American-British theater, film, and television actor known for his roles in the films The Social Network, The Amazing Spiderman, and Hacksaw Ridge. Garfield began his career in theater working primarily as a stage actor where he won a MEN Theatre Award for his performance in Kes at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre in 2004, and the outstanding newcomer award at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in 2006. Garfield made his British television debut in 2005, appearing in the Channel 4 teenage drama Sugar Rush. In November of 2007 Garfield starred in Boy A which earned him the 2008 BAFTA for Best Actor, that month he also appeared in Lions for Lambs. Garfield was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance in The Social Network (2010), which won Best Motion Picture-Drama, on January 16, 2011. Garfield portrayed Peter Parker/Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014).
Garfield starred in the historical dramas Mel Gibson's war film Hacksaw Ridge and Martin Scorsese's religious epic Silence. His portrayal of Desmond T. Doss in Hacksaw Ridge earned him nominations for an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award, all for Best Actor.
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. For his performance he earned 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.
In 2021 he starred in two films, The Eyes of Tammy Faye and tick, tick... Boom! based on the autobiographical musical by playwright Jonathan Larson, directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda
- Known ForActing
- Born20 August 1983 (age 38)
- Place of BirthLos Angeles, California, USA