Fast Facts

  • Born in Los Angeles but raised in England by a British mother and American father; has dual citizenship. 
  • Was a gymnast and swimmer in school.
  • Got his first two professional acting jobs before he'd graduated from college.
  • Was named Outstanding Newcomer at the 2006 Evening Standard Theater Awards for his stage work on the West End.
  • Shared the 2007 London Theatre Critics Circle Most Promising Newcomer Award with Connie Fisher.
  • First big-screen role was in the Robert Redford-directed Lions for Lambs (2007).


  • 2011, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2012, Tony — Actor (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2011, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2011, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2011, BAFTA Film Awards — Rising Star Award: Nominee


  • Shannon Woodward — Ex-significant Other
  • Emma Stone — Ex-significant Other
  • Richard Garfield — Father


  • Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England (2004)

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  • Birth Name: Andrew Russell Garfield
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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