Born In: Kingston upon Thames, London, England
Tom Holland is a British actor, best known for portraying the famous superhero, Spider-Man. Tom played Peter Parker in popular Hollywood flicks, such as ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming,’ ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ and ‘Captain America: Civil War.’ He began his acting career at the age of twelve, when he made his ‘West End’ theatre debut on June 28, 2008. He played an important role in the popular act ‘Billy Elliot the Musical,’ which eventually earned him the opportunity to meet the then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown. Tom made his first television appearance in September 2008, when he was interviewed by ‘Channel 5.’ In 2011, he made his film debut and went on to act in super hit movies. Tom Holland has won many awards for his acting skills. In 2017, he received the prestigious ‘British Academy Film Award’ (BAFTA). In 2021, he starred in a superhero film 'Spider-man: No Way Home,' that became the top-grossing film of the year and grossed over $1 billion across the globe. He is quite popular on social media, especially Instagram where he has over 66 million followers.
Also Known As: Thomas Stanley Holland
father: Dominic Holland
mother: Nicola Elizabeth Frost
Born Country: England
City: London, England
Notable Alumni: BRIT School
education: BRIT School
Thomas Stanley Holland was born on June 1, 1996, in London, England. He was raised by his parents, Nicola Elizabeth, and Dominic Holland. While his father, Dominic, is a comedian, his mother is working as a photographer. As a kid, he used to spend a lot of time with his twin brothers, Sam and Harry, and another younger brother Paddy.
Tom went to ‘Donhead Preparatory School,’ an independent day school situated in Wimbledon, southwest London. Right from his school days, Tom exhibited keen interest in dance and hence started attending dance classes. But he was bullied by his schoolmates for having a liking towards dance.
During the 2006 ‘Richmond Dance Festival,’ Tom was seen dancing at ‘Nifty Feet Dance School,’ where he was spotted by a choreographer named Lynne Page, who was working as an assistant to the popular choreographer, Peter Darling. Looking at his dancing skills, Lynne Page somehow knew that Tom would later become a popular entertainer and hence, he took Tom under his wings.
On March 8, 2010, Tom and other actors, who had portrayed Billy Elliot, were invited to 10 Downing Street in order to mark the fifth anniversary of the famous musical. There, he got an opportunity to meet the then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown. On March 31, a special fifth-anniversary show of the musical was showcased and Tom was chosen to play the lead in that particular show.
In 2011, Tom made his film debut when he lent his voice to a character named Sho in the English version of the popular Japanese animated fantasy film ‘Arrietty.’ His major breakthrough came in the year 2012, when he was cast alongside actors like Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts in the critically acclaimed disaster drama film, ‘The Impossible.’
‘The Impossible’ went on to become a successful film and was played at the ‘Toronto International Film Festival.’ Tom, who played Lucas Bennett in the film, was praised for his acting skills, with many saying that he could win an Oscar for his performance. Though he did not win an Oscar, he did manage to win other major awards and nominations.
In 2020, Tom Holland starred in the Netflix filmThe Devil All the Time.
In 2021, he starred in a superhero film 'Spider-man: No Way Home,' that became the top-grossing film of the year and grossed over $1 billion across the globe.
Tom Holland is close to his siblings and his father. Along with his siblings, he sponsors a non-profit organization called ‘The Brothers Trust,’ which raises money for charitable causes. Apart from dancing, Tom also practices gymnastics. He spends his free time watching his favorite football club ‘Arsenal F.C.’ He resides in London, along with his pet dog, Tessa.
Tom Holland dated TV actress Nadia Parkes in 2020. In 2021, he started dating Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman.
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