Andrew Garfield: Snapshot

Andrew Garfield
Date of Birth
August 20, 1983
Birth Place
Los Angeles, Calif.
We really like him! Andrew Garfield spent five years flying under the Hollywood radar before rising to It guy status in 2010, thanks to his scene-stealing performance in The Social Network.

For his convincing portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg's spurned former business partner Eduardo Saverin in the 2010 Oscar-winning film, the California-born, British-bred actor deservedly nabbed a Golden Globe nomination.

And with great power, comes greater opportunity: Garfield's bookish looks and classical training earned him the role of a lifetime as webbed crusader Spider-Man in the highly-anticipated 2012 reboot The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, both of which costar his girlfriend Emma Stone.

Andrew Garfield: Five Fun Facts

  1. When Andrew Garfield auditioned for The Amazing Spider-Man, he gave his agent a childhood photo of him in a Spider-Man costume: "My agent slipped it to the studio as they were making their decision."
  2. As a kid, Andrew Garfield was obsessed with Michael J. Fox, and watched Teen Wolf and Back to the Future over and over again.
  3. Heath Ledger surprised Andrew Garfield at his 24th birthday party and gave the young Brit a role in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, which turned out to be the late actor's final film.
  4. Andrew Garfield admitted to Nylon magazine that he was so "badly addicted" to Facebook that he had to remove his profile page from the social network.
  5. What do Andrew Garfield's haters say about him? "The first thing that was written was, 'What's up with this kid's eyebrows? He looks like a friggin' Neanderthal,'" the actor told Details.

Andrew Garfield: Biography


Andrew Garfield

As Seen on TV

Garfield lands a role on the BBC teen show Sugar Rush and soon becomes a BBC fixture, starring in the 2007 TV movie Boy A and 2009 series Red Riding. "I only do pieces I care about, that I think are important and I would want to see," the up-and-coming actor tells the UK's Daily Telegraph.


Andrew Garfield


British Invasion

After nabbing minor roles in Lions for Lambs and The Other Boleyn Girl, Garfield is cast in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Production is halted following the death of costar Heath Ledger. "He made me fight harder than I ever had, and I'm so thankful to him for it," Garfield told EW of working with the late actor, whose role is filled by Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell.


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Web Master

After auditioning against tough competition, Garfield is offered the role of Peter Parker in director Mark Webb's reboot of the webbed crusader franchise, The Amazing Spider-Man. "He's an amazing Spider-Man and a great actor," says Emma Stone, who plays Parker's love interest Gwen Stacy.

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Photo Credits

Top Left: Michael Buckner/Getty

BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Everett; Everett; John Schwartzman/Columbia Pictures

Edited by Julia Wang

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