Thomas Stanley Holland (his full name) is an English actor who was born on June 1, 1996. He has received three Saturn Awards and a British Academy Film Award. According to some publications, he is one of the most popular actors of his generation.
Holland's career began when he was nine years old and enrolled in a dance class, where a choreographer noticed him and arranged for him to audition for the role of Billy Elliot in Billy Elliot the Musical at London's Victoria Palace Theatre. After two years of training, he landed a supporting role in 2008 and was promoted to the title role the following year, which he held until 2010. Holland made his film debut as a teenage tourist trapped in a tsunami in the disaster drama The Impossible (2012), for which he received a London Film Critics Circle Award for Young British Performer of the Year. Holland then decided to pursue acting as a full-time career, appearing in How I Live Now (2013) and portraying historical figures in the films In the Heart of the Sea (2015) and Wolf Hall (2016). (2015).
Holland rose to international prominence in six Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) superhero films, beginning with Captain America: Civil War (2016). The following year, Holland received the BAFTA Rising Star Award, and in Spider-Man: Homecoming, he became the youngest actor to play the title role in an MCU film. Far From Home (2019) and No Way Home (2021) both grossed more than $1 billion worldwide, with the latter becoming the year's highest-grossing film. During this time, Holland rose to prominence for her roles in the crime dramas The Devil All the Time (2020) and Cherry (2021). Holland has also directed the short film. Tweet (2015), as well as roles in computer-animated films such as Onward (2020).
Thomas Stanley Holland was born on June 1, 1996, in Kingston upon Thames, south west London, to photographer Nicola (née Frost) and comedian and author Dominic Holland. He has three younger siblings. Tipperary, Ireland, was the home of his paternal grandmother. Holland lives in Kingston upon Thames, close to his parents' and younger brothers' homes. He is frequently inspired by his parents' creative professions; he considers his father a role model who has unofficially worked as his manager due to his experience in the industry.
Holland attended Donhead, an all-male Catholic prep school in Wimbledon, south-west London. He was diagnosed with dyslexia when he was seven years old. His parents enrolled him and his brothers in a private school so that he could receive the necessary attention. Although Holland enjoyed the new school, it began to strain his family's finances. Holland went to Wimbledon College, a voluntary aided Jesuit comprehensive school, and then to Croydon's BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.
Holland considered several career paths as a child. As a child, he loved Janet Jackson's songs and would frequently dance to them. His mother, impressed, enrolled him in a dancing class advertised in the private school Holland was visiting at the time. Holland briefly attended carpentry school in Cardiff, Wales, when he was in his teens. He considered becoming a primary school teacher because he enjoys being around children.
Also see Tom Holland's list of roles and awards.
Early stage work and film debut from 2006 to 2014.
Holland began dancing at the age of nine in a hip hop class at Nifty Feet Dance School in Wimbledon, where he later performed with his school group at the 2006 Richmond Dance Festival. He was spotted there by choreographer Lynne Page, a colleague of Peter Darling, the choreographer of Billy Elliot the Musical. Page arranged an audition for Holland, where the musical's director Stephen Daldry thought that he "had great potential and was a very natural actor". Holland won the role of Michael Caffrey, the protagonist's best friend, after two years of training in ballet, tap dancing, and acrobatics, and made his West End debut in June 2008 at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Holland learned gymnastics while performing in the musical. Holland claims that when his classmates found out about his dancing activities, they began bullying him.
Holland and co-star Tanner Pflueger were promoted to lead roles in the musical later that year. Holland got tonsillitis on his first day as Elliot, but he still performed to positive reviews; he went to the doctor the next day. Holland hoped that after his success on stage, he would be popular in school and that his classmates would stop bullying him. However, after being in a professional setting, he matured faster than his peers and struggled to fit in. His General Certificate of Secondary Education grades suffered as a result. Following the completion of his work on Billy Elliot the Musical in 2010, Holland voiced a role in the British dub of the Japanese animated fantasy film Arrietty (2011), and sent an audition tape to J.A. Bayona for a role in The Impossible (2012). Bayona then scheduled a meeting and had Holland write and recite a letter to his mother as an audition. Bayona cast Holland in the film after being impressed with his emotional delivery.
