Tom Holland Biography – The British Spider-Man

A British actor who is now known to be Spider-Man. Tom Holland started his early fandom when he took a role in Billy Elliot the Musical. Now, he draws strong reviews for his performances in every movie he casts on. Let us know more about this young British actor.

Full Name Thomas Stanley Holland
Birthplace Kingston upon Thames, London
Age 24
Father Dominic Holland
Mother Nicola Elizabeth
Career Profession Actor
Height 5ft 6in. (1.73 m)
Weight 70kg (150lbs)
Notable Roles Captain America: Civil War

The Lost City of Z


Spider-Man Homecoming

Avengers: Infinity War

Spiderman: Far From Home

Net Worth $4 million


Tom Holland, an English actor, who has been known to for his role in playing the youngest Peter Parker. He has a graceful face and voice which best fits him in portraying innocent and enthusiastic children.

Tom Holland
Tom Holland

Early Childhood and Personal Life of Tom Holland

Tom Holland was born Thomas Stanley Holland in Surrey, United Kingdom on June 1, 1996, to his loving parents Nicole and Dominic. Nicole Frost is a talented photographer, while Dominic is a creative author and comedian. Tom has 3 younger siblings, two of them are twins – Sam and Harry, and Patrick.

When Tom was 7 years old, he was diagnosed and coping with dyslexia. Yet, he successfully managed it and aced in school and his workshops.

Tom Holland and his family
Tom Holland and his family

He had his preparatory school at Donhead, Wimbledon. Moreover, it was also in Wimbledon where Tom started his workshop in hip hop dancing, specifically at Donhead Preparatory School. Tom easily aced the 11+ exam, which got him enlisted at Wimbledon College. As he succeeded with flying colors from his GCSEs, he enrolled in BRIT School for Performing Arts & Technology for a 2-year course.

Tom revealed that he was bullied for his fondness of being a dancer. Yet, his dancing talent helped his way out. He learned gymnastics when he performed for Billy Elliot the Musical.

Now, as Thomas is now popular, he still lives near the house of his family in Kingston upon the Thames. Tom is a fur dad, he loves his Staffordshire Bull Terrier.

Tom Holland’s Career Life

Theatre Works of Tom

He started to attend workshop classes for hip hop dancing at Nifty Feet Dance School. Lynne Page, a talented dance choreographer, saw great potential in Tom when she saw him performing at a school dance.

Tom persevered in joining training and auditions for dancing. In 2008, he made it to the debut of Billy Elliot the Musical. His performance garnered positive comments. The recognition became the way to his success, he went from one television interview to another.

It even came into a point when Tom Holland was invited to meet Gordon Brown, their Prime Minister. His contract from the musical theatre was finished in May 2010.

Tom Holland’s Movie Roles

In 2011, Tom became a cast in Arrietty, an animated British film. He was the voice actor for the main character, Sho. With his brilliant acting skills, Tom Holland had his feature film debut. After the movie premiere in 2012, Tom received commercial and critical success. They earned almost $180 million, and Tom was provided with a universal acknowledgment from critics. He even won 2 awards which helped him realize that acting is also his forte.


Tom Holland in Spiderman
Tom Holland in Spiderman

June 2015 was the most surreal announcement Tom Holland has ever received. He was cast as the younger Peter Parker or Spider-Man. Tom only signed to be a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. His first appearance was in the movie Captain America: Civil War. As expected, the film from MCU has received a massive critical appraise.

In July 2017, his second appearance for the MCU was released– SpiderMan: Homecoming. Again, Tom and the rest of the team were acknowledged and praised for their good work. Holland humbly received the considerable praise given by his fans and colleagues. Moreover, Tom Holland was given a title in the Guinness Book of World Records. He is the youngest actor to have a title role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

After he appeared in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, he had a shoot for his sequel for Spider-Man. His second film SpiderMan: Far From Home was released in 2019. His third reprise is set to be released on July 2021.

Tom had other films that he worked on from 2016. This 2020 there are two animated films to be released alongside two of his co-stars in MCU. He will film Dolittle with Robert Downey Jr and Chris Pratt for Onward.

Moreover, he has a new thriller film which he co-stars with Sebastian Stan. The Devil All The Time will be released sometime on Netflix this 2020.

