How tall is John Boyega

John Boyega's Height

5ft 8 ¾ (174.6 cm)

British actor best known for films like Attack the Block, Half of a Yellow Sun and for playing Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In an interview he mentioned his height: "Adam is way taller than me. I'm only 5-foot-9 and Adam is 6-foot-something, so my reach, my hold has to be pretty strong to take a blow from that dude when it comes to the sabers."

How tall is John Boyega
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Guys, it is Five-Ten. I reached the average. All these Five-Sevens, Five-Sixes and Eights that I've been hearing about is not true. Five-Ten. I reached the average. And if I straighten up my back, I can even get more. Apart from that, I feel like I'm a good person. So, hopefully my height doesn't stifle anything.
-- Interview

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Average Guess (118 Votes)
5ft 8.4in (173.7cm)
fed5'9 said on 20/May/23
175 cm, barely.
James (179cm) Jones said on 25/Apr/23
Strong 5'8 range..
Slim1.75m said on 14/Feb/23
Imo i think glover is more likely a weak 5'9 and Bodega 5'8½
5'7 and a fraction said on 24/Jan/23
Lilikauser said on 16/Oct/22
People are obsessed with downgrading decent sized men’s height to 5’8” or lower. He’s 5’9” on the dot. I can’t see him under the curve.

I get it, although in John Boyega's case, he may be more 5'8 1/2. Maybe.
Lilikauser said on 16/Oct/22
People are obsessed with downgrading decent sized men’s height to 5’8” or lower. He’s 5’9” on the dot. I can’t see him under the curve.
IceCold2 said on 11/Oct/22
The average guess is too low. He is a legit 5'9
Zachary Doyle said on 5/Oct/22
his latest claim sounds very arrogant maybe in a pair of buildup shoes he can go beyond 5'10
Realist said on 26/Sep/22
Can you add Thuso Mbedu? She is a South African actress "Nowi" in the movie Woman King I would place her at 5'1 and 110 pounds.
Editor Rob
Wouldn't have guessed that short.
Slim1.75m said on 21/Sep/22
Are you going to add his 5'10 up above or have you just not gotten around to it Rob.
Editor Rob
Yes it's under his photo now.
Getlikes666 said on 8/Sep/22
His most recent claim is At 9:40 he says he’s 5’10 Click Here . I personally think he’s 5’9 max. What does everyone think of this?
Editor Rob
5ft 10 seems impossible barefoot for John.
SD172 said on 6/Sep/22
According to this WIRED: Autocomplete Interview Click Here @9:43 He says 5'10 and he's reached the average, he's denounced the 5'6,5'7 and 5'8s
Stinky 186 cm said on 29/Aug/21
5’ 8 1/2” for sure
Cooper Chance said on 26/May/21
Flat 5'8" in my opinion.
ALEXIZ/180cm said on 23/Mar/21
173 cm
Slim 6'1" said on 14/Jan/21
Weak 5’9” range robs got his listing bang on
Genau said on 9/Dec/20
@Slim 6'1 if he is 174 cm than he is basically average i mean in most european countries the average for men is 175- 178
Slim 6'1" said on 26/Oct/20
Below average but not short
Aaron Rosales said on 2/Sep/20
Have you seen Pacific rim Rob? He looks at most 5'8 next to 5'10.5 Scott Eastwood
Editor Rob
I'll need to watch that sequel
Sharanya said on 30/Aug/20
Good listing. Exactly 2 inches taller than Daisy Ridley and taller than Oscar Isaac.
Realist said on 29/Jul/20
I am 5'9.5 out of bed I think he is 5'9 or just under out of bed barely shorter than me.
Palin said on 9/Jul/20
He looks tiny on Instagram. Think he wears lifts, for showbiz events and movies
Jam Cherry said on 4/Jun/20
174 cm fits John right
Panchsfhool said on 16/Feb/20
He is a solid 5"8 guy 1.74cm seems just right.
TheBat said on 23/Nov/19
Almost 5'9". 5'8.75" is what I also see.
MD said on 19/Oct/19

In the few pictures of them I've seen together, John and Daniel Kaluuya look almost identical in height, except that if anything, Daniel comes off as ever-so-slightly taller. However, there current listings are opposite of this. Do your eyes see the same thing I see with these two? I can't see John over 5'8.5". I don't think he's much under this currently listing, but I'd say he's closer to 5'8" than he is to 5'9" as a day average. I would agree anywhere from 5'8.25" to 5'8.5".
Importer said on 22/Sep/19
“6-foot-something” I giggled
Michael 5'10", 178 cm said on 9/Jan/19
He wasn't that much shorter than an aged Harrison Ford, he's more like 5'9" than 5'8". Looked like 2 inches taller than Daisy Ridley and like 6 inches shorter than Adam Driver. This is a good listing for Mr. Boyega.
Monkey knees said on 7/Jan/19
Just over 5ft 8.25in for john.
Dhouser said on 6/Jan/19
175cm seems right.
jayp said on 8/Nov/18
I always thought I was 5ft 9 but I always measure 176cm out of bed and 175cm 3 hours out of bed and at worst probably 174cm before bed if I've been on my feet upwards to the 5 hour measurement its says from 174.7-174.5cm depending on the day and I have also measured before at 5 hours out of bed prior to being sat down and got 175cm so I'm quite unsure on what to say my height is.
Benny said on 7/Nov/18
5’8 3/4. Looks about that me to 5’11.5 Harrison Ford.
MAD SAM said on 10/Aug/18
5’8.5” at 174 cm, it’s the maximum possible I could give him
JJAK said on 29/May/18
5 8 range not 5 9 from what i've seen could be in shoes.
Good actor he made a boring role quite fun in star wars.
Give an average look but seems just a bit under in stills.
Vijayan said on 26/May/18
Rob is there any average height for an African-english male like Boyega? Couldn't find any but it's probably around 5'9
Editor Rob
I couldn't tell you, the last time I read the national health survey, I didn't even remember any ethnic subdivisions.
haxxx said on 24/Apr/18
Rob do you think he is 5'9 flat and no more like most of the day? And 5'8.75 right before bed?
Editor Rob
I suppose you could say that, although I still think he might fall under the 5ft 9 mark...though not to 5ft 8.5
Tall Sam said on 23/Apr/18
There's a good chance John might measure closer to Editor Rob's height than one expects from his on-screen appearance, but he's one of those ambiguous guys who could be anywhere in the between 5'8" and 5'9" zone.
Editor Rob
Always thought he looked closer to 9 than 8
Conan said on 26/Mar/18
I'm 5 ft 9 3/4 in (177.2 cm) so John Boyega's height is around 5 ft 8 1/2 in (174 cm) shorter than me about 1 inch
MAD SAM said on 31/Jan/18
174 cm in Star Wars
Sarah said on 3/Jan/18
Looks close to 5'9"
Johno said on 28/Dec/17
I am pretty positive that he was slightly under Mario Lopez's height when they met and similar footwear on to thus, 5'8-range is probably the right range for him although, i suspect he may be no taller than Rob possibly 0.25-inches shorter. 5'8.75 is likely his earlier morning measurement and 5'9 and above for me is unlikely.
Bobby said on 23/Dec/17
I see 5'9.5 for this guy out of bed, he's honest saying that he's 5'9. He's not that far off to claim it and has more right to be claiming 5'9 than Big Glenn did, who was a strong 5'6 bloke.
Guest66 said on 23/Dec/17
Looked like a pretty solid honest 5'9" guy in the last jedi
Terry Salter said on 19/Dec/17
About 5'9 ish maybe slightly under.
Cameron said on 17/Dec/17
@MrFish I think if you're the same height as me. You'd probably have a slight edge on him, thought it wouldn't be very noticeable. I'm just over 176cm fresh out of bed and just over 174cm at night. Most of the day I'm 5'9" flat.
Quoter86 said on 16/Dec/17
Was strange to see Graham Norton try to humiliate Boyega last night making him stand next to 6'3 Gwendoline Christie in heels. Given Norton is identical in height to Boyega, perhaps even shorter, it just screamed Napoleon complex and projection.

