Children and adults alike love the Spider-Man character. He is friendly, a hero, and in some scenes sometimes humorous, but not to such an extent that he loses the concentration to protect us, even if he can be seen on screen. One of those actors who aptly played the character of Spider-Man is Andrew Garfield, about whom you will learn more here. You also know what happened to his relationship with Emma Stone, an actress he worked with.
Andrew Garfield’s Bio & Age
Andrew Russell Garfield was born on August 20, 1983, in Los Angeles, California, to British and American parents. His mother, Lynn, is from Essex, England, while his father, Richard Garfield, is from California. However, Andrew Garfield grew up in Epsom, Surrey, in the United Kingdom when his parents moved from the United States to the United Kingdom when he was just three years old.
The actor had a secular upbringing and called himself an “agnostic pantheist”. His father was Jewish, even when his paternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Eastern European countries like Poland, Russia, and Romania, but later settled in London.
As he grew up, Andrew Garfield, in addition to his work as a philatelist, took part in gymnastics and swimming (philately – the study, collecting, appreciation, research of stamps, postal history, and other related materials). He was an enthusiastic philatelist. While at school he had the intention to study economics, but at the age of 16, he turned to a career on the silver screen when a friend persuaded him to apply for drama studies at high school graduation level because the students had too little to teach. Well, everything turned out well for him, because that is why he is a person of interest today.
Young Andrew Garfield enrolled at the Priory Preparatory School in Banstead before going to the City of London Freemen’s School in Ashtead, before enrolling again for training at the Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, where he finally graduated in 2004.
Right after college Andrew began acting on stage as a character in characters like Deccy in Mercy, which was shown at Soho Theatre and Manchester Royal Exchange, he played the role of Billy in the play, Kes. He made his major television debut in 2005 as Tom in 5 episodes of Sugar Rush. The British-American actor attracted more public attention in 2007 for his excellent portrayal of the character Frank in the third series of BBC’s Doctor Who, episodes “Daleks in Manhattan” and “Evolution of the Daleks”.
His greatest career success came in 2012 when he was cast as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), a character he had loved since childhood. Andrew identified strongly with Spider-Man in every way; he was thin, had the looks, and brought a general sense of character to life, for which he was praised by critics. For the role, he studied how spiders and athletes move and tried to integrate them on set. He also practiced yoga and Pilates, which simply shows the effort he put into being the superhero we loved him on screen for. You might be interested to know that he has already been signed to star in two future Spider-Man movies, so we still expect to see the best ones.
Another one of his works for which he has been praised is the character of conscientious objector Desmond T. Doss in the war movie Hacksaw Ridge, directed by Mel Gibson, in which he saved about 75 men in Okinawa during World War II without even pulling the trigger once. For this role, Andrew Garfield was nominated for a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Actor.
Andrew Garfield is indeed a great talent and an inspiration for many aspiring actors who are still well versed in acting. What he has achieved since his inception until today has earned him a reputation as one of the best in the business. His work has spanned theatre and film over the years, and for every project, Andrew has been and will be involved in, you could expect nothing less than his best.
His Girlfriend, Relationship with Emma Stone
Most of the time, actors and actresses who play romantic roles on the screen and even in the theatre tend to really immerse themselves in their characters so that real-life becomes a stage or a film scene to continue their romance and the dramas in it. If this doesn’t sound insulting to you as her fan, it aptly describes the relationship that once existed between Andrew Garfield and his film colleague Emma Stone.
The two began their relationship in 2011 when they were both working on the Spider-Man film. Their relationship, like most others in Hollywood, became a topic of interest to their fans, and many hoped to see them walking down the aisle soon. This never happened, however, because by 2015 they were finished with each other and had their lives already behind them.
Although no official statement was released to dispel rumors of their separation, the news continued to spread until people assumed they were no longer together. Well, maybe because they never really told us about their breakup, there’s still a chance they might get back together… I just wish it.
At the moment the actor is still single and heterosexual, but he has reportedly described himself as someone who tends to react to any “impulse” that may occur at any time.
Height and Body Measurements
Spider-Man is neither fat nor muscular, so someone who portrays him cannot be one of them. With those exceptions, Andrew Garfield was suited for the role. He stands at 5’10”, 10 inches tall, and weighs about 74 kilos. According to a visual assessment of the actor, he has a slim build, but the exact figures of his body statistics such as chest, biceps, and waist have not been published. At least the official and exact figures have not been published.