Andrew Russell Garfield

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Andrew Russell Garfield

Birthdate: (31)
Birthplace: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of <private> Garfield and <private> Garfield (Hillman)
Brother of <private> Garfield

Occupation: Actor
Managed by: Randy Schoenberg
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    • <private> Garfield (Hillman)
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About Andrew Russell Garfield

Actor Andrew Garfield achieved recognition and critical acclaim for his role as Eduardo Saverin in the 2010 film The Social Network and rose to the Hollywood forefront after he was picked to play Peter Parker for a reboot of the blockbuster Spider-Man franchise.

He was born Andrew Russell Garfield on August 20, 1983 in Los Angeles to a British mother from Essex and an American father from California. At the age of four, his family moved to England, where the future star was brought up in the town of Epsom, Surrey. Garfield attended the City of London Freemen's School in Ashtead, and later trained at the city's Central School of Speech and Drama. Much like his contemporaries, he began his career on stage, performing at the Royal Exchange Theater in Manchester and garnering accolades such as a MEN Theater Award in 2004 for his role in "Kes," as well as being named outstanding newcomer at the 2006 Evening Standard Theater Awards.

Garfield made his onscreen debut in the short film Mumbo Jumbo (2005), a comedy about a suburban kidnapping gone awry, before landing minor roles in various British programs such as the British television drama Sugar Rush and BBC's Doctor Who. Garfield made a leap to a starring role in Boy A, where he played a young ex-con who was released from prison after serving for a murder he committed as a child. The role earned him a best actor BAFTA in 2008.

In 2008, he had a minor role in the film The Other Boleyn Girl, and was named one of the shooting stars at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Garfield appeared in Vogue's December 2009 issue, modeling alongside Lily Cole, in a photographed retelling of Hansel and Gretel. Also that year, Garfield had a supporting role in the Terry Gilliam film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus and the Red Riding television trilogy. In 2010 he co-starred in the British film based on the novel by Japanese-born British author Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go, as well as in David Fincher's The Social Network, alongside Brenda Song, Justin Timberlake and Jesse Eisenberg, about the founders of Facebook. For the film, he received two BAFTA award nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and the BAFTA Rising Star. On December 14, 2010, The Social Network received six nominations for the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards, four of which it won, including Best Motion Picture-Drama, on 16 December 2011. Garfield was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role.

Hot from The Social Network, Garfield was chosen to portray Peter Parker in a new Spider-Man film franchise. Several young actors were reportedly considered for the iconic role, including Zac Efron, Logan Lerman and Jamie Bell. An international press conference held in Cancun, Mexico revealed Garfield as the new Peter Parker, taking over the role from Tobey Maguire, who had starred in the first three films between 2002 and 2007. Clearing up any doubts as to whether the newcomer could take on the highly coveted role, the film's director Mark Webb said Garfield had "a rare combination of intelligence, wit and humanity," which he promised audiences would love. The first film in that new series hit screens in summer of 2012.

Sources: Garfield Wikipedia, Starpulse, Yahoo! Movies

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Andrew Russell Garfield's Timeline

1983
August 20, 1983
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA