Andrew Garfield was born in Los Angeles in 1983, but he trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama as part of the University of London. He started his career performing in Kes at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, where he received a Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for Best Newcomer and for his performance the following year as Romeo, he won the Outstanding Newcomer Award (2006) at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
Garfield is perhaps best known for his role in feature films, such as Eduardo Saverin in The Social Network alongside Jesse Eisenberg. He is also well known for his starring role as Peter Parker/ Spider Man in The Amazing Spider-Man alongside Emma Stone. Garfield also starred in Silence, the 2016 Martin Scorsese film.
In 2012, Garfield made his Broadway debut in Death of a Salesman as Biff Loman, receiving a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play. He also played in Burn/Chatroom/Citizenship as Birdman/Jim/Stephen at the National Theatre in 2006, alongside Matt Smith. Read a Burn/Chatroom/Citizenship review starring Andrew Garfield here.