Andrew Russell Garfield (born 20 August 1983) is an English and American actor. An alumnus of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, he has received various accolades, including a Tony Award, a British Academy Television Award, and a Golden Globe Award, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards, a Laurence Olivier Award, and three British Academy Film Awards.
Born in Los Angeles and raised in Epsom, England, Garfield began his career on the UK stage and in television productions. He made his feature-film debut in the 2007 ensemble drama Lions for Lambs. Also that year, his performance in the television film Boy A earned him the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor. He came to international attention in 2010 with supporting roles in the drama The Social Network, for which he received nominations for a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for portraying Eduardo Saverin, and the science-fiction romance Never Let Me Go, for which he won a British Independent Film Award. Garfield subsequently gained wider recognition for playing Spider-Man in the superhero film The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and its 2014 sequel. In 2016, Garfield starred in Mel Gibson’s war film Hacksaw Ridge and Martin Scorsese’s religious epic Silence. His portrayal of Desmond T. Doss in the former earned him nominations for an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Golden Globe Award, all for Best Actor. In 2021, he portrayed Jonathan Larson in the musical Tick, Tick… Boom! and reprised his role as Spider-Man in Spider-Man: No Way Home. The former earned Garfield his first Golden Globe Award and second Academy Award nomination.
On stage, Garfield has played Biff in a 2012 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller’s play Death of a Salesman starring alongside Philip Seymour Hoffman and directed by Mike Nichols. His performance earned him his first nomination for a 2012 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Play. In 2017, Garfield starred as Prior Walter in a production of Angels in America at the Royal National Theatre in London, a role for which he was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play. In 2018, he reprised the role on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre, for which he received a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play in the same year.