Andrew Russell Garfield is an actor, of dual citizenship in the United States and the United Kingdom. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Surrey, Garfield began his career in the United Kingdom stage and television productions.
In 2010, Garfield co-starred opposite Jesse Eisenberg in The Social Network, a drama based on the founders of Facebook. Garfield's performance was very well received; he earned wider recognition and numerous nominations, including BAFTA nominations for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Rising Star, as well as a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance in a Supporting Role. The same year, Garfield was cast as Spider-man / Peter Parker, opposite Emma Stone as his love interest Gwen Stacy, in Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-man.
In March 2012, Garfield made his Broadway theatre debut as Biff Loman in the revival of Death of a Salesman. He was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in the role.
This year, Garfield will star in the independent drama 99 Homes, which he also co-produced. He is scheduled to headline Martin Scorsese's film, Silence, based on Shusaku Endo's 1966 novel of the same name; production is scheduled to begin sometime this year.