It is time for another “Rising Star Monday” here on TrulyLuminary! Our star this week is actor Andrew Garfield.
Andrew Garfield has dual American and British citizenship and he was born in Los Angeles, California. His mother, Lynn, is British and his father, Richard, is American. Garfield’s family moved back to Britain when he was three years old, he is Jewish and his family was “middle class”. He was brought up in Surrey England and he was a gymnast and a swimmer when he was younger. Garfield was originally going to study business, however he became interested in acting. He trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London and graduated from this program in 2004.
Garfield began his acting career by taking classes at the age of 12 and participated in several stage plays including Bugsy Malone and Romeo and Juliet. In 2005 he broke into television with guest starring roles on the British shows Sugar Rush and Doctor Who. So far, his film credits include Lions for Lambs,The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Never let Me Go, The Social Network, and most recently he starred in The Amazing Spider-Man. His role in The Social Network shot him to stardom and gained him critical acclaim with two BAFTA award nominations and a Golden Globe nomination for “Best Actor in a Supporting Role.”
In March 2012, Garfield made his Broadway debut as Biff Loman in the revival of Death of a Salesman, which was directed by Tony winner Mike Nichols and performed at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. This revival also stared Philip Seymour Hoffman and Tony Award nominee Linda Emond. Garfield was nominated for a Tony Award as a best featured actor in a play for the role.
Are you a fan of Andrew Garfield? What do you think of the films that he has been in?