Get to Know X-Men’s Booboo Stewart

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1) No, thats not his real name.

One of the most noticeable things about Stewart is his name. As it turns out, Booboo is actually just a nickname. His birth name is Nils Allen Stewart. Why does he go by Booboo? The actor has often pointed out that his mother began calling him booboo at a young age and the nickname stuck.


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2) He has a diverse cultural background.

Fans often have a hard time pinpointing Stewart’s race. We don’t blame you. After all, the 20-year-old actor is Japanese, Chinese and Korean on his mom’s side and Russian, Scottish and Blackfoot/Native American on his father’s side.

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3) Yes, you probably do recognize him.

Booboo has certainly been getting quite some attention for himself with his role in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but he’s been in a number of other works prior to this. Aside from television appearances on shows like ER and CSI, Stewart is most known for his role as Seth Clearwater in the Twilight Saga. Additionally, Stewart acted alongside Harry Shum Jr. in White Frog.

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4) He started off doing stunts

Stewart’s father is a stunt coordinator which is probably what sparked Stewart’s interests in the business. He  has been doing martial arts since he was 3 years old (he won the Junior Martial Arts World Championship in 2002 and 2003) and did his first stunt at the age of 10.

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5) He’s in a band

Stewart currently plays lead guitar in the band 5L. The name is meant to sound like his sister’s name, Fivel, since she is the lead singer.

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6) Despite a lifetime of being in the spotlight, he can get nervous. 

During an interview with Mingle Media TV Network, Stewart responded that if he could have any super power, he would probably have someone else talk for him up on stage. As expected, this nervousness simply comes off as cute and charming.

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7) His celeb crush is Zooey Deschanel

In an interview, Stewart also revealed his celebrity crush to be Zooey Deschanel. “She just seems really cool,” he responded. “Really happy and really down to earth. Such a sweet person. At least that’s what she seems like. I never met her before.”



Catch Booboo Stewart as Warpath in X-Men: Days of Future Past!