Andrew Russell Garfield is a British-American actor best known for playing the superhero Peter Parker in Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spiderman” series. He was born on 28 August 1983 in Los Angeles, California to Lynn and Richard Garfield. His mother is a teaching assistant at a nursery school while his father is the head coach of the Guildford City Swimming Club.

He has an older brother who is a doctor. His parents migrated to the U.K. when he was three and was brought up in Epsom, Surrey. His paternal grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Russia, Romania, and Poland who bore the family’s original surname, ‘Garfinkel.’ He grew up in a secular environment and considers himself to be an agnostic pantheist.

He completed his schooling from the City of London Freemen's School in Ashtead, U.K., where he actively engaged in philately, gymnastics and swimming. He initially intended to become a businessman but discovered his passion for acting when he took up Theatre Studies at A-level at the behest of one of his friends since the class was one pupil short of running.

He later enrolled in the Central School of Speech and Drama at the University of London to hone his acting skills. After graduation, he started working in stage plays. In 2004, he performed as the protagonist Billy in ‘Kes’ at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester for which he bagged the Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for Best Newcomer.

He also won the Outstanding Newcomer Award at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards in 2006. He made his debut on the small screen as Tom in Channel 4’s comedy-drama “Sugar Rush” (2005). He garnered fame when he featured as Frank in two episodes of BBC TV’s fifty-six-year-old running sci-fi drama “Doctor Who” (1963) in 2007.

The same year, he played the notorious murderer Jack Burridge in John Crowley’s television film “Boy A” for which he received the British Academy Television Award for Best Actor. His first successful appearance on the big screen was as Tommy D. In Mark Romanek’s dystopian romantic tragedy “ Never Let Me Go Click to look into! >> Read More... Never Let Me Go ” (2010), which is based on a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro under the same name. Andrew’s intense portrayal of a frustrated boy won him the 2010 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor.

He next appeared as Eduardo Saverin in David Fincher’s biographical drama “ The Social Network Click to look into! >> Read More... The Social Network ” (2010), based on the life of Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg. Andrew became an absolute favorite of the audience since then, garnering critical praise. His next breakthrough performance was as Desmond Doss in Mel Gibson’s biographical war drama “The Hacksaw Ridge” (2016).

The movie was nominated for the best film while Garfield for the best actor award at the 2016 Oscars. It was followed by his most ‘Marvelous’ acting stint as the Spiderman, catapulting his career to a whole another level. He has recently wrapped up filming for Gia Coppola’s upcoming drama “Mainstream” which is in its post-production stages. He was also honored as the Ambassador of Sport for the Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO) in 2011.

