Tobey Maguire is an American film producer and actor. He was born in beachfront city Santa Monica in California. His father Vincent Maguire was a cook and construction worker, and his mother Wendy was a secretary who turned producer and screenwriter. As a child, Tobey wanted to become a chef. He used to move from town-to-town because of his parents separation and this nomadic nature of his early life years made him frustrated, and he left his high school, and he never got back. After that, he went on to build his career in the field of acting. He first appeared in the film The Wizard in the year 1989. Then he used to play roles of a child actor in the 1990s and finally in the mid-20s he came in the variety of TV serials, movies, and commercials. He eventually became friends with actor
, and they both helped each other to get parts for films and other projects. Many times it happened that Maguire got roles on special recommendation of his friend Leonardo DiCaprio. In his career years, Maguire got into drinking habits and later became addicted to alcohol. He then tried to get rid of his alcoholism and started being sober by changing his career path. He played a part in films as a lead in The Cider House Rules, Wonder Boys, and Pleasantville. His greatest fame arrived when he starred as Spiderman in the Marvel Comics superhero film Spider-Man in the year 2002.
This movie earned great success and was widely appreciated by the audience. The Spiderman series included Spider-Man in the year 2002, Spider-Man 2 in the year 2004, and Spider-Man 3 in the year 2007 of which all the movies went highly grossed across the world. After that, Sony relaunched the Spiderman series in the name of The Amazing Spider-Man with the actor
. He got married to Jennifer Meyer in the year 2007 after the birth his daughter named Ruby Sweetheart Maguire in the year 2006. The couple had their second child named Otis Tobias Maguire on 8 May 2009. Tobey also participated in World Series of Poker in the year 2007 and finished in the 292nd place with prize money of $39,445. Amongst his achievements, he has won Saturn Award in the year 2005 and 1999 for Best Actor and Best Performance by a Younger Actor for the films Spider-Man and Pleasantville, CinEuphoria Award for Best Actor in the year 2011 for the movie Brothers, MTV Movie Award for the Best Kiss in the year 2003, Teen Choice Award for Choice Lip Lock and Choice Actor for Spider-Man in the year 2002, and TFCA Award for Best Supporting Performance for Wonder Boys in the year 2000.