5'9 or a little under seems spot on for this guy.
MrFish said on 15/Dec/17
Rob, how would I stack up to him? About the same?
Editor Rob
in height-terms you are probably going to look similar in photos to him.
Jordan87 said on 15/Dec/17
Guys looks very near 5'9. He has a naturally stocky build which could project him shorter. He was a lot better in last Jedi then force awakens I feel.
John said on 9/Dec/17
Rob do you think he’d wake up at a solid 175?
Editor Rob
I don't think John is that far off 5ft 9, he might even hit 5ft 9.5 range out of bed.
John said on 30/Nov/17
I think he’s easily 5’8.5 next to Jimmy Fallon
Quoter86 said on 18/Nov/17
Looks 5'8.5" in new pics with Prince Harry and William on set.
Klapperschlangensindgeil21 said on 17/Nov/17
Since John Boyega is just under 5 ft. 9, would that mean he would be just a hair taller than you, Rob?
Editor Rob
that reply is directed at the user Blake, who was in the 5ft 8.5 range, so John won't look much taller.
Grit said on 18/Oct/17
I see 176 with him
Mark(5'9.5 said on 16/Sep/17
He's only rounding up by a quarter of an inch and at best, nearly half an inch.
Blake said on 11/Sep/17
Would he be very similar to my height if on a very rough day I can be still a few millimeters over 174?
Editor Rob
Boyega I feel could be close to 5ft 9, but just falls a bit shy of it, so he might not look any different if you ever met him.
5'9 said on 24/Aug/17
Actually seems like a pretty honest 5'9" guy. Maybe I'd just edge him out, but I don't see anything wrong with someone who's closer to 5'8.5" claiming 5'9".
Mark(5'9.5 said on 8/Aug/17
He didn't claim 5'10". I wouldn't be surprise if he reached the 176 cm range in the monring.
Mark(5'9.5 said on 29/Jul/17
Rob, his 5'9" claim is more than reasonable. He'd edge out someone like Tom Felton though they could be similar in range.
Matt said on 16/Jul/17
Spot on listing, his latest Instagram picture is him with some avenger actors. 5'7 Tom Holland was next to him and John seemed to have 1.5-1.75 inches on him. It was harder to see at first because of Hollands hairstyle which kinda gave him the extra half inch or so. I think boyega would measure 5'8.5 at night. I'm convinced he's the strongest 5'8 guy out there and I think his 5'9 claim isn't that dishonest.
Monkey knees said on 15/Jul/17
I worked on attack the block with my old friend joe cornish. John is 5'8 dead on. Nowadays, due to his celebrity he wears pretty big lifts. Still; lovely chap
Cool dude said on 11/Jun/17
Rob I went to see him yesterday in his theatre show called woyczeck at the old Vic in London, shook hands and had a brief conversation, my cousin is 182cm and I'm 176cm in thick shoes barefoot 173cm, john was wearing low top nike runners after the show, and their was only 2cm difference between me and him (meaning he was 2cm taller)and around 4-5 cm difference between him and my cousin so yes his height is most likely a solid 176cm-177cm, amazing actor and an outstanding human being
Editor Rob
I would be suprised if he looked 5ft 9.5
Colonel Sanders said on 20/May/17
looks like young Tyron Magnus
Jake said on 19/Feb/17
He looked like a solid 5'9" in TFA, he did have decent footwear though. 5'8.5" sounds about right for a barefoot height.
delancey said on 27/Jan/17
A solid 174
Matthew said on 30/Dec/16
Rob I think he's a strong 174cm, what do you think?
Editor Rob
Matthew, I think he could be a guy who at worst was 5ft 8.5, but generally I've thought he's not far under 5ft 9.
anon said on 27/Dec/16
He claims 5'9 and I think at worst he would measure around 5'8.5 so his claim is honest imo pretty much at worst he is rounding up a tad, good young actor too
Star Wars said on 13/Dec/16

Well during the years i have seen male actors below 5'11 claim anything from 1 to even 3 inches from their true height. Keep in mind 6 feet is the dream height for a short male and if you "kinda" can pull it off on camera, why not lie about it. But i agree, most at 5'9 would claim 5'10 or even 5'11.
Christian-196.2cm (6ft5.25) said on 13/Dec/16
Star Wars said on 11/Dec/16
Well atleast his one of the honest one's in the entertainment industry. Most other 5'9 male actors would normally claim anything from 5'10 to 6 feet.


I don't know of any 5ft9 actors who claim 6ft. Please give me some examples. But I know a lot of them claim 5ft10 or 5ft11 though. Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Robert Deniro, Wesley Snipes, Charlie Sheen, Johnny Depp, and many more.
Star Wars said on 11/Dec/16
Well atleast his one of the honest one's in the entertainment industry. Most other 5'9 male actors would normally claim anything from 5'10 to 6 feet.
Realist said on 8/Nov/16
This guy would probably be 2-3 cms shorter than my 176.5-177 cms. So 5'8.75 is fair
Jake said on 1/Aug/16
@dee Seriously? Thought he looked a good (5'10") when he stood a little distance away from David Beckham in Graham Norton.
Alxr37 said on 2/Jun/16
@mark I'm 5'8.5 and I'm 5'9-5'9.25 in the morning, so he probably is
Johno said on 22/May/16
5'8.25, 5'8.5.
John Cena said on 10/May/16
Fake:175 Real:171
Mark said on 8/May/16
His 5'9" claim isn't too far. It's not like he's claiming 5'11"!

