Andrew Russell Garfield (born 20 August 1983) is an actor, of dual American and British citizenship. Born in Los Angeles but raised in Surrey, Garfield began his career in British stage and television productions prior to receiving the 2008 BAFTA Television Award for Best Actor, for his leading role in the drama film Boy A (2007). He first came to international attention in 2010 with a supporting role in the drama film The Social Network, for which he received Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations. His performance as Peter Parker / Spider-Man in the superhero film The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), a reboot of the Spider-Man film series, was generally well received. The sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, is scheduled for release in 2014, with Garfield set to reprise the role. He is often noted by critics for his portrayals of conflicted, complex characters.