Andrew Garfield is an American-born British television and stage actor who is best known for playing Spiderman in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), a role he reprised in the 2014 sequel before going on to appear in Hacksaw Ridge (2016) and Silence (2016).
The BAFTA, Tony, and Critic’s Choice Award winner, who uses his fame, most especially with the Paparazzi, to bring attention to charitable causes such as the Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO) which he is an Ambassador for. He is known to dress up as Spiderman and visit different children’s hospitals. Read on to find out more about his relationships, net worth, and sexual orientation.
Andrew Garfield was born on the 20th of August, 1983, in Los Angeles, California, to a British mother, Lynn (nee Hillman), and an American father, Richard Garfield. His father worked as a head coach for the Guildford Swimming Club while his mother was a teaching assistant at a nursery school but ran an interior designing business with her husband. Garfield is of Jewish ancestry and his family’s original name was Garfinkel.
For the first three years of his life, Garfield lived in Los Angeles, before his family later relocated to the UK and settled in Epsom, Surrey, located south-west of London. He attended Priory Preparatory School in Banstead and then City of London Freemen’s School in Ashtead where he was a part of the swimming and gymnastics teams. He had hoped to study business in a tertiary institution but after being convinced by a friend to join an acting class that needed one more pupil to run at around the age of 16, he went on to attend University of London’s Central School of Speech and Drama.
After graduating in 2004, Andrew Garfield first began stage acting where he received critical acclaim before moving on to star in the British television comedy series titled Sugar Rush (2005). He continued his meteoric rise in British television before moving to Hollywood to star in films like The Social Network (2010) and the rest became history.
Andrew Garfield’s Net Worth
The talented multiple award-winning actor is said to have an estimated net worth of $10 million which he has earned mostly through acting but however takes home quite a huge amount from endorsements with brands like Sony & Audi.
What is His Relationship With Emma Stone?
Andrew Garfield has been in what can best be described as an on-again, off-again relationship with actress Emma Stone ever since the duo got together to film The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). Garfield and Stone reportedly began dating during the production of the superhero movie where she was playing his character’s love interest, Gwen Stacy.
The pair, who were at the time supposedly seeing other people, kept their relationship under wraps at first before they later began to step out together to promote the film, prompting further speculation in the process. Their other relationships soon died off and the pair officially became an item. They went on to reprise their roles in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) where their on-screen chemistry was evident for everyone to see.
Garfield and Stone’s relationship went on to become one of the most well-documented celebrity relationships by the media, with frequent speculation concerning either an engagement or break-up. A year after the sequel to their movie was released, the pair reportedly broke up although they have since been spotted around together on several occasions, with Stone saying in an interview that she still loved him. Garfield, on the other hand, has gained notoriety for not answering questions about his personal life from the press.
Is He Gay?
Andrew Garfield is heterosexual, that is, he is sexually attracted to people of the opposite sex. The Angels of America actor, however, cast doubt on his sexuality after he said in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine that he was open to acting on impulses that may arise within him, which means he was open to exploring a sexual relationship with a man if he felt like it in the future. He went on to add that he was a gay man who just has not had any physical gay experience.
In Angels of America (2017), a two-part play by 1993 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama, Tony Kushner, Garfield plays a young gay AIDS-suffering man named Prior Walter for which he won a Tony Award for Best Actor.