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Full Name: Andrew Russell Garfield
Born: Los Angeles, California, USA
Date of Birth: August 29, 1983
Eyes: Dark Brown
Hair: Dark Brown
Height: 5’10.5″

    Both of his parents are British, while Andrew was born in Los Angeles.
    He moved to England at the age of three and was brought up in Epsom, Surrey.
    His father is a swimming coach and his mother is a nursery school assistant.
    Trained at the Central School of Speech & Drama, graduating in 2004.
    Has been considered for the role of the Doctor on the BBC show Doctor Who. He previously appeared in two episodes of the show.
    He was originally asked to audition for Mark Zuckerberg in the The Social Network but David Fincher decided he was too good at wearing his heart on his sleeve to play such an emotionally guarded character. Garfield found it helpful to go from reading for Mark to reading for his eventual role of Eduardo, because he felt that Eduardo tried to understand Mark through Mark’s point of view.
    Was in a relationship with Shannon Woodward from 2008–2011.
    He was a huge fan of Spider-Man long before playing the part. He has said in interviews that Spider-Man was his hero growing up.
    Was in a relationship with Emma Stone from 2011 until October 2015. They met while filming The Amazing Spider-Man, and largely kept their relationship private.
    As of 2019, remains as the only Spider-Man/Peter Parker performer who is an Oscar-nominated actor and the only whose name doesn’t begin with a T.
    He holds both British and American citizenship. As a result, he often tends to be the only British actor in any American films he is in, while being the only American actor in any British films he is in.