Future Projects with Tom

Tom Holland in The Modern Ocean
Tom Holland in The Modern Ocean

Can you still remember the 2016 film project with Holland? It was the film The Modern Ocean, throughout the project’s development, they encountered some problems. However, their director, Shane Carruth ensured that they are still working on the film. The production will resume this 2020. Tom will be a supporting actress in this movie, he will work alongside Anne Hathaway, Daniel Radcliffe, Jeff Goldblum, and Keanu Reeves.

Tom revealed that his plans for the future are to do more franchising works and indie roles. Moreover, he expressed his desire to transition his role. Tom would love to experience working behind the camera and direct the artists.

Relationship Status of Tom Holland

We all wonder, does Tom Holland in a relationship? Is he in a relationship with Zendaya?

Tom and Elle Lotherington

Tom Holland and Elle Lotherington
Tom Holland and Elle Lotherington

It was known to us that Tom Holland was linked to Elle Lotherinton, his childhood sweetheart. Both of them filled their social media accounts with their sweet photos and romantic messages with each other. They both adored their long-term relationship, but at the beginning of 2017, they became suspiciously absent on their respective profiles. Tom is a private person, no one knew the reason why they broke up.

Ella Purnell and Tom Holland

Tom Holland and Ella Purnell
Tom Holland and Ella Purnell

In 2017, Ella and Tom were linked after they attended the BAFTA Awards together. Unknown reports claim that they were both cozy with each other at the backstage and after-party. They were even reports that they met up at Tom’s hotel after the parties. However, these claims remained as rumors. It was never confirmed, and maybe who knows, it was all just a few shared drinks?

Tom and Zendaya – Reel or Real?

Tom Holland and Zendaya
Tom Holland and Zendaya

Unfortunately, for the die-hard fans, Zendaya and Tom are only on reel dating. Fan suspicions have always been the source of dating rumors. Zendaya plays the reel lover of Tom in two of their films together. It is unnoticeable how the two have gotten too close making people assume they are dating.

Signs were showing Tom and Zendaya were dating. Tom once jokingly said Zendaya was his first celebrity crush. Then, he tagged Zendaya on his post, tagging her username in his crotch area. It may have caused curiosity, but maybe they are just friends who like to bully each other?

Olivia Bolton – Tom Holland’s girlfriend?

Tom Holland and Olivia Bolton
Tom Holland and Olivia Bolton

Many Zendaya and Tom Holland fans were dismayed when the rumors broke the silence. Tom Holland and Olivia Bolton were seen having a great time with each other. Olivia is a longtime family friend of Tom.

The leaked photos were Tom and Olivia laughing and holding hands. Although, as of today, Tom did not disclose any information regarding her relationships, but is Olivia really the one?

Tom Holland’s Increasing Net Worth

As of 2019, the declared net worth of Tom Holland is estimated at $4 million. It is not a surprise as both of his Spider-Man movies have hit a high gross worldwide. Spider-Man: Far From Home that aired this year (2019), grossed $1.005 billion worldwide. Meanwhile, the Spider-Man: Homecoming had $880 million worldwide.

With the upcoming projects that he has? Well, we bet his net worth will shoot to the skies!

Facts about Tom Holland That You Should Know

  • Tom is the son of the top comic in the United Kingdom, Dominic Holland. Dominic was also one of the regular panelists of The Wright Stuff which is a topical discussion TV series that was aired on Channel 5.
  • He is the first actor who is a British actor and still a teenager at the time of casting for Spider-Man. Andrew Garfield, who he succeeded was a British but was born and raised in the United States.
  • He broke his nose twice during his film shootings. The first one was during his last day filming for the movie The Lost City of Z. The second one was when they were on their first-week film shoot of Chaos Walking, it happened when a stuntman punched him in the face.
  • He fears spiders. (Yes, the real-life Spider-Man has a phobia with spiders!).
  • Tom Holland is known to have dyslexia.

Related Questions about Tom Holland

Is Tom Holland a trained dancer?

Yes, Tom was a trained gymnast when he was still a child. As he grew, he became more active in parkour. But, what helped him make the ideal actor for Spider-Man is his skills in dancing.

Are Tom Holland and Zendaya together?

Unfortunately, no. Even though they have a good duo together on screen, but in reality, they are not an item. These are just rumors, and Tom is in a relationship. But, these two are friends off-screen.

Does Tom Holland have dyslexia?

It may not be obvious, but yes. When Tom was young, he was diagnosed with dyslexia. It triggered his dad to send Tom to a prestigious school so he can get personalized attention.