Andrew Garfield is a renowned actor, who is known for playing the role of Peter Parker, the Spider-Man in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ in 2011. The talented British-American actor is one of the best actors in recent times as he plays every role to perfection. From playing a superhero to an AIDS patient, he lives every character. In this article, we will learn more about the Academy Award nominee. From his career to his social media platforms to his net-worth, we are disclosing everything below.
Early Life: Education and family
Andrew Russell Garfield, the American-British actor was born on August 20th, 1983, in the beautiful city of Los Angeles, California. Though he was born in America, his parents are from the UK, and so are his grandparents. He identifies himself as Jewish, and his grandparents are also Jewish immigrants. When he was three, they moved to the UK and were raised in Epsom, Surrey. He has a home in England as his family and friends are there too. Though, he also has a house in America and loves both countries equally.
His mother was Lynn Garfield, and his father was Richard Garfield. His mother died in 2021 due to pancreatic cancer. They were interior designers and ran a business of their own. It was on the side or later (no information available), as her mother was also a teaching assistant in a nursery school while Garfield’s father was a head coach at Guildford City Swimming Club. He also has an elder brother, Ben Garfield, a doctor by profession.
He went to Priory Preparatory School, Banstead while completed his graduation from City of London Freemen’s School, Ashtead.
When he was in school, he was a swimmer and gymnast and wanted to attend business school. However, when he was 16, his friend convinced him to study theatre, which led him to develop a passion for acting. For the same, he trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.
Career: Early career, breakthrough role, upcoming movies, and more
He began his career in theatre with a production of Bugsy Malone at the age of 9. His other theatre work includes ‘Kes’ for which he was awarded the ‘Manchester Evening News’ award and ‘Romeo’ in the year 2005
In 2005, Garfield ventured into British Television and was part of a teen drama ‘Sugar Rush.’ He also was part of the coveted ‘Doctor Who’ series for two episodes which are one role he is remembered for still. In 2007, he finally made his way to Hollywood with his debut movie ‘Lions for Lambs’ co-starring Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise. After that, there was no stopping for Garfield. He went on to play some great characters, which earned him tons of nominations and prestigious awards. These include:
- Boy A
- The Other Boleyn Girl
- Red Riding
- Never Let Me Go
- The Social Network
Breakthrough role of Peter Parker in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’
His breakthrough role came in 2011 when Marc Webb cast him as Spider-Man/Peter Parker in his ‘The Amazing Spider-Man.’ It was a challenging role for him as he had to show a different Peter than what Tobey Maguire had portrayed. His portrayal of Peter earned him many accolades, and he reprised the role in the second part of the movie as well. It was the breakthrough role that he was waiting for, leading to better opportunities for him.
After working in this super-hit franchise, he became part of other projects, like:
- Saturday Night Live as a host
- We Exist, a music video
- Hacksaw Ridge, a war/drama
- Breathe, a romance drama
- Tick…Tick…Boom!, a musical/drama
Along with doing multiple films, he was also actively doing theatre.
Donning the mantle of Spider-man again
In 2021, when ‘Spider-man: No Way Home’ was about to release, the rumours were ripe that Andrew and Tobey would reprise their roles. However, they declined such rumours only for them to be true. Andrew Garfield and Tobey Maguire were part of MCU’s ‘Spider-man: No Way Home.’ The film was a super-hit, and Garfield received fan love for reprising the role. (He was probably the dorky and funny Spider-Man of all three and was loved by the audience a lot)
He has some exciting projects lined up. These involve:
- Under the Banner of Heaven, a mini series
- BBC adaptation of Brideshead Revisited
Andrew Garfield: Dating, Partner, and more
The Tony-Award nominee keeps a low profile when it comes to his personal life. He admits that he will fight for the right to his personal life, but he is okay if quizzed about his professional life. There has never been any confirmation about his relationships with British Actress Rita Ore, Susie Abromeit, and more.
However, his romance with ‘The Cruella’ actress, Emma Stone, was not so secretive. The two met while filming the first ‘The Amazing Spider-man’ movie in 2011 and were together till 2015. The reason for their breakup is not known as neither confirmed their relationship or released a statement regarding their breakup.
Yet, after the breakup, the two have been each other’s biggest cheerleaders and continue to rejoice in each other’s success.
Net-Worth of Andrew Garfield
‘The Amazing Spider-man star’, Andrew Garfield makes $2 million annually, making his net worth in 2022, $15 million (as of April). The Golden Globe Award winner has earned this hefty net-worth mainly from his acting career. He also earns a good amount from sponsorships, brand deals, and appearances.
The ‘Doctor Who’ star received fame in America with his role as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in 2012 ‘The Amazing Spider-Man.’ For his titular role in the film, he made $500,000 for the first film and $1 million for the second film in the franchise. After working in multiple renowned movies, he has established himself as a star, and that is why his 30-minutes of role in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ (2021) earned him a salary of $1 million.
All this helps him maintain a net worth of $14 million in 2022, which will increase as he has many projects under his belt, with his last outing in ‘Tick Tick.. Boom!’ getting several nominations, including Academy Awards.
Social media accounts of Andrew Garfield
Unfortunately, Andrew is not on social media. He admitted in an interview that he uses creepers’ accounts on social media to keep himself apprised of the news. But he has no account on Instagram, Twitter, or even Facebook.
|Full Name||Andrew Russel Garfield|
|Аge||38 years (April 2022)|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California|
|Birth Date||20 August 1983|
|Profession||Actress, Singer, and song-writer|
|Partner||Single (as of March 2022)|
|Social media accounts||None|
|Net worth||$14 million (April 2022)|
Trivia about Andrew Garfield
- Garfield is a self-proclaimed fan of the CW show ‘Riverdale.’ He watches this show and a lot of Television to unwind after performances.
- He admitted that the one movie that makes him cry like full-on sobbing is ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ (1964).
- His first ever job was that of a barista at ‘Starbucks.’ Though, he was fired from the same. He loved working there but admitted relief upon getting fired.
- He was heading to become a businessman, but the acting bug hit him when he was 16, and the rest is history.
- He loves doing theatre as it gives him a chance to be closer to the audience and more creative.
Andrew Garfield has played many roles, and each one is different from the previous ones. He has played the role of a superhero, a peeping Tom, and even an AIDS patient. He maybe wasn’t loved as much as deserved for his role as ‘Spider-Man.’ However, when he reprised the role in ‘Spiderman: No Way Home’, the love he received was immeasurable. All this tells us about his impeccable acting skills and that he will continue to charm us with his acting and increase his net worth day by day.
Frequently asked questions about Andrew Garfield
What is the Instagram handle of Andrew Garfield?
Garfield is not on Instagram or any other social media.
Did Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone used to date?
Yes, the former co-stars (The Amazing Spider-Man) used to date from 2011 to 2015.
Is Andrew Garfield in Spiderman: No Way Home?
Yes, he and Tobey Maguire both reprised their roles of Peter Parker in the final installment of Marvel’s Spider-Man.