Holland portrayed a teenager trapped with his family in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami in The Impossible. Holland struggled at first with the transition from stage to screen due to the shift from live audience to camera. He and co-star Naomi Watts had to film scenes in a 35,000-gallon water tank, which was both physically and mentally taxing for them. Working with Watts convinced Holland that he wanted to be an actor full-time. The Impossible premiered in September at the Toronto International Film Festival to critical and commercial acclaim, grossing $180.3 million against a $45 million budget. Holland's performance was praised by critics. The New York Times' A. O. Scott called Holland "a terrific young actor," praising his character's transformation from a self-absorbed to a responsible adolescent. He received several honors, including the National Board of Review Breakthrough Performance Award and the London Film Critics Circle Award for Young British Performer of the Year. Holland appeared in the drama film How I Live Now (2013), lent his voice to the drama film Locke (2013), and made a cameo appearance in Billy Elliot the Musical Live (2014).
2015-2017: Spider-Breakthrough Man's
Holland played two historical figures in 2015: Gregory Cromwell (top) in the miniseries Wolf Hall and Thomas Nickerson (bottom) in the film In the Heart of the Sea during his adolescence.
Holland played Gregory Cromwell, son of the protagonist Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance) in four episodes of BBC Two's historical miniseries Wolf Hall (2015). He directed Tweet (2015), a 3-minute short film about a young man and his grandfather building a birdhouse; Holland later expressed interest in directing feature films in his 40s. Holland also appeared as the teenage sailor Thomas Nickerson in Ron Howard's historical adventure-drama In the Heart of the Sea in 2015. The film is based on the nonfiction book of the same name, published in 2000, about the sinking of the American whaling ship Essex in 1820. He and his co-stars, including Chris Hemsworth, lost significant weight in preparation, consuming 500-1,000 calories per day. Holland performed the majority of the stunts in the film. The film received mixed reviews from critics and grossed $93 million against a budget of $100 million. Holland "does a good job," according to Brian Truitt of USA Today.
Holland signed a six-picture deal with Marvel Studios in June 2015 to play a teenage Peter Parker / Spider-Man. Holland was a Spider-Man fan growing up, and he had 30 Spider-Man costumes and bed sheet covers. He competed against 1,500 other teenagers from around the world, including English actors Charlie Rowe and Asa Butterfield. While producers Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal were impressed with Holland's performances in The Impossible, Wolf Hall, and In the Heart of the Sea, directors the Russo brothers chose him because of his dancing and gymnastics background. Spider-Man creator Stan Lee stated that Holland was the "exact age and height" when he envisioned the character. He first appeared as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) (2016). The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing more than $1.1 billion worldwide on a $250 million budget to become the highest-grossing film of 2016. Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian called Holland and co-star Paul Rudd (who played Ant-Man) "seductively high-spirited and hilarious," and Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times said he made "a strong first impression" as Spider-Man.
Holland co-starred in the psychological thriller Edge of Winter with Joel Kinnaman and Percy Hynes White in 2016. It was the first film he made without his parents' permission. Frank Scheck of The Hollywood Reporter found Holland and White "excellent", describing their terrified reaction as "more emotionally wrenching than the tired thriller genre conventions to which the film ultimately succumbs". Holland received the Rising Star Award at the 70th British Academy Film Awards in 2017. Holland's first film that year was The Lost City of Z, a drama directed by James Gray and starring Charlie Hunnam. He broke his nose on the last day of filming after a failed backflip attempt. Percy Fawcett (Hunnam) is an explorer who makes several attempts to find a rumored lost ancient city in the Amazon rainforest. Holland plays his son. Rex Reed of The New York Observer called Holland "remarkably strong and self-assured," and Neil Soans of The Times of India praised him for making the film emotional near the end. Later that year, Holland starred as Samuel Insull in Alfonso Gomez-The Rejon's Current War, which received mixed reviews and failed at the box office. The Independent's Clarisse Loughre thought Holland's role was insignificant.
Holland's second film in 2017 was Spider-Man: Homecoming, in which he played the title character. As a result, Holland was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records as the youngest actor to play a title role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Despite drawing inspiration from previous Spider-Man actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield, Holland wanted to inject some freshness into his reinterpretation of the character. Parker was the focus of Homecoming, as he tried to balance being a high school student and a superhero. Holland attended The Bronx High School of Science in the Bronx for a few days to prepare, despite the fact that other students did not believe he was cast as Spider-Man. Holland felt that this situation mirrored the plot of the film, in which other characters are unaware that Parker is Spider-Man. Positive feedback was received for both Homecoming and Holland's performance. "A star performance given by a born actor," said Peter Travers. The film grossed over $800 million worldwide despite having a $175 million budget. Holland's final role in 2017 was in Pilgrimage, an Irish film that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Outside of film, Holland appeared with Zendaya on the Paramount Network's Lip Sync Battle that year, where he performed a drag dance number to Rihanna's "Umbrella" song. His parents established The Brothers Trust, a charitable organization aimed at using his celebrity to raise funds for humanitarian causes.
From 2018 to the present: blockbuster films and mature roles
Holland reprised his role as Spider-Man in both Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019), which were shot concurrently. Each film grossed more than $2 billion, with Endgame briefly becoming the highest-grossing film of all time. Holland then directed Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), which received generally positive reviews and became the first Spider-Man film to gross $1 billion, finishing as the fourth-highest grossing film of 2019. Empire magazine's Ben Travis called Holland "a note-perfect Spider-Man — still funnier and more believably teenage" than Maguire and Garfield, who had previously played the character. "Holland never loses the ebullient spark that makes him one of the MCU's most endearing figures," Travis wrote. Holland won his third Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor for Far From Home, following wins for Civil War and Homecoming. He provided voice work for the Blue Sky Studios animated film Spies in Disguise (2019), the live-action film Dolittle (2020), and the Pixar animated film Onward (2020). The last two were with his Marvel Cinematic Universe co-stars, Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Pratt, respectively. All three films, despite having large budgets, underperformed at the box office.
Holland co-starred in Antonio Campos' The Devil All the Time (2020), a Netflix psychological thriller set after World War II, with Avengers co-star Sebastian Stan. Holland said he was scared and nervous on his first day on set because he was worried he didn't have the depth to play a young orphaned man who goes on a killing spree. He eventually enjoyed playing the part, thanks to Campos' encouragement, though it took a temporary toll on his mental health. Campos praised Holland's efforts to learn Southern American English for the role, calling his acting process "methodical," "thoughtful and sensitive," and describing him as a nice person. Despite the film's failed script, critics from IndieWire and Roger Ebert's website agreed that Holland delivered a convincing performance and demonstrated his range as an actor. According to Variety, the film was the 22nd-most watched straight-to-streaming title of the year by November 2020.
Holland appeared in three films released in 2021. His first film, Cherry, is a crime drama based on the novel of the same name by American author Nico Walker, and reunited him with Avengers directors the Russo brothers. He portrayed a college student who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after joining the army and robs banks to fund his drug addiction. Holland shaved his head in preparation for the role and interviewed military veterans undergoing treatment for substance abuse and PTSD. He also lost 30 pounds (14 kg) before regaining it after filming. The film was released in theaters in February and digitally in March on Apple TV+. Critics agreed that the film allowed Holland to broaden his horizons as an actor, but it had a formulaic story. This was echoed by Variety's Owen Gleiberman, who added that Holland demonstrated his acting skills as well as a range of indulgent looks and moods. Holland next appeared in Chaos Walking, an adaptation of Patrick Ness' best-selling science fiction series of the same name, alongside Daisy Ridley as a young man living on the planet New World. The film was delayed due to several reshoots in early 2019, which cost an additional $15 million, bringing the total cost to $100 million. Chaos Walking failed to recoup its budget and received negative feedback. The chemistry between Holland and Ridley was deemed lackluster by David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter, and Christian Holub of Entertainment Weekly noted his failed attempt to break away from Spider-Man roles.
