57 Facts About Andrew Garfield


Andrew Russell Garfield was born on 20 August 1983 and is an English-American actor.


Andrew Garfield has received various accolades, including a Tony Award, a BAFTA TV Award and a Golden Globe Award, in addition to nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award, a Laurence Olivier Award and two Academy Awards.


Andrew Garfield made his feature film debut in the 2007 ensemble drama Lions for Lambs.


Andrew Garfield came to international attention in 2010 with the supporting role of Eduardo Saverin in the drama The Social Network, for which he received nominations for a BAFTA Film Award and a Golden Globe Award.


Andrew Garfield gained wider recognition for playing Spider-Man in the superhero films The Amazing Spider-Man, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and later in Spider-Man: No Way Home.


Andrew Garfield received nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actor for starring as Desmond Doss in the war film Hacksaw Ridge and as Jonathan Larson in the musical Tick, Tick.


Andrew Garfield won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for the latter.


On stage, Andrew Garfield appeared in the 2012 Broadway revival of Death of a Salesman, which garnered him a Tony Award nomination.


For playing Prior Walter in a 2017 London production of Angels in America, Andrew Garfield was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award; he reprised the role on Broadway the following year and won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.


Andrew Russell Garfield was born on 20 August 1983, in Los Angeles, California.


Andrew Garfield's parents moved the family from the United States to the United Kingdom when he was three years old, and he was brought up in Epsom, Surrey.


Andrew Garfield's mother was a teaching assistant at a nursery school, and his father became head coach of the Guildford City Swimming Club.


Andrew Garfield has an older brother who is an NHS doctor at Royal Brompton Hospital.


Andrew Garfield was a gymnast and a swimmer during his early years.


Andrew Garfield had originally intended to study business but became interested in acting at the age of 16 when a friend convinced him to take theatre studies at A-level, as they were one pupil short of being able to run the class.


Andrew Garfield attended Priory Preparatory School in Banstead and later City of London Freemen's School in Ashtead, before training at the Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London.


Andrew Garfield began taking acting classes in Guildford, Surrey, when he was nine, and appeared in a youth theatre production of Bugsy Malone.


Andrew Garfield joined a small youth theatre workshop group in Epsom and took theatre studies at A-level before studying for a further three years at a UK conservatoire, the Central School of Speech and Drama.


Andrew Garfield made his British television debut in 2005 appearing in the Channel 4 teen drama Sugar Rush.


Andrew Garfield commented that it was "an honour" to be a part of Doctor Who.


Andrew Garfield made his American film debut in November 2007, playing an American university student in the ensemble drama Lions for Lambs, with co-stars Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep, and Robert Redford.


In 2009, Andrew Garfield held supporting roles in the Terry Gilliam film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and the Red Riding television trilogy.


Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times thought that Andrew Garfield gave a stand out performance in the latter.


In 2010, Andrew Garfield co-starred opposite Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley in Mark Romanek's dystopian science-fiction drama Never Let Me Go, an adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's 2005 novel of the same name.


Andrew Garfield said the experience of being a part of Never Let Me Go was "just a dream to come true".


Andrew Garfield's performance was very well received; he earned wider recognition and numerous nominations, including BAFTA nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Rising Star, as well as a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance in a Supporting Role.


Andrew Garfield described Peter as someone he could relate to and stated that the character had been an important influence on him since he was a child.


The Amazing Spider-Man earned a worldwide total of $752,216,557, and Andrew Garfield's performance was generally well received.


In March 2012, Andrew Garfield made his Broadway theatre debut as Biff Loman in the revival of Death of a Salesman.


Andrew Garfield was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance.


Two years later, Andrew Garfield hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live and appeared in a music video for the song "We Exist" by Arcade Fire, playing a trans woman.


Andrew Garfield spent a year with James Martin studying to be a Jesuit priest and went on a silent retreat in Wales.


The film's arduous principal photography took place in Taiwan, and Andrew Garfield lost 40 pounds to achieve his character's physicality.


Kate Taylor of The Globe and Mail disliked the film and wrote that Andrew Garfield "is sweetly resolute and gently anguished as the missionary Rodrigues but any hope that the actor might elucidate the psychology of philosophical certitude or the pain of religious doubt proves vain".


Andrew Garfield received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor for Hacksaw Ridge.


Andrew Garfield played the role of Prior Walter in Tony Kushner's two-part play Angels in America at the Lyttelton Theatre in the National Theatre, London from April to August 2017, and the performance was broadcast live to cinemas around the world in summer 2017 through the National Theatre Live series.


Paul T Davis of The British Theatre Guide wrote that Andrew Garfield was "transformative and unrecognisable in places, completely inhabiting camp, laconic, frightened and totally loveable Prior Walter".


Andrew Garfield was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor.


Stephen Dalton of The Hollywood Reporter wrote that despite an exceptional story, the film had glossed over the complexities in Cavendish's life, and thought that Andrew Garfield was "hampered by a role that restricts him to little more than nodding and grinning".


In March 2018, Andrew Garfield reprised the role of Prior when the Angels in America production transferred to Broadway for an eighteen-week limited engagement at the Neil Simon Theatre, alongside a majority of the London cast.


Andrew Garfield starred in Gia Coppola's drama Mainstream, alongside Maya Hawke and Jason Schwartzman, which had its world premiere at the 2020 Venice Film Festival.


In 2021, Andrew Garfield starred in The Eyes of Tammy Faye opposite Jessica Chastain, a drama about the televangelists Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker, which had its world premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival.


That same year, Andrew Garfield portrayed composer Jonathan Larson in Lin-Manuel Miranda's film adaptation of Tick, Tick.


Miranda had first seen Andrew Garfield performing on stage in Angels in America.


Andrew Garfield, who had not professionally sung before, underwent vocal training in preparation for the role.


Andrew Garfield described his experience working on the film as "joyful", and said that it gave him "closure" with his version of the Spider-Man character.


Andrew Garfield said that he would be open to reprising the role in future if it felt right.


In 2022, Andrew Garfield was included on Time magazine's annual list of 100 most influential people in the world.


Andrew Garfield starred in Dustin Lance Black's miniseries Under the Banner of Heaven, an adaptation of Jon Krakauer's book of the same name, that same year.


Andrew Garfield's performance earned him a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.


Andrew Garfield has referred to himself as an "agnostic pantheist", though he identifies as Jewish.


Andrew Garfield has dual citizenship in the United States and the United Kingdom.


Andrew Garfield told Shaun Keaveny on a podcast in 2021 that he considers England home as that is where his family and friends are.


Andrew Garfield customarily gives interviews about his work, but does not publicly discuss details of his private life.


In 2011, Andrew Garfield began dating his The Amazing Spider-Man co-star Emma Stone sometime during production of the film.


Andrew Garfield was able to fly home to be there with her.


In 2011, Andrew Garfield became the Ambassador of Sport for the Worldwide Orphans Foundation.