Andrew Russell Garfield is a British-American actor. An alumnus of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, he is the recipient of numerous accolades, including a Tony Award, and has been nominated for an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and three British Academy Film Awards.
Andrew Russell Garfield was born on August 20th of 1983 in Los Angeles, California. Andrew was raised alongside an elder brother by an English mother and a Jewish American father, and three years after his birth his family relocated to Surrey, England. He grew up in the town of Epson, which is not far from London. Today, Garfield identifies as Jewish.
Although Garfield initially saw himself pursuing a career in business, he gravitated towards acting at the age of 16 when he took a Theatre Studies class as a favor to a friend. He had previously taken acting classes as early as age nine, although he never took acting seriously until after enrolling in this Theatre Studies class. This led him to attend the Central School of Speech and Drama at the University of London.
After graduating from the Central School of Speech and Drama in 2004, Garfield set his sights on a theatre acting career. He had his start at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, winning a few awards before moving on to television in 2005 with a role in the series "Sugar Rush." In 2007, he gained further recognition when he appeared in an episode of "Dr. Who." This role helped him appeal to a wider audience.
Later in 2007, he appeared in his first American film, joining the cast of "Lions for Lambs" alongside Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, and Robert Redford. He then returned to British film, playing a central role in the drama "Boy A." As a result of this performance, Garfield won widespread praise from multiple critics. In 2008, Andrew appeared in films like "The Other Boleyn Girl" and "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus." He also joined the cast of the TV series "Red Riding." In 2010, he won critical acclaim yet again and took home the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor after appearing in "Never Let Me Go."
Later in 2010, Garfield joined the cast of "The Social Network." Although he was originally considered for the role of Mark Zuckerberg, he was cast as Eduardo Saverin instead. His performance caused critics to applaud him enthusiastically – with many expressing a sense of surprise that he did not get nominated for an Academy Award that year.
Many observers would argue that Andrew Garfield's real breakthrough came in 2012 with the release of "The Amazing Spider-Man." He was cast in the title role alongside Emma Stone, and the film became a critical and commercial success, earning over $752 million at the box office and receiving strong reviews. That year, Garfield returned to stage work and made his Broadway debut in Arthur Miller's classic play "Death of a Salesman." He was nominated for a Tony Award as a result of his performance.
In 2014, Garfield co-produced and starred in the independent film "99 Homes" before reprising his earlier role in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." Following this movie, a deal was struck between Sony and Marvel to integrate Spider-Man into the MCU. Unfortunately for Garfield, this meant that his franchise was essentially canceled, and Tom Holland took over the role of Spider-Man in the future.
Andrew took a yearlong hiatus from acting before returning in 2016 to star in Martin Scorsese's "Silence" and Mel Gibson's "Hacksaw Ridge." The first film received strong reviews but failed to break even at the box office, while "Hacksaw Ridge" was a commercial success, raking in over $175 million globally. This second performance also earned him a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.
Following this successful period, Garfield returned to the stages of London to take part in the two-part play "Angels in America." Once again, Andrew won awards for his theatrical performances. 2017 was a relatively quiet year for the actor, and he only appeared in the film "Breathe." He then reprised his earlier role in a Broadway production of "Angels in America," winning a Tony Award in the process. To wrap up 2018, Garfield appeared in the neo-noir film "Under Silver Lake," which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Throughout the next few years, it was announced that Garfield would take part in films such as "Mainstream," "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," "Instrumental," and "Tick, Tick… Boom!"
Andrew Garfield is a British/American actor who has a net worth of $13 million. Garfield is perhaps best known for playing Spider-Man in the 2012 film "The Amazing Spider-Man." Garfield has won numerous awards over the course of his acting career, which has spanned television and film projects as well as various stage productions.