Ryan Gosling English Actor

Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling is a Canadian artist. Born at 2:34 am in London, Ontario, Ryan Thomas Gosling is an actor, film director, musician, producer, and screenwriter. His father, Thomas Ray Gosling was a travelling salesperson for a paper mill, and his mother, Donna was a secretary initially but became a high school teacher later. Ryan has an elder sister Mandi. His father belongs to Scottish, English, and French Canadian ancestry. George Edward Gosling, his great grandfather, hailed from Paddington, London in England. Religion influenced every phase of the family’s life. His parents were Mormons (Mormonism). Due to his father’s job of a travelling salesman, the family had to move a lot. Ryan has lived in Cornwall and Burlington in Ontario. Donna and Ray divorced when Ryan was only thirteen years old. Ryan and her sister Mandi then started living with their mother. Ryan was always influenced by movies. After watching Sylvester Stallone’s First Blood in the first grade, Ryan took steak knives with them to school and threw them at the kids at recess. He was later suspended for this act. Later, it was known that he had a problem making friends at the school and was seldom bullied . He was diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). His mother left her job and started homeschooling Ryan. Ryan and his sister began performing at an early stage. They used to sing in the family functions and weddings. Ryan also got associated with a local ballet company. Appearing in front of the audience built up his confidence and he opted to make a career out of it. When he was about twelve years, he auditioned in Montreal and got selected as a child artist in the ‘The Mickey Mouse Club'. The contract was for two years in the role of a Mouseketeer. He worked with Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, and Britney Spears in Orlando, Florida. During the second year of the show, Ryan and Justin became good friends and lived together for a span of six months. During this period, when Donna returned to Canada, Justin’s mother became the legal guardian of Ryan. Though they (Justin and Ryan) are now not regularly in touch, but are still supportive of each other. After the cancellation of the show, Ryan returned to Canada and started working on television series including 'Are You Afraid of the Dark?' in 1995, and 'Goosebumps' in 1996. When Ryan was seventeen years old, he decided to focus on his acting career and dropped out of the high school. In 1997, he was cast as Sean Hanlon in the ‘Breaker High’ teenage comedy series. Next, he moved to New Zealand to film the teen TV drama 'Young Hercules'. In 2000, he started his film career as a supporting role in the “Remembering the Titans” football drama by Boaz Yakin. This role landed him a major role in ‘The Believer’ as a young non-Nazi Jewish. He was cast by director Henry Bean because of his Mormon upbringing. At the Sundance film festival, the film won the Grand Jury Prize. His next movie was a psychological thriller ‘Murder By Numbers’ along Sandra Bullock and Michael Pitt. He played the character of Richard Haywood, a wealthy high school kid who plans a seamless assasination. In 2002, he did 'The Slaughter Rule' as Roy Chutney and in 2003 he worked in 'The United States of Leland' as Leland P. Fitzgerald. The turning point in his acting career came with 'The Notebook' in 2004. He starred opposite Rachel McAdams. It was the film adaptation of Nicholas Spark's novel of the same name. His role was highly admired and critically acclaimed. The movie was a big hit commercially and established Ryan as an actor in the industry. Subsequently, Ryan’s career rose after 'The Notebook'. He was cast in the movies, including 'Stay' in 2005, 'Half Nelson' in 2006, 'Fracture' in 2007, 'Lars and The Real Girl' in 2007, 'Blue Valentine' in 2010, 'All Good Things' in 2010, 'Drive' in 2011, 'The Ideas of March' in 2011, and 'The Place Beyond The Pines' in 2012. He's more of the recent projects were 'Gangster Squad' in which he was seen as Sgt. Jerry Wooters, 'Only God Forgives' (as Julian), and 'The Big Short' (as Jared Vennett). His on-going productions comprise of 'The Nice Guys' and 'La La Land'. 'Weightless' is also his upcoming movie. Ryan was the producer of the documentary Regeneration in 2010. He was also the executive producer of 'Blue Valentine', 'Only God Forgives', and 'White Shadow'. 'Lost River' in 2014 saw Ryan as the Director, writer, and producer. He was also cast of ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’ in 2011. He was a part of the Television shows like 'PSI Factor: Chronicles of the Paranormal', 'Kung Fu: The Legend Continues', 'Goosebumps', 'Road to Avonlea', 'Flash Forward', 'The Adventures of Shirley Holmes', 'Nothing Too Good for a Cowboy', 'Ready or Not', and 'The Unbelievables'. He was also the host of 'Saturday Night Live' for one episode. For his role in 'Notebook', Ryan won six Teen Choice Awards in 2005, and a Choice Movie Breakout Performance (Male). He was entitled the Sho West Male Star of Tomorrow in 2004. Ryan has won Russian Guild of Film Critics Awards for Best Foreign Actor, MTV Movie Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Las Palmas Film Festival, National Board of Review Awards, the Satellite Awards, 23rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Irish Film & Television Awards, and National Board of Review Awards 2015. He is also a member of Dead Man’s Bones rock band with Zach Shields. He has opened Tagine, a Moroccan restaurant in Beverly Hills, California with his two other friends. He is associated with PETA, Invisible Children Inc, and other charities. He is not married, but has been linked with actresses, including Rachel McAdams, and Sandra Bullock. He is presently in relation with Eva Mendes since 2011. In 2014, Eva Mendes gave birth to their child Esmeralda.


Tom Holland

Tom Holland is an English dancer and actor. He was born in Kingston town of London in the United Kingdom. He is the son of Nicola Elizabeth, who is a photographer and Dominic Holland, who is an author and comedian. His parents had four children of whom the two Sam and Harry are twins and the other Patrick, who is eight years younger to Holland. Tom’s paternal grandparents belonged to Ireland and the Isle of Man. Holland pursued his school level education from a Roman preparatory school named Donhead. After that, he attended Wimbledon College in London until the year 2012 and, later on, started attending The BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology. Holland’s dancing skills were spotted by the choreographer Lynne Page when he performed at the Richmond Dance Festival in the year 2006. He started dancing at his college in a hip-hop class in Nifty Feet Dance School. Holland gave around eight auditions and trained for two years to finally perform his debut role Michael in Billy Elliot the Musical. Once he along with others in Billy Elliots were invited to meet the Prime Minister of UK, Gorden Brown on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Billy Elliot the Musical. He was cast in the English version of Japanese animated film Arrietty in the year 2011 under the production of Studio Ghibli. In 2012, he starred opposite to Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts in the movie The Impossible directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. This film also got premiered in the same year at Toronto International Film Festival. In the year 2013, he played the role of Isaac in the movie How I Live Now which is directed by Kevin Macdonald. Recently in the year 2015, he got filmed alongside Chris Hemsworth in Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea and also appeared as Peer Gregory Cromwell in TV series Wolf Hall on the channel BBC Two. Holland’s next scheduled release is The Modern Ocean, which is directed by Shane Carruth. He will be seen alongside many popular actors of Hollywood like Daniel Radcliffe, Anne Hathaway, Chloe Grace, Jeff Goldblum, etc. It was disclosed in the year 2015 that Holland will star in one of the biggest characters of Marvel Entertainment in Captain America: Civil War as Spider-Man and will also star in the next Spider-Man movie too. Talking about his success and achievements he has earned many awards. He has won Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film, London Film Critics Circle Awards 2012 for Young British Performer of the Year, Empire Award for the Best Newcomer for his movie The Impossible.

Tom Holland English Actor