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Appearing on the London stage and a few films, Andrew Garfield's star shot straight to the top when he portrayed Eduardo Saverin in The Social Network.
Garfield was born on August 20, 1983 in Los Angeles, Calif. At age 4 he moved with his English mother and American father to Surrey, England; he holds dual citizenship in both the U.S. and U.K.
After trying a number of activities, his parents suggested acting classes. One of his teachers then encouraged Garfield to make a career out of his newfound craft.
In 2007, Variety magazine named Garfield one of the "10 Actors to Watch." That same year he starred in his first film, Lion for Lambs, with Tom Cruise and Meryl Streep. Garfield also won a BAFTA Best Acting award for his role in Boy A.
In 2010, Garfield starred in his biggest role yet playing friend-to-foe of Jesse Eisenberg's Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network. He received a Golden Globe nomination for the part.
Garfield, who is dating actress Emma Stone, will next take over the reins portraying Peter Parker in Marvel Comics' The Amazing Spider-Man.