Born in Los Angeles, California and raised in Surrey, UK, Andrew (Russell) Garfield began acting in youth theatre productions while he was still at school. He then made his professional acting debut on Channel 4 teen series "Sugar Rush" (2005). This was followed with a guest spot on the hit show "Doctor Who" which brought him to wider attention of the UK audience.
Garfield's feature film debut was in the 2007 "Lions for Lambs" as Todd Hayes. He simultaneously appeared in few other films, like "The Other Boleyn Girl" (2008) and "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" (2009). He experienced career breakthrough after being tapped to star as Tommy D. in the 2010 "Never Let Me Go" which won him a Best Supporting Actor Saturn Award. In the same year, he came to international attention with his portrayal of Eduardo Saverin in the box office drama flick "The Social Network". He won multiple awards and earned numerous prestigious nominations, including a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe.
Already becoming popular in Hollywood, Garfield was next recruited as the leading male Peter Parker / Spider-Man in "The Amazing Spider-Man" (2012). The film was well received and won the August 20, 1983 born actor several award nominations. He, moreover, reprised his role in its sequel "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" in 2014. As of his love life, Garfield previously dated actress Shannon Woodward from 2008 to 2011. He after that romancing his "Spider-Man" co-star Emma Stone.