion industry in different countries. She stated that she has visited Bali, Brazil, and various states in the US not only to sightsee but to also check out their fashion district, fabric-sourcing manufacturers, etc. She also revealed in her Thefashionhero profile that her dream is to relaunch her clothing line Blackurve which she started in 2017. Blackurve is a clothing line focusing solely on curvy/plus-sized women and men.
John Boyega rocked a Nigerian Robe designed by his sister to ‘Star Wars:’ ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ Premiere in 2019. The actor’s entire look was created by none other than the actor’s sister, Grace Boyega.
“I’m grateful that my brother entrusted me to execute his vision for the premiere. I knew I was the right person to do it as I’ve always had a passion for fashion,” the fashion designer told PEOPLE. “I’ve learned from building my own brand that I had it in the bag.”
Grace Boyega was the last person to see Damilola Taylor before he was murdered
John Boyega’s sister Grace was the last to walk with 10 years old Damilola shortly before he was killed in 2000. The Boyega family were close to Damilolas, and Damilola Taylor’s classmate Grace had cared for him after arrived in Britain from Nigeria in 1999.
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Remembering her friend, Grace Boyega said in 2010: “After Damilola first arrived at the school I was the one who showed him around and we paired up together. I’d see him at every lunch and break time. He was so bubbly and enthusiastic – always smiling. When the teacher told us that Damilola had died I just couldn’t stop crying“
10 years old Damilola bled to death on a stairwell on a Peckham estate in South London in November 2000 after he was stabbed in the leg with a broken beer bottle on his way home from the library. “For a long time I kept thinking that maybe I could have been there – that I could have followed him to his door and made sure he got in his house. I still feel as if it was yesterday.“- John Boyega’s sister Grace Boyega revealed. Ricky Preddie and his brother Danny, who were 13 and 12 at the time, were convicted of manslaughter in 2006 and jailed for eight years.