Tom Holland is a British actor who is best known for playing the role of Spiderman in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
But there is more to Tom than just being a face behind the mask. Not many know that he is a professional dancer with expertise in ballet and different types of modern dance forms.
In the early part of his career, Tom participated in musicals and gained recognition, which later helped him in landing high-profile movie roles.
The fact that there have already being two different Spiderman series with Toby McGuire and Andrew Garfield in the lead roles, and yet Tom Holland Spiderman has been able to create a new identify for the superhero in the MCU is no ordinary feat.
Not many gain such fame and respect in the Hollywood at Tom Holland age (he is only 24 in 2020). What he has achieved till now is a product of his years of hard work, tenacity and unquestionable talent.
Tom Holland Personal Details
|Thomas Stanley “Tom” Holland
|Actor and Dancer
|Physical Stats & More
|in centimeters- 173 cmin meters- 1.73 min Feet Inches- 5’ 8”
|in Kilograms- 64 kgin 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 HollandMother- Nicola Elizabeth FrostBrothers- Sam Holland,Harry Holland,Paddy HollandSister- N/A
|Saving Private Ryan (1998)
|Girls, Affairs and More
|Elle Lotherington, Nadia Parkes
Tom Holland Relationship
Although Tom hasn’t talked much about his relationships, it is speculated that he dated Elle Lotherington in the early part of his life. Right now, in 2020, Tom Holland girlfriend is Nadia Parkes, 24.
It is rumored that ‘Game of Thrones’ star Sophie Turner and her spouse Joe Jonas introduced the couple in early 2020 and they have been together ever since.
Tom Holland Beliefs and Interests
Tom Holland is a Christian by religion. Apart from acting, he is interested in dancing and even learned gymnastics at an early age.
Not much is known about his political stance, and it seems like he is much more concerned about his movie career than getting involved in unwanted debates.
Tom Holland The Beginning
Tom Holland’s Childhood
Tom Holland’s Parents
Tom Holland was born to Dominic Holland and Nicola Elizabeth in Kingston upon Thames, London. Both his parents were artistic (mother and father were photographer and comedian respectively) and they encouraged Tom to become whatever he wanted to be.
Tom Holland’s Brothers
He has three brothers: Sam, Harry and Patrick. Despite the fact that Tom was diagnosed with dyslexia at the early age of 7, it never hindered his progress as a performer.
Holland remained ever-so-optimistic and joined Donhead, a school located in Wimbledon. During his school days, a 10-year old Tom Holland joined Nifty Feet Dance School.
It was the first step towards his future career in showbiz. He later did his graduation from the Wimbledon College and then moved on to the The BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology.
But in between all that, he performed in some major shows and his career was well underway.
Tom Holland Career
Tom Holland Early Days
At the Nifty Feet Dance School, he was learning hip hop and performing really well and got noticed by Lynne Page. At that time, Lynn was working with a famous choreographer named Peter Darling.
Due to her recommendation, Tom got a chance to audition for the play ‘Billy Elliot the Musical’ and finally got selected to play the role of Michael, a friend of the lead character Billy.
Before the play, he received nearly two years of training, in which, he learned about the finer arts of stage performance.
In 2008, Tom made his debut in the show. Later in September, he was selected for the lead role and performed really well on the stage.
His acting and dancing skills received praises from all around and he got an interview on Channel FIVE. It kicked off his career and he even received an offer for a TV show called ‘The Feel Good Factor’.
His growth as an actor was for all to see. Tom even trained five young kids for the musical, which clearly showed how much he has matured in his short career.
Tom Holland Meeting with the Prime Minister and Start of Movie Career
Tom Holland became quite famous for his role as Billy in the musical and had an opportunity to meet the Prime Minister of the country at that time – Gordon Brown. In 2011, he dubbed the voice for an animated character ‘Sho’ in the Japanese animated fantasy film by the name of ‘Arrietty’.
However, his movie career only began in 2012 when he landed a role alongside British stars like Evan McGregor and Naomi Watts in ‘The Impossible’.
His performance was much appreciated within the industry circles and many believed that he deserved a nomination for academy award. But it was not to be. Instead he received tremendous fame and recognition and the movie grossed a whopping 180 million dollars worldwide.
He even received two popular British awards namely London Film Critics Circle Award for Young British Performer of the Year and National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance.
Tom Holland height is only 5 feet 8 inches (although many believe him to be even shorter) but he was making strides like a giant at such a young age.
After his first few awards for acting, he received a movie role in a drama film Isaac (2013) that got him rave reviews from audience and critics alike.
Then, he starred alongside the unbelievably talented Tom Hardly (popular for playing Bane in Batman) in a movie Locke.
And, slowly his stars started aligning and the superhero in him was unleashed as he was plunged into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Spiderman.
Tom Holland Spiderman and Stardom
Spiderman is one of those characters in the superhero universe that is more human than others. There is a certain vulnerability and childish charms in him, which were never portrayed completely till Tom Holland got a chance to wear the Red-Blue Spider suit.
As he was slowly but steadily conquering the British movie scene, elsewhere in Hollywood people were taking notice of his precocious talents.
Not many know that Tom Holland was an avid Spiderman fan from his childhood days and had 30 different Spiderman costumes.
So, when the chance came to be casted as Spiderman, he auditioned at five different locations across the globe: Ireland, Canada, Atlanta, and Los Angeles.
His past association with Chris Hemsworth (Thor) also came in handy as he received Chris’s recommendation for the role. Tom Russo – the director of his first Spiderman Movie ‘Captain America: Civil War’ – was most impressed by his gymnastic and dancing abilities.
In June 2015, Tom Holland was announced as the next Spiderman. After fighting alongside Ironman and other MCU stalwarts in Civil War, he got his very own Spiderman movie ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’.
The movie was released in 2017 and was an instant success. Many believe that Tom Holland Spiderman is the best Spiderman on-screen, which is a testament to his unbelievable talents and acting abilities.
Since the first movie, he has been part of the succeeding Avenger franchise movies like Infinity war and Endgame.
His latest standalone movie ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ is one of the highest grossing films in his career with a worldwide earning of 1 billion dollars.
Tom Holland Filmography
Tom Holland Earnings
Tom Holland net worth is estimated at 15 million dollars. Considering that he is still in the very early stages of his career, it is truly commendable and nothing more than what he deserves.
All Tom Holland movies combined together have aggregated nearly 8 billion dollars around the globe. He is right up there in the list of the most bankable actors in the world, which makes him a true reel-life superhero.
Tom Holland Trivia
Dylan O`Brien was reportedly considered for the role of Spider Man in the movie Captain America: Civil War. However, the role was finally given to Tom Holland.
Tom Holland’s unfortunate tendency to give away spoilers had gained him both popular and notorious during the promotion of Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). Therefore, he wasn’t allowed to read the full script of Avengers: Infinity War (2018).
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