Tom Holland, born Thomas Stanley Holland on June 1, 1996, is an English actor and all-around great guy. He began his career in theater and soon after started acting in big Hollywood films. He has also appeared in “Forbes” magazine’s ‘30 under 30 Europe.’ Today is Holland’s birthday, and we are going to celebrate with some intriguing facts and insights.
Tom Holland is a well-known English actor who was born and raised in Kingston upon Thames in southwest London. From a young age, Holland showed an interest in performing, especially dancing, and his mother signed him up for dance classes. At age nine, Holland was dancing for Nifty Feet Dance School in Wimbledon. After two years of training in ballet, tap dancing, and acrobatics, Holland got a role in “Billy Elliot the Musical.” When Holland left the theater show in 2010, he decided to audition for a movie, and eventually got his first acting role in the flick “The Impossible” alongside Naomi Watts in 2012.
Holland starred in a few more films before his breakthrough role when he was cast as Spider-Man in the movie “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in 2017. His deal with Marvel Comics included a six-picture deal and is still ongoing. The sequels he filmed for the franchise, titled “Far From Home” (2019), and “No Way Home” (2021) each made over $1 billion worldwide, and the latter became the highest-grossing film of the year in 2021. Apart from his “Spider-Man” success, Holland has also starred as the lead in notable films, such as “Chaos Walking” and “Cherry.”
In 2022, Holland has a highly-anticipated movie coming out called “Uncharted,” which is based on a video game of the same name. Holland has had an extremely successful career so far and boasts a British Academy Film Award as well as three Saturn Awards. He also holds a loyal fanbase on social media, with over 66 million followers on Instagram and over seven million Twitter followers. Holland has starred in over 36 television series and films to date, and we have no doubt that we have not seen the last of the multi-talented actor.
Holland is cast alongside Naomi Watts in “The Impossible.”
He signs a six-picture deal to star as “Spider-Man.”
He wins ‘Superhero of the Year’ at the GQ Men of the Year Awards.
Holland stars in the highly-anticipated game-to-movie film “Uncharted.”
Why We Love Tom Holland
He is open about his struggles
When he was younger, Holland was diagnosed with dyslexia and has been extremely open about his struggles. He says it’s “all about taking your time.”
He is a great guy
If you have ever watched his interviews, he seems like a fun and down-to-earth guy. He always has a laugh and doesn't seem to take life too seriously.
He is very charitable
Not only does his family own The Brothers Trust, which serves to help other charities with donations, but Holland has also raised funds for various foundations. These include the Momentum Children's Charity, a Surrey Cancer organization, and many more.
5 Surprising Facts
His “Spider-Man” casting
Holland was cast in the “Spider-Man” partly due to his brilliant acting and partly due to his abilities in gymnastics.
His first kiss
His first kiss was backstage when he was in “Billy Elliot the Musical.”
He has a sneaky tattoo
Holland got the Spider-Man symbol tattooed under his foot after the movie's success.
He loves to play golf
During his off time, Holland loves to enjoy a game of golf.
His Hollywood idol
Holland has stated that Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is his idol.
Tom Holland FAQs
Is Tom Holland dating Zendaya?
Yes, they are dating and met on the set of “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
What is Tom Holland’s favorite food?
He loves sushi and could eat it “every day of the week.”
What are Tom Holland’s favorite movies?
He has stated that his top five movies are “Primal Fear,” “The Departed,” “Avatar,” and “Saving Private Ryan.”
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