Andrew Garfield biography
Date of Birth: August 20, 1983
Andrew Garfield was born in Los Angeles to Anglo-American parents and was brought up in Surrey, England. He graduated from London's Central School of Speech and Drama in 2004, immediately winning several Most Promising Newcomer awards for his professional theater work. He was cast by director Robert Redford to play opposite him as a disillusioned Californian university student in Lions For Lambs, which also starred Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep.
This resulted in him being named as a Shooting Star by the European Film Promotion Board and one of Variety's "10 Actors To Watch." His acclaimed performance in the title role of John Crowley's film for Channel Four, Boy A, about the attempt to rehabilitate a childhood killer, saw him winning the 2008 BAFTA Award as Best Actor.
Since somersaulting on from Terry Gilliam's Doctor Parnassus's theater troupe in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009), Andrew has played the lead role in 1974, the first of Channel Four's major drama trilogy adapted from David Peace's Red Riding novels and has completed work on Never Let Me Go, in which he co-stars with Keira Knightley and Carey Mulligan.
In 2010, Andrew landed a role in The Social Network based on the start of Facebook. The film went on to win three Oscars. Andrew's role also earned him nominations from the BAFTAs, the Golden Globes, the MTV Movie Awards and the Screen Actors Guild. In 2012, he landed another monumental role in his career. He headlined as the famous webslinger in Marc Webb's reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man. He then starred in the sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014).
Andrew's next projects included the drama 99 Homes (2015) alongside Michael Shannon and the historical drama Silence (2016) alongside Liam Neeson.
He also starred in the biographical war drama Hacksaw Ridge (2016), which earned him numerous nominations for Best Performance By an Actor in a Lead Role, including nominations from the Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards, Golden Globe Awards and the SAG Awards.
His latest film is the romantic drama Breathe (2017).
After meeting on the set, Andrew began dating his on-screen love from The Amazing Spider-Man, Emma Stone. The couple split up in 2016 after four years together.