Rob, do you think 5'9.25' is possible or 5'9" flat is possible in the morning for Boyega?
dee said on 4/May/16
I reckon john is probably shorter than he said to be
He just Banned me from his instagram when i said he looks short in a particular pic. Lol. He seems insecure and sensitive about his height. shoe lifts anyone?
Chase Witherspoon said on 13/Apr/16
Reckon he's 174, he consistently looks approx an inch taller than Oscar Isaac who looks 171-172 region, and similarly Mark Hamill in media for TWA.
Eric said on 29/Mar/16
In star wars, he looked short and stocky. Thought he was 5'5 or 5'6 honestly when I saw the movie.
Concerned 182 cm said on 20/Feb/16
He seems pretty honest about his height. At most he's rounding up by a half inch.
MD said on 15/Feb/16
Here he is with a listed 5'7.5" Jack O'Connell just to add some more research. I do wish Jack would have straightened up, a bit.

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I'm thinking the correct listing would probably be a quarter-inch less than the current listing at the most. 5'8.5" max. The JUST below 5'9" seems a bit too high a listing.
TJE said on 25/Dec/15
Just saw The Force Awakens. Jon had a solid 2 inches in Daisy Ridley at times.
the shredder said on 24/Dec/15
5'8.5 seems spot on , he clears 5'8 for sure.
CD said on 23/Dec/15
He seems to have easily an inch on Oscar Isaac and over an inch on Mark Hamill. I think that 174cm mark suits him very well, this current listing is probably just slightly high.
MD said on 23/Dec/15
AWESOME movie! Anyway...

With 5'7.5" (ish?) Oscar Isaac:

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With 5'7" Mark Hamill:

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This listing is still a bit too high.
Simon said on 21/Dec/15
Hey Rob, I just saw the new Star Wars movie with him in it and I think he's more 5'8.5 or 5'8.25. What are your thoughts of his height in the movie?
Editor Rob
I haven't watched it yet
Shammy said on 21/Dec/15
"Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?" -Leia
AP said on 15/Nov/15
The stormtrooper design from The Force Awakens leaves a lot of room available in the shoe area. They could of easily put him in lifts.

I doubt he'll be in the costume for long so it wouldn't matter. There was an actor who's 6'0 who has listed himself as a stormtrooper called Phoenix James, i think he might be his double. The gift of stormtroopers is that they have helmets so for the long shots they'll just use his double.
MD said on 23/Oct/15
I mean, even if you're going to quibble over something so silly to begin with, it'd still be silly in the context that this movie takes places 30 years after Jedi within the Star Wars universe. Clearly things have changed within the Star Wars universe. lol
TJE said on 21/Oct/15
Aren't all Stormtroopers supposed to be 5'11?
MD said on 22/Sep/15

With 5'8.25" Neymar:

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Come on, now. I think I've given enough evidence that he's closer to 5'8" than he is 5'9".
Editor Rob
not sure if that helps the only 5ft 8 argument, I can see him anywhere in 5ft 8-9 range, I will keep an eye on how he looks a bit more.
joseph said on 19/Sep/15
I weigh 166 and am exactly the same height as this guy but my build is a little smaller than this guys So he must be around 168-170lbs
MD said on 14/Aug/15
There is no way he's in the 160-165 range at that height. He is quite a bit chunkier than he can come across, though, I still think he looks a little wide in suits. Anyway, here he is a week ago from his personal instagram:

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Actually, it's possible he's actually around that weight...but you'd have to list him significantly shorter. He'd look much thinner than this if he were that weight at nearly 5'9".
Jon said on 6/Aug/15
Rob did you see my John Boyega question?
Editor Rob
his weight maybe 160-5 range, I am not sure of his head size though.
MD said on 13/Jul/15
More with Oscar Isaac:

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John seems to have better posture than Isaac in almost every picture. Straightened up and with the same angles, it seems obvious John is only marginally taller.
MD said on 16/Jun/15
With 5'7.5" Oscar Isaac (who has a footwear advantage):

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He is considerably closer to 5'8" than he is 5'9", though, he definitely sometimes can look taller.
MD said on 16/Jun/15

He's going to have to be brought down quite a bit, I think. Here he is with a listed 5'8" Tinie Tempah and 5'7.5" Lewis Hamilton:

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Maybe all three of them need a reworking, but from this picture while Hamilton has a footwear advantage on all of them, Tinie does not have a footwear advantage over John (and John might even have a very slight footwear advantage if anything).
Editor Rob
he can look nearer 5ft 8 flat, although the position he is in is a bit further away. I will see how he looks in lead up to the film.
SaveUsY2J said on 15/Jun/14
Can't say I agree with this listing, doesn't look any less than 177cm.

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