Tobey Maguire Biography

Tobey Maguire is an American actor who us best known for his role as Spider-Man in the Spider-Man film trilogy. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.

Quick Facts

Birthday: June 27, 1975

Nationality: American

Famous: Quotes By Tobey Maguire Actors

Age: 44 Years, 44 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Cancer

Also Known As: Tobias Vincent

Born in: Santa Monica

Famous as: Actor

Height: 5'8" (173 cm), 5'8" Males


Spouse/Ex-: Jennifer Meyer

father: Vincent Maguire

mother: Wendy Brown

siblings: Jopaul Epp, Timothy Maguire, Vincent Maguire Jr., Weston Epp

children: Otis Tobias Maguire, Ruby Sweetheart Maguire

U.S. State: California

City: Santa Monica, California

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Tobey Maguire is an American actor who us best known for his role as Spider-Man in the Spider-Man film trilogy. He has also tried his hand at production for a few movies and is without doubt one of the most recognized faces in Hollywood. Maguire was trained in a drama school at the insistence of his mother when he was a child and from then on he always wanted to be an actor. He initially started off an actor on television but gradually got enough chances to showcase his skills as an actor in films and he primarily played teenaged characters in the early part of his career. Maguire also suffered from alcohol abuse at a critical juncture in his career that saw him pull out of a film in which he was to play the lead role but after his return to acting he was welcomed back by film makers and in 2000 he got his biggest break with the release of the first Spider-Man film. Following the success of Spider Man; Maguire starred in the two sequels as well which were equally successful and also featured in plenty of films that got him critical appreciation from critics and the audiences alike.

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Childhood & Early Life
  • Tobias Vincent Maguire was born on 27 June 1975 in Santa Monica in California, United States to Vincent Maguire and Wendy Brown. Maguire’s father used to be employed as a construction worker and sometimes as cook while his mother was initially employed as a secretary before becoming a producer-screenwriter.
  • When Tobey Maguire was born, his parents weren’t married; they did so subsequently but got divorced in 1977 and that was the reason why Maguire had to grow up in different cities, shuttling between both parents as well as other relatives.
  • Tobey Maguire initially wanted to become a cook but after his mother had become a screenwriter, she gave him money to attend an acting class and from then on Maguire wanted to be an actor. He did not complete high school but he was awarded the ‘General Educational Development’ certificate in 2000.
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  • Tobey Maguire initially started off as a TV actor in bit part roles in series like ‘Roseanne’ and ‘Blossom’; however, his first appearance in a film was in a non speaking minor role in the film ‘The Wizard’ in 1989.
  • In 1992, he was supposed to play the male lead in the show ‘Great Scott’ but the show was cancelled.
  • In 1993, Tobey Maguire was cast in the film ‘This Boy’s Life’ alongside Robert De Niro and a young Leonardo di Caprio. Maguire was cast in the role of a teenager who was a friend of the character played by di Caprio.
  • In 1995, Tobey Maguire was cast in a leading role in the film ‘Empire Records’ but due to his problems with alcoholism he midway pulled out of the film. He joined Alcoholics Anonymous and returned to acting with the short films ‘Duke of Groove’. He followed it up with roles in ‘Deconstructing Harry’ directed by Woody Allen and ‘The Ice Storm’ directed by Ang Lee.
  • In 1998, Maguire appeared in the film ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ and followed it up with a lead role in the critically acclaimed ‘The Cider House Rules’ and ‘Wonder Boys’. After appearing in these films Maguire became known as a versatile actor who could pull off a wide variety of roles.
  • Tobey Maguire got the biggest break in his career in the year 2002 when he was cast in the role of Spider Man in the eponymous movie. The movie was hugely successful and led to two sequels - ‘Spider- Man 2’ and ‘Spider- Man 3 in 2004 and 2007, respectively. All the three films recorded the highest collections in the years in which they were released and Maguire’s acting skills were praised by critics.
  • In 2002, Tobey Maguire became a producer with the film ‘25th Hour’ and went on to produce two other films titles ‘Whatever We Do’ (2003) and ‘Seabiscuit’ (2004).
  • In 2006, he appeared in the film ‘The Good German’ in a negative role and also appeared in a guest role in the film ‘Tropic Thunder’ alongside Robert Downey Jr.
  • Tobey Maguire then went on to star in the 2009 film ‘Brothers’ which also featured Jake Gyllenhaal and his performance as a prisoner of war earned him rave reviews.
  • In 2013, he starred in Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ alongside Leonardo di Caprio and followed it up with ‘Pawn Sacrifice’, in 2014, in which he played the role of chess legend Bobby Fischer.
Major Works
  • Tobey Maguire has appeared in plenty of movies and has received critical acclaim, however his most important work are the three Spider Man movies.
Awards & Achievements
  • Tobey Maguire has not won any major award in his career but he was nominated for the Golden Globe in recognition of his role in the film ‘Brothers’.
Personal Life & Legacy
  • Tobey Maguire got married to Jennifer Meyer, who is a jewellery designer by profession, in 2007, after being a steady relationship for four years. They have a daughter named Ruby Sweetheart Maguire, who was born a year prior to their marriage.
Net Worth
  • Tobey Maguire has an estimated net worth of $ 75 million.

1. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

  (Drama, Adventure, Comedy)

2. 25th Hour (2002)


3. Pleasantville (1998)

  (Comedy, Fantasy, Drama)

4. The Cider House Rules (1999)

  (Drama, Romance)

5. The Ice Storm (1997)


6. Wonder Boys (2000)

  (Comedy, Drama)

7. Deconstructing Harry (1997)


8. Spider-Man 2 (2004)

  (Action, Adventure)


MTV Movie & TV Awards
2003 Best Kiss Spider-Man (2002)

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