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Andrew Russell Garfield (born August 20, 1983) is an American-British actor who has appeared in radio, theatre, film, and television. He is known for his roles in the 2007 films Lions for Lambs and Boy A, 2009's The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, and the 2010 drama The Social Network. He has been cast as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the franchise's 2012 reboot. Garfield is a dual citizen of the U.S. and the U.K.

Garfield was born in Los Angeles, California, to a British mother from Essex and an American father from California. His family moved to England when he was three years old. Garfield is Jewish and was raised in a "middle class home". His parents ran a small interior design business; his father, Richard, later became head coach of the Guildford City Swimming Club, and his mother is a teaching assistant at a nursery school. Garfield was raised in Surrey, England and was a gymnast during his early years. He attended the City of London Freemen's School in Ashtead, before training at the Central School of Speech and Drama, from which he graduated in 2004.

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