Holland voiced Percy Pig in a series of advertisements for Marks & Spencer's Christmas food specials in November 2021. The following month, Holland returned to the role of Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home. After taking on mature roles in films like Cherry, Holland noted that he found it strange adjusting back to playing Parker, chiefly due to raising his voice pitch and returning to the mindset of a "naïve, charming teenager". No Way Home was described as the "most ambitious standalone superhero film ever made" by him. Despite its release during the COVID-19 pandemic, No Way Home quickly became the most successful film of 2021 and the sixth most successful film of all time. It was also the first film to gross more than $1 billion at the box office since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in 2019. No Way Home was the highest-rated Spider-Man film on the online databases IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes. Wendy Ide of The Guardian wrote that the film "delivers an overflowing, funnel-web cornucopia of treats for Spider-fans" and attributed Parker's continuing appeal to "his endearing, puppyish enthusiasm". The Times' Kevin Maher opined that Holland "own every inch of the role" and "casts his web and captures your heart".
When asked about his future as Spider-Man after No Way Home, Holland told GQ in 2021 that he was unsure, especially after turning 30 in 2026. He expressed a desire for a live-action Spider-Man film starring Miles Morales, whereas Amy Pascal expressed a desire for Holland to continue playing the role. Holland began the following year by investing in Dogpound gyms and starring in the film adaptation of Naughty Dog's Uncharted video game series as a young Nathan Drake, a charismatic fortune hunter. Holland worked shifts at the Chiltern Firehouse, a pub in London, in preparation for scenes in which his character is a bartender. Despite the fact that filming was put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Holland continued to eat and train for the role. Uncharted divided critics, but Variety's Rebecca Rubin wrote that Holland's star power likely contributed to the film's box office success. In a mixed review, Brian Tallerico of Roger Ebert's website labeled him miscast, writing that "Holland has the agility but quite simply lacks the weight and world-weariness required" for the role.
Holland is set to star in the Apple TV+ anthology series The Crowded Room, which he will also executive produce. Since 2017, he has also been attached to play Pino Lella in Beneath a Scarlet Sky, a spy thriller series set during World War II based on Mark Sullivan's 2017 fact-based novel of the same name. Holland confirmed in December 2021 that he would play actor and dancer Fred Astaire in a biographical film currently in development at Sony.
Personal life and public image
According to Nadia Khomani of The Guardian, Holland's "cheeky British charm, vulnerability, and wit" have made him the object of internet infatuation. According to Jonathan Dean of The Sunday Times, he is "poised and professional, but also so confident and personable," and his maturity "despite boyish wiriness" is noteworthy. His co-star from The Impossible, German actor Sönke Möhring, agreed, saying, "he is blessed with a deep soul down to earth, very polite and a friendly kid." Holland's success has been attributed to his positive energy, according to Kevin Macdonald, who directed him in How I Live Now. When asked what his secret to success is, Holland stated that he believes in staying out of trouble and working hard.
Holland was named one of the "UK Stars of Tomorrow - 2012" by Screen International and one of the "Next Gen 2015" by The Hollywood Reporter. In 2019, he featured on Forbes' "30 Under 30 Europe", a list of influential people under 30 years, and Insider Inc.'s "45 young stars who will one day rule Hollywood". Following his appearance on Glamour's "Hot, Young, and British Actors 2020," he was named by Tuko and Complex Networks as one of the best actors under 30 in 2021. Ryan Mutuku described him as "a darling to the English media" in the previous listing because of his openness and willingness to give interviews unrelated to film promotions. Calling him "his generation's biggest leading man" in 2021, GQ's Oliver Franklin-Wallis wrote, "Holland has ascended to a tier of stardom few actors ever reach, and rarely so young". Variety editors Brent Lang and Rebecca Rubin reported in December 2021 that Holland, following the success of the Spider-Man films, could become a top-paid actor in the future. They noticed a dearth of young leading men in Hollywood and saw Holland as the beginning of a new generation of successful actors.
