Chadwick Aaron Boseman was an American actor and playwright. Throughout his career, Boseman was the recipient of various accolades, including two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a Critics' Choice Movie Award, four MTV Movie & TV Awards, and nominations for an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award. After studying directing at Howard University, he began his career in theatre, winning a Drama League Directing Fellowship and an acting AUDELCO, along with receiving a Jeff Award nomination for his 2005 play Deep Azure. Transitioning to the screen, his first major role was as a series regular on the NBC drama Persons Unknown and he landed his breakthrough performance in 2013 as baseball player Jackie Robinson in the biographical film 42. He continued to portray historical figures, starring as singer James Brown in Get on Up and as attorney Thurgood Marshall in Marshall.