His father was born in Los Angeles, to British-born parents, and his mother is British-born. Andrew was also born in Los Angeles, and moved to England at the age of three. He was brought up in Epsom, Surrey.
Won the Milton Shulman Award for Outstanding Newcomer at the 2006 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
Shared the 2007 London Theatre Critics Circle Most Promising Newcomer Award with Connie Fisher.
Won the 2004 Manchester Evening News Most Promising Newcomer Theatre Award for his performance in "Kes" at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.
Trained at the Central School of Speech & Drama, graduating in 2004.
2008: Named as one of European films' Shooting Stars by the European Film Promotion Board.
One of Variety Magazine's '10 Actors to Watch' (2007).
Very good friends with The Social Network (2010) co-star, Jesse Eisenberg.
Was in a relationship with Shannon Woodward from 2008-2011.
Was in a relationship with Emma Stone from 2011 to October 2015. They met while filming The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).
He was a huge fan of Spider-Man long before playing the part. He has said in interviews that Spider-Man was his hero growing up.
He is close friends with Robert Pattinson and Matt Smith, whom he has known since they started acting.
After moving to Los Angeles in 2007 quickly became friends with Katy Perry, Shannon Woodward, Bo Barrett and Mia Moretti.
Andrew's paternal grandfather, Samuel Garfinkel, was born in London, to Sarah and Harry Garfinkel, who were Polish Jewish immigrants; Samuel later changed the surname to "Garfield". Andrew's paternal grandmother, Doris May (Savage), also born in London, was of Russian Jewish and Romanian Jewish descent. Andrew's mother is the daughter of Peter Hillman and Florence A. Luckens, and is of English background. Andrew was raised in a secular household, though he has described himself as Jewish. In terms of his religious beliefs, he has also said, "I would consider myself pantheist, agnostic and occasionally atheist and a little bit Jewish.".
Counts In the Name of the Father (1993) as a harrowing and unforgettable film that made him cry.
His father is a swimming coach and his mother is a nursery school assistant.
Is one of four actors born in 1980 or after to have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. The other three are Ryan Gosling (two nominations) (born in 1980), the first to be nominated, as well as Eddie Redmayne (one win, one nomination) (born in 1982) and Jesse Eisenberg (one nomination) (born in 1983).
He is a Leo.
He was originally asked to audition for Mark Zuckerberg in the "The Social Network" but David Fincher decided he was too good at wearing his heart on his sleeve to play such an emotionally guarded character. Garfield found it helpful to go from reading for Mark to reading for Eduardo, because he felt that Eduardo tried to understand Mark through Mark's point of view.
Had 2 Films in 2016 with religious overtones and mostly set in Japan are 'Hacksaw Ridge' and 'Silence', He was nominated for an Academy Award for 'Hacksaw Ridge' as real life War Medic, Desmond Doss ( who saved 75 men without firing a weapon ).
He's also been considered the role of the Doctor on the BBC Show 'Doctor Who'. But He's appeared in 2 Episodes of the show.
Was offered a role in 'Rules Don't Apply' but turned it down.