Holland considers himself to be "an impossible people pleaser," which has resulted in burnout and an incident where he vomited after a press conference, according to Olivia Singh of Business Insider. Holland, who admits to being indiscreet, has a reputation for inadvertently revealing important plot elements of his films during interviews and press conferences. In terms of spoilers, his MCU co-stars dubbed him the "least trustworthy" cast member. He only read parts of Captain America: Civil War's script to avoid an incident. Similarly, Joe Russo did not give Holland the script for Avengers: Endgame, and Holland only knew his lines. Holland has spoken out about the film industry. He advocated for more representation of racial minorities and the LGBT community in film in a 2019 interview with The Sunday Times. When filmmaker Martin Scorsese criticized Marvel films for failing to depict human emotions that year, Holland responded, "he doesn't know what it's like because he's never made one." Holland went on to say that MCU films will always perform well commercially, regardless of quality, whereas a bad independent film may not. He chastised actor Tom Cruise in 2022 for claiming credit for "resurrecting Hollywood" during the COVID-19 pandemic with Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One (2023), while ignoring the commercial success of his film Uncharted.
Holland uses the social networking site Instagram. He describes himself as a private person who avoids discussing his personal life in public. He is in a relationship with his Spider-Man co-star Zendaya as of November 2021. He believed that the media's focus on their relationship infringed on their privacy. Holland revealed that he had sleep paralysis nightmares about paparazzi in his bedroom.
|Thomas Stanley "Tom" Holland
|Actor and Dancer
|Physical Stats & More
|in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 8”
|in Kilograms- 64 kg
in Pounds- 141 lbs
|- Chest: 38 Inches
- Waist: 31 Inches
- Biceps: 13 Inches
|Date of Birth
|1 June 1996
|Age (as in 2017)
|Kingston upon Thames, London, England
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign
|Roman Catholic preparatory school in Wimbledon in South west London
|Father- Dominic Holland
Mother- Nicola Elizabeth Frost
Brothers- Sam Holland,
|Saving Private Ryan (1998)
|Girls, Affairs and More
1. Who are some other celebrities who share the birth sign Gemini with Tom Holland?
Ans: "Among the notable personalities who belong to the Gemini zodiac sign, we find Jake Webber, a rising star in the YouTube community. Known for his engaging content and charismatic personality, Jake has amassed a significant following who eagerly await his next video.
In addition, Lexi Rivera, a TikTok sensation, also falls under the Gemini sign. With her creative and entertaining videos, Lexi has captured the attention of millions on the popular platform.
These are just a few examples of the diverse range of celebrities who share the Gemini birth sign with Tom Holland. From YouTube to TikTok, these individuals have made a name for themselves, showcasing their talents and captivating audiences worldwide."
2. Who are some other celebrities who share the birth sign Gemini with Tom Holland?
Here are some additional celebrities with birthdays on June 1:
- Marilyn Monroe: Known as a movie actress, Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1. She made a significant impact on Hollywood during the 1950s and 1960s with her iconic performances.
- Heidi Klum: Born on June 1, Heidi Klum is a renowned model. She gained recognition as a Victoria's Secret Angel and has established herself as a successful businesswoman in the fashion industry.
These individuals represent a mix of talents from the fields of acting, modeling, and online entertainment, all being born on June 1.
3. Who are some other celebrities that Tom Holland's fans also view?
Ans. Some other celebrities that Tom Holland's fans also view include Zendaya, Paddy Holland, Harry Holland, and Sam Holland.
4. Who are Tom Holland's parents and siblings?
Ans. Tom Holland, whose full name is Thomas Stanley Holland, has a family consisting of his parents and siblings. His mother, Nicola, has pursued a career as a photographer, while his father, Dominic, has worked as both an author and a comedian. Within his siblings, Tom has a pair of younger twin brothers by the names of Harry and Sam. In addition to them, he also has another younger brother named Paddy.
5. Where did Tom Holland attend school?
Ans. Tom Holland attended Donhead Preparatory School before being accepted into the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.
6. When is Tom Holland's birthday?
Ans. According to available information, Tom Holland's birthday falls on June 1, 1996.
7. Who are some of Tom Holland's co-stars in "Spider-Man: Homecoming"?
Ans. In the movie "Spider-Man: Homecoming," Tom Holland shares the screen with several talented actors. Among his co-stars in the film are Zendaya, who portrays a key character, Michael Keaton, who delivers a memorable performance, and Jon Favreau, who adds his unique touch to the movie.