Who is Tom Holland?
'The Impossible,' 'Children's Hospital,' 'The Lost City of Z'
Thomas Stanley Holland was born on 1st June 1996. He is an English actor and dancer best-known for his role of Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films, 'Captain America: Civil War' in 2016 and 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' in 2017. Holland initially debuted on stage in the title role of 'Billy Elliot the Musical' in London's West End. His other noteworthy films include, 'Children's Hospital,' 'The Impossible' (2012), 'In the Heart of the Sea' (2015), and The Lost City of Z (2016). Holland earned the BAFTA Rising Star Award in 2017. Born in Kingston upon Thames, London, to parents Nicola Elizabeth, a photographer, and Dominic Holland, a comedian and author, Holland was raised in a family with three brothers. Holland studied at the Donhead which is a Roman Catholic preparatory school in Wimbledon in South West London, and he later went to Wimbledon College which is a voluntary aided Jesuit Roman Catholic comprehensive school. Holland had revealed in an interview that he was bullied in school for being a dancer. After his graduation at the Wimbledon College he attended The BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology. Holland puts up in the London neighborhood of Kingston upon Thames, in a house next to that of his parents. He has a dog named Tessa. Holland was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of seven. Holland is a fan of the English football club Arsenal and he also practices gymnastics which is the secret to his lean and athletic body. Holland sponsors The Brothers Trust which is a UK Registered Charity that raises money for various charitable causes. He also sponsors his three brothers. Holland gives his father, comedian and writer Dominic Holland, for keeping him grounded and not letting his spider-Man fame from getting to his head.
Five interesting facts about his career
Tom Holland's career graph till now can be divided into five phases: 1. Theater: Holland began his career with theater. As a child, he had learnt dancing at a hip hop class at Nifty Feet Dance School in Wimbledon. While performing with his dance school as a part of the 2006 Richmond Dance Festival, his talent was spotted by choreographer Lynne Page who happened to the associate to Peter Darling, the choreographer of Billy Elliot for the 'Billy Elliot the Musical' theater show. After undergoing training for 8 long years, he made his debut in the show as Michael, Billy's best friend. The show took him to places. Interviews and fame followed and he was once even invited to 10 Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister Gordon Brown. He got the opportunity to be the lead in the show in March of 2010 and finally on 29th May 2010, he finished his running on the musical show. 2. Television: After theater, television followed and Holland featured in a few episodes of the TV Show, Wolf Wall, in the character of Gregory Cromwell. He later also acted in an episode of 'Lip Sync Battle'. 3. Cinema: In 2011, Holland starred in the British version of the animated film 'Arrietty'. He voice acted for the principal character Sho. Holland made his major feature film debut in 'The Impossible'. Holland won universal praise from critics and many awards such as the National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Performance and London Film Critics Circle Award for Young British Performer of the Year for his performance in the film. Holland next appeared as Isaac in the drama film 'How I Live Now'. He also co-starred as Thomas Nickerson in the film 'In the Heart of the Sea' released in 2015. In 2017, Holland starred alongside Charlie Hunnam in the drama movie, 'The Lost City of Z', directed by James Gray. 'The Lost City of Z' was released in April, to positive critical reception. 4. Spider-Man: On 23 June 2015, it was officially announced that Holland would be cast as a teenage Peter Parker / Spider-Man, and this proved to be his major breakthrough role. Not only his "life was flipped upside down", but he grew famous overnight garnering a huge fan following almost overnight. As part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he first featured as Spider-Man in 'Captain America: Civil War' in 2016. In a beautiful gesture, Tom Holland visited the children's hospital in Los Angeles dressed up as Spider-Man. He visited them in July, 2017 to bring smiles to sick kids in a children's hospital. In July 2017, 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' was released, and in the movie, Holland reprised his role from 'Captain America: Civil War'. Holland is scheduled to reprise his role of Spider-Man in 'Avengers: Infinity War' and its untitled sequel. Avengers: Infinity War' and its sequel are scheduled to be released on 4 May 2018, and 3 May 2019, respectively. 5. Upcoming works: Holland appeared in the film adaptation of Patrick Ness's bestselling YA series 'Chaos Walking' as Todd Hewitt. 'Chaos Walking' will be directed by Doug Liman. He is set to star in 20th Century Fox Animation's 'Spies in Disguise' scheduled to release in 2019 alongside Will Smith. These and many more interesting films are in Holland's kitty as of now and he has his hands full with some exciting ventures.
Net worth of the actor
Actor Tom Holland has a net worth of $4 million dollars.