Andrew Russell Garfield is an actor with dual citizenship of the United States and the United Kingdom. Born in Los Angeles and raised in Surrey, Garfield began his career on the U.K. stage and in television productions. He made his feature film debut in the 2007 ensemble drama Lions for Lambs. Garfield first came to international attention in 2010 with supporting roles in the drama films The Social Network, for which he received Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations, and Never Let Me Go, for which he received a Saturn Award.
His performance as Spider-Man / Peter Parker in the superhero film The Amazing Spider-Man, a reboot of the Spider-Man film series, was generally well received. Garfield reprised his role in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which was released in 2014. He has also done considerable work on stage, most notably his performance in the role of Biff in the 2012 Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, co-starring Philip Seymour Hoffman. Garfield's performance earned him a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play.