Tom Holland was born on 1 June 1996. He is a British actor, best known for portraying the famous superhero, Spider-Man. He has appeared in six Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films as Peter Parker/Spider-Man, starting with Captain America: Civil War and most recently Spider-Man: No Way Home. He has won a British Academy Film Award and three Saturn Awards and has been called one of the most popular actors of his generation.
Tom Holland Biography
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June 1, 1996
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Dominic Holland and Nicola
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Early Life and Education
Tom Holland was born on 1 June 1996 in Kingston upon Thames, in southwest London, to photographer Nicola and Dominic Holland, a comedian and author. He has three younger brothers: Paddy and twins Sam and Harry. His paternal grandparents were from the Isle of Man and Ireland, respectively. He lives in Kingston upon Thames, near the house of his parents and younger brothers.
Holland was educated at Donhead, an all-male Catholic preparatory school in Wimbledon in southwest London. When he was seven, he was diagnosed with dyslexia. His parents sent him and his brothers to a private school so he could get the necessary attention. He then attended Wimbledon College, a voluntary aided Jesuit Roman Catholic comprehensive school. After completing his GCSEs, he enrolled in a two-year course at the BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon in south London, which is notable for its numerous famous alumni.
Tom Holland began dancing at a hip-hop class at Nifty Feet Dance School in Wimbledon, London. His potential was spotted by choreographer Lynne Page, who arranged for him to audition for a role in Billy Elliot the Musical at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre. After two years of training, he secured a supporting part in 2008 and was upgraded to the title role that year, which he played until 2010. He received rave reviews for his versatile acting and dancing skills and performed at the special fifth-anniversary show on 31 March 2010, where Elton John, the composer of the musical, praised him as astonishing.
Holland made his film debut in the disaster drama The Impossible as a teenage tourist trapped in a tsunami, for which he received praise and several nominations for Best Young Actor awards. After this, Holland decided to pursue acting as a full-time career, appearing in How I Live Now and playing historical figures in the film In the Heart of the Sea and the miniseries Wolf Hall.
Tom Holland achieved international recognition by playing Spider-Man in six MCU superhero films, beginning with Captain America: Civil War. The following year, Holland received the BAFTA Rising Star Award and became the youngest actor to play a title role in an MCU film in Spider-Man: Homecoming. The sequels subtitled Far From Home and No Way Home, each grossed more than $1 billion worldwide, and the latter became the highest-grossing film of 2021. He had another action film role in Uncharted, based on the video game series of the same name.
Holland also expanded to play against-type roles in the crime dramas The Devil All the Time and Cherry, where he portrayed a troubled war veteran turned bank robber. He received critical acclaim for his performances, showing his range and versatility as an actor. Holland has additionally directed the short film Tweet and voiced roles in computer-animated features, such as Onward.
Tom Holland is known for being close to his family and friends. He often posts pictures and videos of them on his social media accounts. Tom Holland is also an avid fan of golf and boxing. He supports Arsenal F.C., an English football club.
Holland has been linked to several co-stars and celebrities over the years. He dated actress Zendaya Coleman, who plays his love interest MJ in the Spider-Man films, from 2016 to 2020. They broke up amicably due to their busy schedules but remained friends. In July 2021, he confirmed his relationship with actress Nadia Parkes, whom he met through their mutual friend Sophie Turner.
Tom Holland has appeared in more than 20 films and television shows since his debut in 2012. Some of his notable works are:
- 2022 Uncharted as Nathan Drake
- 2021 Spider-Man: No Way Home as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
- 2021 Cherry as Cherry
- 2020 The Devil All the Time as Arvin Russell
- 2020 Onward as Ian Lightfoot
- 2019 Spider-Man: Far From Home as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
- 2019 Avengers: Endgame as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
- 2018 Avengers: Infinity War as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
- 2017 Spider-Man: Homecoming as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
- 2016 Captain America: Civil War as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
- 2015 Wolf Hall as Gregory Cromwell
- 2015 In the Heart of the Sea as Thomas Nickerson
- 2013 How I Live Now as Isaac
- 2012 The Impossible as Lucas Bennett
Awards and Nominations
Holland has won several awards and nominations for his acting work. Some of them are:
- BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2017 for his role in Spider-Man: Homecoming
- Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor in 2017, 2018, and 2019 for his role in Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame, respectively
- Empire Award for Best Male Newcomer in 2013 for his role in The Impossible
- National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance in 2012 for his role in The Impossible
- Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actor in a Feature Film in 2013 for his role in The Impossible
Holland has an estimated net worth of $15 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. He earns most of his income from his acting career, especially from his MCU films. He also has endorsement deals with brands such as Audi, Dolce & Gabbana, and TAG Heuer.
Social Media Handles
Holland is active on social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. He has over 40 million followers on Instagram, where he posts pictures and videos of his personal and professional life. He has over 5 million followers on Twitter, where he tweets about his opinions and updates. Tom Holland has over 1 million followers on Facebook, where he shares news and events related to his work. His social media handles are:
- Instagram: @tomholland2013
- Twitter: @TomHolland1996
- Facebook: @tomhollandofficial